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Rishikesh is a holy town situated on the bank of the river Ganges in north India, about 230-kms from capital New Delhi. The town is the gateway to the Himalayas and surrounded by pristine beauty of forests and mountains. By the virtue of its geographic location Rishikesh is the major hub of outdoor adventure in the world. White water river rafting, mountaineering, wildlife explorations, extreme adventure games etc draws thousands of thrill seekers to Rishikesh every week in search of adrenaline and adventure.
There are more faces to Rishikesh. Since ancient times Rishikesh was the melting point for those seeking knowledge about Yoga. Being the town of sages and ascetics the search for real Yoga attracts people from every corner of the globe.
The biggest attraction of Rishikesh is river rafting indeed the river Ganges which attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over India. There are several ancient temples in and around Rishikesh and devoted Hindus makes a pilgrimage to Rishikesh in faith of God.
All the above reasons make Rishikesh a unique cultural and social assembly that is impossible to find anywhere else. Below are some of the major attractions of Rishikesh.
Attraction of Rishikesh
Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh
This is a suspension iron bridge built more than 80 years ago over the river Ganges. From here you can cross to the other side of Rishikesh.
Ram Jhula, Rishikesh
This is the newer suspension bridge constructed between Shivananda Ashram and Swargashram for connecting the two sides. From the bridge you get an excellent and wide view of river Ganga.
Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh
Triveni Ghat is a neatly developed social place built on the bank of river Ganges. There are beautiful sculptures and temples here. The evening Aarti (religious procession) at Triveni Ghat is must for anyone visiting Rishikesh.
Gita Bhavan ,Rishikesh
Gita Bhavan complex across Lakshman Jhula is a beautiful display of painting and statutes from Hindu mythology.
Bharat Mandir , Rishikesh
Situated in the town side, the Bharat Mandir is the oldest known temple of Rishikesh dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is regarded highly by priests and locals.
Beatles Ashrams, Rishikesh
The ruins of Maharishi Mahesh Ashram is now popularly known as the Beatles Ashram. The famous quartet from the Beatles visited this Ashram in 1968 to learn transcendental meditation. Today the Ashram is taken over by nature, with wild animals, birds and insects taking over. The remains of the building is slowly crumbling down.