Rishikesh is one of the major attractions place in Uttrakhand. It is deemed a holy place where crowded with sadhus with long matted hair and pilgrims from all over the globe, it is also birthplace of yoga. Who need mental peace, they come here and because of peace thousands of tourist attracts and travel here. Here number of Ghats and temples assist the human spirit in its endeavour to be one with the ultimate source of all creations.
Rishikesh is located in the north part of uttrakhand in Dehradun district. it spread on the right banks of the holy river Ganga. Total population of Rishikesh is 75,020 as of 2001. It is situated 409 m above sea level in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas range.
It is considered that the area named as Kubjamrak because here lord Vishnu appeared to Raibhya Rishi under a mango tree. He selected the place for his long penance lord Vishnu was pleased by his act and appeared to the saga as a Hrishikesh. The place is known as the Tapo Bhumi or place for the meditation.
It is believed that lakshmana carried out penances and crossed the river by Jute Bridge which is known as Lakshman Jhula. The jute bridge was replaced by iron suspension bridge in 1889.
Triveni Ghat- Here three holy rivers meet together-Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Due to the conference this ghat is great place to take a bath. Ghat is structure of steps where people can access river for holy bath.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple- this is the temple of lord Shiva. Thousand of tourists visit this temple during Shivratri and Kanwar Mela. Temple is also accessible by trekking route and by road from Swarg Ashram.
Rishikesh is become an adventure hub for activities for amazing fun that will remember it for life time. It is famous for rafting, camping, trekking, rock climbing etc.
The Chandreshwar temple stands at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and the Ganges. The Hanuman Mandir is flocked by a large number of devotees on Tuesday.
Places around Rishikesh
Rajaji National Park at chilla is 16km from Rishikesh. The park has wildlife in abundance and is especially known for its wild elephants. The Sariska sanctuary is 37 km from Rishishek.
The small white Shakti temple of Kunjapuri at the sharp point of an almost perfectly conical hill with breathtaking views of the Himalayas to the north.
The Vilas Vinay palace, about 10 km from the main township, is a garden palace and was once the residence of Maharaja Vinay Singh. Its gardens are watered by the Silisehr Lake. There is a hunting lodge on the hillside overlooking the lake and it has been now turned into a hotel.
Best time to Visit
Rishikesh can be visited anytime of the year. Nestled at the foothills of Himalayas along the River Ganga, the quaint hill town enjoys pleasant weather all around the year. The best months to visit are March to June and September-October.
How to Reach
By Air- the nearest airport is Dehradun, 35 km from Haridwar.
By Rail- Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and other cities.
By Road- Rishikesh is connected by rod via Haridwar with Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Kullu, Manali, and Shimla. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.