Places to Visit in Rishikesh, Visit Rishikesh UK  by Alfa Travel Blog

·      Rishikesh  
·      How to Reach
·      Places to Go
·      Where to Eat
·      Where to Stay
·      Best Time to Visit

Situated along the foothills and nestled between the Himalayas, along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh (also called as Hrishikesh) is understood for its adventurous activities, popular cafes, ancient temples, and as the "Yoga Capital of the World" comes under the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state.
In the past, the whole area (Garhwal) was famous as Kedarkhand which is mentioned within the Skanda Purana. As per the Skanda Purana, the word is known as Kubjamrak because here lord Vishnu seemed to Raibhya Rishi under the tree (mango). Rishikesh is the combination of two words Hrishik and esh. Hrishik means senses and esh means master or god. It means the god of senses.
With the growing of rafting industry and varied cafe spots and camping arising, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favorite, catering to people with diversified needs.
This tranquil town has become extremely popular Over the years,  because of the top spiritual destination within the world, especially after the Beatles association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi here during late '60s. As it lies on the holy banks of river Ganga, Rishikesh has been a hub of Sadhus (saints) with numerous ashrams teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda springing up, the most popular of which is that the Beatles Ashram.

With the influx of tourists, there has been a surge in the overall number of cafes and restaurants inside the town. However, since the last couple of years, Rishikesh has also been developed because it is the hub of Adventure Sports in India as there's a mess of options including White Water Foam Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, and Mountain Biking among others. It is also, as the gateway to many Himalayan treks and is employed as a well-liked campsite making it a gorgeous melange of spiritual and adrenaline-pumping experiences. Rishikesh also holds the International Yoga Festival within the first week of March which sees yoga enthusiasts from everywhere the world.

How to Reach :

Airways:- The nearest airport Jolly Grant is in Dehradun, 34kms away from Rishikesh. One can choose a flight to Dehradun via Delhi or Lucknow and reach Rishikesh via the regular buses and taxis available from the airport.

Railways:- The nearest railway station, Haridwar is 25 km from Rishikesh. Haridwar is well connected to major cities of the country via a variety of general and superfast trains. Roadways:- Take the buses or autos to move around the city. Otherwise, you can also walk on foot.

Places to Go:
 Ganga Aarti:-Every evening after the sunset the Holy Ganga Aarti is performed. The Ganga Aarti here is held at Parmarnath Niketan Ashram, it is a relaxed and not-hurried experience. Each and everyone performs the rituals in their own way. The Ganga aarti – performed on the banks of the river Ganga has been the subject of curiosity for many people abroad. As per the belief, lamps acquire the power of the deity.
 Ram Jhula:-Boat also available here on sharing basis to cross the river. It is Suspension bridge similar to the Lakshman Jhula between Sivananda Ashram and Swarg Ashram is known as Ram Jhula or Sivananda Jhula.
 Lakshman Jhula:-The place is also mentioned as a place where God Vishnu defeated the mighty demon Madhu. As per the Ramayana Lord Ram made hard penance for killing mighty demon Ravana. Lakshmana (Brother of Lord Rama) crossed the river by Jute Bridge which is popular as Lakshman Jhula.
 Neelkant Mahadev Temple:-Temple is also accessible by the trekking route and by road from Swarg Ashram. Temple Timings: 05 AM to 01 PM and 04 PM to 09 PM. Thousand of tourists visit this temple during Shivratri and Kanwar Mela. This temple is situated at 1325 meters height and 31 kms far from Rishikesh. Neelkant Mahadev is the Temple of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva's throat became blue colored due to the poison consumed during the sea churning so he is known as a NeelKanth (Blue-throated) here.
 Bharat Mandir:-This is one of the oldest temples in Rishikesh, located in the center of the town and near the main market. The deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu.  Bharat Mandir Temple.  Temple has a small museum also.
 Jungle Vibes:- Here you can learn to make some musical instruments from Indian old men Mukesh Dhiman. Mukesh is specialized in Australian Didgeridoo and African Djembe.
 Triveni Ghat:- Near the main market, this ghat has an amazing view of rivers and mountains. The reason for the name is it's believed that this is often a conference of 03 rivers the Ganges, Yamuna and legendary Saraswati. Triveni Ghat is the biggest bathing ghat in Rishikesh.
 Parmarth Niketan Temple:-: Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located in the Swarg Ashram area. The Ashram has numerous rooms for devotees also as a tourist. Ashram has many religious statues inside. Parmarth Niketan is additionally host for the Internationa Yoga Festival per annum. An ashram is popular among the tourist for Yoga.
 The Beatles Ashram:- In February 1968 Beatle stayed here to learn yoga and meditation. After the Beatle's visit, Rishikesh came in limelight throughout the planet for yoga. Beatles Ashram is found within the Swarg Ashram this ashram is closed 1997 and consumed by the forest department. Still, there are some buildings like meditation cells and lecture halls are there as a witness of the glory of the ashram.
 Sivananda Ashram:- It is located near Ram Jhula. Sivananda Ashram is also known as the Divine Life Society. Sivananda Ashram has rooms for the guest. Sivanada Ashram was established by Swami Sivananda. Swami Sivanada lived here for quite 30 years. There are several activities performed by the Ashram like Yoga Meditation and hospital.
 Gita Bhavan:-This ashram has a large complex with discourse hall and more than 300 rooms which they are offering to tourists at a very low cost. There is a temple also inside the ashram.
 Swarg Ashram:-This place is well known for various famous ashrams, beautiful surroundings, healthy and divine living.
 Tera Manzil Temple:-As the name suggests Tera Manzil Temple has 13 floors. Temple is also known as Trayambakeshwar Temple, Trimbakeshwar Temple or Kailashanand Mission Trust. The view from the top of the temple is amazing.
 Other places to visit in Rishikesh:-Rishikund, Swarga Niwas Temple, Marine Drive, Rishikesh Main Market, Bhootnath Temple, Iscon Temple, Astha Path, Raghunath Temple,  Chandreshwar Mahadev Temple, and Goa Beach.

Where to Eat :
 Chotiwala:-Chotiwala Restaurant provides delicious, flavorful, traditional, hygienic and spicy food.
 Devraj Coffee Corner:- Perched above the bridge and looking across the river to Shri Trayanbakshwar temple, this German bakery is a sublime spot for a break at any time of the day.
 Ganga Ayurvedic Food Palace:- This one's a heaven for the lovers of quintessentially organic and Ayurvedic food. Eat healthy while you go touring the yoga city of the world at the Ganga .
 The Dosa Cafe:- The Dosa Cafe (Madras hotel )is the place serving south Indian food since 1970 in Rishikesh . Here the people can taste different sorts of dosas and uttapams.
 Health Caffe:- Taking its cue from an Italian trattoria, Health Cafe offers a contemporary approach tomulti cuisine like Modern Italian Cuisine and Asian too.
 Mukti's Health Food:- If health food is what you are scouring for, Mukti's Health Food is just the place for you..A tiny place in a strange location, but very popular and excellent .
 Himalayan Herb:- Himalayan Herbs is the rooftop that provides the 360-degree view of the area as well the best dining experience of the authentic home food with a rich taste of Indian.
 The Office:-The Office is an ideal place to drench yourself in the delightful flavors of foods.
 The New Bhandari Swiss Cottage:- Multi Cuisine restaurant is available in New Bhandari Swiss Cottage Rishikesh. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves Continental food, Chinese food, and Indian food.

Where to Stay:
 Divine Ganga Cottages
 Aloha On The Ganges by Leisure Hotels
 Hotel Natraj
 Howard Sanctuary Rishikesh
 Regenta Inn
 Skyard Rishikesh
 Dewa Retreat
 Moustache Hostel Rishikesh
 Hotel Indira Nikunj
 Vedas Tapowan

Best time to Visit
September to June, when the weather is conducive for foam rafting, which is the prominent highlight of Rishikesh is the best time to visit this place. However, summer months from April to June could get a touch little hot. It is also the time of the yoga festival which falls in March. Rishikesh is best visited during the winter season too, with a light cold and crisp within the air making this pristine gateway of Himalayas be at it's best.

"Self Praise is No Praise"

गंगा और चंद्रभागा नदी के अभिसरण के साथहिमालय के बीच तलहटी और बसे हुएऋषिकेश (जिसे ऋषिकेश भी कहा जाता हैअपनी साहसि गतिविधियोंलोकप्रिय कैफेप्राचीन मंदिरों और "योग कैपिटल ऑफ़  वर्ल्डके लिए समझा जाता है उत्तराखंड राज्य के देहरादून जिले के अंतर्गत।
पूर्व मेंपूरा क्षेत्र (गढ़वाकेदारखंड के रूप में प्रसिद् था जिसका उल्लेख स्कंद पुराण के भीतर मिलता है। स्कंद पुराण के अनुसारयह शब्द कुब्जामरक के रूप में जाना जाता है क्योंकि यहां भगवान विष्णु वृक्ष (आमके नीचे रायभ ऋषि को लग रहे थे। षिकेश दो शब्दों ऋषिक और esh का संयोजन है। ऋषिक का अर्थ है हो और उष का अर्थ है गुरु या ईश्वर। इसका अर्थ है इंद्रियों का देवता।
राफ्टिंग उद्योग और विभिन्न कैफे स्पॉट्स के बढ़ने और डेरा डाले हुए होने के कारणऋषिकेश विविध आवश्यकताओं वाले लोगों के लि एक पसंदीदाखानपान के रूप में बहुत बढ़ गया है।
यह शांत शहर पिछले कुछ वर्षों में बेहद लोकप्रिय हो गया हैक्योंकि दुनिया के भीतर शीर्ष आध्यात्मिक गंतव्यविशेषकर बीटल्स सोसिएशन के बाद महर्षि महेश योगी के साथ 60 के दशक के अंत में जैसा कि यह गंगा नदी के पवित् तट पर स्थित हैऋषिकेश साधुओं (संतोंका केंद्र रहा हैजिसमें आध्यात्मिकतायोगध्यान और आयुर्वेद के बारे में कई आश्रम सिखाए गए हैंजिनमें से सबसे लोकप्रिय है बीटल्स आश्रम।

पर्यटकों की आमद के साथशहर के अंदर कैफे और रेस्तरां की कुल संख्या में वृद्धि हुई है। हालाँकिपिछले कुछ वर्षों सेऋषिके को भी विकसित किया गया है क्योंकि यह भारत में एडवेंचर स्पोर्ट्स का केंद्र है क्योंकि इसमें व्हाइट वाटर फोम राफ्टिंगबंजी जंपिंगफ्लाइंग फॉक्स और अन्य लोगों के बीच माउंटेन बाइकिंग सहित विकल्पों की गड़बड़ी है।  कई हिमालयी ट्रेक के प्रवेश द्वा के रूप में भी है और इसे अच्छी तरह से पसंद किए जाने वाले कैंपसाइट के रूप में नियुक्त किया जाता हैजो इसे आध्यात्मिक और एड्रेनालाईन-पंपिंग अनुभवों का एक भव्य मेलजोल बनाता है। ऋषिके में मार्च के पहले सप्ताह के भीतर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग महोत्सव आयोजित किया जाता हैजिसमें दुनिया भर के योग उत्साही लोग दिखाई देते हैं।
कैसे पहुंचा जाये
एयरवेज: - ऋषिकेश से 34 किलोमीटर दूर देहरादून में निकटतम हवाई अड्डा जॉली ग्रांट है। कोई दिल्ली या लखनऊ के माध्यम से देहरादून के लि उड़ान चुन सकता है और हवाई अड्डे से उपलब्ध नियमित बसों और टैक्सियों के माध्यम से ऋषिकेश तक हुंच सकता है।

रेलवे: - निकटतम रेलवे स्टेशनहरिद्वा ऋषिकेश से 25 किमी दूर है। हरिद्वार विभिन्न सामान्य और सुपरफास्ट ट्रेनों के माध्यम से दे के प्रमुख शहरों से अच्छी तरह से जुड़ा हुआ है। रोडवेज: - शहर के चारों ओर जाने के लिए बसें या ऑटो लें। अन्यथाआप पैदल भी चल सकते हैं।

जाने का स्थान
Art गंगा आरती: -सूर्यास्त के बाद पवित्र गंगा आरती की जाती है। यहां गंगा आरती परमनाथ निकेतन आश्रम में आयोजि की जाती हैयह एक सुकून देने वाला और जल्दबाजी करने वाला अनुभव नहीं है। प्रत्येक और हर कोई अपने तरीके से अनुष्ठान करता है गंगा नदी के तट पर की जाने वाली गंगा आरती - विदेशों में कई लोगों के लिए जिज्ञासा का विषय रही है। मान्यता के अनुसारदीपक देवता की शक्ति प्राप्त करते हैं।
 राम झूला: -बोत नदी पार करने के लिए साझा करने के आधार पर भी यहां उपलब्ध है। यह शिवानंद आश्रम और स्वर् आश्रम के बीच लक्ष्मण झूला के समान सस्पेंशन पुल है जिसे राम झूला या शिवानंद झूला के नाम से जाना जाता है।
 लक्ष्मण झूला: -इस स्थान का उल्लेख एक ऐसे स्थान के रूप में भी किया जाता हैजहां भगवान विष्णु ने पराक्रमी दानव मधु को हराया था। रामायण के अनुसारभगवान राम ने शक्तिशाली राक्षस रावण को मारने के लिए कठिन तपस्या की। लक्ष्मण (भगवान राम के भाईने जूट पुल से नदी पार की जो लक्ष्मण झूला के नाम से लोकप्रिय है।
Em नीलकण्ठ महादेव मंदिर: -श्रद्धालु मार्ग से और स्वर्गारोहण से सड़क मार्ग द्वारा भी हुँचा जा सकता है। मंदिर का समयसुबह 05 बजे से दोपहर 01 बजे तक और शाम 04 बजे से 09 बजे तक। शिवरात्रि और कंवर मेले के दौरान हजारों पर्यटक इस मंदिर में आते हैं। यह मंदिर ऋषिकेश से 1325 मीटर की ऊँचाई और 31 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर स्थित है। नीलकांत महादेव भगवान शिव का मंदि है। समुद्र मंथन के दौरान निकले विष के कारण भगवान शिव का ला नीला रंग का हो गया थाइसलि उन्हें यहां नीलकंठ (ब्लू थ्रोटेडके रूप में जाना जाता है
 भारत मंदिर: -यह ऋषिकेश में सबसे पुराने मंदिरों में से एक हैजो शहर के केंद्र में और मुख्य बाजार के पा स्थित है। मंदिर के देवता भगवा विष्णु हैं। भारत मंदिर मंदिर। मंदिर में एक छोटा संग्रहालय भी है।
 जंगल वाइब्स: - यहाँ आप भारतीय पुराने पुरुषों मुकेश धीमान से कुछ संगीत वाद्ययंत्र बनाना सीख सकते हैं। मुकेश ऑस्ट्रेलियन डिडेरिडू और अफ्रीकी जिंबे में विशेष है।
त्रिवेणी घाट: - मुख्य बाजार के पासइस घाट  नदियों और पहाड़ों का अद्भुत दृश्य है। नाम का कारण यह माना जाता है कि यह अक्सर गंगायमुना और पौराणिक सरस्वती 03 नदियों का एक सम्मेलन है। त्रिवेणी घा ऋषिकेश का सबसे बड़ा स्नान घा है।
परमार्थ निकेतन मंदिर: -: परमार्थ निकेतन आश्रम स्वर्ग आश्रम क्षेत्र में स्थित है। श्रम में एक पर्यटक के रूप में भी भक्तों के लिए कई कमरे हैं। आश्रम के अंदर कई धार्मिक मूर्तियाँ हैं। परमार्थ निकेतन प्रतिवर्ष अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग महोत्सव के लिए मेजबान है। एक आश्रम योग के लिए पर्यटकों के बीच लोकप्रिय है।
68 बीटल्स आश्रम: - फरवरी 1968 में बीटल योग और ध्या सीखने के लिए यहाँ रुके थे। बीटल की यात्रा के बादयोग के लि ऋषिकेश पूरे ग्रह में सुर्खियों में आया। बीटल्स आश्रमस्वर्ग आश्रम के भीतर पाया जाता हैयह आश्रम 1997 से बंद है और सका सेवन वन विभाग करता है। फिर भीकुछ इमारतें हैं जैसे कि ध्या कक्ष और व्याख्यान कक्ष आश्रम की महिमा का गवाह है।
Anda शिवानंद आश्रम: - यह राम झूला के पास स्थित है। शिवानंद आश्रम को डिवाइन लाइफ सोसायटी के रूप में भी जाना जाता है। शिवानंद आश्रम में अतिथि के लिए कमरे हैं। शिवानंद आश्रम की स्थापना स्वामी शिवानंद ने की थी। स्वामी शिवानंद यहाँ लगभग 30 वर्षों तक रहे। आश्रम द्वारा कई गतिविधियाँ की जाती हैं जैसे योग ध्यान और अस्पताल।
Has गीता भवन: -इस आश्रम में प्रवचन हॉल और 300 से अधिक कमरे हैंजो वे पर्यटकों को बहुत कम कीमत पर दे रहे हैं। आश्रम के अंदर एक मंदिर भी है।
 स्वर्ग आश्रम: -यह स्थान विभिन्न प्रसिद्ध आश्रमोंसुंदर परिवेशस्वस्थ और दिव्य जीवन के लिए जाना जाता है
Name तेरा मंज़िल मंदिर: -इस नाम से पता चलता है कि तेरा मंज़िल मंदिर में 13 मंजिलें हैं मंदिर को त्रयंबकेश्वर मंदिर, त्र्यंबकेश्वर मंदिर या कैलाशानंद मिशन ट्रस्ट के रूप में भी जाना जाता है। मंदिर के शीर्ष से दृश्य अद्भुत है।
Ik ऋषिकेश में घूमने के लिए अन् स्थान: -ऋषिकुंडस्वर्ग निवास मंदिरमरीन ड्राइवऋषिकेश मुख्य बाजाभूतनाथ मंदिरइस्कॉन मंदिर, आस्था पथरघुनाथ मंदिरचंद्रेश्वर महादेव मंदिर और गोवा बीच।
कहाँ खाना है
 चोटिवाला: -छोटीवाला रेस्तरां स्वादिष्टस्वादिष्टपारंपरिकहाइजीनिक और मसालेदार भोजन प्रदान करता है
 देवराज कॉफ़ी कॉर्नर: - पुल के ऊपर स्थित और नदी को पा करते हुए श्री त्रयणबक्षेश्वर मंदिर को देखते हुएयह जर्मन बेकरी दिन के किसी भी समय विश्राम के लिए एक शानदार स्थान है।
 गंगा आयुर्वेदिक फूड पैलेस: - यह जैविक और आयुर्वेदिक भोजन के प्रेमियों के लिए एक स्वर्ग है। जब आप गंगा में दुनिया के यो शहर की सैर करते हैंतो स्वस्थ भोजन करें।
Mad  डोसा कैफे: -  डोसा कैफे (मद्रास होटलऋषिकेश में 1970 से दक्षिण भारतीय भोजन परोसने वाला स्थान है। यहां पर लोग विभिन्न प्रकार के डोसा और उत्तपम का स्वाद ले सकते हैं
 हेल्थ कैफ: - इटैलियन ट्रेटोरिया से अपना क्यू लेनाहेल्थ कैफ़े आधुनिक इतालवी भोजन और एशियाई की तरह एक मसामयिक दृष्टिकोण टोमटेली भोजन प्रदान करता है।
 मुक्ति का स्वास्थ्य भोजन: - यदि स्वास्थ्य भोजन वह है जो आप खा रहे हैंतो मुक्ति का स्वास्थ्य भोजन आपके लिए सिर्फ एक जगह है..एक अजीब जगह में एक छोटा स्थानलेकिन बहुत लोकप्रिय और उत्कृष्ट।

हिमालयन हर्ब: - हिमालयन हर्ब्स छत है जो क्षेत्र के 360 डिग्री के दृश्य प्रदान करता है और साथ ही भारतीय भोजन के समृद्ध स्वाद के साथ प्रामाणिक घरेलू भोजन का सबसे अच्छा भोजन अनुभव है।
कार्यालय: -ऑफिस खाद्य पदार्थों के रमणीय जायके में खुद को सराबोर करने के लिए एक आदर्श स्थान है।
 न्यू भंडारी स्विस कॉटेज: - मल्टी भंडारी रेस्तरां न्यू भंडारी स्विस कॉटेज ऋषिकेश में उपलब्ध है। बहु-व्यंजन रेस्तरां कॉन्टिनेंटल भोजनचीनी भोजन और भारतीय भोजन परोसता है।
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सितंबर से जूनजब मौसम फोम राफ्टिंग के लिए अनुकूल होता हैजो कि ऋषिकेश का प्रमुख आकर्षण हैइस जगह की यात्रा के लिए सबसे अच्छा समय है। हालांकिअप्रैल से जून तक गर्मी के महीनों में एक स्पर्श थोड़ा गर्म हो सकता है। यह मार्च में पड़ने वाले योग उत्सव का समय भी है। ऋषिके को सर्दियों के मौसम के दौरान सबसे अच्छा दौरा किया जाता है, हल्की ठंड और हवा के भीतर कुरकुरा होने के कारण हिमालय का  प्राचीन प्रवेश द्वार सबसे अच्छा है।

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