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Rishikesh Travel: Discover Nature, Culture and Adventure Simultaneously

Author: Abhinav  |  Category: Travel & Leisure
Published: March 4, 2018

A beautiful town on the bank of the Ganga in Indian state of Utterakhand is Rishikesh. Rated among the most popular pilgrimage centers in the country, this mountainous town is thronged by a large number of tourists annually. The holy River Ganga crosses through the town, banks of that are lined with ashrams, Ghats and temples which are quite sacred for Hindus. It is surrounded by lofty hills of Himalaya, lively streams & waterfalls and lush green forests, making it a place for nature-lovers and peace seekers. Apart from that, the region is famous for whitewater rafting in vivid currents of River Ganga.

Rishikesh is the place where a number of people come in search of spirituality. The Beatles (a famous band group of 60s & 70s) came to Rishikesh to obtain spiritual salvation. They met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and did meditation in his ashram. Even today, a large number of foreigners can be seen practicing yoga & meditation and studying Hindu Philosophy in the ashrams on the bank of River Ganga. Rishikesh plays host to International Yoga Week annually, which takes place in month of February. Apart from that, Rishikesh is famous to be a base town for devotees on Chardham Yatra in Garwal region. In this way Rishikesh is an ultimate choice for vacationers, allowing them to explore nature, culture and adventure simultaneously.

Things to do in Rishikesh:

Today, this hilly town has become a major tourist hub in North India, where visitors are bombarded by a range of things to do and see. The Sightseeing includes plenty of temples, Ghats and Ashrams which are nestled on the banks of Holy River Ganga. Among the must-see attractions in this category are the Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mata Mandir, Swarag Ashram, Lakshman Jhula and Neelkanth temple. Apart from that, a number of natural sites give the visitors a sense of sheer pleasure. The Muni-ki-reti is a great place to relax amidst natural fascination. The area boasts a matchless isolation on its white sandy beaches.

When in Rishikesh during summer months, you shouldn’t miss to give white water rafting a try. North of Rishikesh is idyllic for this challenging water sport. Shivpuri and Kaudiyala are the famous locations where a number of professional organizers offer necessary equipment and expert guide for rafting. Cliff jumping, camping and bird watching are some other activities will will keep your mesmerized on Rishikesh trip.

When to Visit

Rishikesh serves as a year-round holiday spot. For those looking for adventure sports like trekking, rafting or camping, the initial summer months, March to June, would be perfect time to visit here. Apart from that, Rishikesh witnesses a huge influx of travelers between May and November too, as the weather becomes cool and idyllic for sightseeing and other fun-filled excursion.

From April to November, a number of pilgrims on Chardham Yatra also come Rishikesh and spend a day or two here before heading on to their pilgrimage.Rishikesh is well connected to the National Capital by a smooth highway. You can take bus or a private taxi to reach this holy city.

Hungry Bags is a leading travel agency that offers travel facilities for Rishikesh tour or packages for Chardham Yatra online. A variety of Chardham Yatra Packages are offered by the company at very reasonable rates.

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