YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL GUIDE WHEN IN RISHIKESH
Rishikesh is a majestic land of sages. Embellished with the scenic landscape, this holy place attracts never-ending tourism. The yoga capital of the World is enough to captivate your heart in its mesmerizing beauty. The river Ganges flowing amidst the green cover of woods offers a wide bank for yogis to reconnect with nature. To cherish this parallel world of serenity you should be aware of the right time and places to visit in the city.
Rishikesh is a platter full combination of old temples, yoga village, and endless adventure-sports. With so much to explore, this holistic city makes you soak the pure Indian traditional vibes.
The local market in the center of the city can easily hypnotize your soul by its ethnic colorful stuff. The eye-pleasing city nests in the lap of Himalayas. The place will never let you feel lonely. You can simply walk along the banks, sit beside the sand or relax on the roadside benches. You don’t need anyone to go with you. It is you and your soul tuning with the song of silence under the wide sparkling sky of Rishikesh.
The city reconnects you with the freshness of nature. Days spent in this sanctified city enlightens your journey towards discovering your inner self.
Here is your personal guide to map your visit to Rishikesh at the right time.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO VISIT RISHIKESH?
Rishikesh is situated in India’s Nothern state of Uttarakhand. This city is entrenched beside the holy River Ganges in the foothills of Himalayas. Rishikesh, being the World’s Yoga capital is known as a hub of studying yoga, healing, and meditation emerging out of ancient India. You can join Rishikesh yoga teacher training.
The tranquility of this holy queen, Rishikesh makes it best to visit there in any season or any time of the year. The charming city is always in its own beauty in every time of the year.
The climate of Rishikesh is a continental type but the belt of Himalayas keeps it amazing throughout the year.
Still, the best time to visit Rishikesh is February, March, August, September, and October.
For those who are looking for rafting should visit this adventurous city late September to mid of November.
Then from early March to early May is the best time to relish in this ethnic city.
Right from the sacred culture to the adventurous sports, treks, and camping Rishikesh is an entire holiday destination both for Indians as well as foreigners.
Although the whole place is a palace created by the loving angles of nature, there exist some beautiful places that you cannot afford to miss in Rishikesh.
TOP PLACES TO VISIT WHEN IN RISHIKESH
LAKSHMAN JHULA AND RAM JHULA- THE SWINGING CITY
Lakshman Jhula is an iron bridge in Rishikesh that attracts a lot of tourism. The Jhula swings over the blue river Ganga, giving a divine view of nature. Lakshman Jhula connects two villages of Tapovan. The bridge is used by pedestrians.
To conserve the heart-throbbing beauty of Rishikesh from the Lakshman Jhula government has banned the bikes on it. Now its a place of pleasure where people walk and frame the spiritual city of Ganga.
Ramjhula is another attraction swinging bridge that connects Sivananda Nagar of Tehri Garhwal to Pauri Garhwal.
These amazing ancient ways over connecting the two villages are one of the best places to spend your dusk in Rishikesh.
All you should do here: Do not miss the nearby temples, visit the 13 storeyed Trayambakeshwar temples and attend aarti.
THE BEATLES ASHRAM
Another charm of Rishikesh is the Beatles Ashram. Also known as “Chorasi Kutiya”, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram was commended by the world after the Beatles spend their glorious years there.
The Ashram is abandoned over the years and has become a tourist place. The Ashram is a serene sculpture of beauty speaking of the old lifestyle of Rishis in Rishikesh.
There is a small cafe where you can get amazing Chai and relishing Maggi. The interior is painted with the real love of Beatle’s fans, the pleasing wall art inside will definitely blow your mind.
All you should do here: Rome and explore the ancient huts and monuments inside. Do not forget to frame yourself with the beautiful wall art. It is best for shooting a colorful vlog!
Entry charges: INR 150 for Indians | INR 700 for foreigners.
NEELKANTH MAHADEV TEMPLE
The temple speaks of the power of Lord Shiva. Neelkanth Temple is situated in the sylvan forest. This shrine is famous for its tomb that depicts the saga of Samudramanthan. the blue water spring attracts inside the temple attracts the visitors.
All you should do here: Attend the holy festival every year in February, March, July, and August.
Triveni Ghat is the most favorite ghats of pilgrims. This Ganga bank is enlightened by the Ganga Arti in the evening that you must attend. The pilgrims chanting the sacred chants paying homage to the Goddess Ganga imparts a sacred atmosphere.
The place is best to sit and relax by the capturing waves on Ganga.
The evening by Triveni Ghat infatuates the visitors by its water glittering under the full moon sky.
The holy rivers Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati meet here.
Arti Time: It starts at 5 p.m.
NEER GARH WATERFALL
Neer Garh Waterfall attracts the tourist with its mesmerizing blue locks falling from the highness of mountains. This is one of the best places to relieve stressed-out travel.
The place is best to feel the holiness of Ganga. If you want to experience real trekking, this can be the right choice.
Trek to the top of the Neer Garh waterfall for one of the finest sightseeing.
The waterfall allures photographers to frame its beauty.
Kaudiyala is one of the demanded white water rafting zones in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is favored by the fun-lovers for the white water rafting.
This 16 km of rafting zone is really fun if you love to twist with the crazy waves of white water.
Rafting Charges may vary as per the season.
If on the one hand, Rishikesh smells of peace and tranquility then on other it shouts out the craziest fun among nature.
If you are really done with the sightseeing then you can fly in the sky with the natural harness of Rishikesh.
Jumping heights is a paradise for adventure sports in Rishikesh.
If you are looking for some heat pumping Bungee Jumping then say yes to the Jumping heights.
Jumping Heights is not only affordable but also extremely peppy.
TERA MANZIL TEMPLE
The tera manzil temple is one the most visited temple of Rishikesh. It’s an adobe of several Hindu deities.
If you are curious to encounter the Indian culture and Hindu religion then give this temple a visit.
the multi-story temple has a traditional eye-pleasing exterior with a purely Indian vibe inside.
People pay homage to the several sacred deities worshiped in India.
If you want a good trek, you must not miss the trek to Kunjapuri temple. It is home to the Hindu deities having its own story and culture. If you are an ancient lover, you shall visit Kunjapuri temple to soak into the vibes.
So if you are thinking of packing your bags for Uttarakhand., do not forget to explore Rishikesh.