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Rishikesh Tour

Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga. It is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. Rishikesh is important not only as pilgrimage centre but also world famous for its great Yoga Centres too.

Places to See

Triveni Ghat : Triveni Ghat, which is a well known bathing ghat of Rishikesh, It is said that there is confluence of three sacred rivers that are Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Various pilgrims visit this place to take a holy dip in Triveni Ghat. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.

Gita Bhawan: Gita Bhawan is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges, amidst the Himalayan mountains at Swargashram, Rishikesh. It consists of a very large complex comprising discourse halls and over 1000 rooms available free of charge for the stay of devotees. Regular discourses are organised.

A large number of devotees visit and stay here for holy Ganges dip, listening to discourses and sadhana & meditation. During the summer months (end -April to early-July), day-long special Satsang programs are arranged and devotees flock in thousands to attend it.

Swarg Ashram: Shri 108 Baba Kali Kamli Wale Swami Atam Prakash Ji. Swargashram (Heavenly Abode) as the name connotes is a beautiful place situated in picturesque surroundings at the foot of Himalayas on the left bank of the Ganges between Rishikesh and Laxmanjhula.

It is the spiritual “ground zero” of Rishikesh, filled with a concentration of ashrams and temples. The areas is known for its healthy and satwik living environment. It is this spot where from ages of yore the famous Yogis and Rishis have been doing the Tapasya. Numerous mention of this spot occurs in the holy scripture Puranas.

Parmarth Niketan: One of the few Ashrams left in India where Kids get the Vedas Education. Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is one of the largest ashram in Rishikesh, providing its thousands of pilgrims who come from all corners of the Earth with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens.

With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity. Must Visit in Evening for the Pooja/Aarti. 5PM in Winter and 6PM in summer.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple:
Neelkanth, a sweet example of complete natural hill heaven lies adjacent to mountain ranges of the Nar-Narayan, with beauty and religious importance Neelkanth attracts never ending flow of devotees and nature beauty lovers throughout the year.

Neelkanth Mahadev is one of the most revered temples of Rishikesh. Neelkanth Maha Dev Temple is considered to be one of the most famous temples. The temple holds two fairs; one during the occasion of Shivratri and another in the month of Shravan (July-August). Thousands of devotees throng during Shivratri.

Bharat Mandir: Bharat Mandir located on the banks of the river Ganga about half a kilometer away from the Triveni Ghat in the heart of the city is one of the oldest temples existing in the consecrated civic of Rishikesh. Believed to be set up by the Adi Shankaracharya of Hinduism in 12th century AD, this temple finds references in the ancient records of Kedarkhanda.

The temple was demolished by the assaults of Timur Lame in 1398 AD and the present shrine of Bharat Mandir is an impressive structure reconstructed on the ruins of the older one after its devastation. Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity of this temple whose idol is placed in the inner sanctorum. This idol of the deity is chiseled out of one single Shaligram stone in the typical Himalayan style of carving.

Kunja Puri Devi: Kunjapuri Devi Temple also known as Kuchcha Devi Mandir by the locals is one of the most important places of worship around Rishikesh. Nestled at the elevation of about 1676 meters on one of the hills of Himalayan Ranges, Kunjapuri Devi Temple is situated approximately 15 kilometers from the downtown Rishikesh. Dedicated to one of the 13 most vital Goddesses of Shivalik Mountain Ranges, Kunjapuri Devi Temple set up by Adi Shankaracharya is considered to be one of the 51 Siddhapeethas of India.

Raja Ji National Park: Rajaji National Park, nested at the foothills of the Himalayas encompassing the Shivalik Mountain Ranges was established in the year 1983 by merging the three wildlife sanctuaries namely Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji. Spread over a far reaching area of 820 sq km, this National Park covers three districts of the state of Uttarakhand viz. Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal.

Rajaji National Park is christened in the honor of C. Rajagopalachari, a prominent Freedom Fighter, the last Governor-General of independent India and one of the initial recipients of Bharat Ratna. This park, a symbol of a well balanced ecosystem comprises tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, especially the Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests eco region.

The vegetation of the National Park can be divided into six types: Sal forest, Mixed forest, Riverine forest, Scrub forest, Grassland and Sub-tropical pine forest. The imperial Ganga River flows through the Rajaji National Park for 24 kilometers. Moreover, a number of rivulets and brooks render the geography of the park rich and diverse.

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