Day Trip to Rishikesh
HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH
You will be picked up from your hotel in Haridwar and driven to Rishikesh for an excursion. Distance from Haridwar to Rishikesh is just 24 km and takes usually 45 min to 01 hour depending upon the traffic.
Rishikesh sightseeing tour starts upon arrival in Rishikesh. You will cover some of the major attractions of Rishikesh.
Referred as a last foothill to the Himalayas in this region, an International Yoga Hub and foremost a significant religious place located in the northern part of India. It is 24 km away from Hardwar. Foreigners visit this place in a very large number to learn Yoga and also take part in various religious & spiritual activities during the tour. Rishikesh has lots to offer to its visitors such as ancient & modern temples, Ashrams and holy river Ganges.
Bharat Ji Temple
It is very popular temple of Rishikesh. Bharat Ji’s ancient temple is believed to have been built after a long austerity by him. Ram Janaki temple is situated on the bank of river here.
Lakshman Jhula is basically a suspended iron bridge, which was built in 1939 and stands one of the major attractions of Rishikesh among the tourists.
Ram Jhula is newer one as compared to Lakshman Jhula, another suspended Iron bridge that was constructed between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.
This area is in housing the complex of numerous temples here. Statues here are the major attractions for the tourist. You can also enjoy the shopping here.
Gita Bhawan is located just across the Lakshman Jhula. It is a new building having beautiful paintings and statues from the Hindu Mythology. These are the major attraction for the tourist.
EVENING AT TRIVENI GHAT
Thriveni Ghat is an important place in Rishikesh alongside the river where devotees come to take bath and perform Aarti from early in the morning till late evening. People come in large number to see an eventful Aarti performed by the local priests every evening. It is very famous Ghat in Rishikesh. Water flows through three sources of mountains and fall into the ‘Kubjamrag Kund’ located in front of Ram Janaki Temple, hence called Triveni Ghat. It also symbolizes three holy rivers of India namely Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.
RETURN TO HARIDWAR
After seeing the Aarti at Triveni Ghat, drive back to Haridwar.
Check in at your pre-booked hotel upon arrival in Haridwar.