Over the past few years, Rishikesh Tourism has grown massively and is still increasing with each passing day. Popular for its adventure activities, the town on the banks of river Ganga is also known for its various touristy places. Rishikesh has become one of the most visited cities in India in just a timespan of a decade, which is surprisingly amazing.
Despite of the fact that Rishikesh is famous for all the adventure sport activities, there are many other things to do in the city, which people aren’t aware about. Today, we are listing those places in the town where everyone should visit when in town.
The Lakshman Jhula is a celebrated hanging bridge across the river of Ganges, which links two villages, Tapovan and Jonk. Located at a distance of 5 kilometres to the northeast of Rishikesh, the complete bridge is made from iron. The length of the bridge is 450 feet and is located at the height of 70 feet from the holy river Ganga. Due to the mythological stories, The Lakshman Jhula is famous amongst the tourists. The bridge offers a spectacular view of the river Ganges, flowing through the banks. It is one scenic view that no one should ever miss.
The spot where Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati all three sacred rivers meet is known as the Triveni Ghat. It is believed that a dip in the holy water can cleanse your soul, eradicate all the sins and fears. So, next time when you visit Rishikesh, don’t forget to take a sip in the sacred water.
Jadh Canga Trek
After so many years, this place still manages to maintain its untouched beauty which is complemented by the virgin hills and equanimity of this place. The sound of flowing streams, pristine beauty of glaciers and a spectacular landscape makes this already beautiful spot even more attractive for the visitors. So, if you are a nature-lover, then this is your go-to place in Rishikesh.
Known for its exceptional wilderness, Kuari Pass has been attracting visitors for decades. People not only from India but abroad visit this place for it is the centre of Garhwal region. The paas is located in the close proximity to Nanda Devi.
Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh
Ganga arti in Rishikesh is one of the massive arti rituals held to worship the holy river Ganges. These aartis are regularly attended by devotees, believers and tourists who come here to seek blessings from the sacred Ganga. The rituals performed at the bank of the river are sure to provide you with a soulful experience. The ones who are seeking a divine escape from the regularities of life are often drawn to these rituals seeking peace.
Neer Garh Waterfall
Neer Garh Waterfall is a striking narrow stream of river water flowing down a rocky terrain, amidst a dense green forest. To reach this fall, one needs to trek down a distance of about one kilometre through the forest followed by a cliff to reach the majestic waterfall.
At the height of 380 kms, Kaudiyala is one of the most popular rock climbing places among toursits. Surrounded by the dense green forests, the beautiful rock climbing destination also offers white river rafting tracks.