Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh
Laxman Jhula Highlights
Rishikesh’s most famous tourist spot is Laxman Jhula.
The British made this for their comfort. Laxman Jhula is almost 90 years old.
The Laxman Jhula is approximately 450 meters in length, and it is believed that Lord Laxman, the younger brother of Lord Ram, made this bridge out of jute and did penance[prayschit] here.
The bridge is therefore called Laxman Jhula.
Shiv Murti Highlights
A view of the shiv murti can be seen from Parmarth niketan.
It lies in the middle of the River Ganga
The sculpture is almost 14ft high, and it is very popular among tourists.
The scenario of Parmarth Niketan Ashram,,itself gives a peaceful and beautiful .
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Highlights
Location – Manikoot Mountain (parvat) near Rishikesh
Rishikesh is that place where Lord Shiv drunk poison (vish)during ocean churning (Samudra manthan)and after drinking that poison his throat turned blue.Hence this place is called Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
This temple is surrounded by 3 hills namely Manikoot, Bharahmakoot and Vishnukoot.
If you want to attend the arti then you must visit this temple at 6 am.
Neelgarh Waterfalls Highlights
Nilgarh Falls is a 25 feet high waterfall which is made up of 3 waterfalls and the beauty of this waterfall is made on sight. To see this waterfall, you have to walk on foot and cross 2 bridges.
The best time to visit the Nilgarh Falls is after the monsoons between October and September because that’s when you will be able to see the beauty of this waterfall.
There is no entry fee to visit here. If you are going to see this waterfall, then definitely take clothes with you because maybe your mind may become like bathing in that waterfall.
Beatles Ashram Highlights
Also known as Chaurasi Kutiya, the Beatles Ashram is a spiritual retreat.
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rishikesh.
Ashram was a training center earlier, but it gained international recognition when The Beatles English Rock Band meditated here in 1968.
According to the local people, it is said that the time spent by the people of that bandh was their best time and they wrote very good songs.
Opening hours – 10 am to 4 pm / no entry fee.
Trimbakeshwar Temple Highlights
Trimbakeshwar Temple, also known as the 13-storey temple.
This building is a temple of Shiva.
People here believe that this temple was built by Shankaracharya.
Triveni Ghat Highlights
Ganga Aarti is a very old custom of Rishikesh.
This aarti takes place at Triveni Ghat.
This ghat was built by Peshwa Balaji Bajirao.
Aarti Timings 6 pm to 7 pm
Rishi Kund Highlights
In Rishikesh, the Rishi Kund is located near Triveni Ghat.
According to legend, Rishi Kund is about 400-500 years old.
According to Hindu beliefs, Rama repented here for killing a Brahmin when he defeated Ravana.
Rishi Kund contains the idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.