is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas,
this place is considered to be the access point of three other pilgrim
places of Badrinath-Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is
surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga
flowing through it. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is
believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation.
There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges.
The River side is dotted by the ashrams of Sadhus and sages. Rishikesh
is also famous for ashrams teaching Yoga. In the 60's even the Beatles
could not miss the charm of Rishikesh and they came here to meet their
Guru. The Ganga, which is known for its strong currents and fierce
behaviour up stream, suddenly becomes slow and gracious here. At
Rishikesh, Ganga leaves the mountains and joins the plains for her long
journey. Rishikesh is not only an attraction for pilgrims but it also
attracts foreigners who want to know about Hinduism, who want to spend
some time close to the Lord, people who love rafting come here to
conquer the rapids of Ganga. Rishikesh is also an ideal base camp for
trekking in the nearby Himalayas.
Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kailash, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Mathura, Ayodhya
to Haridwar & Rishikesh (3 Days/2 Nights)
has attracted visitors and Hindu devotees from time immemorial. Situated
on the banks of the holy Ganga, today it is a bustling city known for
temples, ashrams, yoga, centers, white water rafting and of course, the
morning you will be driven to Rishikesh, situated on the banks of the
Ganges. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.
2 : Visit Hardwar.
in the morning you will be driven to the holy city of Haridwar. You will
return to Rishikesh in the afternnon and the rest of the day is at
morning you will be driven back to Delhi.