Top 13 Places to visit in Rishikesh

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Best things to do in Rishikesh and sightseeing in Rishikesh

This city has been a refuge for spiritual seekers long before The Beatles christened it with their visit in the 60's. Widely known as the pilgrimage town and also the 'yoga capital of the world', Rishikesh is home to myriad temples, yoga and meditation centres and a plethora of adventure activities. With an interesting backdrop of the rapid flowing Ganges river and iron-made suspension bridges (Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula), the city has also been a popular hub for travellers and backpackers alike. When it comes to food and drinks, Rishikesh remains a strict teetotaller and a vegetarian, even though you might find with great exploratory skills, a few restaurants not adhering to the prohibition. Some great restaurants and cafes include Little Buddha Cafe where you can enjoy your meals in a treehouse-style ambience. Rishikesh provides a spectacular treat to the eyes and music to the ears during sunrise and sunset, as sadhus (priests), pilgrims and tourists all around, prepare for the routine 'Ganga Aarti' with temple bells resonating all around and innumerable diyas or small clay pot lit lamps dancing over the river Ganga to that reverberating music, as religious offerings. Rishikesh warmly welcomes thrill seekers, who can try out a number of activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, zip lining, mountain biking and rappelling. The city also annually hosts the International Yoga Festival where yoga gurus, aficionados and devotees from around the globe throng the place (popularly the Parmarth Niketan Ashram) and give various lessons and lectures on yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Laxman Jhula - Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula is in Rishikesh. Lakshman Jhula connects the borders of the Tehri and Pauri district. Lakshman Jhula also spelled Laxman Jhula is found hanging from jute rope bridge (without pillar) until 1889. It was located about 200 feet downstream. This bridge is 284 feet long, that was the gift of Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala father of Rai Bahadur Sherprashad Tulshan. According to legends Lord Ram’s younger brother Lakshman crossed the Ganga on the jute rope from here. The Thirteen Storey Temple also called Tera Manzil Temple is situated at the end of the bridge. Lakshman Temple and Sri Raghunathji's Temple is likewise one of the significant attractions around Lakshman Jhula.There is a shopping hub on both sides of the Lakshman Jhula bridge. One will get many interesting and unique things in market such as precious gems and semi-precious stones, clothes, puja items, CDs and tapes. The name of this place is related to a very important character of the Mahabharat.
The trip started from Delhi with 2 Chai Stops and finally relaxing at Laxman Jhula. Laxman Jhula is famous because it's been told that Laxamana crossed the Ganges with a jute rope and hence the hanging jhula was made keeping in mind this story. During the evening, it's really crowded and you can expect bikes,motorcycles,scooty crossing from one end to another with the help of Laxman Jhula. There is Ram Jhula also located few metres below the Laxman Jhula. Also there is a provision of doing river rating, cliff jumping and trekking. You can contact the local shops nearby to get more information and yup it's budget friendly.
Vimal Kumar

3 Followers, 13 Reviews


Bunch of travelers clicking selfies at Laxman Jhula..
Dreamers Musings

38 Followers, 6 Reviews


According to Ramayana, after Ravana was slaughtered, Ram & Lakshman, came to Rishikesh. They were believed to do penance for killing Ravana, who was a Brahmin. Legend has it, that years later, a bridge over the Ganga was later built to honour the memory of Lakshman, the ever loving brother of Lord Ram. Hence the name Lakshmanjhula (roughly translated as the bridge of Lakshman).
Malab

219 Followers, 20 Reviews


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Any Time of the year.
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River Rafting
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Ram Jhula - Rishikesh

Ram Jhula Ram Jhula is an Iron Bridge in Rishikesh of Uttarakhand State. Ram Jhula is found three km. above the Rishikesh town. Ram Jhula is 450- Feet Bridge on the Ganges River. It connects the Shivananda Ashram to Swarg ashram space. Ram Jhula is landmark of the Rishikesh town. Ram Jhula was a dangling jute bridge (without pillar). The bridge was created by the general public works department. The govt. designed Ram Jhula with facilitate from the Sivananda Ashram Divine Life Society). The Ram Jhula was in-built 1980. Ram is additionally referred to as Shivananda Jhula. Sivananda Ashram is one among the foremost celebrated ashram in Rishikesh. Ram Jhula conjointly features a busy market on either side. You’ll be able to get gems, precious and semi-precious stones, knickknacks, clothes, puja items, CDs and tapes. There are retailers for the non secular product, ayurvedic medicines, caps, Nehru jackets, kurtas, trousers tunic, sarees and jewelry, bangles on the slim streets.
Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge situated at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh in Indian state of Uttarakhand. Built in the 1986, over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. Ram jhula is located at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh. There are some of the Hindu ashrams and religious centers like "Gita Bhawan", and "Swargashram" located here. It is also a connecting bridge between Swargashram, Gita Bhawan and other temples with Sivananda Ashram. The bridge is also a scenic beauty which vibrates while you are walking on it.
Eshwar Adithya

96 Followers, 7 Reviews


It is similar to the Laxman Jhula. It's located 3 km far from Rishikesh and connects the Shivananda area to Swarg Ashram area.
Nancy Nance

687 Followers, 187 Reviews


Cross either of the two suspension bridges( Ram jhoola & Laxman jhools) and you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the town and river. Venture down to the ghats fronting the river and relax for a while amidst the daily goings-on. You can also take a boat across the river near Ram Jhula as an alternative to walking. Every evening, people gather at Parmarth Niketan ashram (in the Swag Ashram area), to experience the Ganga Aarti (worship with fire).
Misthi

237 Followers, 3 Reviews


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Chotiwala - Rishikesh

This is a family run eatery by a family devoted to serving Northern Indian, South Indian, Chinese and numerous other International Cuisines for as long as 50 years .Presently this eatery is overseen by Shri Dinesh Aggarwal, the eldest child of the family, child of Late Shri Krishan Swaroop Aggarwal.Chotiwala Restaurant gives tasty, delightful, conventional, hygienic and hot sustenance. Each cooking is really a joy and you will be dealt with to magnificent, zesty,healthy nourishment with consideration and genuineness. We would not joke about this. Indian food appreciates an incredible notoriety among every single ethnic sustenance in the world.It has an uncanny appeal, and the individuals who attempt it think that its rich in taste and flavor.A profoundly devoted administration group, an awesome group of cooks and an extraordinary client arranged administration group, all together, offer the best nourishment in an extraordinary climate.
Their food is good. Their Thali is a treat fot the taste buds and what not!
Saumil Sah

167 Followers, 4 Reviews


The very popular Chotiwala Restaurant serves some of the best Indian food in town. You will always find the restaurant fully occupied with a very diverse crowd from all over the world.
Misthi

237 Followers, 3 Reviews


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Camp Riverside - Rishikesh

Camp Riverside is well known camp based accommodation service provider.
One of the best experience for the first time river rafting
richa sharma

5 Followers, 11 Reviews


This was our base camp as well as the starting point of our river rafting
Avinash Singh

60 Followers, 9 Reviews


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Parmarth Niketan Ashram - Rishikesh

Located in Rishikesh along the banks of the river Ganges and was found in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj, this is the largest ashram in Rishikesh with provides a prisitine environment to pilgrims and with activities like yoga, daily satsang, kirtans etc.
The reflection of the golden diyas floating on the river and the enchanting sounds of hymns and mantras resonating around during the Aarti are promised to leave you amazed and provide a mystical experience.
Gaurav Maurya

114 Followers, 30 Reviews


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Triveni Ghat - Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat, a junction of three holy important Rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswathy, is a most revered sacred bathing spot in Rishikesh and is located on the banks of Ganges River. It's of perception that those that take a dip in Triveni Ghat will have release, a reduction from all sins carried out; the water right here has the ability to purify them. In the early morning at sunrise they offer milk to the river and happily feed the fish in the Ghat. A powerful view of lamps floated in the river as a part of aarti ceremony is enjoyable to eyes after the sunset. Triveni Ghat holds a big place in the Hindu Mythology and Puranas and likewise finds a point out in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. It's believed that Lord Krishna visited this holy spot when he was harm by an arrow shot by Jara who is a hunter. The famous temples like Gita Mandir and Lakshminarayan temple are located on the banks of Triveni Ghat.
Near the mighty Ganga River... serene and spry
Ridhima Shukla

368 Followers, 26 Reviews


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Beatles Ashram - Rishikesh

Next day we roamed around the streets of Rishikesh, especially Ram Zula and Laxman Zula were the only bridges to cross the river. We tasted different types of food to satisfy our taste buds. Bhelpuri, Juice of Sugarcane, panipuri all were delicious for which our stomachs were starved for.Later on during the evening we visited Maharshi Mahesh Yogi's ashram famously known as Beatles Ashram. Famous music band Beatles visited this place to learn transcendental meditation and since then ashram is famously called as Beatles Ashram. This place is currently in abandoned state because it falls under the territory of Rajaji National Park, but we can visit this place. There are old buildings and walls of these buildings are painted with poetry, thoughts, and pictures of Beatles etc. Anybody can visit the place and leave the mark of himself with poetry or painting on the walls.At the time of sunset we gathered on the ghat for Ganga Arati. Sun was slowly sinking down on the other side of the bank and its reflection turned the colour of river from white to saffron. Chanting of “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” was going around making the atmosphere so enchanted. After experiencing the divine feeling of the Ganga Arati, I returned back home murmuring "Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna Hare Hare".
amit deshpande

5 Followers, 12 Reviews


Madhuban Ashram - Rishikesh

This ashram follows the ISCON traditions and rituals and is situated close to the Garhwal Himalayas.
Madhuban Ashram is a beautiful place to stay, facing the magestic mountains. The rooms are pristine and the surroundings are serene. There is an ISKCON temple just adjoining it, and a restaurant namely Govind ji offering lip- smacking delicacies from all over the world.
Aabdika Sharma

230 Followers, 12 Reviews


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Divine Ganga cottage - Rishikesh

Divine Ganga Cottage is well known place for stay also offers mediatation and yoga classes.
Hotel Divine Ganga Cottage is located in Tapovan, which is hardly 500 m away from Lakshman Jhula. The hotel is not on the main road and you infact have to walk about 300 m inside the bylanes, if you are coming via main road. But, it is definitely worth every rupee spent. They have different categories of room i.e. Standard, Deluxe, Gangaview, Presidential Suite, Family room. I was upgraded to a Deluxe room which was spacious, clean, with fresh towels and linen bed covers, clean toilets and shower. They have an in-house roof top restaurant which serves almost all types of Cuisines, as they heavily cater to the foreign crowd that visits Rishikesh all year round. Taste and cost of the food is again worth of every rupee. The view from roof top is spectacular, with River Ganga flowing beneath, covered by high rise mountains on all sides. Like every Hotel in Rishikesh, even Divine Ganga Cottage has Spa, river rafting, bunjee jumping, trekking, camping etc. facilities. I used their Spa service and I can easily recommend that to anyone who may want to use. Staff is extremely friendly, informative and cordial.
Pradnya Kulkarni

284 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Place to stay, Yoga, Meditation
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Lakshman Jhula - Rishikesh

Considered to be the most popular of all the attractions in Rishikesh, the Laxman Jhula is a suspension bridge built across two banks of the Ganga River. This majestic structure was constructed in the year 1939 and has become a landmark in Rishikesh since then. Strong winds cause this bridge to sway a bit and it even vibrates when vehicles pass over it. The legend behind the bridge is that Laxmana of the Ramayana had crossed over the Ganges using ropes from the very same spot where the Laxman Jhula stands today. The view atop this bridge is stunning and one is bound to pose for a few clicks here.
Haridwar is also one of the four places where the sacred Kumbh Mela is held once in every 12 years, drawing more than half a million pilgrims
Gaurav Maurya

114 Followers, 30 Reviews


Best time to visit
Plan a trip to Rishikesh anytime from March to October.
Things to do
Feel the bridge vibrate if you cross over it on your vehicle or simply get some great pictures clicked here.
Open Hours
The bridge is open all through the week from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Budget
Free

Laxman Jhoola - Rishikesh

Considered to be the most popular of all the attractions in Rishikesh, the Laxman Jhula is a suspension bridge built across two banks of the Ganga River. This majestic structure was constructed in the year 1939 and has become a landmark in Rishikesh since then. Strong winds cause this bridge to sway a bit and it even vibrates when vehicles pass over it. The legend behind the bridge is that Laxmana of the Ramayana had crossed over the Ganges using ropes from the very same spot where the Laxman Jhula stands today. The view atop this bridge is stunning and one is bound to pose for a few clicks here.
Rishikesh is not just home to Aghori Babas, Ganges, jhulas and rafting. I found something that I have never read anywhere – graffiti!!! And also cafe – a haven for the seekers of spirituality, wellness, water sports, good food and a very laid back life.
Anoop Menon

230 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
Plan a trip to Rishikesh anytime from March to October.
Things to do
Feel the bridge vibrate if you cross over it on your vehicle or simply get some great pictures clicked here.
Open Hours
The bridge is open all through the week from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Budget
Free

Sri Sathya Sai School - Rishikesh

Being a Sai Devotee and Sai Student, it is always blissful to find a place similar to the place where you spend your childhood in learning moral values. It's been a pleasure to be at such a nice place and enjoy the environment.
Vimal Kumar

3 Followers, 13 Reviews


Camp Shivpuri - Rishikesh

Ganges beach in Shivpuri offers a domain to wake up with the flying creatures cher bite and can swim in the new water of the stream Ganges. Rafting in rishikesh and Camping in Rishikesh has soon turned out to be gigantically famous. Stream Rafting in Rishikesh a noticeable rafting visit administrator accompanies the most incredible Riverside Camping Packages at Shivpuri camps and Kaudiyala. Our administrations as a visit administrator have been acclaimed by a few travel offices and an unending rundown of enterprise aficionados and water-game oddities from over the world. We offer a mixed bag of Adventure Tours including White water stream rafting and shoreline outdoors in rishikesh at shivpuri, kaudiyala, marine drive, brahmpuri and byasi. Our stream rafting camps in rishikesh are outfitted with every required facility and efforts to establish safety. One must visit this spot on the off chance that they dont need o lament a while later. This is a very famous destination in Uttarakhand and no one should miss to pay a visit to this place.
The camp was clean in terms of amenities provided and it charges around 900/day for stay and rafting.
Swati Sambyal

440 Followers, 13 Reviews


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