Acclaimed worldwide for its mesmeric views and religious significance, Rishikesh is a city of assorted tourist attractions and sightseeing destinations.
The soul gets purified as you take a holy dip in the popular Triveni bathing ghat in the city centre. Feel refreshed in the chilled water of river Ganges and savour the memorable experience of Ganga Aarti by the ghat.
Lakhsman Jhula is a spectacular 450 feet long suspension bridge built across river Ganga in 1939 and is named after Lakhsman, Lord Rama’s brother. A sight to behold, it is very close to Lakshman Temple at Tapovan and just 10 minutes drive from Ayurveda Sadan.
An architectural marvel, Ram Jhula holds great religious importance and is a must-visit by all tourists. Sharing close proximity to popular ashrams such as Geeta Bhawan and Swarg Ashram, the jhula is merely 10 minutes walk from Ayurveda Sadan.
Located at 1330m from sea level, this is a historical temple of Lord Shiva. As per the ‘Samudra Manthan’ legend, Gods churned the sea to obtain nectar and in the process poison was also churned out. This poison was then consumed by Lord Shiva in this temple which gave a blue colour to his throat, hence the name ‘Nilkanth (Nil= Blue, Kanth = Throat). The temple is 31 kilometres from Rishikesh and the route can also be traversed by a 14 kilometres adventure trek.
The Kunjapuri temple located 26 kilometres from Rishikesh at a height of 1650m offers scenic views of the snow capped Himalayan range and a bird’s eye view of Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley. A beautiful destination, it also serves as a 4 hours trek for adventure lovers.