About Rishikesh

Rishikesh is on the way to Badrinath and Kedarnath from Haridwar. It would take just a little more than half a day to cover the important places in Rishikesh. The weather remains very pleasant and cool throughout the year due to the cool Ganges and Himalayas surrounding it. Rishikesh offers lot of other adventurous activities like trekking, river rafting and is an important Yoga center. There are several temples nearby.

How to Reach

Rishikesh is only 24 kms from Haridwar and is well connected by road with all major cities.

Nearest railhead : Haridwar
Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Places to see

Lakshman Jhoola

This is a hanging bridge across the Ganga river without any pillars. It is a very old bridge and is said to be originally built by Lakshman, Lord Rama’s brother in jute. Later, it was converted into an iron bridge. It is a very nice experience crossing this suspended bridge with the view of the Ganges below and the Himalayas surrounding it.

Ram Jhoola

This is a comparatively recently constructed suspended bridge across the Ganges and this place comes before Lakshman Jhoola. It is also known as Shivanand Jhoola. Walking down 2 kms one can reach the Lakshman Jhoola.

Triveni Ghat

Taking bath in this very popular bathing spot is said to be very auspicious since three mountain streams come together at his place. A bath here is said to relieve the devotee of all the sins committed till date. Pooja is done in the evening and lamps are set afloat in the Ganges after it.

13-Storey Building (Kailashanand Mission Ashram)
This building is on one side of the Lakshman Jhoola. Every floor of the building has small temples and shops. The view of Ganges and Himalayas from the topmost floor is breathtaking.

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