Triveni Ghat is the main bathing ghat, where the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati flow together. The dusk Aarti on the ghat is most impressive and is a real sight to behold. Devotees release flower-filled leaf boats carrying tiny oil lamps and let them float out on the river, which is a ceremony of worship, remembrance and hope
Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula, is this newly constructed building famous for attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Founded in early 1950s, it runs a free Ayurvedic Dispensary and has a branch of the Gita Press, Gorakhpur. There are several hundred rooms for visiting pilgrims. The famous Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharta are described here on the walls. This is an ideal place to buy bedsheets, sarees and various other clothes. The asafetida of Rishikesh is very famous.
Situated on the Rishikesh - Badrinath road, this mountainous spot is the site of the holy meeting of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. When they flow out of here, they are together called the Ganga. An old temple of Ram here is well known. It is believed that the town is named after Deosharma, a sage, who led a life of penance here and succeeded in having a glimpse of God. Devprayag, meaning "holy confluence", is essentially the site of the beginning of the Ganges River. The Ganges begins with the confluence of ... read more
It is about 20 kms from Rishikesh covered with forests providing a pleasant environment. Government has declared Chilla a sanctuary. A canal from Ganga feeds the reservoir to spot many animals. A stay at the tourist lodge is preferred by most tourists to enjoy the peaceful scenic surroundings. Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for animal watchers is about 8 kms. from Haridwar. Located on the banks of the Ganga River, in the heart of Shivalik hills, Chilla is a part of the famous Rajaji National Park. The town make... read more
Though the temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu, it holds a number of images normally associated with the worship of Lord Shiva and is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. The image installed here has a distinctly Himalayan cast of features. Adi Sankaracharya renovated the temple.
It is India's promising ski-spot and is considered the best skiing slope in Asia. Both sides of the slope are covered with oak and coniferous trees that break the speed of the wind and this makes it ideal for skiing. In the summers, when there is no snow, Auli temples with abundance of fresh air and tranquil environs. It is not only an ideal health resort, but also a perfect vacation spot. One of the well established Sports Circuit of the state of Uttar Pradesh. With their wide-open spaces above the snowfields of G... read more
It is India’s promising ski-spot and is considered the best skiing slope in Asia. Both sides of the slope are covered with oak and coniferous trees that break the speed of the wind and this makes it ideal for skiing. In the summers, when there is no snow, Auli temples with abundance of fresh air and tranquil environs. It is not only an ideal health resort, but also a perfect vacation spot. One of the well established Sports Circuit of the state of Uttar Pradesh. With their wide-open spaces above the snowfield... read more
Address: 30 kms from Rishikesh
Location: North India
Altitude: 926 mts
Type of Construction: Ancient
Type of Building: Temple
Importance: It is believed that it was here that Lord Shiva consumed the venom which came out during the Samudra Manthan. Due to this his throat became blue in colour which in Hindi means Neelkanth.
Best Time: Mid July to mid August
Accomodation: Accomodations are available at Rishikesh.
Accesibility: Rishikesh is well connecte... read more
This suspended Iron bridge was built in 1939 and has been a major attraction among the tourists to Rishikesh. It is said that Lakshman crossed Ganga on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. The Ganges appears very panaromic from the bridge. One can enjoy the picturesque surroundings and the cool breeze from the River while standing on the bridge. If you feel like feeding the fish in the Ganges, take a boat and cross the river. The boat ride makes the bridge appear more gorgeous. Close to Lakshman... read more