Rishikesh is the place that will help you connect with yourself. A place where you would find tranquil chimes around with scenic escapades. It's a place where you can not only detox your mind but also your soul. The place will have such a calming effect on you that you would forget all the gadgets around you. Well, that is the magic of serene Rishikesh.
If you love to enjoy massive natural beauty along with holy vibes, then you must visit Rishikesh. Rishikesh has cosmic energy that it leaves a great impact in the mind of tourists who visit the place. Rishikesh is also known as the capital hub of yoga and meditation worldwide. If you are seeking a spiritual connection in life, then experience the magical spell of Rishikesh.
There is some kind of divine connection with peaceful surroundings. You can also have an amazing time with fun adventure activities in Rishikesh. Wildlife, white water rafting, and Ganga aarti will surely captivate your senses.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Rishikesh is known for its temples and holy shrines. This temple is situated at the height of 1675 meters above sea level. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Devotes from all across India visit the temple to seek divine blessings. You can also shop for souvenirs near the temple premises.
Lakshman Jhula: Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge above River Ganges but the most popular tourist attraction in Rishikesh. It was built in the year 1939 with a height of 70 feet and a total length of 450 feet. According to Hindu mythology, the bridge is built in the same location where Lakshman crossed the river. If you visit Rishikesh, do visit the place for an amazing experience.
Swarg Ashram: Its situated at the left bank of Ganges River and is one of the oldest yoga centers of India. It covers the area between Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula. The place is ideal if you want to experience some serenity and solace in life. In fact, you can sit for hours at the place for meditation and yoga. If you want to experience some solitude in life, this is the place to be. Many foreign tourists also visit the place.
Rajaji National Park: If wildlife adventure attracts you, you can visit Rajaji national park. Its the second tiger reserve of Uttarakhand and has amazing flora and fauna. The place is for all the wildlife enthusiasts. You can take a jeep safari to the place and also book a cottage for an overnight stay.
If you like to explore different places, then do visit Kaudiyala. It's the most popular point to visit in Rishikesh. It’s located around 36 km from Rishikesh towards Devprayag, its 380 km above the sea level. You can take part in various adventure sports activities in the place and also the view from this place is simply spectacular.
The amazing dense hills around the region can help you to relax. You can enjoy camping and hiking activities with your group of friends too. Don't miss the Ganga aarti when you are in Rishikesh. You will not only feel a celestial rush but it's a rear sight to behold. Ganga aarti will give you a sense of calmness with its magical chimes and divine intervention.
Summer season is perhaps the best time to visit Rishikesh; it is not too sunny or too warm. Most tourists' visit Rishikesh during summertime for adventure sports activities. If you are also an adventure junkie, then you can visit in March or June. The temperatures remain at 20 or 25 during this time. You can also take part in the yoga festival that happens in March.
Monsoon is also a good time to visit the place but you can only enjoy the scenic beauty during monsoons. There will be less scope of sightseeing as it rains incessantly at times. Savan festival is organized during monsoon in Rishikesh.
Winter is an ideal time if you want to enjoy a perfect scenic view of snowcapped mountains. The temperature is between 6 to 10, it's an ideal time to enjoy the chilly winter season. The mist on mountains is a rear sight to behold.
You can visit Rishikesh by road, rail route or air route. If you are traveling by road, then you can take a bus or a cab from Delhi or Dehradun. There are regular bus services from Haridwar and Delhi too. You can also take a private cab from Delhi to reach the place. If you love to travel by train, you can reach Haridwar that is the nearest railway station.
Rishikesh is just 25 km away from Haridwar railway station. You can take a cab from the station to reach your destination. If you are traveling by air, then take a flight to Jolly Grant airport. It's just a few km away from Rishikesh.
Plan an amazing trip to Rishikesh to experience complete tranquility and detoxification.