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Sightseeing and Things to do in Rishikesh

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2011 6 Contributors

There is no dearth of things to do and places to see in Rishikesh. One can opt for an action packed holiday or choose to do nothing. Rishikesh is a wonderful place for those who want to learn yoga. Adventure seekers love it for the rafting and trekking opportunity that the destination offers. Rishikesh is well known as a pilgrimage destination and there quite a few temples here. Laxman Jhoola is the most popular landmark here.  Evening aarti held every day on the banks of the Ganga is a popular event that should not be missed.

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rafting on 15 Jun 2011

RAFTING AND CAMPING WITH RENDEZVOUS RAFTER CAMP IS AMAZING AND FULL OF FUN,GIVE THEM ONE CHANCE AND YOU NEVER FORGET THE TRIP IS THE MOTTO OF RENDEZVOUS,SO VISIT THEM WHENEVER YOU COME RISHIKESH FOR ADVENTURE..........

Sumitaroy on 11 Aug 2009

There are many night and day buses from ISBT and train from New Delhi and Delhi. Fare is around Rs 100/- to Rs 150/-. Panjab Hind Dharamshala' or "Kali Kamli' near Tribeni Ghat or at 'Paramarth Niketan' crossing Ramjhula.You can stay here for three days. Normal charges for one room flat are Rs 75/- to Rs 150/- according to facility and floor.You can have two room flat also.

Sumitaroy on 11 Aug 2009

Some of the ashrams in Rishikesh are Sivanand Ashram, Yoga Niketan, Omkaranand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram, Ved Niketan Dayanand, Vedanta Ashram Vanmali Gita Yogashram, Shankaracharya Nagar Transcendental Meditation Centre Vithal Ashram and Yoga Study Centre.

Sumitaroy on 11 Aug 2009

Some of the ashrams in Rishikesh are Sivanand Ashram, Yoga Niketan, Omkaranand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram, Ved Niketan Dayanand, Vedanta Ashram Vanmali Gita Yogashram, Shankaracharya Nagar Transcendental Meditation Centre Vithal Ashram and Yoga Study Centre.

Things to do: History and Culture

Triveni Ghat

OK Rated #4 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat is popular among the pilgrims who visit Rishikesh or are on their way to the Chardham of Uttarakhand – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Pilgrims on a visit to these places of... More

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Swarg Ashram

OK Rated #4 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

This is a dense knit complex of cafes, shops and ashrams located in the serenity of the forests of Rishikesh. The place is hilly and has caves which are inhibited by sadhus/hermits. There is a Ganga A... More

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Things to do: Nature and Adventure

Rafting

OK Rated #4 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is well known for adventure sports. The white water rafting on the river Ganga is popular and exciting. The rafting stretch extends up to 27 km and there are numerous travel agents who condu... More

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Trekking

OK Rated #5 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

Rishikesh offers various trekking options ranging from short treks to long and steep treks. The trekking activity has no limits for tourists short on time can trek a small hillock for few hours and tr... More

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Things to do: Tours Nearby

Neelkanth Mahadev

OK Rated #1 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

About 12 km from Rishikesh is a Shiva temple - Neelkanth Mahadev - situated at atop a hill at 1700 meters. According to the legend Lord Shiva drank all the effluent venom here (that came out of the Sa... More

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Haridwar

OK Rated #4 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

Haridwar is a holy place and the entry point to the Char Dham. It is believed that Sage Agastya did his penance here along with his wife. The Chandi Devi temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple an... More

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Rajaji National Park

OK Rated #6 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

The Rajaji National Park is 16 km away from Rishikesh. It is spread across 820 square kilometres. This park is known for its population of elephants apart from other wildlife animals.

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Things to do: Pilgrimage

Laxman Jhoola

OK Rated #1 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

One of the most talked and visited spot in Rishikesh is the Laxman Jhoola. It is a suspension bridge across the Ganga, which has no pillar or support and is 140m long. The bridge was originally built ... More

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Bharat Mandir

OK Rated #2 out of 11 attractions in Rishikesh

Established by Adiguru Shankaracharya, Bharat Mandir is located in the center of the old town on the banks of the Ganga. According to the ancient records, it is one of the oldest temples in Rishikesh.... More

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