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RISHIKESH PLACE OF INTERESTS TRIVENI GHAT This is a well known bathing ghat on the bank of the Ganga in the city of Rishikesh.In the evening, devotees sing song in adoration to the Gnaga and float in the river with hands full of flowers with lighted eathern lamps. This presents a very enchanting scene of the tourists and devotees. According to the legend, in ancient times, this place was the confluence of three mountain streams and it came to be known as Triveni Ghat. BHARAT TEMPLE It is close to triveni ghat, a grand temple of Lord Vishnu. As it was the place of penance of God Ram's younger brother Bharat, it came to be known as Bharat temple. The presiding deity of this temple is Lored Narayana and inscriptions say that this temple was renovated by Shankaracharya, the great theologian of the 8th century. LAKSHMAN JHULA This Jhula is built over Ganga enroute from Rishikesh to Devprayag, at a distance of 4kms from Rishikesh.This bridge connects the borders of the areas of Tehri and Pauri.The legend is that Ram Chandraji's younger brother Lakshman performed penance here. After his name this hanging bridge came to be known as Lakshman Jhoola.A grand temple of Lakshman is situated in the vicinity of the bridge. There are many temples nearby which are worth seeing RAM There is also another suspension bridge across the Ganga which is known as Ram or Sivananda Jhula. NEELKANTH MAHADEV This place is 12kms away from Rishikesh on foot but by road it is at a distance of 38kms.The legend is that after taking poison found as a result of churning of the ocean, God Shankar's troat turned blue and that is why the God Neelkanth was installed here. The devotees visit this place throughout the year but during the whole month of Shravan the temple is thronged by tourist and devotees. KUNJAPURI TEMPLE This temple of Goddess Durga is situated on a hill at a distance of 25kms.On foot it is 05kms away from Narendranagar township and at a distance 03kms from the Hindolakhal bus stand. There is a road for jeep and taxi to reach the temple from this place. Panoramic views of the Rishikesh valley and the snow clad Himalayan peaks can be seen. VASHISHT CAVE This ancient cave is situated at a distance of 25kms from Rishikesh on the road Devprayag.This cave is the place of penance by sage Vashisht. OTHER PALCE OF ATTRACTION RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK The Rajaji National Park sprawls over an area of 820.42 sq. km along the foothills of Shivalik ranges. The Rajaji National Park was established in the year 1983 by amalgamating three wildlife sanctuaries namely Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla.The Rajaji National Park is rich in fossils which include both its flora and fauna thus giving a lot of opportunities to wildlife and nature lovers. GITA BHUVAN This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula. SWARGA ASHRAM One can find numerous temples here. This place has the eating joints and shops where one can do shopping. The beautiful statues in the area mesmerise the visitors. ACTIVITIES People coming here apart from pilgrimage can also indulge in activities like trekking, rafting and yoga. Yoga is primarily a philosophical science, born out of man's need to fathom the meaning of existence. Patanjali, the father of yoga, states in the second sutra "Yoga is the cessation of consciousness." The ultimate aim of yoga is self-evolution. In ancient times, when people lived the yogic way, good health was the natural result of their lifestyle. But, as health deteriorated with man's changing values, yoga gained ground in its use as therapy.Rishikesh being the yoga capital of the country there are number of yoga centres teaching yoga. All most all the tourist coming here benefit by these yoga training centres.
Dates:15th Aug 2014 - 15th Oct 2014
Min Number of Nights:4
Price per person per night:US$6.81
Room Type:Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite