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Rishikesh Pilgrim Getaway

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Ganga River as seen from Rishikesh
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (Photo Courtesy: Rahuldewangan)

Rishikesh is a hub for Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality. Riverside Rishikesh offers is cleaner and quieter as compared to Haridwar just 15-20 kms away and bathing ghats here having an air of spirituality and religious fervour.

Triveni Ghat is where Shraddh Puja is performed and where pilgrims take a dip in the holy Ganga. There are number of temples around Lakshman Jhula and around Ghat area that are well visited. Such as

# Bharat Mandir - Oldest temple in Rishikesh
# Nilkanth Mahadev Temple (30 kms) - Where Lord Shiva is believed to have drank poison after Sagar Manthan
# Raghunath Mandir - Lord rama temple
# Hanuman Mandir - Hanuman Temple
# Geeta Bhavan - A large temple complex for spirituality and meditation

Rishikesh otherwise is extremely popular tourist destination as well with number of hotels / resorts having a riverside character and camps offering many activities (White Water Rafting).

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  • Triveni Ghat

    Temple or Holy Place
    Evening aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat. Ashes of the dead and ceremonies related to Shradh are more

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    Rishikesh ( 2 Kms ), Haridwar ( 22 Kms )
  • Bharat Mandir

    Temple or Holy Place
    Bharat Mandir devoted to Lord Vishnu is the oldest temple in rishikesh. Rishi Rabhya is believed more

    Access

    Rishikesh ( 2 Kms )
  • Rishikund

    Temple or Holy Place, Lake or Riverside
    Rishikund is a holy pond and where Shani temple is situated. Rishikund is a popular pilgrim visit more

    Access

    Rishikesh ( 2 Kms )
  • Lakshman Jhula

    Temple or Holy Place
    Lakshman Jhula (1939) is a 450 ft hanging rope bridge on river ganges near Tapovan area in more

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    Rishikesh ( 5 Kms ), Haridwar ( 30 Kms )
  • Ram Jhula

    Temple or Holy Place
    Ram Jhula is a bigger and more picturesque than Lakshman Jhula but surprisingly lesser known. It more

    Access

    Rishikesh ( 4 Kms ), Haridwar ( 30 Kms )
  • Geeta Bhawan

    Institute
    Geeta Bhawan is one of the oldest temple complexes situated by the Ganga river next to Laxman more

    Access

    Rishikesh ( 5 Kms )
  • Neelkanth Mahadev

    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva temple at 30 kms from Rishikesh, set on a hill offering good views. This is the place more

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    Rishikesh ( 30 Kms )
  • Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Season: September-November more

    Access

    Rishikesh ( 30 Kms ), Narendranagar ( 35 Kms )
  • Jumping Heights, an adventure company offers Bungee Jumping and other adventure facilities enroute more

    Access

    Rishikesh ( 20 Kms )
  • Har ki Pauri

    Temple or Holy Place
    Hark Ki Pauri (also known as Brahmakund) is where evening Arti is conducted and the Arti is more

    Access

    Haridwar ( 2 Kms ), Rishikesh ( 18 Kms )
  • Rajaji National Park is one that is visited ex-Haridwar (25 kms) / Rishikesh (40 kms). 23 species more

    Access

    Rajaji National Park, Haridwar ( 25 Kms ), Rishikesh ( 40 Kms )