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Places to visit in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is having a pure and holy environment that encourages tourists to pilgrimage yatra with pure soul. Besides culture and tradition, Rishikesh is also famous for adventure activities such as Rafting, cliff jumping, hiking, river crossing, cliff jumping, etc. which attracts many adventure enthusiasts both nationally and internationally. there are several mesmerizing attractions in Rishikesh which are described in detail below:

1. Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is one of the sacred ghats in Rishikesh. People take bath in this holy ghat to get rid of their sins and to purify their bodies and souls. During the evening time, Ganga aarti takes place at this famous ghat. Spiritual songs are played and floating earthen Diyas and flowers can be seen floating on the holy river Ganga. This is a very calming scene for tourists and devotees. As per legends, this place was the confluence point of three mountain streams which was named Triveni ghat.

2. Bharat Temple

Bharat temple is located close to Triveni ghat. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is the place where the younger brother of Lord Rama which is Bharat penanced here, that is why this temple is named on his name. This temple was renovated in the 8th century by Adi Guru Shankaracharya.

3. Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula is a bridge which is constructed over the holy river Ganga, en route from Rishikesh to Devprayag. It is located at a distance of 4 km from Rishikesh. This bridge connects the border of Pauri and Tehri Garhwal. The younger brother of Lord Rama that is Lakshman had performed penance in this place that is why it was named Lakshman Jhula. There are many sacred temples located near this bridge.

4. Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula is also an iron bridge constructed over the holy river Ganga. This bridge is known as Ram Jhula or Sivananda Jhula. River Rafting is performed at Ram Jhula. Ram Jhula attract many tourists and also local peoples. There are various shops for handicrafts and spiritual items on the ends of Ram Jhula.

5. Neelkanth Mahadev

Nelkanth Mahadev temple is located at a distance of 12 km away from Rishikesh on foot, but by road, it is at a distance of 38 km. this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to legends after Samudra Manthan when poison was found it was given to Lord Shiva and after having it Lord shiva’s throat turned blue and this is how its name turned out to be Neelkanth Mahadev. This temple is visited by devotees throughout the year but during the month of Shravan, the place becomes crowded by tourists and devotees.

6. Kailash Niketan Temple

This temple is located next to Laxman Jhula, as we cross Lakshman Jhula the main temple that is there is the Kailash Niketan temple. This is basically a 13 story building that is different from other usual temples. There are various idols of God and Goddess were installed in the temples.

7. Vashisht Gufa

This is an ancient cave that is located at a distance of 25 km from Rishikesh, on the Devprayag road. This is the cave where sage Vashisht performed penance and so it is named Vashisht Gufa or Vashisht cave.

8. Kunjapuri Temple

This temple is located at a distance of 25 km on a hill. Kunjapuri temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. If we go on foot then this temple is located at a distance of 5 km from Narendranagar town and 3 km from the Hindolakhal bus stand. You can also opt for a taxi and jeep to reach this temple. From Kunjapuri temple the view of the Rishikesh valley and snow-clad Himalayan mountains is phenomenal.

9. Janki Bridge

Janki Setu is a bridge that was established by the ex-chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat. This Bridge connects the boundaries of cory and Tehri district of Uttarakhand. The construction of this bridge was started in the year 2013 and now is open for the tourist.

The total length of this Bridge is around 274 meters and is one of the most beautiful bridges of Uttarakhand. This is the first three-lane Bridge in Uttarakhand that allows two-wheelers and other transports. This Bridge is located at the height of 30 meters and the total cost of 40 8.8 5 crores was used in the construction of this Bridge.

10. Beatles Ashram

Beatles Ashram is one of the most famous Ashrams of Rishikesh which was earlier known as Chaurasi Kutia. This place attained a lot of Fame after the year 1986 when the Beatle band of Liverpool stayed at this place. In the year 2015, this place was opened for tourists to explore.

Most of the tourist who visits this place are the fans of The Beatles band. It is one of the great places that are to be explored by nature lovers, history buffs, serenity and peace seekers, experience seekers, photo fanatics, and meditation enthusiasts. This place is having various mysterious writings on the wall of Siddhi and Anand Bhawan and is a beautiful design for meditation. Beatles Ashram is such a place that will rejuvenate your mind as well as your body.

11. Neerghattu Waterfalls

Neer Garh waterfall which is also known as Neer Gaddu waterfall is Jade blue in color. This waterfall is located in proximity of 7 km from Laxman Jhula on the Rishikesh Badrinath Highway. The beauty of this place gets enhanced as the waterfalls from Rocky clips.

This place is filled with tourists especially during the summertime as the stream of water remains cool and pleasant. There are few resting shops that are located close to this waterfall on the two bridges that are erected over this waterfall. To reach this natural waterfall you need to take a shot tracking path which will take you to this pristine place. 30 rupees is charged per person for giving entry permission to this waterfall.

12. Patna Waterfalls

Patna waterfall is one of the great attractions that are to be explored in Rishikesh. this waterfall is situated on the bank of river Ganga in the serenity of Rajaji forest. Patna waterfall is located in the proximity of 5 kilometers from Lakshman Jhula Bridge in a small village of Patna.

The Trek to this waterfall starts from a few distances away from the main road after crossing Garud Chatti waterfall. You can also find various stalls where you can take the hurt and enjoy your tea with some mouth-watering snacks. There are no official signboards for telling the direction of this waterfall but you can pin the location of Sidh Bali Neelkanth temple on Google map to reach this place.

13. Geeta Kutir Ashram

Shri Geeta Kutir Ashram was established in the year 1974 in Tapovan. This Ashram was established by Saint Shree Geta Nand Ji Maharaj. This Ashram offers a selfless service and does the social work for saints, monks and yogi.

Every day in the evening a huge Bhandara is organized where around 500 to 1500 yogi and Saints have their dinner. This Ashram is also having a separate ashram for widows and a school where Sanskrit is taught to the students also the ashram is having a computer institute where almost a thousand students get educated about the computer.

A deed of distributing free goods to poor people is done by this ashram every month. Also so ask picture of Swami Gita Nanda Ji Maharaj is constructed in modern architecture, a specific place for meditation and spiritual purposes is allotted near that sculpture.

14. Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Parmarth Niketan which is situated on the bank of waterway Ganga in Rishikesh is a profound paradise and is one of the biggest Ashrams of Rishikesh. This ashram invites a large number of explorers from all around the world who are here to quiet their spirit in the unadulterated and consecrated air of this ashram. Quite possibly the most popular exercise of this ashram is the Ganga Aarti. During the Ganga aarti in the evening, there are just about a large number of fans that are going to this profound demonstration.

15. Shivpuri

Shivpuri which literally means the Abode of Lord Shiva is one of the most prominent and adventurous places that is to be visited in Rishikesh. This place is like a mecca for river rafting in India and is located at a distance of 20 km from Rishikesh.

This place attracts a lot of adventure lovers who are here to experience the thrill In The rapids while river rafting and doing other adventurous activities like river crossing, Cliff jumping, etc. Some other activities that can be enjoyed here are bodysurfing, Cliff jumping, and rock climbing which main crease your adrenaline level and can skip your heartbeat for a while.

Other than these Adventure activities one can also enjoy beachside camping, Jungle trekking, village walks, Mountaineering or just camping within the lap of nature. One of the famous attractions near Shivpuri is Neer waterfall where one can enjoy tracking as well as the beauty of this natural waterfall.

16. Tera Manzil Mandir

Tera Manzil Temple is a 13-floor building that is a devotional place but something different and unlike any other Temple in Rishikesh which is devoted to just a single deity. In this Tera Manzil Temple, one can worship all gods at a time. This temple is located near the Lakshman Jhula and fills the environment with serenity and makes the whole ambiance spiritual. This temple is also known as Trimbakeshwar Temple and from here one can have the magnificent panoramic view of Rishikesh. To reach this temple you need to take a short walk from Lakshman Jhula.

17. Rishikund

Rishi Kund that literally means the pond of sage is one of the most prominent attractions of Rishikesh. It's a natural hot water spring full stop as per the mythology it is believed that this place is named after Kubs Sage who was blessed by goddess Yamuna that he will stay forever in Rishikesh.

This pond is located in proximity to Triveni Ghat. also so the locals of this place believe that this place was the bathing place of Lord Rama and hence it is dedicated to Lord Rama and his wife goddess Sita Anna Temple name the Raghunath temple is constructed in the proximity. Understand tourist this place is also visited by several devotees throughout the year.

18. Byasi

Byasi is a small village that is located at a distance of 30 km from Rishikesh. This village is situated on the bank of river Ganga in Uttarakhand. It is famous for some of the adventure activities and is visited by various adventure enthusiasts to enjoy several water sports. One can also enjoy rafting and camping at this place.

19. Kaudiyala

Kodiyala is a Queens village that is located in the proximity of 40 kilometers from Rishikesh on Badrinath Road. This place is famous for river rafting and having a beautiful Campsite on the bank of the holy river Ganga. This place is mostly visited by adventure enthusiasts who are looking for a thrilling expedition far away from the hustle-bustle of city life. Here one can enjoy the thrill at its most as there are different challenging zones that come as a rapid while river rafting between Kaudiyala to Shivpuri.

20. Goa Beach Rishikesh

Yes, there's a Goa beach which is located in the Rishikesh city of Uttarakhand. This beach is located in the proximity of Ram Jhula. These places are visited by both National and international tourists who love to chill at the beachside. This is one of the best destinations where you can enjoy the Sandy beaches with the cold wind passing by.

21. Marine Drive

Marine Drive of Rishikesh which is also known as the Aastha path is a part that is constructed along with the river Ganga. This pathway is having a width of 20 to 25 feet and is extended till the Ram Jhula. To get to this pathway you need to walk down the 50 Steps From the main Road as no vehicle can be taken to this path. The complete path is of 2.5 kilometers in length and is beautifully constructed which also ensures the safety of the Walker. There are various lampshades to enhance the beauty of this place.

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