North India Holidays - Gateway to the Char Dhams Rishikesh

about usRishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrim centres and gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Yoga Centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place. The great Ganges leaves behind her mountain home and enters the vast plains of Northern India. A busy little town on the banks of the holy Ganges at the foot of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the gateway to the Garhwal in the Himalayas. Rishikesh is situated at an altitude of 1360 ft above sea level. Rishikesh is located precisely on the part in Uttaranchal known as Tehri-Garhwal region.

A tour to Rishikesh is usually undertaken as part of a visit to Haridwar, Mussoorie and Dehradun.

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Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh:

Laxman Jhula:- One of the biggest tourist attractions in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a suspended bridge on the Ganges. Legend has it that Laxman had crossed the river Ganges at this spot on a bridge of ropes. Now a suspended iron bridge 450 ft long, built in 1939 exists here. The Laxman Jhula is something you cannot simply miss on a tour to Rishikesh.
Ram Jhula:- another suspended bridge between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram, Ram Jhula has been named after Laxman's elder brother Ram.

Bharat Mandir:- built by Adiguru Shankracharya, the Hindu saint in 12th century, this is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. It is located on the bank of river Ganges in the old town and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, whose idol carved out of a single 'Salagram' stands here.

Rishikund:- Legend has it that, the river Goddess Yamuna was so pleased with the saint Kubz that she filled this tank with water.

Nilkanth Mahadeo:- According to Hindu mythology when the ocean was being churned out for "Amrit" by the gods and the demons, it was venom that first oozed out. This venom was swallowed by Lord Shiva at this spot and the place got its name from that event.

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