Best Place to Visit in Rishikesh


Rishikesh is a city located in Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River, offering many popular yoga and meditation centres. City offers several tourist attractions from religious locations to adventurous sport activities. Rishikesh is the most loved destination and well connected to rest of the country as trains are available frequently from Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai and other cities. City offers several religious attractions include Gita Bhawan, Nilkanth Mahadev, Triveni Ghat and Swarga Ashram. Rishikesh is sometimes also referred to as the World Capital of Yoga and popular amongst water sports. 
1. Lakshman Jhoola
Lakshman Jhoola was built in 1939 after the name of Shri Ram's younger brother Lakhman because it is believed that Lakshman used the jute bridge at the same site to cross the Ganga River. This Jhoola provides amazing view to all famous temples, ashrams and River Ganga. Also it is used by people as a path for visiting Swarg Ashram and Gita Bhawan. 
Perfect for: Cool Cafes
2. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple 
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located around 32km away from Rishikesh on the hills of Swarg Ashram. This temple is quite colourful with craved images of Hindu gods and goddesses along with demons on the walls of the temple. Neelkanth Mahadev is frequently visited by devotees throughout the year, especially on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri. 
Perfect for: Devotional Experience
Opening hours: 06:00 am – 09:00 pm (Daily)
Entrance Fee: Free
3. Neergarh Waterfall
Neegarh Waterfall also known as Neer Gaddu, there are two bridges above the waterfall. They have some small shops to get some snacks and relax near the waterfalls to enjoy the scenic beauty. 
Perfect for: Bird Watching
Opening hours: 8AM–6PM
Entrance Fee: Free
4. Triveni Ghat
Triveni Ghat is the most popular and sacred bathing ghat of Rishikesh, which is a confluence of three rivers that are Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Usually pilgrims visit this place to take a holy dip in Triveni Ghat, before visiting the famous temples of Rishikesh. Evening aarti called 'Maha Aarti' is the major attraction among the tourists. The devotees release small oil lamps placed on leaf boats down the river which provides a beautiful view. Also ceremonies like 'Pindha Shraddha' are also done here.
Perfect for: Devotional Experience
Rishikesh is considered as go to destination for all types of travellers be it family, friends, kids and couples. The best season or months to visit places in Rishikesh are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. The above tourist places in Rishikesh, and other local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. One can reach Rishikesh by air, rail and road. The nearest airport to the destination is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Delhi Airport is the nearest international airport. Taxis are available from both the airports to reach Rishikesh.

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