Next morning, we got into a local bus for Rishikesh from Haridwar bus depo. The bus ticket was 40 rup per person. The journey till Rishikesh was as good as it can be. Once we reached there, we had a good breakfast including parathas and chai.
The first thing we went to see was The Ram Jhula, near to which is Lakshaman Jhula. The auto took 20 rup to drop us there. Once you reach there, you have to walk a little to reach the destination. The Ram Jhula and Lakshaman Jhula are very much similar and are a gem of a creation. Standing on the Jhula, you can see the beauty of the green river which is flowing like a boss. There is a good market where you can get earrings, bracelets and all that stuff. Doing a little shopping, we got down to the banks of river which is usually silent and is meant for people to sit and relax. We sat there for almost 5 hours. The mesmerizing beauty of the river, the silent shores, cold breeze and the beautiful mountains made it a breathtaking combination to be in. You can just cut yourself off from the whole world for sometime, be in touch with real nature, beautiful mountains, holy ganga and the cold breeze. I just loved this place.
The sun was about to set and we didn't wanted to miss the Majestic Ganga Arti on the banks nearby. We went there, had a seat and just enjoyed the Arti as if there was some holy spirit which was present in the air of Rishikesh. This was the best Ganga arti one can ever experience. After the Arti was over, we went back to hotel, packed our bags as we had to board the train back to Delhi at night.
I had never experienced such pious and holy atmosphere in my life. Visiting these two cities was my dream and I will cherish the amazing memories for the rest of my life. If there's heaven on Earth, it is surely here!