Famed as the ‘Yoga capital of the world’ and a major gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh in all its glory; spiritual and natural, at the foothills of the Himalayas. It has a perfect blend of divinity and nature’s tranquility, which attracts thousands seeking wisdom, adventure and religion. This can be best witnessed at the numerous attractions, which turn out to be the many faces of Rishikesh.
Most prominent amongst them is the Triveni Ghat; the famous bathing ghat, located at the heart of the city. Pilgrims in numbers of hundreds visit this spot at the early hours of the morning to offer their prayers. The Ghat dons a different makeover as soon as the evening falls. An aarti ceremony, accompanied by lights, chanting and drums takeover the sacrerd ghat.
As Rishikesh gains huge limelight for its divinity, its attractions within the city lines, strictly talk about religion. Therefore the next prominent spot is the highly sacred ‘Rishikund’. It is located close to the Triveni Ghat and draws a lot of attention of the tourists.
Rishikesh has numerous temples and ashrams situated on the banks of river Ganga flowing along the city. In order to make it to the temples, tourists make use of a suspension bridge, known as ‘Laxman Jhula’. The bridge is among the very famous tourist attractions in Rishikesh, and is named after Laxman, Lord Rama’s younger brother.
Similar status of divinity is held by ‘Ram Jhula’, which is located on the outskirts of the city. In the context of temples, tourists can consider visiting Bharat Mandir, Tryambakeshvar temple, Tera Manzil temple and Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Swarg Ashram, Geeta Bhavan and Sivananda Ashram are also the major tourist attractions in Rishikesh.