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.
You got the guts ?if yes this is the perfect place for you This is the perfect destination For the people who wants to experience something different and wants to know what it means to be alive . Me and my friend made the decision to overcome our fear and decided to do it finally. it took only 5 seconds to realize how it feels like to be alive . I was so scared when i looked down but jumped after taking a long breathe and in no time i was flying like a bird I didn't speak for 1 hour after i jumped from 83 meter tower knowing i may or may not be alive :) I cant explain much but once you go and experience it ,you will understand me better You really need the guts, i mean it :)
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. Youll 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.
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.
"The Buddha Park of Ravangla, otherwise called Tathagata Tsal, is located close to Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim area, Sikkim, India. It was developed somewhere around 2006 and 2013 and highlights a 130-foot high statue of the Buddha as its center of attraction.The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the fourteenth Dalai Lama, and turned into a major stop by on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'. The statue of the Buddha marks the event of the 2550th conception commemoration of Gautama Buddha. The Buddhist circuit of this park was fabricated here under a State government venture, for boosting pilgrimage.The park region is perfectly finished making abundant walkway, gardens and space for guests to appreciate the quiet environment. The site summons excellent perspectives of the mountains and the profound climate of the area adds to the guest experience. The site likewise has extra base made for a museum meditation centre and for Buddhist gathering. "
Shivpuri River Rafting Point
#SwipeRightToTravel A planned yet impromptu trip it was, enthralled for i was going to tick the desire of rafting in the Ganga.Tragedy struck when after reaching at Mumbai Airport i realized, have forgotten my Digicam (one of the most essential gadget).. Damnnnnnnn Nooooo !! But okay.. no issues.. stored the memories on my Mobile cam, After all the pictures by any mode will relive the memories with same elation.It was my first trip to Uttrakhand and north specifically; and best time to visit The Hill station Mussoorie, Rishikesh & Dehradun escaping the rising temperature here in west.Dehradun is quiet a laidback town and visiting Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussosrie journey was a nice experience to begin with as these destinations are considered the start points for the foothills of Himalayas. And Who does not want to visit our own Himalayan Range, hence starting the exploration with Uttar of Bharat , what else than Uttrakhand!!Local travelling in the "VIKRAM" (6 seater auto), and yes here the bargains to be done for shopping, travelling etc.You will find all hindi speaking people with slight tone change in some people. I spent 4.5 days here and traveled from Mumbai to Dehradun via Jet Flight.It was a overall sweet experience with lots of memories and adventure with Rafting.Thank you for Reading and hope you felt gripped throughout the Notes.Ashwini
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is positioned at associate degree elevation height of 1800 meters higher than water level and is found at a distance of 38kms from Lansdowne. it's one amongst the foremost luring destinations in Lansdowne and is enclosed by dense deodar cedar trees. It offers sedative atmosphere and is that the most well-liked place for meditation since ages. this temple is legendary because the holy shrine of Lord Shiva. As per the myths, Tarkeshwar temple may be a place of deep belief and high religion and Tarkeshwar was a devil World Health Organization meditated here to induce a boon from Lord Shiva. Tarkasur meditated here for long and seeing his vast devotion and worship, Lord Shiva gave him a boon of eternity as per Tarkasurs plea. Later, Lord Shiva followed Vairagya, and departed away from all materialistic things within the world.
Neer Garh Waterfall
Neer Gaddu Waterfall is around 4 kilometres away from Laxman Jhula, and about 6 kilometres away from the Rishikesh main market. From the Rishikesh Badrinath Highway, there is small hilly road to reach Neer Gaddu Waterfall. The entrance fee to the waterfall is as follows:Below the age of 12 – Rs. 20Above the age of 12 – Rs. 30
For dinner, we were looking for a quirky place where we usually would not have dined, if we were in Mumbai. Somebody suggested “Freedom Café”. So we started searching for this place. It was around 10.30 pm, the walk to the cafe through Laxman Jhoola was a bit of a scary experience. The lane towards the restaurant was very narrow and seemed creepy, but the recommendations given by others gave us some courage. The restaurant had an Indian style sitting, on the banks of the river. The view of the river from the restaurant was very pleasant. The place was conquered by hippies who were engrossed in playing and singing Bollywood Retros on the Guitar. It was an amusing experience to enjoy the music on the banks of the river. The crowd joined in for the music too, well, who would miss on Sayonee and Maaeri.
Lansdowne market road
This is nothing but the main market of Lansdowne. Lansdowne being a very small place, you cannot expect shopping malls and departmental stores here. This is a large market which is like roadside market but the good part is you get everything that is available over here. Starting from fruits and vegetables to bakery items and small handicrafts to winter veils and shawls, you can buy anything from this place.
Located hardly a few miles from Rishikesh, Shivpuri boasts of lofty hills, waterfalls and the clear greenish-blue Ganga. Apart from it's virgin beauty, Shivpuri is home to all the adventure sports activities in Uttarakhand. If you want to try living without technology for a while... try Shivpuri. Break the monotony today!!! You won't have a mobile network/ electricity/ high speed internet; but perhaps you would feel the strongest connection with yourself. The locals working there, were very welcoming too. It was fun that night at the camp as I sat with them behind the kitchen watching movies, drinking chaai.
Little Buddha Cafe
One of the busiest places in Rishikesh, the Little Buddha Cafe is a quirky treehouse-style cafe with tables overlooking the river Ganga. A multi-cuisine cafe that offers unlimited breakfast, lunch and dinner options, the Little Buddha Cafe is Rishikesh’s answer to the very hip joints of Kasol and Manali.Try: Pizza and the mixed vegetable platter!Where: Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh
St. Mary's Church
A historical church built in the 19th century by a royal engineer named Col. A.H.B. Hume, this is just near the Tip N Top Pint. This is like a heritage monument of the hill station but all church services were stopped after 1947 given the deteriorating conditions of the building. The charge of administration was taken by the Garhwal Regiment and it was then converted into a museum like we find it now. The museum houses nothing but a pretty good collection of old pictures and details about pre- independence era of this place. You can also enjoy audio- visual representation of the British Era when you come here.
Kotdwara Railway Station
Located in the south-western part of Uttarakhand, Kotdwara is known for its scenic magnificence and numerous temples. It is situated at an elevation of 395 metres above sea level, at the foothills of the mighty Shivaliks. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Kotdwara. The town is also well connected to the major cities of India by railway networks as well as motorable roads and can be thus reached comfortably. Kotdwara has a number of majestic temples. Located just 2km away from the town, Sidhbali Temple is the most prominent one. Devoted to Goddess Durga, Durga Devi Temple is another major temple in the region. It offers an extremely serene and silent environment. Besides these two most frequented temples of Kotdwara, Kanvarshram is also worth paying a visit to. Situated on the banks of river Malini, it is the ashram of Karnav Rishi and holds utmost historical and cultural importance. Jim Corbett National Park, Lansdowne, Koteshwar Mahadev and Devi Bhagwati Temple – all around an hour's drive away – are the other places of interest worth visiting.
The next major spot we visited was on our way back from lansdowne. It is known as TARKESHWAR MAHADEVA TEMPLE and is 39km away from lansdowne.It is a secluded space filled with the holy faith of the lord shiva devotees. Tarkeshwar temple is a fine example to assert why lord shiva is called 'bhole nath'. It has a belief about the demon tarkeshwar associated with it.The road to this temple is known for its topography and scenic beauty with many road side caffes.The beautiful terrain of the way urges you to hault a no. of times for photographs.I surely did hault a thousand times.The fragrance, the aura, the silence, everything is altogether magical.Surrounded by deodar trees and tranquil atmosphere this temple actually calmed my soul of all turmoil.Infrastructurally,Thousands of bells tied by the devotees encircle the temple. And personally i love to ring those bells and hear their sound echo. An ashram and a dharamshala is also present. A lord shiva idol performing tandava is worshipped.It is a perfect place to pay homage to nature and worship god.And; It is a perfect place to pay homage to god and worship nature.So with this we were almost done exploring the marvelous lansdowne.And like every journey must conclude, So, with a million memories, a heavy heart and jittery mind we drove back to haridwar for the night stay.
Bhulla Taal Lansdowne
And it was evening when in the twilight me and a couple of my friends were Enjoying the tea and the mist of the evening air. And we knew we needed some time off. Suddenly Honey burst with the plan of going to Manali and me and Ankit stood there with Mouths open knowing it might be too quick but with the urge to Move out, 6 hours later we had our bags packed and booked a self driven Honda City. It was midnight when we started the trip and in the Following dawn, we were there enjoying the Cold morning wind of the hills. What a delight it was moving from the scorching heat to the chilly winds. The major difference that Lansdowne had from the other Mainstream hillstations I had visited was that, it had perfect greenery to it. There were flowers and trees and the even the stony hills had a tinge of greenness to it. As the air was thinning with altitude, the more green was it getting and the more pleasure was the location providing. And then finally we were there from the foots of the sea to 17,000 feets above sea level.We planned to grab some rest in the car itself and then we explore few picturesque places there. I still can't forget the beautiful lakes that it had to offer. The way had a lot more to offer than we had thought. It was just fantastic. ????. It's a fabulous weekend get away for the trip takers.
Darwan Singh Museum
Also known as the Garhwali Museum, this is a war museum housing a good collection of all sorts of war antiques, weapons and badges. This museum was inaugrated in 1983 and was named after an army man Darwan Singh Negi. The most attractive part is the very rare Garhwali gun collection preserved here with lot of care. The good part you will see in every place here is that people are very caring and concious about their land and heritage.
Garud Chatti Waterfall
At a distance of 9km from Rishikesh Railway Station and 4km from Lakshman Jhula, Garud Chatti waterfall is situated at Neelkanth Road near Rishikesh. The trek route to Garud Chatti Waterfall starts from a temple dedicated to Garuda. Visitors need to trek for about 1.5km from here to reach the waterfall.• Phool Chatti Waterfall, Rishikesh
St. John's Church
Built in 1863, St Johns Church is much like the Roman Catholic Church in England. This monument was constructed during the British rule by Protestant missionaries and is of much religious and historical importance to the hill town of Dalhousie. The architecture is that of a typical British structure as it is made of brick and wood. The church is located in Gandhi Chowk and is a mere 2 kilometres away from the Dalhousie bus stand. Many tourists come to visit this holy shrine all round the year. Next to the church is a library that houses a great number of books and records for visitors to read and go through.