Prepare yourself to witness the spiritual beauty of India! Rishikesh, a small sacred town of Uttarakhand has so much to offer. Visitors find a lot of choices to explore in Rishikesh among accredited temples, spiritual ashrams, spectacular mountains, gushing river Ganga, marvellous waterfalls, dreamy destinations and so on. Some of the pleasing destinations in Rishikesh include;
• Lakshman/Laxman Jhula
As a spiritual and adventurous destination; "LakshmanJhula" is famous widely among tourists and travellers. The hanging bridge of LakshmanJhula that connects Tapovan and Jonk villages of TehriGarhwal and PauriGarhwalrespectively is the attractive charm of the place. One can witness a beautiful panoramic view from the bridge.
• Ram Jhula
Ram Jhula is the famous and attractive tourist destination in the holy city of Rishikesh. There are lots of things that attract tourist towards this beautiful destination such as; The Hanging Bridge, Swarg Ashram, GeetaBhawan, ParmathNiketan Temple, Bhootnath Temple and Vanprastha Ashram
• The Beatles Ashram
The famous tourist attraction in Rishikesh city is "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram", now known as "Beatles Ashram". This is the preferable destination for yoga and meditation practice and to start a peaceful life. After the visit of the famous music band in 1968, "Beatles"; this place came into the eyes of everyone globally.
• Raja Ji National Park
The amalgam of three famous sanctuaries of Uttarakhand; Rajaji sanctuary, Chilla sanctuary and Motichur sanctuary; Raja Ji National Park is a renowned sanctuary in Uttarakhand that established in the year of 1983. This sanctuary is also famous as a Tiger Reserve & covers Haridwar, Dehradun &Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.
• Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
The famous temple located at an altitude of 1330m in Rishikesh amidst the sylvan forest, "NeelkanthMahadev Temple" is an abode of Mahadev. It is to be believed that at this place, Lord Shiva consumed the poison originated from the sea during the event of SamudraManthan. Due to this, Shiva's throat turned blue & from then he is also addressed as "Neelkanth".
• Triveni Ghat
A serene & Calm destination in Rishikesh; TriveniGhat is a confluence of The Ganges, The Yamuna and The Saraswati. This ghat is a famous bathing ghat with a strong belief that, taking a dip here will wash away all the sins and evil of a person. Apart from this, TriveniGhat is also famous for its soulful amazing evening "Ganga Aarti".
• Neer Gaddu Waterfall
Situated just 9 km away from the main city of Rishikesh; "NeerGaddu Waterfall" is a famous picnic spot & a perfect trekking gateway. The astonishing beauty of the waterfall is so captivating and miraculous. The adventurous and exciting short trek to the waterfall will surely leave you awestruck.
• Vashishta Gufa
Away from the crowd of the city, "VashishtaGufa" (dedicated to Lord Shiva) is located in a quite serene and peaceful location beside "Maa Ganga". Going to Hindu Mythology, at this place "Sage Vashishta" with his wife, "Arundhati" did penance here for lots of years to overcome from the sorrow of the death of their children.
• Kunjapuri Temple (Sunrise Day Trek)
Perched at a height of 1700 meters, "Kunjapuri Temple" is one of the Siddhi Peeths in India. The best thing to witness from the temple is the awe-inspiring view of Sunset & Sunrise from the greater Himalayan peaks. It is believed that the chest of burned Sati (first wife of Lord Shiva/ renaissance of Devi Parvati).