Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh | Best Sightseeing
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.
Rishikesh is one of the most popular tourist hotspots among the young Indian population. Tranquilizing attractiveness, grand temples, architectural marvels and a never-ending list of adventure sports — Rishikesh is a plateful of two opposite worlds.
Following are the Tourist Attractions of Rishikesh – 2020
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji national park is the finest place to see out the creation of this terrain apart from the human. Rajaji national park is located in the states of Uttarakhand. It offers several activities as jungle safari to experience the beauty of it.