Rishikesh is a blend of tranquility and adventure. Its location at the confluence of River Ganges and River Chandrabhaga and views of spectacular hills and various adventurous activities such as trekking, rafting and camping captivate nature lovers; the tranquility of the place with the importance attached to it as a pilgrim center touches the soul of pilgrims. Rishikesh is called as the Yoga Capital of the world. Some of the most important tourist destinations in Rishikesh include: Triveni Ghat Laxman Jhula Swarg Ashram Ram Jhula Bharat Mandir Kriya Yoga Ashram Paddle India Jumpin Heights Gita Bhavan The Beatles Ashram Neelkantha Mahadev Temple Shivpuri Parmarth Niketan Narendra Nagar Kaudiyala.
Places to Visit in Rishikesh
Shivpuri is situated 19 km away from Rishikesh, on the National Highway between Rishikesh and Patisira. As the name suggests, Shivpuri is the abode of Lord Shiva and is renowned for its temple. Apart from this, Shivpuri offers various opportunities for indulging in sports like river rafting, rock climbing cliff jumping & rappelling. Excellent safety standards & trained guides are available for the convenience of the visitors.
Shivpuri is 16 KMS away from Lakshman Jhula. Shivpuri Rishikesh is known for its river rafting activity. The ganga river flows just beside Shivpuri. The flow of the river is very heavy and there are enormous rapids which attract the adventure loving community. The river bank is surrounded by mountains which makes the whole atmosphere awesome. This is the ideal place for starting the river rafting.
Shivpuri is famous for its various camps. There are many camping sites along the River Ganga. Shivpuri Rishikesh is ideal for rafting and rock climbing and rappelling. The camping sites provide a very beautiful view of mountain and river. The view is great especially during sunrise and sunset. Must visit with friends for camping very enjoyable and adventurous. Have a great view of starry sky at night while sitting on the banks of Ganga.
2) Lakshman Jhula
A famous landmark of Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the Ganges. Earlier, it was a jute bridge and was later converted into an iron suspension bridge. The bridge is named after Lakshman, Shri Ram’s younger brother because according to the legend, the same jute bridge was used by Lakshman at the same site to cross the Ganga River. This frequently visited tourist spot is an adjoining bridge across the Ganga, connecting the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. The jhula provides an excellent panoramic view of the temples and the ganges. Around the bridge is a market famous for wooden items, Rudraksha, holy books, Idols of Gods and Goddesses, gems, local jewelry, and excellent street food.
3)Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
According to Hindu mythology, the place where the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple currently stands is the sacred location where Lord Shiva consumed the poison that originated from the sea when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) churned the ocean in order to obtain Amrita. This poison that emanated during the Samudramanthan (churning of ocean) made his throat blue in color. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as Neelkanth, literally meaning The Blue Throated One.