is also the known as Gateway to the Himalayas. A sacred town at the convergence of rivers Ganges and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh is a naturally attractive place at the foothills of the lower Himalayas in the state of Uttaranchal in India. Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the four Chota Char Dham Pilgrimage Destination in Uttarakhand. The importance of this holy city lies in the fact that it serves as a gateway to other religiously important centers like Kedarnath, Gangotri, Badrinath and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is famous for its temples, yoga and meditation, rafting and other adventure activities among tourists. The Rishikesh City is Surrounded by the three main districts namely Tehri Garhwal , Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar in State of Uttarkhand in North India. Rafting season starts from the month of March and ends in September.
Place to See in Rishikesh :
Lakshman Jhula : Lakshman Jhula is one of the most sightseeing thing in and around Rishikesh. The Laxman Jhula is Constructed over Ganga River. It is Said that the Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939 after Lord Laxman crossed the Ganga river after killing Ravana. There are spectacular views from the bridge. Small Bridge Ram Jula is located beside the Laxman Jula in Rishikesh.
Ram Jhula Pul Rishikesh – Visit Ram Jhula Suspension Bridge
Triveni Ghat : Thousands of Devotees take a holy dip bath and and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed daily in the morning and evening time respectively. Triveni Ghat is a well known bathing ghat of Rishikesh, is a confluence of three sacred rivers that are Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. According to the beliefs, a dip in water at this ghat washes away all the sins and purifies the soul.
Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh –
Pilgrimage: Rishikesh is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations in Hinduism and attracts large number of devotees and pilgrims who visit this spiritual abode and take a dip in the holy Ganges to cleanse their soul.
Yoga and Meditation: Rishikesh is considered the ‘Yoga capital of the world ’. Tourists and spiritual seekers from all over the world visit Rishikesh to learn the ancient techniques of yoga and meditation and find inner peace.
Rafting: Rafting in Rishikesh is popular all over the country and the turbulent waves of river Ganges makes it a popular adventure activity at Rishikesh. Adventure seekers flock at Rishikesh in large numbers post-monsoon to enjoy the thrill of rafting. Book your rafting tour here.
Adventure Sports: Apart from rafting, there are many adventure activities that will appeal to the adventure seekers. Some activities tourists can try at Rishikesh are bungee jumping, Flying Fox, Cliff Jumping, Body Surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, and zip lining.
How to Reach :
Rishikesh is closed to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun about 15 km away from Rishikesh. Rishikesh is 230 km away from Delhi and is well connected with buses. Rishikesh Railway Station Railhead the nearest to Reach Rishikesh where all trains passes through the Station