Rishikesh literally translates to 'the place of the sage' or 'god of the senses'. The city is a celebrated spiritual town on the banks of the river Ganges and is surrounded by the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. It is the starting point of mountain pilgrimages, for spiritual salvation, undertaken by Hindus to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
On this tour, you will visit the Bharat Mandir built by Adiguru Shankaracharya around the 12th century. The temple is situated in the heart of the old town on the banks of the Ganges. The Inner sanctum of the temple is home to the idol of Lord Vishnu. The Trimbakeshvar Temple, a holy shrine dedicated to the three-eyed Lord Shiva, is another famous temple in Rishikesh. The temple is located close to the Lakshman Jhoola or 'Lakshman's Swing' and stands 13-storeys high along the banks of the Ganges.
Built in 1939, the Lakshman Jhoola is a suspension bridge on the Ganges. According to Hindu mythology, this bridge is built in the same place where Lakshman (brother of Lord Ram) once crossed the river on a jute rope.
Rishikesh is an attractive place for people interested in Yoga and meditation. There are many ashrams here, which provide spiritual courses, the most renowned being, the Swargashram and Shivanand Ashram. You will visit these ashrams and learn about their courses and routines.