Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National park, established in 1936 with the name Hailey park and renamed as Ramganga park in 1952, got its gift name in 1957 once James John Corbett, the renowned naturalist and lensman. Jim corbett park is India's first National park and positively the foremost enticing Park in India. The Park is placed within the foothills of the chain, within the thick of lush foliage and uneven mountains with variable heights, starting from concerning 1300 feet to almost 4000 feet. It's believed that the place, largely lying on the banks of Ramaganga watercourse, has prospered an ancient civilization.The prime magnetism of tourists and wild life enthusiasts to the present Park is that the majestic read of Tiger with all its wildness, this park is a natural surroundings of the rare species of Tigers that face extinction. The headquarters of Project Tiger, Ramnagar could be a sensible place to remain.
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.
One of the first companies to offer professional bungee opportunities to the masses, Jumping Heights lives up to its name. It provides the highest fixed platform bungee jumping in India at Mohanchhatti near Rishikesh. The bungee here has been designed by David Allardice in New Zealand, and the jump masters from the same place have been flown in to assist with the jumps.Location: Mohanchhatti (25km from Rishikesh)Price: Rs. 3,500Height: 83 mtrsWebsite: www.jumpingheights.com
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.
Day05:-We woke up early in the morning to see the sunrise.It was one of the most breathtaking experience of my life...After completing our breakfast we started our trek towards Gomukh,4km from Bhojwasa.It is a steep ascent from Bhojwasa.The road is full of boulders...After trekking through this ardous trail for 2 hours we reached 'there'...An indescribable joy was filling my heart as if I have conquered the world....Standing on the gomukh snout I realized why people ask to have a guide to trek upto Tapovan..There is no trail existent..You have to navigate through the glacier avoiding deep crevasses,without a guide it could very much possible that you lose your path in this glacial labyrinth.It's steep ascent,the most challenging in the entire trek..This portion of the trek examined us both physically and mentally..After reaching the top we were almost out of breath but the beauty that unfolded paid every penny of it.......We reached Heaven...At the foot of Mighty mount Shivling.....Mounibaba was gracious enough to allow us to stay in his hermitage with delicious food....
Parmarth Niketan Ashram
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 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. "
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.
At Zostel they had arranged for Bonfire and Dhol to celebrate Holi, we joined them and had fun having dinner and enjoying the Super Moon and the Starry sky from the terrace while warming up to the Bonfire. The plan for next day had been hatched by Ankit from Zostel, he told us to be ready by 4:45 in the morning.. we were going to some exciting place..To know what happened keep reading..Day 2: From the Gateway of Plains-Rishikesh to Queen of Hills- Mussoorie
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.
You can board a bus or shared taxi to Hindola Khal village from the Yatra Bus Stand in Rishikesh. On reaching the village, you can board another shared taxi to reach the parking of Kunjapuri Temple or you can trek there. The starting point of this trek route is about 3km down from the temple. From there you can climb up the hill to reach the temple.
The Beatles Ashram
While the objectives were clear from the word go and we just wanted to make merry (that means drinking in spartan J), we ended up not having much. I was simply blown away by what Rishikesh can offer more. I along with my friends managed to relive what the Beatles must have and in words of a dear friend of mine, "the world has surely F*C**D itself up post that era". While its nothing out of the ordinary for the minds who don't believe in the existence of greatness but the Beatles Ashram as its popularly was the highlight of the visit.
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.
Dhikala Forest Rest House
Dhikala Forest building is found in Dhikala Zone, Uttarakhand of India , Dhikala Forest building was built in year 1937 in British era, This park was based in year 1936 and named as Helly park , Later name was born-again as Ram Ganga park and once mister died at African country in year 1957 United Nation agency had stirred to Kenya once Independence India, Park's name was modified as prizefighter park, Mr. prizefighter Was hunter and naturalist UN agency wont to occupy house at Chhoti Haldwani, prizefighter had killed several man eaters Tigers of Kumaun.Jim Corbett park is unfold in 521 Sq Kms space & divided in 2 district of Pauri, Entry gate ( Dhangarhi ) & Uttarakhand Nainital of Dhikala falls in Nainital district & Dhikala Forest building falls in Pauri Garhwal District. The rest house is also very popular among the tourist. Prize fighter history makes this place even more interesting place in Uttarakhand as the tourist get fascinated.
Neergarh Waterfall II
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
The water descending from mountains started to splatter on and tickle our skin. We were bowled over by the mystical scenery like view, which left us spellbound. All we did in that moment was stand still, admiring the beauty of the place, feeling the breeze, and resting our brain cells.I could not wait and in the very next moment I just popped out my camera and seized the moment forever with me. (Although no photograph can do justice to what a treat it was for my eyes to witness the magnificence of the waterfalls)
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.
Neer Garh Waterfall
It is about 6 kilometer from Tapovan and 3 kms from Laxman Jhula. It is one of the most frequented waterfalls as it is the easiest to access. There is also a small pool where you can enjoy the serenity, relax by dipping your feet in cold water or even take a bath.Visit Neergarh Waterfall just after monsoon season and you will witness water cascading thousands of feet from the mountain top.Trekking through waterfalls and passing by shallow pool provides you genuine feel of nature with many species of butterfly can be seen here and the water is very clear. The entrance fee is Rs 30, and then you need to go up by mountain road.Distance (From Rishikesh Railway Station): 9 KmsCommonly Visited From: Rishikesh Railway StationTrip Duration (From Rishikesh Railway Station, Including Travel): 2-3 HoursPlace Location: 5 Km From Lakshman JhulaTransportation Options: Cab / Auto / + Walk/TrekEntry Fee: Rs. 30 per personInformation Source: euttaranchalHappy travelingFir milege kahi kisi roj ghumte firte :)
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.
Tip N Top
This is a holiday resort in the beautiful hill station and you can stay in log cottages or normal cottages when you come here. The views of the foggy surroundings are even more perfect from here and the dense forests are perfect places for some camping, picnics and walking. The rooms here are just enough for you to put up and there can be a few spiders here and there but this is what you call real camping experience in the midst of the forest. The service and food is good otherwise.
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.
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.
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
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