Top Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh
The tranquilising beauty of Rishikesh is relished by the spiritual travellers that often come with a purpose to seek solace. And being one of the famous places to holiday amid the Ganges and the foothills of the Himalayas, why wouldn't this seventh largest city of Uttarakhand be visited? Rishikesh is the capital of yoga and meditation thus, you can witness many ashrams that offer wellness retreats. This city is crowded with young like-minded tourists some looking for looking religious guidance in the many temples, while some for adventure. The sightseeing tours in Rishikesh will take you to places that are famed for its mythological significance like the tourist attractions of Ram and Lakshman Jhula but there are more than just that. As the night falls, the pilgrims gather to the Triveni Ghat for the aarti that may spiritually lift your senses. A sight so astounding, all you’d want to do is give away your soul to the holiness even if it's just for a minute and simply pray.
Some popular tourist attractions you can explore during your Rishikesh tour are a visit to some of the best ashrams. Swarg Ashram is among the oldest ashrams in India and it was built in the remembrance of Swami Vishuddhanand. Since it is located on an isolated river bank of Ganga, it offers an ideal place to meditate. Pond of Sages, locally known as Rishikund is a hot water spring and a part of Raghunath temple. Ideally, adventure travellers visiting Rishikesh go to Kaudiyala for white water river rafting sport and camp underneath the starlit skies in Shivpuri. Other popular things to do that this city is widely known for are bungee jumping, flying fox and the giant swing along with another must-see attraction, Vashishta Gufa located along the banks of the sacred river Ganga.