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Home :: Pilgrimage :: Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Location
Rishkesh Situated in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh, Rishikesh is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar. Rsihikesh is abounded by hills on three sides and is nestled at a height of 356 meters above sea level.


General Overview
Better known as the 'place of sages' , Rishikesh falls at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. Rishikesh is actually considered the starting point of the Char dham yatra. The abode is culturally very rich and is good for those who want to try out meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. For the adventure lovers, Rishikesh is provides a good platform for trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and for rafting.

A Norther thing which attracts travelers is the, International Yoga Week held, every year, in February on the banks of the Ganga.


Climate
The climate is contienental but you can visit Rishikesh at point of time. Rishikesh atmosphere is pleasurable all the year round.

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Fact File

Area 11.20 sq.km.
Altitude 356 metres.
Temperature (deg C) Summer - Max. 44.4, Min.29Winter - Max. 32.2, Min.18.3.
Clothings Summer Cotton & tropical Winter Heavy woollen.
Languages Garwali, Hindi, Punjabi, English.
Best Season Throughout the Year.



Places of Interests
Lakshaman JhulaLakshaman Jhula - Constructed in 1939, Lakshman Jhula is a major attraction among the tourists. Ram Jhula- The other suspended Iron bridge was recently constructed between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.

Swarga Ashram - This ashram is surrounded by number of temples and has number of eating joints and shops, where you can actually do the shopping. The beautiful statues in the area mesmerize the visitors.

Gita Bhavan - Gita Bhawan is a newly constructed building, famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.

Triveni Ghat - This is a bathing 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.

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Things to Do
Meditation and Yoga Centre - Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world and has number of ashrams in Rishikesh offering courses on meditation, yoga and Hindu philosophy. The hatha yoga and pranayama meditation classes at Sri Ved Niketan Ashram are well known.

White Water Rafting, RishikeshWhite Water Rafting - TThe challenge of violent rivers is no less than that of the rugged mountains. The icy heights of the Himalayas are the source of some of India's mighty rivers. Fed by innumerable streams, they race along tortuous boulder-strewn beds, cutting deep gorges and breaking into silvery-white rapids.

Rafting In Rishikesh - River Rafting is a Norther sport which is liked by most of the travelers coming to Rishikesh. Thus September-November and March-April-May are most appropriate. Most of the river established river camps near the on the Ganges above Rishikesh operate from the end of September to mid-December, and from mid-February until late April.


Accommodation
Rishikesh don't have five star hotels but have good number of comfortable resort in the form of Ashram, There are also dharamsalas and guest. The Garhwal Vikas Manda Nigam's guest has dormitory as well as single and double rooms for the tourists. Rishikesh have the famous Ananda Resort known as Ayurveda Spa.


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