There will be many of you who may not have been able to go for a walk in the new year, some work would have come, then some would have been bored in the house due to the crowd. If the desire to travel is still alive in your heart and mind, then let’s make a quick plan to visit Rishikesh located near Delhi this weekend. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the holy Ganges River, Rishikesh is one of the best places to unwind from the boredom of life. About 40 km from Dehradun, Rishikesh is the exciting, spiritual, yoga and meditation capital of India. Apart from these, the city is also home to some unbelievably quirky attractions, which we tell you about in this article.
Ram Jhula in Rishikesh –
If you think that there is only Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh, then think so only until you see the beautiful Ram Jhula of Rishikesh. People come here to see Lakshman Jhula as well as enjoy Ram Jhula. Ram Jhula is also known as Sivananda Jhula. This bridge is made of a jute rope, which is believed to be the help of which Lord Rama used to cross the river.
Rajaji National Park in Rishikesh –
Renowned for its natural beauty and rich biodiversity, along the foothills of the Shivalik range, Rajaji National Park is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. This park is one of the major wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand and India.
Neergarh Falls in Rishikesh –
Talking about the beautiful places of Rishikesh and in such a situation, we should not talk about the waterfalls here, how can this happen. Neergarh Falls is one of the hidden treasures of Rishikesh to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Surrounded by nature, this place is really worth visiting! The trek to the falls is about 3 km from Laxman Jhula on the Badrinath Highway.
Devprayag in Rishikesh –
Devprayag, which means ‘holy confluence’, is the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand. According to the scriptures, Devprayag is one of the five important holy confluences where Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and the mythical river Saraswati join the Ganges here. This beautiful city is located in Tehri-Garhwal district, situated on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway.
Neelkanth Temple in Rishikesh –
It is one of the most revered places of worship for Hindus in Rishikesh. The temple is situated on a hill above Swargashram at a distance of about 30 km from Rishikesh. This temple is little seen by the people, but its recognition is as much as the famous temples of Rishikesh. The path to this temple leads through the round hilly roads.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in Rishikesh –
Another famous place to visit in Rishikesh is the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The ashram gained global popularity in 1968 when ‘The Beatles’ (the iconic rock band) came here.
Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh
One of the most quirky attractions in Rishikesh is the Lakshman Jhula, a beautiful bridge over the Ganges River. The bridge is present at a height of about 65 feet and is quite strong, from here you can also see the bike going. Yes, the bridge does move a bit, walking on which is no less than a thrill.