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Rishikesh Tourist Places

 
 
Rishikesh is one more Hindu sacred town in India’s Uttarakhand province. Ganges flows through Shivalik Mountains in Himalayas to the plains from here.  This river is of considerable importance to Hindus, and therefore, the place has several temples. Devotees of Shiva as well as Vishnu have their temples out here. View of the temples and the city from bridge called Lakshman Jhoola is very delightful. River ganges also presents a pretty picture at several places in this city.

Unlike Haridwar, rishikesh tourism includes some adventure sports for the tourists. This town on Himalayas foothills offers ample trekking and hiking routes apart from rafting opportunities of foaming ganges. There are several bus services from delhi to rishikesh, so the tourist can save on waiting for train. Since rishikesh has more to offer to tourists and pilgrims, it is difficult to find a hotel in rishikesh that can offer an accommodation at the last moment. The other alternative would be a resort in rishikesh. Rishikesh resorts offer contemporary facilities like spa, and adventure tours. A stay in Rishikesh ashram can be a rejuvenating experience. Here people can get acquainted with Hindu philosophy as mentioned in the original scriptures.

Discourses are given in English in these ashrams. People can also learn a bit of yoga here.  Pamphlets and booklets about rishikesh and its shrines are available in different places like bus stops, railways station, and even hotel rooms.  Usually rishikesh weather is quite pleasant, but at times, in summers the temperature may touch as high as 42 degrees Celsius.
 
 

Rishikesh Tourist Map


 
Facts About Rishikesh
Area 11.20 km2
State Uttarakhand
Languages Garhwali, Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit October to March
Nearest Railway Station Rishikesh
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant (Dehradun)
Famous Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Rishikund, Raghunath Temple, Swarg Ashram, Triveni Ghat
STD Code 91-135
 

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