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Rishikesh India Tours

RishikeshSurrounded by majestic hills on three sides and with the holy Ganges flowing through it, lies the beautiful valleys of Rishikesh. We bring to you amazing Rishikesh India Tour that will take you to the laps of the mighty Himalayas. The beautiful place is at a distance of 24 Kms from Haridwar. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in India. Rishikesh is also called the 'Yoga Capital of the World'. The whole city is considered to be a sacred place where mediating will lead to attainment of salvation. So you’re your Rishikesh India Tour take a trip to this magical land surrounded by scenic beauty, mesmerizing aura and refreshing environment.

Major Attractions of Rishikesh India Tour:

Trivedi Ghat: Visit this popular bathing spot for the Hindus on your Rishikesh India Tour. This ghat is located at a distance of just one and a half kilometers from the main town. Hindus believe that this is the place where three mountain streams flowing from the Himalayas coalesce. Enjoy the spectacular site at the ghat, both in the morning and at the evening.

Lakshman Jhula: Covering a distance of just 5 km from the town, you can reach the world popular suspension bridge named after Lakshman, the brother Rama. Initially, there was a rope bridge here. The bridge is dedicated to the event when Lakshman crossed the Ganges from here via a jute rope. Besides being a mythological site, the iron bridge also gives you heart stirring view of River Ganges and the surrounding areas.

Ram Jhula: This Bridge lies quite close to the Lakshmana Jhula. This iron bridge is a connector between the Shivanand Ashram and Swarg Ashram. Owing to its closeness from the Shivanand Ashram, the suspension iron bridge is also sometimes referred to as the Shivananda Jhula.

Geeta Bhawan: This temple is one of the most ancient temple complexes in Rishikesh. It is located on the banks of River Ganges. Visit this temple during your Rishikesh India Tour and marvel at the paintings and statues belonging to the Hindu mythology. Those who have an interest in Hindu culture and want to know more about Hindu gods will find the spot worth visiting. The temple complex is taken care of and maintained by a board of trustees, affiliated with the Gita Press (Gorakpur).

Swarg Ashram: This ashram represents an entire spiritual community. Tourists can reach the place by taking a walk of just 2 km south of Lakshmana Jhoola. Visit this place during the sunrise and sunset and get bewildered by the magical view of it. Here you can also enjoy a wonderful mix of local traditional charm and foreign accents. Baba Kali Kambliwale, the Parmarth Niketan Ashrma and the Shivananda Ashram are other attractions to visit here.

Shivanand Ashram: This is one place you should not miss out while on your Rishikesh India Tour. This ashram is named after Swami Shivananda, who traveled to Rishikesh from Delhi 1924. In the year 1936, Swami Shivananda founded the Divine Life Society. Today, the ashram is a major attraction for yoga and meditation enthusiasts and tourists from all over the world. The ashram complex stands on the riverbanks of Ganges in the midst of forests. Studies in Upnishads and Geeta are also offered at the ashram.

Bharat Mandir: This temple was built by Adiguru Shankaracharya. This is the most ancient and the most visited temple in the town of Rishikesh. The temple is situated on the riverbanks of the sacred Ganges. The present structure of the temple is the reconstruction of the original version. If possible you should visit this temple during Basant Panchmi. As at this time you cab have a splendid view with all the pomp and celebration in the temple.

Kailash Niketan Temple: Another major attraction of your Rishikesh India Tour is the Kailash Niketan Temple. You will catch sight of the temple building while crossing the Lakshman Jhula. In terms of structure, the temple has a different look from other Hindu temple, as it is built in 13 storeys. An array of statues and sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses are kept inside the temple.

Lakshman Jhula - RIshikesh Rishikund: This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rishikesh. A visit to this place will let you know a lot about its unique mythological significance. According to Hindu tradition, the sacred pond was saturated by goddess Yamuna, a manifestation of River Yamuna.

Hanuman Mandir: This magnificent temple is dedicated to Hanuman (the Monkey God). This temple was constructed by Swami Ramdas. The temple stands at Maya Kund. Every Tuesday, hordes of worshippers of Hanuman god gather at the Hanuman Mandir to perform rituals and receive blessings from the god.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant. This small airport is situated at a distance of about 24 km from the main Rishikesh town.

By Rail: Rishikesh is well connected with all the major towns and cities of India though some of the links can only be accessed from Haridwar.

By Road: Rishikesh is 6 hours (250 Kms) by bus from Delhi. Buses depart regularly throughout the day from ISBT. Rishikesh is very well connected by a network of roads to all major towns of Uttaranchal and surrounding areas.

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