Sightseeing - in Rishikesh
Sightseeing in Rishikesh
Sightseeing in Rishikesh - that combines nature with spirituality. Just imagine the beauty of this place, Excited only by imagination! Then be ready for the amazingly breathtaking views of Rishikesh. Sightseeing A place where you can find the beauty of nature along with the bonus point of the spirituality, There are several places and Ganga Aarti to see in Rishikesh that attracts thousands of tourists every year.
1. Lakshman Jhula - Laxman Jhula is a renowned bridge across River Ganga with the belief that once Laxman crossed the streams Ganga at the constant site where the bridge currently located. At the same place, there was a jute bridge which was washed away by the flood and then replaced with an iron bridge It is around 450 feet long and is built at a height of 70 feet from Ganga.
2. Ram Jhula - Another eye-catching bridge in Rishikesh is Ramjhula located on the River Ganga having a length of 450 feet and connects Shivanda Asharam with Swargasharam. Geeta Bhavan, Swarg Ashram, Permarth Neeketan, Shivananda Ashram are some renowned ashrams in Rishikesh. Several retailers are found close to Ram Jhula that sells numerous souvenirs. You can also find many cafe and restaurants here which serve hygienic and delicious food. Besides all this, Ramjhula is also famous for Yoga and Meditation.
3. Triveni Ghat - Most sacred place in Rishikesh is, "Triveni Ghat". It is a confluence of three holy significant Rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. People believe that those who take a dip in the Triveni Ghat will be able to get rid of all the sins. You can see the devotee's offers prayer during Aarti at Triveni Ghat.
4. Vashista Cave - Dedicated to sage Guru Vashistha, This Cave is a very calm place in Rishikesh. Vasishta was one among 7 sages called Saptarishi. There are some rooms constructed outside the cave place, where several sadhus are living in the present. The cave has a dark pitch.
5. Neelkantha Temple - Neelkanth Temple is one the most popular temple of Lord Shiva, at a height of 1330 meters. The temple is surrounded by three valleys namely, Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot. It is believed that at this place Lord Shiva consumed the poison originated by the ocean and placed it in his throat.
6. Kunjapuri Temple - Located at a height of 1676 meters, Kunjapuri temple is one of the Shakti Peeth with the belief that the upper half of the body of Sati fell here. The peaks like Gangotri, Swarga Rohini, Chaukhamba, Banderpunch can be seen from here. Also, you will see Rishikesh, Haridwar and Doon Valley. You can get the awesome view during sunrise and sunset here in Kunjapuri.
7. Beatles Ashram - The Beatles were one of the most popular music bands in 1960's throughout the world. Beatles came here to learn transcendental meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram. This place now becomes a prime spot for Yoga and Meditation.
8. Bharat Mandir - It is an ancient and sacred temple in Rishikesh. Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya found this temple in about 789 A.D on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami, Every year, on this day Shaligram is taken for a holy bath in the sacred Mayakund. It is also believed that if any pilgrim on the day of Akshaya Tritiya takes 108 parikramas (rounds) of Lord Shri Hrishikesh Naranyan at this temple and seeks the blessing at his feet then all his wishes are fulfilled and it is equivalent to the pilgrimage to Badrinath. This temple is also mentioned in Vishnu Puran, Shrimadbhagwat Geeta, Mahabharat, Vaman Puran & Narsingh Puran.
9. Ganga Aarti - One of the most blissful thing in Rishikesh is Ganga Aarti which gives you an inner peace. The ritual of Aarti begins with the vocalizing of Bhajans, prayers and a sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the atonement shaped to Agni. You can sit sedately in an exceedingly corner and witness the method or be part of the crowd singing Bhajans and divine song with them.
Package: Rs. 1000 per group including 8-10 members.
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