to Rishikesh : 24 kms
New Delhi to Rishikesh : 238 kms
to Delhi : 250 kms
Rishikesh to Dehradun : 42 kms
region of North India is speckled with some of the holiest
of Hindu pilgrimage sites and Rishikesh is one such major
attractions. Rishikesh, the birth place of yoga is now
the Hatha Yoga Capital of the World, and a totally vegetarian
town. Besides the sadhus and saints, a mass of tourists
too visits this place every year to have a look at this
much heard about place. Besides the Indian travelers,
one can see here a number of foreign tourists roaming
about while curiously clicking the cameras to catch the
wonderful scenic spots all around. As if the wonderful
scenery and the numerous pilgrimage sites were not enough,
Rishikesh also makes some of the most popular adventure
sport destinations of India. River rafting, trekking,
rock climbing, hiking etc are some of the activities one
can easily opt for here.
the laps of lower Himalayas, and is surrounded by scenic
beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing
through it. Easily accessible from almost all the nearby
towns and cities of India.
Mandir : Built by Adiguru Shankra Chrya arround
12th centuray, Bharat mandir is situated in the heart
of the old town on the Banks of the Ganges. Detailed account
of this oldest temple of Rishikesh are available in anciant
record of Kearkhand. The Inner sanctum of the temple has
the idol of lord Vishnu, carved out of a single Saligram.
In the inner canopy above the idol is shree yantra installed
by Adi Sankraya Charya. The original temple was destroyed
by Tamur lane in 1398 A.D. Lot of old statues , coins,
pots and other things of historical importance were found
in recent excavatiions in the premises of the temple.
Close to Trivenighat is the most anciant place, the rishikund.
Anciant records relate this to Kubz Saint , who was blessed
by the Goddess Yamuna by saturating this pond by its water.The
pond reflects the temple of Ragunath , deicated to lord
rama and his wife.
Ghat : The main ghat in the town area where most
of the pilgrims take holy dip. Every evening hundreds
of pilgrims attend the Ganga Arti at the Ghat.
Geeta Bhawan : One of the oldest temple
complex in the area. The famous Indian epic Ramayana and
Mahabharta are described here on the walls.
Niketan : One of the most renowned temple complex
and ashram in the area . Known for its substaintial work
on hinduism, three is a school run on tradtional Indian
Patterns. The ashram organises excellent Ganga Arti and
Hawan on the Parmarth Ghat every evening.
Manzil Temple : A multistory temple complex of
idols of hindu Gods, and Goddesses. Very popular among
the domestic pilgrims. One can have an excellent view
of the entire area from the top floor of the temple complex.
Sunset view from this place in winters is a excellent
Temple - Sun Rise or Sun Set : Drive
to Kunja Puri, one of the thitrteen most important Goddesses
of Shivalik range , the lower Himalayas.One can witness
excellent sunrise or sun set on the Greater Hiamalayan
Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains . One can see
almost all the peaks of Garhwal Himalayas from here e.g
Banderpunch (6316 Mts) , Swarga Rohini (6252 Mts) Gangotri
( 6672 mts) Chaukhamba (7138 mts) etc.
Goofa : One hour drive from Rishikesh up river
is situated Vasishtha Goofa , where famous saint vasishtha
meditaed on the banks of the Ganges. The cave is very
peaceful and is a perfect place for meditation.
|| BY AIR ||
nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant. This small
airport is situated at a distance of about 24 km from
the main Rishikesh town. However, air is not the preferred
mode of transport for getting into the town.
BY RAIL ||
is well connected with all the major towns and cities
of India though some of the links could only be accessed
BY ROAD ||
is very well connected by a network of roads and road
transport to all major towns of Uttaranchal and surrounding
is no such season that could be specified as the best
time to visit Rishikesh, as being in the hilly region,
the climate of this place always remains pleasant. The
period between October and April could be termed as best
as during this period, the climate of Rishikesh is at
its pleasant best. Cotton clothing is apt for summers
though woolens are required for the winter months.
AND RESORTS IN RISHIKESH
and Resorts in Rishikesh
Glass House on the Ganges ( Neemrana Group ) , Hotel