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  • Luxury Resorts in Rishikesh encircles Aalia on the Ganges, Atali Ganga, Mahayana Resort, Nature's Valley Resort, Junglee Resort, Rishikesh Valley and many more in which you will find all the luxurious amenities.

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    Rishikesh is popular as a destination where you can come and relax at, which calls for luxury resorts with amenities that complement the tranquil atmosphere of this city. You can find some of the best resorts in Rishikesh with all the luxuries.

    Rishikesh has a wide range of resorts that offer you the best views and great comfort without burning a hole in your pocket. The best thing about these resorts is that they are located on the banks of the River Ganga which adds serenity to one’s stay experience.

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    The spectacular views of lush green hills contrasting the blue water of the River Ganga to witness – the untainted air to breathe in; Rishikesh resorts serve as great weekend getaways into another dimension. Though the city may be replete with a number of stay options in the form of hotels, a stay in a luxury resort in Rishikesh is a matchless experience.

    Here are some of the Best Rishikesh Luxury Resorts:

  • 01Aalia on the Ganges

    Aalia on the Ganges
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    We’re starting our list of luxury resorts in Rishikesh with Aalia on the Ganges and its blend of contemporary and classic styles. 12 villas adorn the 5-acre property, each featuring 3 bedrooms called River Suite, Garden Suite and Chila Suite.

    The River Suite and Chila Suite boast a private terrace with beautiful views of the countryside. The Garden Suite, on the other hand, has a lovely private garden for the ultimate relaxation. Aalia offers a slew of wellness options as well as spa treatments and yoga.

    Guests can immerse themselves in Rishikesh’s natural beauty with nature walks, bird-watching and safaris. For the more adventurous, activities like white water rafting and paramotoring can be arranged.

    Resort Activities & Amenities:
    - Spa
    - Yoga and wellness facilities
    - Arrangements for safaris
    - Walks and bird-watching
    - Adventure activities

    INR 13,500-70,000

    Near Rajaji National Park, Chilla Range, ShyampurNoamabad, Haridwar.

    Click here to know more about: Aalia Resorts
  • 02Glasshouse on the Ganges

    Glasshouse on the Ganges
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    Just the name itself conjures images of a majestic abode nestled along the mighty Ganga and that’s exactly what Glasshouse on the Ganges is. It’s situated at the end of the river where it flows north to its source and is set in an idyllic orchard with a small beach nearby.

    The resort has 5 cottages and riverside tents, each designed with care for the most comfort. As for dining, guests are treated to north Indian cuisine, Tehri Garhwal cuisine and a smattering of continental specials. A spa facility with detoxification and rejuvenation treatments ensures you’re well and truly pampered.

    Resort Activities & Amenities:

    - Spa facility with detoxification and rejuvenation treatments

    - Adventure activities such as river rafting in the Ganges, trekking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, temple visits and visits to Rajaji National Park.

    Price: INR 9,000-16,000

    Location: Near 23rd Milestone, Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Tehri Garhwal District, GularDogi

    Click here to know more about: The Glasshouse on the Ganges

  • 03Atali Ganga

    Atali Ganga
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    Half an hour from Delhi is a stunning haven that boasts airy independent cottages with views of the Ganga, and adventure activities to keep you busy throughout your stay. Atali Ganga is set the majestic Himalayas and right near Rishikesh. 300 trees create a utopia where your worries fade away and your mind is refreshed.

    The resort’s White Water Cafe offers indoor and outdoor dining with cannelloni and mutton rogan josh just a couple of examples of the mouth-watering dishes on the menu. Guests eager to sample delicious Garhwali cuisine can place a request to the chef.

    Rishikesh is an adventurer’s paradise and Atali Ganga makes sure you get your adrenaline rush by arranging thrilling activities like kayaking and mountain biking.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Outdoor activities such as river rafting near the resort, high ropes course, kayaking, mountain biking and camping can be arranged.

    Price: INR 13,000-36,000

    Location: Milestone 30, Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Tehri Garhwal

    To know more, Click here: Atali Ganga

  • 04Mahayana Resort & Spa

    Mahayana Resort & Spa

    This is one of the best luxury resorts in Rishikesh because it pampers its guests with excellent service and amenities designed to make you feel on top. You can choose a single cottage with lovely river views or opt for a suite that accommodates 4 people – perfect when travelling with the family or in a small group.

    Mahayana Resort & Spa offers the perfect dining opportunity with buffet breakfasts and a la carte lunches. Guests are kept thoroughly entertained throughout their stay with a recreation zone inside the resort and outdoor activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and temple tours.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Indoor recreation room and outdoor adventure activities

    Price: Approximately INR 11,000

    Location: Ratapani, Neelkanth Road, Rishikesh, 11 km from Tapovan

    Click here, to get more info: Mahayana Resort

    Also, check places to visit in Rishikesh.

  • 05Aranyam River Retreat

    Aranyam River Retreat

    Among the best luxury resorts in Rishikesh, Aranyam River Retreat has spared nothing to chance with its very tastefully rooms and tents. River-facing premium + rooms feature large windows that bring nature in while river-facing premium rooms follow closely behind with a spacious balcony that looks out over the river Huel.

    Adventurous guests can choose to stay in a Swiss cottage tent that’s pitched on a concrete platform facing the river. Those looking to rough it out a little can opt for Dome and Alpine tents that are more basic in their amenities.

    What we love about Aranyam River Retreat is the attention given to its menu where dishes are prepared with fresh and mostly organic ingredients. Local Pahari cuisine lets you sample the taste of this side of the Himalayas while Indian and continental items are available for those who prefer classic dishes.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Adventure activities such as body surfing, cliff jumping and mountain biking; outdoor sports such as golf and croquet.

    Price: INR 6,000-8,400. Packages start from INR 14,000- INR 35,000

    Location: Sindhuri, PO Mohanchatti, Pauri Garhwal

    Check this: Guide to explore more about Aranyam River Retreat

    Must check out our guide on things to do in Rishikesh.

  • 06Aloha on the Ganges

    Aloha on the Ganges

    The Ganga really creates the perfect setting for relaxation and adventure. Aloha on the Ganges, one of the best luxury resorts in Rishikesh, makes sure that you get even more. Comfort is key here and the accommodation reflects this. Guests can choose rooms with views of the hills or the Ganga or opt for a standard serviced apartment for a home-away-from-home feel.

    The resort offers several dining choices including a multi-cuisine restaurant, al fresco dining and an in-house bakery. For the ultimate relaxation, Village Spa by Tattva takes care of all your pampering needs with its solid list of spa treatments.

    Rishikesh is the perfect ground for adventure and Aloha on the Ganges guarantees you experience the best of it. River rafting, rock climbing and flying fox are a few of the activities to indulge in.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Spa treatments at Village Spa by Tattva; popular adventure activities such as rock climbing and river rafting.

    Price: Approximately INR 6,000 onwards

    Location: National Highway 58, Tapovan

    Check here, to know more about: Aloha On The Ganges

  • 07Nature's Valley Resort

    Nature's Valley Resort

    The name says it all. Nature’s Valley Resort brings nature to you with trees dotting the landscape, Himalayan peaks rising tall in the distance and the Kumaon Valley creating a peaceful haven for anyone seeking tranquillity.

    The resort’s rooms cocoon you with their comfy beds and tasteful furnishings as well as modern conveniences. What’s more, each room has views of the Himalayas that will take your breath away. You can also catch the sunrise and sunset from the resort and watch the mountains gleam a lovely golden.

    Being so close to nature means that you have ample opportunities to explore the region through bird-watching, walks and treks. For the more adventurous, jungle camping lets them see the Kumaon up close.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Adventure activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, camping, trekking and village walks.

    Price: INR 5,400-9,000

    Location: Baijnath, Tea Garden Road, Kausani

    Know More: Nature's Valley Resort

  • 08Junglee Resort

    Junglee Resort
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    Next on our list of luxury resorts in Rishikesh is Junglee Resort. Here, getting back to basics and indulging in luxury aren’t mutually exclusive. You can enjoy both! It’s located inside Rajaji National Park, giving guests a unique perspective of the wildlife and plant life its home too.

    The resort offers safari tents, wood houses, brick houses, tree houses and a hutment dormitory, each catering to your sense of adventure and with different views of the surrounding landscape. You can also book a 5-night/6-day package where you’ll explore the park and visit popular spots like LakshmanJhula.

    Resort Activities & Amenities:

    - Hiking into Rajaji National Park and enjoying a cosy bonfire

    - Adventure activities such as bird-watching, safari and games

    - Guests can also avail of Ayurveda massages and practice yoga.

    Price: INR 1,200-7,500

    Location: HaridwarRishikeshChilla Canal Road, near Village Kaudia, Vindhyavasini Temple

    To find out more, Click here: Junglee Resort
  • 09Second Life Resort

    Second Life Resort

    Second Life Resort is one of those luxury resorts in Rishikesh that’s big on adventure and thrills. Not only does it offer comfortable accommodation and modern conveniences in tents but it makes sure your stay is packed with activities.

    River rafting is one such activity and the Ganga has several grades so that it’s not just adults who can enjoy it but kids as well. Bungee jumping is another and plunging down towards the Hull river is an unforgettable experience you don’t want to miss.

    You even get a Dare to Jump certificate upon completion! Flying fox, paintball, trekking and cycling tours are some of the other adventure packages you can choose.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Adventure activities are included in all camping packages

    Price: INR 1,800-2,500

    Location: Village Jogiana, Mahadevan, Rishikesh

    Check here more about: Second Life Resort
  • 10Rishikesh Valley

    Rishikesh Valley

    Tucked away from modern distractions with only nature as your closest companion, Rishikesh Valley embraces you and makes you feel completely at home. Hermit styled huts with simple and natural décor are set near the river that gently lulls you to sleep.

    The resort’s health spa aims to relax and rejuvenate you while outdoor activities like trekking, rafting and safaris let you explore Rishikesh in all its glory. What we love about Rishikesh Valley is that guests can tailor packages that suit them best.

    For instance, the Accommodation Only package includes just accommodation while the Adventure Packages includes trips to villages, trekking and rafting among others.

    Resort Activities & Amenities: Health spa and Ayurvedic treatments can be availed while yoga and meditation can be practised. Holiday packages can be tailored to suit your needs. The resort also has a shop that stocks Himalayan artifacts.

    Price: INR 2,750

    Location: KunjaPuri trek road, Village Dhaul Soot, Tapovan.

    Know more: A beautiful Rishikesh Valley

Adventure in Rishikesh

Camping in Rishikesh

Rafting in Rishikesh




This “Abode of Lord Shiva”, so pristine, serene and filled with adventure, is a mecca for river rafting in India. Located 20kms from Rishikesh on the banks of River Ganga, the tranquil town of Shivpuri beams with life, laughter, adventure and nature’s bountiful thrills.

River rafting is not only thrilling but also extremely picturesque with the white rapids below, lush dense forest on either side and a view of the spectacular mountains in the distance making Shivpuri one of the favourite tourist places to visit in Rishikesh.

While river rafting down the Ganges right up to Ramjhula Rishikesh for around 16 km of toss and turn and skipped heartbeats, you can witness the famous river rapids like Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Tea Off, Golf Course, Clubhouse, Cash flow, Initiation, Double Trouble, and Hilton.

While you’re here and need more adventure you can also try your hand or rather heart at other adrenaline packed activities like Body Surfing, Cliff Jumping and Rock Climbing.

You can indulge yourself in other activities like Jungle Walks, Beach Camping, Mountaineering and Jungle Trekking. A day trek to the beautiful Neer Waterfall followed by campfire and roast veggies by the beach is the perfect end to a day.

Among other experiences, Shivpuri is the place for all those on the lookout for peace and rejuvenation. During your stay in Shivpuri, you will have the opportunity of learning the techniques of yoga and meditation. You can enjoy early morning yoga and relaxation sessions at Yoga Camps or even at the sacred Shiva Temples.


Camping in Rishikesh

When you are in Rishikesh, there can be no adventure more fascinating than hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas and camping on the bank of River Ganga. A perfect combination of thrilling and rejuvenating experiences, camping and hiking in Rishikesh is a matchless treat for anyone seeking a holistic healing over the weekend. River Ganga is the major attraction in Rishikesh, and camping on the white sand by its blue water stream is surely going to have a soothing effect on your senses.

To add some action and movement to the affair, Rishikesh gives you an opportunity to partake in river rafting and hiking. So if you are planning a quick getaway with your friends, nothing can beat the company of River Ganga and Shivaliks.

Highlights: Riverside camping, river rafting, hiking, and picturesque surroundings.

Price: INR 899 per person


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.

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


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!

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.

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.


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.

Flying Fox Rishikesh

The sweeping views of the Himalayan foothills and River Ganga that you get to witness during the flight make the experience all the more enjoyable. Making you glide across the rope at a maximum speed of 160 kmph, this zip line is believed to be one of the best in the country. Set yourself free by taking a giant leap over the Ganges, feeling wind gushing past you as you rush towards the end of the rope.

This nerve-wracking adventure promises to quench your thirst for a thrill with its daunting moments. Since the activity is organized by professionals and safety equipment is used, you may surrender all your senses to the action completely without having to bother about safety.

Highlights: 1 km long zipline, experienced guides and trainers.

Timings: 9 am to 2 pm

Price: INR 1542 per person.


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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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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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.

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.


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


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.


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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