Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a center of tourism in India. One of the oldest cities in India with a history of Vedic age, the place is known for its natural beauty, spiritual significance and rich yogic heritage. From natural sites to cultural sites and spiritual centers to breathtaking environments, the ancient city of Rishikesh never disappoints tourists. The holy city of Himalayas boasts some of the most spectacular views, waterfalls, trekking sites, plush hills, etc., known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’, located about 230 km north of the national capital of India, New Delhi is Rishikesh. It is one of the few places in India where the most thrilling adventure activities are offered.
Yoga and Rishikesh
Since Rishikesh is the largest yoga hub in the world, it is important to understand its relationship with the science of the soul.
Rishikesh and Yoga have a relationship like a mother and her child. The history of yoga is as old as the holy city. The holistic science of yoga was born here about 5000 years ago in the Himalayas. Throughout history, Rishikesh has given birth to millions of yoga gurus and spiritual leaders, who have gone on to know the world with their holistic approach. So much so that the society and culture of the ancient city has developed within the contextual framework. Spirituality has such an impact on the world yoga that one can see yogis at every nook and corner of the city.
Now, let’s look at some things that are unique to the city of Rishikesh and you cannot find anywhere else:
Rejuvenation through Yoga and Ayurveda
Being the global capital of yoga, Rishikesh is considered a paradise for yoga lovers and is home to the most yoga centers in the world. From a week of yoga therapy program to a few months of yoga teacher training, yoga can enjoy yoga in its purest form. If you are an ardent yogi and want to become a master of metaphysics, there is nothing better than a yoga TTC in the beautiful environment of Rishikesh. There are rejuvenation programs like Yoga Retreats, Meditation Retreats etc. which you should not do to spend some time away from the busy world of work and stress and to revive yourself.
|Yoga in Rishikesh|
Rishikesh is also a favorite site for those who wish to heal with the healing power of Ayurveda and restore their health. For complete detoxification of mind, body and soul, take Ayurvedic massage service at one of the many Ayurveda centers. Apart from these, you can join in the charm and excitement of the annual International Yoga Day celebrations.
Divinity of many temples and Ganga Aarti
One of the best sites in Rishikesh is the daily Ganga Aarti organized on the banks of the holy Ganges River. The evening program marked the traditional Hindu custom of Maa Ganga Puja (Ganga worship) and was attended by many people every day at Triveni Ghat. The city is home to hundreds of temples soaked in divinity and spirituality.
|Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh|
There is no comparison to the peaceful smoothness of these temples, many of which were built hundreds of years ago. Some of the most prominent places of worship are the infamous Lakshmana Temple, Trimbakeshwar Temple (also known as Terra Manzil Temple), Hanuman Temple, etc. You should not miss the grand idol of Shiva meditating in the premises of Paramarth Niketan. The Beatles Ashram is another masterpiece that you should meet with your friends and wander among the rich flora.
Behold the picture of Ganga from Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula
The Ganges River is a hallmark of beauty, peace and grandeur. And where better to close the eyes on its grandeur than the hanging bridges of Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh? The two seesaw are among the major attractions of the holy city.
|Ganges from Ram Jhula – Rishikesh|
Iron suspension bridges hang between their ends without any column support. Standing on the bridges, people get a beautiful view of the sterling waters of the Ganges.
Himalaya and Ganga peace
In the tech world, there is hardly a moment of peace in people’s lives. Everyone is busy somewhere and making room for themselves and the family in the world which is full of struggle and challenges. There is no way to miss the opportunity of being in the serene environment of the Himalayas.
|Himalayas in Rishikesh|
The tranquility of the Himalayas mixed with the enchanted acacia of the holy Ganges reflects the ultimate experience of a peaceful life in the spiritual panorama of Rishikesh. Walk on the footpaths of the holy mountain, spend your time meditating on the Ganges and everything you get is directly communicated with God.
Rishikesh is famous for its daring prominence. Manifest your love for the sky and experience the cityscape from stunning angles with paragliding. If you love to rule the cloud and kiss it, then you have hot air balloon activity. The road is rarely taken and paddles through challenging routes with mountain biking. Many bicycle companies promote your products by giving you free bicycles. To explore the lush green vegetation of the Himalayas and its hidden treasures, trek through the Himalayan trails and see the magnificent waterfalls flowing through the mountains. Rock climbing, cliff jumping, and flying fox travel to adventure paradise in Rishikesh.
|River Rafting – Rishikesh|
Did these places and activities thrilled you? Get ready to explore the beautiful city that has so much to offer, without wasting a minute. Taking a break from the daily schedule, roam the streets of Rishikesh and make many memories.