Rishikesh Pilgrim Getaway
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).