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  • Rishikesh, a small city in Dehradun district of Uttrakhand state, is known as the adventure capital of India. Uttarakhand is also known as Devbhoomi as it is situated at the feet of Himalayan ranges. It is astounding to see how this small town carries the reputation of being a holy land and also enthralls its tourists with spellbinding adventure activities. Surrounded with beautiful locations, rivers, and valleys, Rishikesh has more than enough places and potential to push you to get into the adventure spree.

    With the never ending list of activities that you can try out at this abode, Rishikesh is also a place where you can visit several destinations, which include temples, historical attractions, and surreal nature hubs. It is one such destination that will overwhelm you with its list of adventure sports in Rishikesh and you are sure to return to explore them a second time.

    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 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 easy affordable one. There is no room for you to say no but delve into the best adventure sport in Rishikesh.

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    Rafting with Red Chilli Adventure (with Safety Kayaker)

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  • 02Camping

    Camping

    Camping is not a new experience for many of us, but river side camping and especially in the foot of Himalayas is something worth remembering! Rishikesh has numerous campsites for one to spend a night or so alongside the river and in the jungle. 

    For solo travellers there are adventure clubs that promise a group that will be doing the camp with them. These adventure clubs sometimes also offer adventure activities as a part of camping that will enhance the visiting experience for you. With a number of adventure sports in Rishikesh, this is one resort to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this place.  

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    Ravers Beach Camp, Rishikesh

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  • 03Kayaking

    Kayaking
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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 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
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  • 04Rappelling

    Rappelling

    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 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 for being the adventure capital of India. 

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    Rappeling, Rock Climbing and Trekking in Rishikesh

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  • 05Bungee 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. 
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    Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

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  • 06Flying 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 kilometre stretch. This adventure sport in Rishikesh can be ticked off as a single participant, in couple or even a trio. There are also combinations and packages that you can look up to take part in multiple height based adventure activities at the same spot. 
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    Flying Fox in Rishikesh

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  • 07Giant Swing

    Giant Swing
    Similar to the experience of bungee jumping, giant swing is another rope based adventure sport in Rishikesh. Tourist 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 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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    Giant Swing in Rishikesh

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  • 08Mountain Biking

    Mountain 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. 

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    Outdoor Mountain Biking in Rishikesh

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  • 09Cliff 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. 

  • 10Waterfall Trekking

    Waterfall Trekking
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    Trekking is a usual experience to most of us, but it’s quite unique in Rishikesh. Rishikesh adventure sports is one of its kind and waterfall trekking is one of the many thrilling adventures sports you witness in this town. In this sport one can trek up the water fall and feel the gusting 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.
  • 11Rock Climbing

    Rock Climbing
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    Rock climbing is one among the many exciting adventure sports in Rishikesh. Several Rishikesh adventure packages consist of this sport as it is also one among the most practiced here. 

    Shivalik Hills is considered to be the best destination for rock climbing and rappelling in this town. With magnificent view of the surroundings, this steep and glorious rock is a home for the thrilling rock climbing activity. 

  • 12Valley Crossing

    Valley 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.  

  • 13Trekking

    Trekking
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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. Rishikesh is geographically well blessed and has a number of natural attractions that one can explore 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. 

  • 14Body Surfing

    Body Surfing

    For all the water lovers, Rishikesh has a bucket full of activities that you can try and enjoy. For those of you that just love to laze around and be in the water, body surfing is the best kind of adventure. This adventure is suitable for all age groups and is guided by professionals. 

    Best of Rishikesh’s adventure clubs offer this sport and promise absolute safety to the participants. Let yourself lose in the ice cold water of River Ganga and add an experience to your Rishikesh adventure diaries. 

  • 15Zorbing

    Zorbing

    Rishikesh’s adventure sports includes zorbing, which is a kind of mild adventure that is suitable for any kind of tourist. The adventure usually is ticked off by families and kids that visit Rishikesh. Although, Rishikesh is known for a lot of extreme adventure activities, it has not limited itself to just them but has accommodated activities of every kind. 

    One of the famous locations to try out zorbing in Rishikesh is Garhwal Himalayas. The destination is also known for hot air ballooning and para sailing activities. 

  • 16Hot Air Ballooning

    Hot Air Ballooning

    One of the most desired and comfortable adventure sports is Hot air ballooning in Rishikesh. The activity is extremely popular and gives a beautiful view of the Himalayas. Nested on the foot of the majestic ranges, the activity a treat to one’s eyes. 

    Yet again, one can register or look though the special Rishikesh adventure packages and find combinations of good two to three different adventure activities. The aerial view of this bewitching city is sure to mesmerise all the tourists that take a trip on the hot air balloon.

  • 17Para Sailing

    Para Sailing
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    Also known as parascending or para kiting, parasailing is an adventure activity much explored in Rishikesh. With a number of other activities, parasailing can be explored on Garhwal Himalayas in this city. Extreme or normal, Rishikesh is a hub for all kinds of adventure activities. 

    Rishikesh adventure activities are quite affordable for the tourists and parasailing is one among them. With this adventure one can explore the land of God in a completely different dimension. Rishikesh adventure is an absolute fun factor because it has activities that suit all age groups. 

    Known for being the best destination for adventure in India, Rishikesh truly lives up to the expectation of its tourists. Covering adventure activities of all kinds, this small city is an absolute treat to both nature and adventure lovers. With panoramic view of the Himalayas and numerous destinations to visit, Rishikesh is an ideal holiday getaway. It would not be wrong to say that this destination is one among the best in the country that accommodates all kinds of travellers and tourists.

    A number of foreigners also visit Rishikesh to try out some of the adventure activities. All in all Rishikesh adventure sports live up to the standard of being the adventure capital is definitely the most thrilling escapade in India. 


Attractions

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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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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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Nag Tibba Trek

Annoy Tibba is a trekkers delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods, ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chanabang.

Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep. This makes it conceivable to do it over a weekend.

Highlights – Trekking, Camping, Hiking

Location - Uttrakhand        

Difficulty Level: Average

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parmath Niketan Ashram

Nestled amidst the lap of the Himalayas and embraced by bucolic and lush greeneries, Parmarth Niketan Ashram along the banks of the sacred Ganga River is the largest ashram in Rishikesh. Visited by devotees from across the globe, it is known for its serene, salubrious, calm and tranquil ambience.

With over 1,000 rooms for the devotees, it also offers some of the modern day amenities and facilities. A stay in Parmath Niketan Ashram will not only bring you closer to your inner-self, but will also awaken all your senses along with uplifting the state of your body, mind and soul! Religious and spiritual preaching here is believed to show you the ways to purify yourself and know more about the energy points within yourself. Yoga, meditation, spiritual classes, satsang, kirtan, Ganga Aarti and spiritual lectures are the daily curriculum of Parmarth Niketan Ashram.
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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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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!