Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rishikesh Tourism : Introduction, How Reach, Major Attractions & main sites to visit, Hotels in Rishikesh

Rishikesh Tourism : Introduction, How Reach, Major Attractions & main sites to visit, Hotels in Rishikesh


Area : 11.20 sq km
Language :Hindi, Garhwali, English
STD Code :0135
State: Uttaranchal
District:: Dehradun
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Rafting


BY AIR - The nearest airport is Dehradun, 35 km from Haridwar.

BY RAIL - Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 km) to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities.

BY ROAD - Rishikesh is connected by road via Haridwar with Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Kullu, Manali, and Shimla. It is also linked to Mussourie (77 km), Badrinath (301 km), Kedarnath (228 km), Gangotri (258 km), Yamunotri (288 km), Srinagar (105 km), and Joshimath (252 km).


Rishikesh (also spelled Hrishikesh, Rushikesh or Hrushikesh, is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by two other districts namely Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal. It is located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India and attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year, from within India, as well as from other countries. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city.The various ghats and temples assist the human spirit in its endeavor to be one with the ultimate source of all creations. It is also an attraction for the ones in search of adventure and passion. Rishikesh has also banned use of plastics bags by shopkeepers and vendors.


Triveni Ghat. This is a bathing ghat. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.  edit
Bharat Mandir
Lakshman Jhula
Gita Bhavan. Place of Guru Shri Ram Sukh Daasji, (the great thinker of his time) Popular among the Hindu Brahmin Community.
Swarg Ashram, Shri 108 Baba Sali Kamli Wale Swami Atam Prakash Ji. Swargashram ( Heavenly Adobe) as the name connotes is a beautiful place situated in picturesque surroundings at the foot of Himalayas on the left bank of the Ganges between Rishikesh and Laxmanjhula. It is the spiritual “ground zero” of Rishikesh, filled with a concentration of ashrams and temples.
Parmarth Niketan. One of the few Ashrams left in India where Kids get the Vedas Education. Must Visit in Evening for the Pooja/Aarti. 5PM in Winter and 6PM in summer.  edit
Neelkanth Mahadev Mela
Trayambakeshwar Temple, Lakshman Jhula. is 13 stories high, with different deities throughout.
Kailash Niketan Temple
Crossing Lakshman Jhula, the main temple you will see is Kailash Niketan Temple. It is a 13 storey structure slightly different from regular temples. The temple has sculptures of all the gods and goddesses.


There are several hotels in and around Rishikesh. Besides providing the lodging facilities, some of these hotels offer boarding and tour operations too. You may take your pick from the number accommodation options available at Rishikesh. The price range varies depending on the facilities the hotels provide. You may book rooms as per your budget.

There are several eateries and restaurants that offer delicious and hygienic food to the tourists in Rishikesh. You may choose from north Indian, South Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines.


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