Rishikesh is one of the holiest cities in India. It is a home to diverse tourist attractions because of its religious significance as well as adventure activities. It is also peaceful and appropriate place for practicing meditation and yoga. On your trip to Rishikesh, you can enjoy number of below activities:
There are pretty cool places to enjoy shopping in Rishikesh. Laxman Jhula Market, Ram Jhula Market, Rishikesh Main Market are the popular ones you can visit. You can buy various handicrafts items made of shells, beads and pearls. Ethnic costume jewellery, gemstones, religious books, rudraksh malas etc. are available in Rishikesh.
As Rishikesh is considered a holy place, non vegetarian food is strictly banned in the city. Chotiwala Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Rishikesh. It serves both North and South Indian food. Ganga Beach Restaurant, Little Buddha Cafe, Tulsi Restaurant, Oasis Restaurant etc. are the other good places to dine.
ADVENTURES IN RISHIKESH -
Rishikesh is also known as Adventure Capital of India. You can experience immense adrenaline fun by trying different kinds of adventurous activities. River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Cliff Jumping, Trekking, Double Rope Bridge etc are great to enjoy.
LAXMAN JHULA –
Laxman Jhula is one of the oldest suspension bridges in India. It is located across River Ganga. It is an important religious landmark of Rishikesh.
GANGA AARTI IN RISHIKESH –
Attend mesmerizing Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, every evening in Rishikesh. Several lamps are lit by the devotees and floated in the Holy River Ganga.
YOGA IN RISHIKESH –
Yoga is one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate your mind. Practice yoga along the banks of Ganga and see the positive effects on your mind and body.
NATUROPATHY AND AYURVEDA IN RISHIKESH –
There are several rejuvenation therapy centers located within the city. You can go for an ayurvedic massage or naturopathy session for relaxation.
NEELKANTH MAHADEV TEMPLE -
Visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh. MahaShivratri is the most prominent festival celebrated in the temple and devotees throng here in large number to pay homage to Lord Shiva every year.
GITA BHAWAN –
Located on the banks of the Ganga River, it is like a museum which preserves Hindu religious literature. Many ancient books are also available here. This place is worth a visit.
RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK –
Situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges, it’s a perfect destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Rajaji National Park is a very rich bio- diversity national park. Varieties of species of birds and animals make this park a perfect wildlife and bird watching destination.