Rishikesh Travel Guide
Located along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Haridwar lies the adventure capital of India, Rishikesh. The marvelous and thrilling city Rishikesh is the perfect escaping spot from all the boredom and stress. The peaceful yet adventurous climate of Rishikesh is all you need to squeeze out all the negativity.
River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, trekking is the perfect treat for those who sneak for an adventurous weekend. Apart from that, Rishikesh is the hub of ancient temples and attraction such as Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev, Triveni Ghat and others.
On the contrary, Rishikesh is also most popular for the teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and ayurveda.
Rishkesh is completely vegetarian place by law and one can also enjoy the Ayurvedic foods offered in the complete ambience of the Yoga and Ayurveda. One must visit Rishikesh to experience a fascinating and mysterious adventure.
Places to See in Rishikesh
Located around 7km from Swarg Ashram, a 3 hour long walk along a forest path, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is temple, dedicated to lord Shiva. Via Lakshman Jhula or by hiring a taxi, one can reach there at a reasonable price. Divine Ganga water is used to worship the lord inside this temple.
The meeting point of three significantly holy rivers of India, namely, the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswathi, Triveni Ghat is one of the most revered sacred bathing spots in Rishikesh. This ghat is believed to be so divine that a dip in Triveni Ghat will release your from all the sins carried out in your lifetime. The water of this particular ghat believed to be most sacred and has the power to purify them.Not only that, this place also carries mythological significance of Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata.During sunrise and sunset, many offering are made by devotees as well as the enchanting aarti ceremony. The view is is quite pleasing to eyes after the sunset.
One of the enchanting place to indulge some time in meditating and living between nature and the divine authority, The Sivananda Ashram of Rishikesh is an ideal centre for religious yoga and meditation. Situated near Ganges, this place is beautiful and very calm for santsangs, feast and yoga sessions.
Swami Sivananda the Sivananda Ashram is one of the countries top most Yoga centre, founded this divine ashram.This place is best to discover spirituality, loving kindness, compassion and the teachings of Swami Sivananda and as soon as one enter through the gates, they can feel certain peace and seclusion.
Cuisines Must Try
Being a purely vegetarian place, Rishikesh offers vibrant culture that revolves around authentic North Indian cuisine, South Indian, Italian, Nepali, Thai and Chinese cuisine.
Ayurvedic food is also available here in a huge variety as well as some lip smacking street food such as Jalebi, Imarti, Samosas, Popcorn and some fresh and seasonal local fruits.
Accommodation in Rishikesh
One need to book in advance as the crowded is always high here. Starting from luxury resort to cheap budget hotels are available here.
Transportation in Rishikesh
Autos and taxis are hugely available here. Apart from that one can also walk inside the city to roam around the place.