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  • Famous Adventure Sports in Rishikesh are River Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Kayaking, Bungee jumping, Fying fox, Mountain biking, Trekking etc. To relish the charm of the Himalayas with some excitement, nothing sounds better than an enthralling vacation with adventure activities in Rishikesh. 

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    Tourists can undertake a gamut of activities under the expert guidance and utmost standards of professional safety when trying out adventure sports in Rishikesh. While river rafting is a momentous exercise capturing the eye of every tourist there is Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh (Flat 30% Off) to offer a spine-chilling experience to conquer your fear. Rishikesh is undoubtedly an astounding destination with its wonderful set of adventure sports to make it to your bucket list.

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    From backpackers to families, Rishikesh is an enjoyable escapade to let go of your fears and surrender yourself to the spirit of adventure in the serene ambience of Himalayas. In the event that you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of cities to soak in the grandeur of nature and add some adventurous memories to your travel diaries, Rishikesh is the place to be for your next vacation.

    Here are some of the best adventure sports in Rishikesh:

  • 01River Rafting

    River Rafting

    Rishikesh is the God for river rafting or white water rafting in India. It will not be wrong to say that this is the best adventure sport that you will get to try in this city of adventures. River rafting in Rishikesh is a water sport where you have to fight through the water and feel the fun in it. 

    In Rishikesh, you try this with the mother of all rivers in India, River Ganga. Off late, this adventure has become extremely popular making this sport the best among the long list of other thrilling Rishikesh adventure sports. 

    This adventure sport can be tried out at multiple destinations in Rishikesh and is an easily affordable one. There is no room for you to say no but delve into the best adventure sport in Rishikesh.

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  • 02Camping

    Camping

    Yet another amazing option, if you are touring the sacred land, is Camping in Rishikesh. A stay at these camps will be a memorable one, as they are tented up right on the banks of the Ganges, which exhibits a perfect melange of serene environs and lush green carpets.

    An experience of stay, right between the alluring meadows, verdant suburbs, and a fresh breeze is just one-of-its-kind and worth a try. So, escape the luxury stays and delve in an exceptional stay experience at these camps beside the holy waters of Rishikesh.

    Location: On the banks of Ganges.

    Price: Starts from INR 999 onwards.

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  • 03Bungee Jumping

    Bungee Jumping
    Rishikesh, known for being the best home for adventure sports in India could definitely not leave bungee jumping. Jumping off from a certain height with just a rope tied to keep you hanging in there will give you the adrenaline rush in just a snap.

    One of the oldest bungee jumping spots, Mohan Chatti is located in Rishikesh. The jump here is from a fixed platform and about 83 meters above the ground level. It is one of the most extreme adventure sports in Rishikesh which is worth an experience.

    One can also try reverse bungee jumping at the same spot in Rishikesh. The jump can be tried out by people within the age group of 18-60 that don’t possess a phobia for heights or any other serious health issues.

    It is quite special that all the adventure junkies that try out bungee jumping at Mohan Chatti are offered a certificate for successful completion of the adventure sport.

    Must check things to do in Rishikesh.
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    Rishikesh is a small town near the holy city of Haridwar, famous for being a spiritual getaway and a hub for adventure sports like white water rafting, cliff diving, rock climbing and many other such heart-pumping activities. But the one thing that it is the most famous for is the white water rafting on the rapids of the river Ganga. Rishikesh is the country's best spot for rafting, and if you throw in the excitement of camping at one of the sandy beaches in Rishikesh, then this trip becomes an unbeatable one. This is unforgettable experience which you will experience near Laxman Jula.

    This camp offers the comfort of living in cozy quarters with common washrooms, a view of the hills nearby and adventures to last you a lifetime. Enjoy the convenience of all basic amenities at camp to make your stay in the tents comfortable. The river Ganga is just 50 Metres away from the campsite making it a beach camping experience wherein you have an access of river. The location of camps is in Laman Jula.

    Also part of the camp are the various indoor and outdoor activities that you can enjoy, in tandem with the white water rafting like body surfing, rope walk, nature hiking, and camp games (volleyball, football, cricket, badminton). And to make your stay even more wonderful and memorable, an evening bonfire will be lit so you can sit around in its warmth and enjoy singing and storytelling with your campmates. Dinner will be under the shade of the billions of stars and will come with the option of both, Veg and Non-Veg. 

    About the activity: 

    • Enjoy a rendezvous with the thrill and charm of Rishikesh.
    • Spend 2 days and 1 night in a Beach camp and explore the pristine beauty of nature.
    • Charge up your adrenaline while on adventure quest besides the gurgling rivers and dense forests.
    • Enjoy all the beauties and shades of nature in their full glories.
    Child below 14 years will not be provided.

    Check-in - 11 AM
    Check-out - 11 AM


  • 05Flying Fox

    Flying Fox
    Rishikesh is not just a home for multiple adventure activities but the best of them as well. Flying fox is an adventure sport where the participant gets to descend through a valley while he/ she is attached to a chord. The best part about Rishikesh is that it possesses Asia’s longest flying fox track.

    This fact doubles the fun of trying this adventure sport as you get to do this on a one-kilometer stretch. This adventure sport in Rishikesh can be ticked off as a single participant, in a couple or even a trio.

    There are also combinations and packages that you can look up to take part in multiple heights based adventure activities at the same spot.

    Also, find out best places to visit in Rishikesh.
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  • 06Giant Swing

    Giant Swing
    Similar to the experience of bungee jumping, the giant swing is another rope based adventure sport in Rishikesh. Tourists don’t have to look for a lot to tick this one off, you can try this at Mohan Chatti itself while you are up for the bungee jumping adventure.

    The long elastic chord will swing you across the valley from a height of 83 meters and you hang in there for a while to the grove in the fun of it. It is quite an amazing experience for those of you that love adventures involving height.

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  • 07Cliff Jumping

    Cliff Jumping

    Jumping off the cliff into the river or otherwise is one among the favourite adventure sports in Rishikesh for the tourists that visit Devbhoomi. A land of several beautiful natural peaks and valleys, Rishikesh has enough and more destinations that can accommodate this adventure sport.

    There are also several clubs with exclusive Rishikesh adventure packages that offer to be a guide to the tourists and help them explore some of these adventure activities.

    In Rishikesh, one gets to choose the height to take part in this adventure activity based on their endurance level. What is motivating is how well the sport is accepted by the locals as well as the tourists of this place. They leave not a chance for you to say no to the sport.

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  • 08Kayaking

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    Adventure in Rishikesh just gets better and better with every step into it! Kayaking is a water sport where the rider can navigate through the water as he wants. Here you can choose your level of rapid that will suit your physical strength.

    Kayaking in Rishikesh is also called canoeing and it requires a certain level of preparation along with physical stamina. Hence rough rapids are not preferred for the first-timers.

    But never the less, may it first or n’th time one is sure to rejuvenate by the experience of this adventure sport in Rishikesh.
  • 09Rappelling

    Descend down the majestic Shivalik Himalayas and experience the best of rappelling at Rishikesh. The town has enough and more destinations for tourists and adventure lovers to try out rappelling in Rishikesh as it is blessed with steep valleys and rock formations.

    The best among them should be Shivalik Himalayas which is also quite famous for the same. The vertical declines are the most exciting part of this sport where once gets to challenge his/ her own levels of endurance and get some chills down the spine during the sport.

    Being a home for such pure forms of adventure, Rishikesh is definitely bound to be entitled to being the adventure capital of India.

  • 10Mountain Biking

    Ride through the charm and mist of the bewitching destination, Rishikesh and satisfy the adventurer in you! Rishikesh is known for having a geographical base that is extremely hilly, steep and complex. This feature of the small town makes it perfect for adventure sport like mountain biking.

    One has to register with any of the adventure clubs and can then select an adventure package that the club offers. Tourists can do this in groups, solo or in couple format as they can be fixed with a larger group if they are less in number.

    This adventure sport is more about exploring the real Rishikesh and can be done by anybody. There is no age limit for this adventure in Rishikesh.

    Check here: The best packages for biking in Rishikesh.

  • 11Trekking

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    One of the easiest and relaxing adventure activities in this abode is trekking. It is a definitely one among the most alluring experiences in Rishikesh. Walk through the mystic trails of this mesmerising city and explore the city in a different way.

    The place is geographically well blessed and has a number of natural attractions that one can explore Rishikesh while trekking. Some of the popular trekking routes are to Dehradun and other famous destinations in Uttarakhand.

    These treks begin from Rishikesh and make a loop back to the city. Chandrashila and Panch Kedar are the most popular among the regular treks. Tourist can also ice trek if they sign up for Gaumukh Nandavan trek and a few others.

  • 12Waterfall Trekking

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    Trekking is a usual experience for most of us, but it’s quite unique in Rishikesh. Rishikesh adventure sports is one of its kind and waterfall trekking in Rishikesh is one of the many thrilling adventures sports you witness. In this sport, one can trek up the waterfall and feel the gushing water. This activity can be paired up with a picnic and then you can trek your way to glory alongside the waterfall. The activity is a mixture of fun and adventure.

    It is also easy to be ticked off by all the age groups and can be carried out as a group or alone. Tourists have an option to pair up with adventure clubs, book some Rishikesh adventure package and undertake multiple adventure activities. One can explore numerous destinations to do the same.
  • 13Rock Climbing

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    Are you an adventure lover? Taste the thrill of rock climbing in Rishikesh, which is indeed one of the best adventure sports in Rishikesh. All you need to do is balance and keep moving towards the top.

    Rishikesh is certainly one of the stablest locations for mountain climbing, as it owns the splendid Shiwalik range, boasting with remarkable topography. Be it the steep terrain or an arduous one, it holds all of it!

    Location:
    One can enjoy this activity at Shivalik Hills and various other points.

    Timings: From early morning 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM in the evening.

    Price: Starts from INR 1,000 onwards.

  • 14Valley Crossing

    Rishikesh’s adventure is the most exciting and enthralling experience to an adventure junky. One among the never-ending list of Rishikesh’s adventures sports is valley crossing. The city is blessed with destinations that are a great deal for any adventure lover.

    Valley crossing is one such loved adventure that can be tried by people of any age group. Adventure clubs of the town form groups and take them on this activity. It helps the tourist explore the land of God in a much better way.

    Rishikesh’s Adventure packages combine a few other adventures like trekking and mountain biking with the same, offering it to the tourist at reasonable prices. Witness the majesty of River Ganga, cross it, trek up the valley and bag an experience for a lifetime.

  • 15Body Surfing

    Ever dreamt of floating on the icy-cold waters? Here you can live your dream. While you enjoy rafting, you can also witness this activity, and soothe each and every segment of the body, with the hold water of Ganges. If you are an adventure junkie, then you know where you have to go for a spectacular experience of body surfing!

    Location: This can be enjoyed at the Ganges and is mostly included in rafting package.

    Timings: One can enjoy this from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the evening.

    Price: Starts from INR 1,000 onwards.

  • 16Zorbing

    With a a wide list of adventures, here one can also enjoy a fun-filled activity, Zorbing. Take your friends along and roll in an air-filled ball on the greens of Gharwal Himalayas. Though this is a milder version when it comes to listing the adventure activities in here, but it is often witnessed by people of all ages.

    Location: This can be witnessed in the Shivpuri range.

    Timings:
    One can enjoy this from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the evening.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 500 onwards.

  • 17Hot Air Ballooning

    About the activity: Of all the adventure sports in Rishikesh, Hot Air Ballooning is something which gives you a glimpse of the scenic wonders from atop.

    While you tour the sky with the vibrant colored hot air balloon, you can spot the greens and grandeur of the quarter. Be it a family vacation or a trip with your bunch of folks, this activity is worth-trying.

    Location:
    Near Dehradun Airport, which almost 18 km from Rishikesh.

    Timings:
    This can be witnessed from early morning at 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the evening.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 2,500 onwards.


Adventure in Rishikesh

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Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh.

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Swarga Ashram

Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.
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Deoria Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal is maybe the main trek on our rundown that gives most extreme returns for the exertion put in. There are three things that are truly staggering about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila top trek. In any case, Deoriatal has the best backwoods trek amongst all our treks. On the off chance that you take the area between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is infrequently shocking to envision the amount of assortment wildernesses can be in.

There are segments with thick lush trees, there are greenery secured trails through concealing passages and there are trails that weave through clearings in the wildernesses. Also, we camp blast amidst the woodland in a completely open clearing at Rohini Bugyal.

Highlights - Trekking, Rafting, Camping

Location - Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level: High


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Ram Jhula

Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!
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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

One of the not to be missed places to visit near Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is around 32km from the city limits and is located at a height of 1,330m above the sea level in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Among all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple holds a major prominence among the devotees.

Tucked between the pictorial valleys of Manikot, Brahmakot and Vishnukot, the heart-warming surrounding of this sacred temple owes to its popularity among all the Rishikesh tourist places. With Lord Shiva, who is also known as 'Neelkanth' or the 'Blue Throated One' as the main deity, the peak of the temple is adorned with sculptures of both the Gods and the Asuras.

It is said that during 'samudramanthan'; or while both the Gods and Asuras were churning out the ocean bed to obtain the holy 'amrita' or the 'nectar of immortality, Lord Shiva drank the poison that evolved from the sea. This turned his throat blue, and thus he was named as Neelkanth, and is worshipped in this temple in the form of a 'shivalinga'. Devotees visit this sacred temple throughout the day and takes a bath in the natural spring in the main complex before offering puja to the main deity.
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Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

Not a lot of places in Rishikesh can boast the peace and calm that one experiences at Triveni Ghat and that is saying a lot. Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat is a tranquil and peaceful experience that is sure to fill you with a sense of calm and quiet introspection. 

The Ganga Aarti is performed as a mark of respect and devotion to Goddess Ganga and is attended by hundreds and thousands of locals and tourists every day. After sunset, the ghat lights up with the light from the lamps that are set afloat on leaf boats after the Aarti. It is truly a sight to behold and the power of spirituality can be truly understood and experienced making it a must thing to do in Rishikesh.

Best Season: The Aarti is performed throughout the year.

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Triveni Ghat

Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Triveni Ghat is among the most magnetic places to visit in Rishikesh. The confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology: Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, this ghat is considered as the most pious among all the other ghats within the vicinity.

According to the legends, the water of this ghat has the magical power of purifying one's heart and soul, and make it free from all the sins. Devotes from every corner of the country throngs Triveni Ghat and takes a dip with utmost devotion and faith. Come morning, you can witness them offering milk to the river, performing 'Surya Namaskar' and feeding the fishes around the ghat. By evening, this auspicious ghat turns into a riot of colours as it is time of the 'Maha Aarti' or the aarti to Mother Ganga.

Priest and the devotees perform several rituals during this sacred event, and offers lamps clad with flowers and incense stick to the Goddess as mark of their gratitude and devotion. The melodious hymns of the temple bells and the shanks can be heard everywhere, and the entire vicinity turns into a plethora of colour during this time. The peace and devotion that exists during the aarti makes Triveni Ghar one of the must visit Rishikesh tourist places.
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Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Situated around 6km from Tapovan, Neer Gaddu Waterfall in Rishikesh is a true delight for the visitors! Shallow pool, cascading waters and the bountiful beauty around the waterfall makes it one of the picturesque places that cannot be missed at any cost. Located within 5km from Lakshman Jhula, this gorgeous cascade can be easily reached from Rishikesh Market and the climb to it is also very easy; only 2km uphill walk and you can have a tryst with its immaculate beauty and charm!

Hidden away from most of the crowd, the cascade offers an extremely salubrious and calm ambience around. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, it proves to be an ideal destination. The nature lovers can also spend some of the most wonderful times while adoring and embracing its gorgeousness. For those, who like to capture every moment with their lenses, Neer Gaddu Waterfall proves to be a heaven and offers ample of opportunities to click a masterpiece!

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Tera Manzil Temple

On your visit to Tera Manzil Temple, visit each of its thirteen floors and witness the devotion that engulfs the entire place! Unlike other Rishikesh temples that are dedicated to a single deity, this temple has multiple deities and offers you an amazing opportunity to worship all of them at the same time.

Symmetric architecture, pleasant location and the sanctity that fills in the ambience makes it one of the pious temples in the entire vicinity. Also known as the Trayambakeshwar or Trimbakeshwar Temple, one can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings from the temple top. A short walk from other landmarks of the city like Lakshman Jhula will get you to this devout temple in Rishikesh.
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Kunjapuri Temple Trekking

Kunjapuri is positioned at a height of 1645 meters and lends a panoramic sight of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. Kunjapuri Temple trek is very much famous for trekking in rishikesh. Travelling towards Gangotri, about 6 kilometers from Narendra Nagar the road bifurcates at Hindola Khal, leading to the shrine, which is 5 kilometers further.

Being a main religious place, 1000s of visitors come throughout the year especially throughout 'Navratras' (April and October). Grand Celebrations are held during the Dussehra festival.One can witness excellent sunrise or sun set on the Greater Hiamalayan Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains.

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Bharat Mandir

Rishikesh is like a two faced coin, on one side it comprises of the activities like Camping in the foothills of Himalayas, thrilling river rafting in Ganges, Trekking and on the other side it is the most loved holy place, amongst it there is Bharat Mandir, located in the centre of the city, this sacred temple is believed to be one of the oldest religious sites in the entire country and one of the sought after tourist places in Rishikesh. According to the common folklores, the existence of Bharat Mandir is as old as that of Rishikesh! Legends has it that the present day deity of this temple was reinstalled by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya during 789AD on the auspicious day of Basant Panchnami.

Even till date, devotees flocks this temple on the same day of the Hindu calendar and attend a grand procession wherein the idol of Lord Hrishikesh is taken out for a dip in the holy water and reinstalled in the temple. Believed to be named after 'Bharat', brother of Lord Ram, the main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu, and has an idol carved from a single piece of black stone.

Legends also has it that after the battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandava brothers while on their way to heaven, took shelter and also offered their prayers to Lord Hrishikesh Narayan in this temple.
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Beatles Ashram

Most of your teenage or college days might have passes admiring the songs of the favourite band called 'Beatles', but do you know your favourite band once visited a quaint ashram in Rishikesh to attend a special meditation programme? Yes, it was in the year 1968, the entire group of Beatle flew down to India to meet a saint called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and practice some advanced meditation programme under his flagship.

Following this phenomenal visit, the ashram gained instant popularity and was named as the 'Beatles Ashram'; the visit also made it one of the renowned places to visit in Rishikesh. Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, though the ashram was abandoned in 1997, the complex buildings and the stone-huts can still be found standing strong in their place. It is one of the very few places in Rishikesh that are pretty tough to find.



According to the recent plans of the regional government, the ashram will soon reopen as a museum that will showcase its delightful history and contribution to the society. To add more, one should know that the span of time Beatles group stayed in this ashram, is considered as one of the most productive periods for the band!
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Trek to Surkanda Devi

Apart from the everlasting camping experiences in Rishikesh and rejuvenating river rafting experiences, trekking is the most thrilling activity in Rishikesh and Surkhanda Devi trek is one of them, It is one of the finest trek for trekking in Rishikesh. Surkhanda Devi Temple is around 8 km. from Dhanolti on the engine street running from Mussoorie to Chamba and is associated with Narendra Nagar which is around 61 km. what's more, with Tehri which is around 41 km. by engine streets in Uttaranchal. To achieve the sanctuary one needs to leave the Mussoorie-Chamba street at Kadu Khal and climb a precarious rising of around 1.5 km. by walking.

As per the legend, Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, surrendered her life in the arguement with her dad, as Prajapati Daksha was not prepared to acknowledge Shiva as her girl's spouse. So he began oppose Him transparently, and in this way the resisting of her dear spouse made her abandon her body. We as a whole know then that how Shiva hit the dance floor with the dead assemblage of Sati, irately and how by the Sudarshan Chakra the body was isolated part by part. Shiva went through this spot on his way back to Kailash with the dead collection of Sati whose head fell at the spot where the advanced sanctuary of Surkhanda Devi stands. Surkhanda Devi sanctuary is at a height of 2903 m and ringed by thick woodlands in a purified spot.

Location – About 33.9 km, 57 mins far from The Mall Rd Mussoorie and 113 km, 2 hours 10 mins far from Devaprayag, Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level: Average



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Sadhana Mandir

 Established in 1966 on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, India, Sadhana Mandir Trust was set up by Swami Rama as a global retreat community for earnest hopefuls to practice contemplation in a profoundly raising environment. Far from the hurrying around of Rishikesh, settled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Sadhana Mandir is situated on the banks of the blessed stream Ganges.

 Encompassed by delightful blossoming gardens, mango trees and a lotus lake, a peaceful and tranquil environment pervades the ashram making it perfect for sadhana. This one of the celebrated spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. 

 The Himalayan Tradition is no less than 5,000 years of age. It is connected to an unbroken ancestry of sages who kept this custom alive through oral direction and individual otherworldly start. Adi Shankara set up the plain request around 1,200 years prior however renunciates had as of now lived in an unbroken ancestry from the Vedic period.

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Rishikund

Translated in the local language, Rishikund means the 'Pond of the Sage' and is one of the most important places to visit in Rishikesh. A natural hot water spring, it is believed that a pious sage named Kubz was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna who promised to stay in Rishikesh forever.

Located within a close proximity to the Triveni Ghat, the most commonly believed story behind this holy pond narrates that it was once a havan kund. During the ancient times, as the holy Ganges was not flowing nearby, it created a havoc among the people. To please Mother Ganges, few pious devotees performed yagna at this place and at their request, Goddess Yamuna appeared and stayed here forever.

Other stories also says that it was once the bathing place of Lord Rama; dedicated to the lord and his wife Sita, Ragunath Temple was built beside Rishikund. On a clear day, you can witness the reflection of the temple on the surface of the pond. Devotees from various parts of the world flocks this Rishikesh tourist place and offer their prayers to the Goddess Yamuna and seek blessings of the other Gods as well.
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Sivananda Ashram

Those who look forward to take part in some spiritual outing in Uttarakhand, then Sivananda Ashram would be a great choice. Swami Sivananda was the founder of this ashram which is also known as the Divine Life Society. Rishikesh as all of us know is albeit holy and it comes in terms with more spirituality through this Ashram; thousands of devotees arrive here to indulge in the most peaceful prayers and to witness the architecturally brilliant building as well. The yoga classes provided at the Ashram makes it popular among natives as well as foreigners who visit Rishikesh. Iyengar is the specialization here and there are separate classes for men and women. One point never to be missed out is the presence of the holy Ganga on the side of the Ashram, it flows so quietly to extend all its purity and blessings to the surroundings of this beautiful Ashram.

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