City Places

Rishikesh

rishikesh

Rishikesh or Hrishikesh is a city located in the foothills of the Himalayas in western Uttarakhand. It’s also known as the Yoga Capital of the World and is under the Dehradun, the state capital, district. It’s the seventh most populated city in the state with around 322,825 people as of 2021. Rishikesh is regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. Hrishikesh has hosted the annual International Yoga Festival on the first week of March since 1989.

Geography

Area : 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation : 340 m (1,120 ft)
Coordinates : 30.103368°N 78.294754°E

Apart from Yoga, Hrishikesh is also popular for its adventure sports and activities like river rafting, camping, bungee, etc, and has the highest bungee spot in India at a height of 83 meters.

Popular places in Hrishikesh

Triveni Ghat

triveni ghat

Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh is a renowned ghat known for the Ganga Aarti. Triveni is a combination of the terms Tri (three) and Veni (confluence), which means three confluences. It is one of Rishikesh’s most important and must-see ghats, recognized for its auspicious and spiritual atmosphere. If you visit Triveni Ghat then you must participate in the evening aarti which is performed every day in praise of the river Ganga.

Ram Jhula

ram jhula

Ram Jhula is a well-known landmark in Rishikesh. It is an iron suspension bridge that spans the sacred Ganga River. Ram Jhula connects Shivananda Ashram and Swargashram and is 450 feet long. Ram Jhula also provides a panoramic view of the Ganges River and the city of Rishikesh, which is home to numerous temples.

Laxman Jhula

laxman jhula

Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge that spans the sacred Ganga. Lakshman Jhula is a well-known monument in Rishikesh, stretching 450 feet between Pauri and Tehri districts. Lakshman Jhula also provides a panoramic view of the Ganges River and the city of Rishikesh, which is home to numerous temples.

Places worth visiting in Rishikesh

Neer Gaddu Waterfall

neer gaddu

Neer Gaddu is located on the Rishikesh-Badrinath route about 5 and 7 kilometers from Lakshman Jhula. As they crash down the stony rocks, these natural waterfalls exude their empyrean beauty. During the summer, numerous people flock to the Neergarh waterfalls to cool down in the surrounding stream.
Two tiny bridges have been built across the waterfalls, with a few resting businesses nearby.
You may get closer to these beautiful waterfalls by taking a short hike.

Cafe’s in Tapovan, Laxman Jhula

cafes in tapovan laxman jhula

Cafe’s in Tapovan, Laxman Jhula are really a great place to chill and calm your mind while enjoying various different dishes. In many of these cafes, you can get a beautiful view of the river Ganga. Hrishikesh has a variety of cafes and just to make it a little simpler for you some of the best cafes to visit are Freedom Cafe, Little Budha Cafe, Bistro Nirvana, and Ganga Beach Cafe. So don’t forget to check out the cafes in Tapovan while you’re in Hrishikesh.

Marine Drive

marine drive hrishikesh

Marine Drive or Astha Path is a walking path along the River Ganga where citizens of Hrishikesh come to take some fresh air or morning and evening walks. The route is around 20-25 feet wide. To access this pathway, you must descend around 50 steps from the adjacent road, assuring that automobiles will not be able to use it to prevent it from automobiles traffic.

Narendra Nagar View Point

view point rishikesh

If you’re in Hrishikesh and looking for someplace to relax in the evening, then this place is worth visiting. It’s a special viewpoint located 25 km from Hrishikesh near Narendra Nagar. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the entire Hrishikesh valley and won’t even be able to keep the track of time because of the view. You’re so going to love it when you reach up there. The best time to visit is around 5-6 in winters and 6-7 in summers.

So, this is was a small guide for you if you’re planning to visit Rishikesh. Please comment on your experiences the next time you visit Hrishikesh.

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