Top Places to Visit in Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is a famous tourist destination among tourists. It is also known as the “yoga capital of the world”, where people come from all around the world to practice yoga and seek spirituality. The frame of Rishikesh reached its peak when the Beatles (a popular Engish band) came here in the 60s. They stayed at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram and visited the places like ghats of the Ganga River. 


The place is surrounded by beautiful green Himalayan mountains. Rishikesh is mainly known for its religious significance, especially as a center of yoga and medication and a gateway to the Char Dham pilgrimage. There are so many places to visit in Rishikesh. This post contains a list of the top places that you can visit in this magnificent city. 

The List of Top Places to Visit in Rishikesh

  1. Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh
Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh is one of the famous ghats. It is a place where the ganga arti takes place. This ghat is considered special because it’s where three major rivers The Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati come together. There is a mention of this ghat in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. You can experience the great times of your life enjoying the lively evening Ganga Arti among people filled with faith only, far from negative thoughts. 

  1. Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh is among one of the top destinations. According to people’s beliefs, lord Lakshman crossed the Ganga River using a jute rope in this place. Now there is a bridge that was built in 1939. The length of the bridge is 450 feet and it is 70 feet above the Ganga River. You can find lots of cafes near the bridge. 

  1. Ram Jhula, Rishikesh 

Downstream of Laxman Jhula, there is another bridge called Ram Jhula. It is similar to Laxman Jhula and was built in 1980. It is a beautiful sight you should not miss at Rishikesh.
The bridge is also famous because it connects two popular ashrams. On one side of the bridge, there is Swarg Ashram, and on the other side there is  Sivananda Ashram. It is about 450 feet long and offers stunning views of valleys and temples around. 

  1. River Rafting, Rishikesh

If you are an adventure lover, river rafting is the adventure you must try. The top three preferred routes for river rafting are Brahmapuri to Rishikesh, Shivpuri to Rishikesh, and Kaudiyals to Rishikesh. The length of the Brahmapuri to Rishikesh route is about 9 kilometers which takes around one and half hours to complete the rafting. The Shivpuri to Rishikesh route is about  16 kilometers long and takes 3.5 hours to complete the rafting. The Kaudiyala to Rishikesh rafting route is about 35 Kilometers long and takes around 8 hours to complete the rafting. 

  1. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh

The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple in Rishikesh has great religious significance. According to the people’s beliefs, the temple is constructed in the same place where the venom called ‘Halahala’ was consumed by the Lord Shiva.  Hindu mythology says that the venom was extracted when the Devas (gods) and the Asuras (demons) were churning the ocean to obtain amrita (elixir of life). If you are interested to know about Hindu mythology, this is the place to visit.

  1. The Beatles Ashram, Rishikesh

The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh is one of the top destinations to visit in Rishikesh. The Beatles came here to medicate. It made a huge impact and changed the way how people used to see Indian spirituality all over the world. Now Rishikesh has become a medication hub where people come to practice medication from all over the world. 

  1. Tera Manzil Mandir, Rishikesh

One of the top attractions in Rishikesh that travelers should not miss is the Tera Manzil Temple, which is 13 storeys tall. The temple is dedicated to different gods and provides a peaceful environment to pray and experience some of India’s most beautiful religious rituals.

  1. Jumping Heights, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a paradise for adventure lovers. There are lots of thrilling activities to do and bungee jumping is one of them. At jumping heights you also get the option to choose including flying fox and giant swings. September to June is the best time to consider visiting this place. 

  1. Byasi, Rishikesh

A small village called Byasi in Rishikesh is a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. The captivating views of the place attract tourists from all around the world. The place is especially famous for camping but you can also enjoy boating and river rafting there. The village offers a wide array of homestays and also has many restaurants. If you are planning to visit Rishikesh, add this place to your itinerary.  

  1. Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh

The location Muni Ki Reti is about 5 kilometers from Rishikesh. Muni Ki Reti means “sand of sages”. The place holds religious significance. People believe that King Bharat performed an act of penance here.  It is a peaceful and calm place with lots of temples and ashrams. The river Ganga is a lot calmer here so you can enjoy taking a walk along the bank of the river. 

These were some top places to visit in Rishikesh. Consider visiting these religious places in Rishikesh to seek spirituality and peace of mind along with enjoying daunting thrilling activities.  

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