15 best things to do in Rishikesh
This place is a feast for both people who love adventures and also who love the spiritual vibe life gives. Regardless of age group , this is a beautiful place. There are major adventure activities present like kayaking , bungee jumping , river rafting , cliff jumping , beach camping and many more. The prevalence of Yoga is major in Rishikesh. The place is surrounded by ghats and holds spiritual value. People of the Hindu religion hold the Ganga Aarthi as an eye feast. Ram Jhula , Lakshman Jhula , Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Tera Manzil Temple are some major tourist attractions here.
But I am gonna do you all a favor by listing out 15 best places and must do things in Rishikesh.
- Go river rafting –
This has got to be the most popular activity when visiting Rishikesh. As it is very close to the Ganges , availability to do this activity is in abundance. It will leave you with adrenaline pulsing through your veins.
- Bungee Jumping –
Rishikesh is known for this as it has the longest one , almost 84 meters. This activity generally is when you throw yourself out of a railing while being suspended on a harness simultaneously. Pregnant women and old age people avoid this.
- Flying Fox –
This is similar to zip line and works the same exact way a flying fox would move sliding through a series of loops. It is done around the Ganges which costs around 2.5K per person.
- Go trekking –
For anyone who loves trekking or just exploring the nature this is a perfect activity to do. You can trek to Gangotri , Kedarnath and many other places depending on your physical endurance. It costs around INR 4,000-10,000 based upon location.
- Ganga Aarthi at Triveni Ghat –
This is the most holy and happening place at Rishikesh. It is an absolute beauty to see all the lamps all lit up and flowing in synchrony in the Ganga River which is considered the most purest. Present throughout the year , don’t miss this one!
- Try Yoga –
Yoga is a very known act here strengthening your mind and body creating harmony with all the elements. Some famous Yoga centers are Vipasana Yoga Meditation Center and Anand Prakash.
- Visit Lakshman Jhula –
Believed to be built by Lakshman by a piece of rope for saving Goddess Sita. This is a must visit. You can take a peaceful stroll along the bridge which is a great stressbuster,
- Visit Rajaji National Park –
Located in Uttarakhand , it is home to many wildlife in open surroundings. It is said to have many elephants and a safari is also available. Apart from this , it houses sambar deer , many birds.
- Visit Kunjapuri Devi Temple –
Kunjapuri Devi is a well known Shaktipeeth at Garwal Himalayas. Located 1600 meters above ground , this place is a divine place filled with beauty. A silent place where you can understand your inner self , have a dharshanam and enjoy the scenic view.
- Beatles Ashram –
Beatles Ashram aka . Chaurasi Kutia is an ashram towards the north side of Rishikesh. It has been named that way ever since the Beatles band came over here in 1986. The energy and vibe this place gives really gives you an opportunity to redefine the meaning of your life.
- Go to Neer Garh Waterfalls –
Trekking for almost 15 mins to view this panoramic sight is worth every sṭep you make. Amalgamation of 3 streams this will bedazzle your eyes! Enjoy the flora and fauna present in the nature , click some aesthetic pics and have a blast. There are bridges made around every corner making it easy to trek too.
- Triveni Ghat –
This is a religious ghat famous for it’s Ganga Aarthi at the evening. You can take a dip in the holy Ganges renowned globally that will purify you and remove all the bad karma you’ve done so far. You can also take a boat ride around and in ghat to visit the Geetha temple and Laxmi Narayana Temples.
- Visit Shivpuri –
As the name suggests this place , this is home to Lord Shiva and is both spiritual and adventurous at the same time. You can visit the major attraction here ,i.e , the Shiva temple. After that head over to some activities like river rafting , rock climbing , zip line and many more. These tasks are fully secure having good equipment. Enjoy the view , have delicious food and what else do you need?
- Visit Parmarth Niketan Ashram –
This is a sanctimonious abode that helps you reconnect with your spiritual self. It involves clean food , a good amount of exercise , Yoga and mindful meditation. People from everywhere come here to stay and the fees are INR 1600 for AC rooms and INR 600 for non AC rooms.
- Tera Manzil Temple –
A famous attraction that can be seen while you pass Lakshman jhula. This intricately constructed 13 storey of Trimbakeshwar brings every Hindu together. Do come here in the evening for a better view!
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