Uttarakhand is a state in North Indian region of Himalayas. The state is generally known as Devbhumi due to the existence of great Hindu pilgrimage sites. As a result, spiritual tourism forms a major part of the tourism in the state.
Rishikesh has been a attraction for divine seekers. Known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ because of the large number of ashrams teaching meditation and yoga. Rishikesh is the excellent base camp for exploring the geatness of the mountains and winning the torrents of the river. Sacred pursuits and adventurous probe form an important part of its traveler arrival.The northern part of the main town is the hotspot for all the activity where the Ganges forested hills form a conducive environment for all the meditation. The evening aarti also draws a lot of crowd.
There are some places to be included in sightseeing tours of Rishikesh are Triveni Ghat,Lakshman Jhula,Ram Jhula ,Neelkanth Mahadev Temple ,Gita Bhavan,Swarga Ashram, Beetles Ashrams and many more places are Visit to see in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh Tourist Attractions Places is given below
Triveni Ghat : Triveni Ghat is placed bank of the holy river Ganges. This scared ghat used for bath for most of pilgrims. The main daily event of the attraction is the evening Aarti of Goddess Ganga also frequently called as “Maha Aarti”. You can see the believer’s offers prayer during aarti.It can be organise in the heart of town, is the most excellent bathing ghat, where most traveller take a holy dip previous than they visit the different temples.
Lakshman Jhula : Lakshman Jhula is an steely halt bridge across the river Ganges, placed 5 kilometres north-east from the city Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is said that Lakshmana crossed Ganges on jute cables between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was completed in 1929.
Ram Jhula : Ram Jhula is an steely halt bridge across the river Ganges, placed 3 kilometres north-east from the city Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. There are many Hindu ashrams and sacred centers established at both sides of the Ganges. It is also a attaching bridge between Sivananda Ashram placed in Muni Ki Reti to Gita Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan and other temples placed in Swargashram.
Bharat Mandir : Bharat Mandir (Temple) is placed in the heart of the township of Rishikesh. It is almost half kilometer away from the Triveni Ghat, the famous river bank in the town. Said to be the oldest temple in Rishikesh, it is also notice as one of the most ancient temple in India. Near the Ghat, is the temple known as Bharat Mandir said to be the earliest temple here built by the Adi Shankaracharya.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple : Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple commited to Nilkanth, an aspect of Shiva. The temple is placed at a altitude of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India.The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines commited to Lord Shiva and is a outstanding Hindu pilgrimage site. It is enclosed by heavy forests and is bordering to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan. It is enclose between the valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot and is placed at the junction of the rivers Pankaja and Madhumati.
Gita Bhavan : Gita Bhawan Ashram is located in Swargashram area of Rishikesh. Gita Bhawan is one of the largest and popular ashrams in Rishikesh. It is part of Gita Press. Gita Press is well known publication house for Hindu Religious Books. Books such as Gita, Ramayan, Srimad Bhagvat, etc. It has several discourse halls and over 1000 rooms for the comfortable stay of devotees.
Swarga Ashram : Swargashram as the name signify is a elegant place placed in beautiful location at the foot of Himalayas on the left bank of the Ganges between Rishikesh and Laxmanjhula. It is the sacred of Rishikesh, filled with a combination of ashrams and temples.There are a few vegetarian food joints that serve different Ayurvedic food and refreshments. A few shops are also found, that sell different junk and relic in the form of spiritual tapes, books, beads, beaded garlands, shells and clothe.
Beatles Ashram : Rishikesh is also brilliant as the spot where the Beatles compose their famous White Album. Back in the days they settle in the ashram of Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Beatles Ashram is now a deserted, desecrate spot but it’s still desirable to imagine it full of life and spirit. The most popular attraction is the Beatles Cathedral Gallery that has come a graffiti free-for-all and is worth looking.