Lakshman Jhula, the famous hanging bridge across Ganga, is about 3 km from the main township of Rishikesh. It is 450 feet long and is situated at a height of 70 feet from the river. As per mythological tales, once Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, crossed river Ganga at the same site where the bridge now stands. At that time, there was only a suspension bridge, made of jute. After this incident, the bridge came to be known as ‘Lakshman Jhula’. With time, the jute bridge eroded and a new iron bridge was built along the same path in 1939.
Ram Jhula is a famous landmark place in Rishikesh city. It is an iron suspension bridge over holy river Ganga. Ram Jhula has the length of 450 feet connecting Shivananda Ashram with Swargashram. Ram Jhula also offers a panoramic view of river Ganga and Rishikesh city having number of temples. Ram Jhula, located in Muni Ki Reti, is one of the main attractions of world's yoga capital - Rishikesh! It is a suspension bridge, which was built over the River Ganges in the year 1986.
SWARG ASHRAM/ GEETA BHAWAN
Geeta Bhawan is a large complex located at the banks of holy river Ganaga in Swargashram, Rishikesh. Huge complex of Geeta Bhawan has several discourse halls and over 1000 rooms for the comfortable stay of devotees free of cost. Geeta Bhawan is a major place for devotees from far away places as they get free stay during their holy dip in river Ganga with listening to discourses and meditation.
PARMARTH NIKETAN ASHRAM
Parmarth Niketan is an ashram located on next of the holy Ganges and in the lap of the Himalayas. Ashram is just next to the Ganges you can go to the Ganges by walk they have his own private ghat. Ashram will provide his entire pilgrims a sacred and peaceful atmosphere for his guests who came all over the world. With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity.
Triveni Ghat is a sacred ghat in Rishikesh famous place where pilgrims takes bath. Triveni words comes from join of two words Tri (three) and Veni (confluence) meaning confluence of three. Triveni Ghat is located at confluence of three religious rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Aprat from holy bath, pilgrims takes holy dip in river Ganga and offered prayers. At Triveni Ghat, evening aarti is performed everyday and hymns recited in praise of the river Ganga.
MAHARISHI MASHESH YOGI ASHRAM( THE BEATLES ASHRAM)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, also popular as Beatles Ashram, is one of the mystical attractions in Rishikesh. The ashram gained prominence in 1968, after the world-famous musical band Beatles stayed here. They came to this place to get advance training on transcendental meditation. Through meditation, Maharishi Yogi imbibed a new vision of life in the Beatles.
13 MANZIL TEMPLE
Tera Manzil Temple, situated on the banks of the Ganga River is one of Rishikesh's most significant places of worship. Also known as Trimbakeshwar Temple, this highly revered shrine is built across 13 storeys. Unlike other temples, which are devoted to a single deity, this shrine enshrines idols of all Hindu gods and goddesses. It receives a huge influx of pilgrims and visitors during the Sawan month and Mahashivratri festival. Besides its religious significance, the temple is also famed for offering splendid views of the surrounding area.
Bhootnath temple is hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Bhootnath Temple is located in Swargashram area behind Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Bhootnath Temple has multiple floors. The main temple is small temple on top floor. From the top floor you will get amazing panoramic view of Rishikesh.
Madhuban Ashram is a traditional guest house situated in the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, . The soothing temple complex makes your day starts with positivity and serenity. There is a beautiful temple of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama in the premises of the ashram. The ashram follows all the rituals and traditions of ISCON temple so it is also known as ISCON temple.
The entire regions of Uttarakhand are known for the picturesque locations for camping and Marine Drive is among the best out of those locations. This Himalayan town has inspired many adventure enthusiasts over the years to freak around the various locations. Marine Drive brings the most tranquil and nature rich camping spots in Rishikesh. It is located around 26 km from Rishikesh.
Rishikesh main market is situated near the famous triveni ghat area. This market is very famous among local people. They visit this place for buying goods related to daily needs. Here, you can get a wide range of clothing. Tourists can also visit this market to buy apparel which are unique, hold an association with Rishikesh and are affordable. Woollens, bedsheets, sofa covers, pillow covers, and clothes for kids are also available here at attractive prices. A visit to Rishikesh Main Market is a must if you want to enjoy your trip completely and have ample time in hand.
Kunjapuri Devi Temple is sacred temple of immense importance in Hindu religion. Located at an height of 1676 mtrs on a hill, Kunjapuri Devi Temple is one of the 52 Shaktipeeth in Uttarakhand. Here at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, the chest of burned Sati had fallen. Kunjapuri Devi Temple also offers panoramic views of snow capped mountains and peaks such as Swarga Rohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba.
NEELKHANT MAHADEV TEMPLE
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a sacred and famous temple located at 32 km from Rishikesh. Scenically situated on a hill at a height of 1330 mtrs, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a one of the most popular temples of Lord Shiva. A famous pilgrimage near Rishikesh, the temple lies above Swargashram adjacent to Nar Narayan mountain range. The temple is surrounded by three valleys namely Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot which makes it a religious place at the confluence of two perennial rivers Pankaja and Madhumati.
Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where great Sage Vashistha meditated. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Vashistha was a manas putra (human son) of Lord Brahma and one of the seven great sages (Saptarishi). Located at 25 km from Rishikesh in Badrinath road, Vashistha Cave is popular among visitors comes for deep meditation in Rishikesh. Vashistha Gufa has a Shivlinga in it and near the Vashistha Cave there a Swami Purshottamanand Ashram which manages the cave.
Jhilmil Gufa is a small 04 hour trek near the Nilkanth Mahadev Temple. Jhilmil Gufa is a small cave is located inside the forest. There is also small temple of lord Shiva. Few sadhus are living here. Only few people visit this place. Route is not very tough. It is also safe for senior citizens. This cave is 26 kms far from Rishikesh. From Rishikesh to Nilkanth Mahadev Temple you have to drive 04 kms more. From there you have to trek 02 hours to reach here.
RAJA JI NATIONAL PARK
The Rajaji National Park, uttaranchal/ uttarakhand is spread over an area of 820.42 SQ. K.M. It is a home of 23 species of mammals and 315 species of Birds. The park is home of Asian Elephants, Tiger and King Cobra, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Kakar, Python, Monitor Lizard, Wild Cats and many more.
ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS
Ananda in Himalayas is a best Spa destination in the world and number 1 for yoga and meditation. Once the residence of Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, Ananda is now the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where every corner spells harmony and every colour soothes the senses.
River Rafting In Rishikesh, the ancient city of temples and ashrams is well known for a variety of things. Be it the serene and majestic river Ganges, Ghats, ritual prayers and ceremonies, yoga schools and bristling meditation centers, It is the Best place where anyone can easily loose self and experience totality
Kayak is a small boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. In Kayaking activity we use the Kayak for moving across the water. Kayaking and canoeing both are paddling activities. But they are different by the sitting position of the paddler and number of blades on the paddle.
Rappelling is one of the most daring adventure activities offered in Rishikesh. Simply put, Rappelling means lowering one self down from the rock face. Our team of instructors for rappelling are all certificate holders from Nehru Institure of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. Our team is friendly and motivates you for this exciting activity of Rappelling. You can be assured of a safe and fun experience of Rappelling with our team.
Hiking up the mountain is an excellent way to lift your spirits, and Rishikesh offers ample opportunities for adventurists to tramp the Shivaliks, while enjoying spectacular views of the underlying valley.
This cycling tour in Indian Himalayas, will take you to Himalayan state of Uttaranchal, this trip is a mixture of Adventure & visiting some of the most prominent Himalayan pilgrimage spot of the country. We will explore biking along the Ganges to witness the attachment & lifestyle along the most respected river in the world.
(Bungee) at Mohanchatti near Rishikesh. A Cantilever platform built over a iron cliff over looking a rocky river HYUL, a tributory of River Ganga. Jump with rubber cords tied to your ankles and feel the adrenaline rush like never before.
One of the most exciting activity that one can look forward to during their travel to Rishikesh is Trekking to the Waterfall. There are numerous hidden waterfalls around Rishikesh. The Rishikesh city is surrounded by a very famous reserved forest: The Rajaji National Park, and there are many hidden waterfalls in the forest area.
The riverside jungle camp in Rishikesh is situated in the Neelkanth valley. It is a good-looking riverside campsite situated on the outskirts of Rishikesh and right next to Rajaji National Park, giving it a genuine natural look. The noise of the flowing irrigate from the stream can be heard throughout the day.