Rishikesh- a religious place in Uttarakhand

This article will help you to find every information about the famous religious place Rishikesh in Uttarakhand state of India.


Rishikesh is a most renowned religious place of India. It is situated in Uttarakhand state of India. It is situated at the right bank of the most holy river i.e. Ganga in Uttarakhand. It is situated in the foothills of Shivalik ranges and is the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage . Every year from 2nd to 7th Feb International Yoga week is held here on the banks of river Ganga.

Temples in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is known for its long tale of temples. Some of the most renowned temples are-
Bharat Mandir Rishikesh
This temple is deidicated to Bharat who was supposed to be the brother of Lord Ram. It is is the oldest
temple in Rishikesh and is situated near Triveni Ghat.

Triveni Ghat
It is believed to be the combination of sacred Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati river. Evening aarti of triveni ghat is very famous.
Shatrughan Temple
This is a old temple which is dedicated to
Shatrughan who is believed to be the brother of Lord Ram's.
It is situated at a distance of 5 kms from Rishikesh. It is a famous temple of Rishikesh.
Neelkanth Mahadev
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at the top of a hill across the Ganga river. It is believed that legends Shiva drank the venom or Ghota originated during 'Sagar Manthan' here, as a result of which his throat turned blue and was named
Lakshman Jhoola
This is a major attraction of Rishikesh and is a hanging
bridge across Ganga river. It is situated at a distance of about
5km from Rishikesh. Firstly it was a
jute rope consisting bridge without any support but due to safety reasons it was rebuilt with iron ropes in 1889.

Ram Jhoola
It is also a bridge which is similar to Lakshman Jhoola and it is built between the Shivanand Ashram and the Swargashram.

How to reach Rishikesh

Through Air

You can reach Rishikesh through air. Nearest airport to Rishikesh is situated at Jollygrant which is situated at a distance of 18 km away from
Rishikesh and is located in

Visiting Rishikesh by Bus

You can reach Rishikesh through bus. Many Private and public buses are daily covering distances from different cities of Uttarakhand to Rishikesh.
Visiting Rishikesh by Train
Nearest railway station is Rishikesh railway station which is connected to all cities in India.


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