Rishikesh is small city in the Shivalik foothills well-known for their religious and mythological importance. Rishikesh is recognized for its Hindu temples and ashrams, and being at a union of the Ganges makes it a destination for thousands of pilgrims. Rishikesh is a mecca for pilgrims, bestowed with numerous ancient temples. Shopping in this holy city is a great delight for tourists.
Since times immemorial, the state of Uttarakhand has been referred to as "The Abode of Gods and Goddesses". Positioned near the Himalayas, Rishikesh has been measured as one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots since very old times. The Rishikesh Tour is a sort of helpline to assist you in deciding about the correct time and spot to visit in Rishikesh. It is a spot that is just beyond superiority. The holy place offers demanding bold opportunities, particularly the river rafting. The Rishikesh Packages offer you and chance to experience the calmness and peace of mind that the spot has to propose.
This holy place has forever had something or the other to offer to its countless tourists. One can for all time find the great Sadhus and Sanyasis meditating on the banks of the sacred Ganges. The Rishikesh Tour will confirm that you have the most historic and unforgettable journey ever. The most perfect and right time to visit this place will be between September and November and March and April. The Rishikesh Packages will offer you an insight to the well-known traveler spots of the place. Rishikesh has also been named as the "Yoga Capital" of the world.
There are lots of sacred temples and ashrams to visit in Rishikesh. Rishikesh Packages offers you an opportunity to visit the well-known ashrams including Omkaranand Ashram, Sivanand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram, Vitthal Ashram and Paremarth Niketan. You can also visit the famous Bharat Mandir, which draws lots of tourists from across all over the country. The Rishikesh Tour also provides a simple path to visit other holy pilgrimages like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The picturesque and tranquil attractiveness of this place is simply breath-taking and mind-blowing. The Rajaji Park, which is located at the basin of the Ganges, is another famous tourist attraction of this place.
Rishikesh travel offers bounty of shopping alternatives. The shops and stalls lined here sells a fine collection of exquisite souvenirs. Shopaholics can shop for marvelous show pieces and miniature paintings which can be used to adorn your house walls or present it to your friends and relatives. Guests can also shop for carved wood furniture, semi-precious stones, local fabric, Ayurvedic medicines, astrological stones and many more.
Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Pickup from Airport, Meet and Assist and transfer to hotel and overnight stay in hotel at haridwar.
In the evening visit Har-ki-Pauri to view the holy Ganges Aarti. This is the place where the main bathing takes place. The place is called Brahma Kund, the myths says this is the place where the nectar can dissolved in the holy water of river Ganges. If wish, have a dip here later after viewing Aarti visit the market near the place. Later back to your Hotel for night stay.
Morning visit to Rishikesh and boasts numerous sightseeing's including superb temples, ashrams and ghats. The most fascinating attraction of the city is Bharat Mandir. It was built in the 8th century AD by Adiguru Shankaracharya. Trivini Ghat is a sacred point where pilgrims take holy dip and Ganga aarti is held in evening. Rishikund, located adjacent to Triveni Ghat was saturated by Goddess Yamuna. Geeta Bhawan is the oldest temple complex in Rishikesh, adorned with inscriptions from Ramayana and Mahabharata. And back to your Hotel for night stay.
After Breakfast, Visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing. Later drive to Delhi. Drop at Airport for your onward destination.
Triveni Ghat : It is one of the most main attractions of Rishikesh. Every sunset this ghat becomes the venue for the aarti (puja) performed in honor of the holy river Ganga. Pilgrims coming to Rishikesh make sure that they attend the sunset aarti.
Lakshman Jhula : Lakshman Jhula is a sign of Rishikesh, which attracts lots of traveler. Towering to a height of 450 feet, Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge, which was built in the year 1939. Later the Ram Jhula was also added here. The Lakshman Jhula is constructed over river Ganga offering breathtaking views of the river and the surroundings. The boat rides at the Ganges in Rishikesh are really refreshing and entertaining. The Ganges here teems with fish, which are fed by pilgrims coming here.
Temples : There is a beautiful temple at Tapovan in Rishikesh, which is dedicated to Lord Lakshman. According to the legend Lakshmana carried out penances here. It is also believed that the brother of Lakshmana, Bharata meditated here. Also located here are the Swargashram and the Geeta Bhavan temples. Other major temples in Rishikesh are Neel Kanth Mahadev temple, Raghunath Temple, Pushkar Temple, Venkateshwar Temple, Chandra Mauleshwaran Temple, Shatrughan Temple, Bharat Mandir and Lakshman Temple.
Ashrams : Rishikesh has several beautiful ashrams such as the Shivanand Ashram, Muni Ki Reti, Mahesh Yogi Ashram, Shankaracharya Nagar, Swarg Ashram, Gita Bhawan, Ved Niketan and Yoga Study Center.
River Rafting : Boasting of captivating rivers, Rishikesh beckons you to plunge into river rafting. Such an adventure sport is a great experience offering oodles of fun, excitement and thrill. There are several river camps here which are functional during the end of September to mid-December and from mid-February to April. The best season for river rafting in Rishikesh is from September to November and March to May.
Air : The nearest airport from Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant airport at a distance of 12 kilometres.
Rail : Although Rishikesh has a railway station of its own, not many trains frequent it. Better option of getting to Rishikesh would be to alight at Haridwar, which is a major railway station and situated at distance of around 25 kilometres.
Road : Rishikesh is well connected by roads with all the major cities of the state as well as the National Capital Delhi which is at a distance of 230 kilometres. There are taxis as well as buses available easily from all the major destinations.
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