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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Travel Guide

Rishikesh is one of the pilgrimage sites of Hindus in India. The city is located on the banks of Ganges River in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Garhwal range of Himalayan foothills.

Rishikesh is located near Haridwar. Haridwar is at about 25 km from Rishikesh and a pilgrimage would visit both the places. People visiting Dehradun and Massouri also make a trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Population of the city is around one lakh. Devotees believe that it was a land of gods and goddesses. The presence of holy Ganges enhances the importance of the place. This city houses Ayurvedic institutions and Vedic study centers.

As legends state, the city was a part of Kedarkhand (Garhwal range). It is believed that Rama did penance here to defeat Ravana. His brother is said to have crossed the Ganges in a place where present day Lakshman Jhoola is located. So, Lakshman Jhoola and Ram Jhoola –these two suspension bridges are the two important sightseeing spots of the city.

Rishikesh and Haridwar, together attract the spiritual minded tourists who are interested in learning yoga and Vedanta. If it is a sunny day one can go for river rafting in the Ganges stream. There are guides who arrange for adventure treks.

How to reach:

Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport. Reaching Rishikesh from Dehradun is just half an hour journey. One can reach Rishikesh via Massouri or Haridwar. There are luxury buses from New Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway Station is connected to Delhi, Haridwar, Bandikui and Jammu. But, it is better to reach Haridwar and later proceed towards Rishikesh.

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Places of interest:

Visit-Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Lakshman Jhula, Gita Bhavan, Swarg Ashram, Parmarth Niketan.

Do- River rafting, adventure treks, attend evening aarati at the ghats of Ganga and explore yoga classes.

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