Best places to visit in Rishikesh


best places to visit in rishikesh

Rishikesh is known for its yoga meditation. Rishikesh is famous for its spiritual importance. There are so many Yoga Ashramas to practice meditation. There are many places to visit in Rishikesh. I will suggest you the top 6 places to visit in Rishikesh. You can visit these places with your all family members and friends.

1. Lakshman Jhoola

lakshman jhoola in rishikesh

Lakshman Jhoola is an iron bridge which is located over the holy river Ganga in Rishikesh. It is a very famous place in Rishikesh. The height of Lakshman Jhoola is around 450 feet. It connects Pauri district with Tehri district. Lakshman Jhoola gives you an amazing view of all over Rishikesh.

How to reach Lakshman Jhoola

You can reach Lakshman Jhoola by sharing an auto or by bus. The nearest railway station is 4 km away from Lakshman Jhoola.

 2.Jumping Hights-Bungee Jumping

bungee jumping in rishikesh

Jumping Hights is one of the famous place in Rishikesh, is located in Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. Jumping Hights is India‚Äôs largest bungee jumping spot in Rishikesh. The height of bungee jumping is around 83 meters. The price of bungee jumping is around 3000/-to 4000/-rs per person, but the price of bungee jumping changes by season. 

So, if you are a daring person, then you should try bungee jumping in Rishikesh. So if you are planning to visit Rishikesh, then you must try Jumping Heights. But before you do the bungee jumping in Rishikesh, keep one thing in your mind: if you are a weak-hearted person, then I will not suggest you do bungee jumping.

How to Reach Jumping Heights

The jumping heights are located in Mohan Chatti, which is 25 km away from Rishikesh. You can share an auto bus and you can also rent scooties at a low price.

3. Temple of Neelkanth Mahadev

Neelkanth mahadev temple in rishikesh

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is holy and very famous place in Rishikesh. It is far from Rishikesh. The distance between Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Rishikesh is almost 32 kms. 

The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one of the most famous temples of Lord Shiva. A temple is situated above the hills.

How to reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple:

If you are planning to visit Neelkanth Temple, then I recommend that you go to the temple by bike because there are so many traffic stays on the way.

4.Ganga Arti

ganga arti in rishikesh

Triveni Ghat is a very famous place for its “Maha Arti”. You can see Maha Arti at Triveni Ghat. It starts with Bhajan, beating drums and offering diyas to the holy river Ganga. 

The priest holds a large fire bowl in their hands. All the bells in the temple start ringing and the mantras start flowing out of the air. The Triveni ghat lights up every evening. This is a very peaceful view.

How to reach Triveni Ghat:

You can take an auto from Rishikesh, you can book a bike ride, and take buses. The distance between Triveni Ghat and Rishikesh is around 14.6 km.

4.Triveni Ghat

Triveni ghat in rishikesh

Triveni ghat is a very religious ghat in Rishikesh. The Triveni name came from the joining of two words: the Tri, which means tree, and Veni, which means confluence of three. 

It is the largest and must-visit ghat of Rishikesh. Triveni Ghat is very famous for its “Maha Arti”, which happens every evening.

5. Ram Jhoola

Ram jhoola in rishikesh

Ram Jhoola is a very popular and main landmark in Rishikesh city. It is an iron bridge over the holy river Ganga. 

The height of this bridge is around 450 feet. It connects the Shivananda Ashram and Swargashram with each other. The Ram Jhoola gives you an awesome view of the Ganga river and all the temples.

How to reach Ram Jhoola

Ram Jhoola is located in Rishikesh city and you can visit here by sharing an auto. The distance between the nearest railway station and Ram Jhoola is 3 kms.

6.River Rafting

River rafting in rishikesh

River rafting is one of the best thing you should do in Rishikesh. The best season to visit Rishikesh is from March to August. This is the best time to visit rishikesh for river rafting

I think you should do river rafting in Rishikesh. If you do not do rafting, then the Rishikesh trip is not worth it for you.

I hope these are the places you will visit when you go to Rishikesh with your family and friends.

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