Rishikesh Site Seeing

Rishikesh is one of the most holy cities in India. It is situated in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh sightseeing includes visiting famous places in and around the holy and adventurous town of Rishikesh. Holy city of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is home to various tourist attractions. A place where divinity and nature combine and give the choicest of experiences, it seeks to be a perfect abode for people seeking piety, tranquility and wisdom. Rishikesh is the ideal base camp for exploring the majesty of the Himalayas and conquering the torrents of the river Ganges.
Spiritual pursuits and adventurous quests form an important part of its traveler influx. Listed below are some places included in sightseeing tours of Rishikesh. There is no dearth of things to do and places to see in Rishikesh. One can opt for an action packed holiday or select to do nothing. Rishikesh is a magnificent place for those who want to learn yoga. Adventure seekers love it for the rafting and trekking breaks that the destination offers.

Attractions in Rishikesh

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Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is biggest bathing ghat in Rishikesh. Situated near the main market this ghat has a mesmerizing view of mountain and river. It is believed that this is conference of 03 rivers Ganges, Yamuna and legendary Saraswati giving the ghat its name.

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Laxman Jhula

Big iron suspension bridge on the river Ganges which is 4.5 kms outside of Rishikesh. It is believed that Laxmana (Brother of lord Ram) crossed the river here by jute rope. The current bridge was built in 1929 in when the old bridge (1989 built) was damaged in flood. Laskman Jhula is popular among tourists for shopping and other activities such as rafting.

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Ram Jhula

A Suspension bridge similar to the Lakshman Jhula between Sivananda Ashram and Swarg Ashram is known as Ram Jhula or Sivananda Jhula. Boat is also available here on sharing basis to cross the river. Ram Jhula is a pedestrian bridge but it is also used for two wheelers.

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Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located in the Swarg Ashram area. The Ashram has many rooms for devotees as well as tourists. Ashram has many religious statues inside. Parmarth Niketan is also the host for the Internationa Yoga Festival every year.

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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

This temple is situated at 1325 meters height and 31 kms outside Rishikesh. Neelkant Mahadev is Temple devoted to Lord Shiva. According to legends Lord Shiva came here for meditation when he consumed poison during the sea churning. Lord Shiva's throat became blue colored due to the poison so he is known as a NeelKanth (Blue throated) here.

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Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram is also known as Divine Life Society. It is located near Ram Jhula. Sivanada Ashram was established by Swami Sivananda. Swami Sivanada lived here for more than 30 years. There are several activities performed by the Ashram such as Yoga Meditation and hospital.

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Bharat Mandir

Bharat Mandir Temple is situated at the center in Rishikesh and near the main market. This is one of the oldest temples in Rishikesh. The deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu. Raibhya Rishi made penance here and lord Vishnu appeared in front of the sage to give him blessings. Temple has small museum also.

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Gita Bhawan

Gita Bhavan (Geeta Bhawan) is an Ashram located in Swarg Ashram area. The ashram has large complex with discourse hall and more than 300 rooms which they are offering to tourists at very low cost. There is a temple side the ashram.

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Swarg Ashram

Swarg Ashram is area between Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh. This place is well known for various famous ashrams, beautiful surroundings, healthy and divine living. So many shops are also here for shopping. Place is accessible via Ram Jhula bridge by walk or by road via Beraj.

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Tera Manzil Temple

Tera Manzil Temple has 13 floors. Each floor has many small temples with different deities. This temple is located near the Lakshman Jhula. The view from the top of the temple is amazing. Temple is also known as Trayambakeshwar Temple, Trimbakeshwar Temple or Kailashanand Mission Trust.

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Beatles Ashram

Beatles Ashram is located in the Swarg Ashram this ashram is closed in 1997 and consumed by forest department. Still there are some building such as meditation cells and lecture halls are there as a witness of the glory of ashram. In February 1968 Beatles stayed here to learn yoga and meditation.

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Jungle Vibes

Here you can learn to make some music instruments from Indian old men Mukesh Dhiman. Australian Didgeridoo and African Djembe are specialty of Mukesh.

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Other places to visit in Rishikesh:

Bhootnath Temple, Iscon Temple, Astha Path, Raghunath Temple, Rishikund, Swarga Niwas Temple, Marine Drive, Rishikesh Main Market, Chandreshwar Mahadev Temple and Goa Beach