Pilgrim Spots in Rishikesh:
Tapovan on the other bank of the Ganges houses a temple to Lakshmana. It is
believed that Lakshmana carried out penances here. It is also believed that
his brother Bharata meditated here, and there is a temple to Bharata here.
Also seen here are the Swargashram and the Geeta Bhavan temples.
The Lakshman Jhula, a 450 feet long suspension bridge was built in 1939. A
newer bridge the Ram Jhula has been added recently. The Ganga abounds in
fish. Offerings of puffed rice are made to these creatures. The freshness of
the air, and sound of flowing water, the scenic beauty of the region and the
distant sound of bell chimes create an unforgettable experience for those
that visit this ancient pilgrimage town.
Plan your visit:
One whole day is sufficient to visit Rishikesh. If required the trip can be
The climate of Rishikesh always remains pleasant. The period between
October and April could be termed as best as during this period, the climate
of Rishikesh is at its pleasant best.
Transport And Communication:
» Air :
The nearest airport is Dehradun (Jolly Grant), 35 kms
from Haridwar. Vayudoot services operates from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly
Grant). Jagson Airlines also operates flights from Delhi to Dehradun.
» Rail :
Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 kms),
to Howrah, Bombay
Dehradun and other cities.
» Road :
By road Rishikesh to Haridwar 24 kms, Dehradun 47 kms,
Mussoorie 77 kms, Badrinath 301 kms (Son Prayag), Kedarnath 228 kms,
Gangotri 258 kms, Yamunotri 288 kms (Hanuman Chatti), Srinagar 105 kms,
Joshimath 252 kms.
» Bus Service:
Haridwar is connected by bus with Agra,
Chandigarh, Dehradun, Kullu, Manli, Shimla, Rishikesh etc.