Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India (with photos)

Rishikesh (Hindi: ऋषिकेश) is a city in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Its on the foot hills of Himalayas, so also called "Gateway to the Himalayas" Rishikesh attracts a lot of pilgrims & tourists from all over the world. Its also some times referred as "World capital of Yoga"


View from Lakshman Jhula


Getting there:
Rishikesh is located just 20 km away from Hardwar on the NH58. So transport to Rishikesh from New Delhi is same & from Chandigarh one can take via Dehradun.

By Air:
Its again the same airport - Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport is around 15 km from Rishikesh


View from the 14th floor of the Temple building on the bank of River Ganga

Places of interest:
* Lakshman Jhula
* Ram Jhula
* Temples: Lakshman Mandir, Ram Mandir, Shiv Mandir. There is a 14 story building also which has many temples & on the top floor is Godess Gangamayya.





Activities:
* White water rafting
* Kayaking
* Trekking
* Rock climbing
* Yoga: There are a lot of Ashrams which carry Yoga sessions.



Lakshman Jhula


Shiva Temple


Lakshman Temple


Rudraksh Tree







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