Tour spots in and around Rishikesh
Rishikesh is very famous for Ayurvedic and Yoga treatments and sometimes the city also nicknamed as "the world capital of Yoga". This Ayurvedic and Yoga treatments attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists through out the year. Some major tourist spots of Rishikesh are discussed briefly bellow.
Gita Bhawan is situated on the banks of Ganges by the side of Laxman Jhula on, amidst the Himalayan Mountains at Swargashram, Rishikesh. It is a very large complex comprising discussion halls and over 1000 rooms for devotees. There have no charges for the stay of devotees. Regular discourses are organized here. During the summer, day-long special Satsang programs are arranged.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located at the base of Himalayan at a height of 1331 meters about 31 km away from Rishikesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is surrounded by dense forests and is adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan. It is enveloped between the valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot and is located at the meeting point of two rivers Pankaj and Madhumatti.
Lakshman Jhula: according to the Hindu mythology Ramayana, Lakshman crossed Ganga River through on a ropeway bridge. That is why this bridge is called as Lakshman Jhula. Today, it is an iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh in Indian state of Uttarakhand. you also found another a similar bridge near this bridge which called as Ram Jhula.
Swarg Ashram, literally mean Heavenly Adobe (Swarg – Heaven and Ashram - abode), is a beautiful place situated on the base of Himalayas by the left bank of the Ganga River between Rishikesh and Lakshman Jhula. It is a religious place provides all type of facilities to its residents. There have a hospital, library, primary health center, garden, dispensary every necessity in daily life.
Triveni Ghat is a meeting place of three Rivers namely, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. There have no existence of Saraswati River but Hindus believe it as a invisible river. Triveni Ghat is very sacred for Hindus. They believe that if someone takes a dip in this Ghat then he will have salvation, a relief from all sins.
some other tourist spots in and around Rishikesh are Bharat Mandir, Ram Jhula, Parmarth Niketan, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Trayambakeshwar, Temple, etc.