Sights & landmarks in Rishikesh

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Rishikesh Landmarks

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  • ankur kandoi
    Siliguri, India803 contributions
    It was challenging for us to navigate the narrow and bustling roads that lead to the Triveni Ghats..
    You need to arrive at leaast 1hour before the scheduled time of aarti to get a good view spot of the aarti.. This experience is really divine !!

    The aarti is followed by religious bhajans which is sung live. You should definitely not miss this.. You will fell blissful..

    We were here on the Vijay Dashmi (dasshera) and it was too much crowded and we also witnessed the Ravan Dahan for the first time in my life..

    My overall experience was wonderful..
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • tanupriyac
    Princeton, NJ26 contributions
    The drive up the temple is very curvy. However the temple is clean and steps up to the temple are clean and well maintained.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India1,711 contributions

    Since the closure of Laxman Jhulla to vehicular traffic, this iconic suspension bridge has become a bustling thoroughfare for both pedestrians and bikers. At any given time, the bridge is adorned with a lively crowd, creating an energetic atmosphere. The view from the bridge, overlooking the majestic Ganga River and the captivating sight of rafting activities below, adds to its charm.

    Approaching the Ramjhulla parking side, visitors are treated to a picturesque view of the Ganges. Toward the end of the bridge, on the left-hand side, lies Goa Beach, offering a serene escape along the riverbank. Crossing the Jhulla and continuing on the left, one encounters the road leading to Laxman Jhulla. On the right side, the area is adorned with renowned tourist destinations, predominantly ashrams such as Parmarth Niketan, Swargashram, and Sivanand. Notably, the famous Chotiwala restaurants are also situated on this side, providing a taste of local cuisine.

    The allure of Ram Jhulla is further heightened during the evening when the entire structure is illuminated, casting a warm glow across the surroundings. This nightly transformation enhances the bridge's beauty, creating a captivating ambiance that draws visitors to witness the enchanting play of lights against the backdrop of the flowing Ganga River. Ram Jhulla stands not only as a functional crossing but also as a symbol of vibrancy and charm in the heart of Rishikesh.
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • Renu O
    Mumbai, India2 contributions
    The Rooms of Gurudwara to Stay with Family is just like a " Treat Surprise " Awesome Big Rooms With 2 - Double Large Beds with AC with Heater Facilities and that also with in " Heart of a City " with in a Budget
    Written 19 July 2023
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  • P a
    10 contributions
    Was kind of shocked to see price has gone from R600 to R1200 talk about trying to milk the tourists.
    Maybe they price will put some people off ?!

    I came here cos I am a massive Beatles fan but tbh this is a lot more than it being about beatles.

    It is all abandoned so if you are expecting some kind of exhibition then this place isn't for you.

    I loved how it was all abandoned though and you can walk all around the old buildings my imagination going wild thinking about how it all used to be.

    Please read about the history of the place before coming as it will add to the experience.

    There is a very small cafe that sells some drinks, sandwiches and super noodles

    The park itself is clean with very little trash about.

    So if you are a Beatles fan, love street art and abandoned buildings then you will love this place, if these things are not you cup of tea then I would avoid.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Juan Lima
    Leuven, Belgium23 contributions
    The best ashram in Rishikesh. The restaurant there is completely delicious! Also, the aart cerimonial in the sunset is beautiful!
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • wariyars
    Woking, UK13 contributions
    The Jhula was shut and has been shut for past two years.
    It is quite serendipitous that I arrived in Rishikesh on Sivarathri. The whole place was agog with excitement, spilling people out of all kinds of abodes, vying for space with sturdy scary bulls, graceful cows, opportunistic dogs and monkeys on brightly lit streets by coloured lights and voices competing with blaring amplifiers spewing all kinds of noises. I saw Siva and Parvathi dancing to Popular Hindi film songs like ‘Kajra muhabbath waala’ and dialoguing like the people on the streets -right in the temple precincts choked with piety.

    By the jhula, under its majestic presence, people swung layered brass fire-lamps in obeisance to deities of their own faith chanting holy slogans praying for a better life than the existence that they barely endured. Scents, smells and fragrances filled the air with a kaleidoscope of memories locked up in my cerebral crevices. I had been here fifty years ago with my deceased parents, clinging on to them for fear of getting lost.

    There were people with anxieties, sadness, peace, happiness, contentment and emptiness in their hearts all amalgamated into one single pulsating throbbing existential entity called humanity..

    And majestically Ganga flowed totally detached in the midst of all the Gunga Din,like a mystic Queen donning an aquamarine blue hue- clean and pure, cleansing and purifying the entire environment with a quietude that reflected centuries of meditative equanimity and forgiveness.

    It was breathtaking and yet demanding my full attention to every moment to take in everything and nothings in between..
    Written 21 February 2023
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  • Shivpal
    New Delhi, India5 contributions
    Its amazing place for traveler visiting to rishikesh. Its one of the famous tourist attraction for spiritual holiday.
    Written 22 September 2020
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  • ChaitanyaBaroda
    Vadodara, India86 contributions
    We were suggested this place bya friend who visited in 2020. This place is also known as Baba Kalikamliwala Ashram. It is on the east river bank of Ganga river.
    believe me, we were flabbergasted with the place. We booked a fully furnished air conditioned one bedroom kitchen apartment after a lots of efforts. It has to be booked ONLINE ONLY and the decision makers are based out of Calcutta.
    But, it was worth all the efforts.
    You have to go to the canteen for your breakfast,lunch and dinner. Food is very economical.
    The whole place is full of life.
    Our flat no.316 was very close to River Ganga. hardly 100 mts.We attended Ganga aarti for all the seven days we stayed there.
    IF YOU JUST WANT TO REST IN CLEANEST ENVIORNMENT, DO YOG EVERYDAY, AND HAVE A TIME OF YOUR LIFE, YOU MUST VIVIT THIS PLACE.
    By the way, for young people who want to roam around to visit other attractions like Laxman Zula etc. 2 wheelers are available on rent. Rs 500 per day !!!!
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Subrata
    Navi Mumbai, India491 contributions
    With the closure of Laxman Jhula this place has lost its popularity. We could not a get a view from the Jhula.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • MPSRathore
    Jodhpur, India36 contributions
    Legend have it- that during the procession of Shivji, he passed this place before getting married. And that how this place had existence. Discovered in 1954. Small trek and then climb up the stairs to get majestic views of Rishikesh
    Written 11 June 2023
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  • Subrata
    Navi Mumbai, India491 contributions
    This place was, is and always remain as the main attraction of Rishikesh. A must visit site for every tourists or pilgrimage. Getting a room here is however very difficult, rooms are mostly free. We were anyway not interested to stay in free rooms. The khadi store outside Gita Bhavan was not that attractive.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India1,711 contributions

    This is a huge Ashram, once habituated by Mahesh Yogi and his disciples.Now it is famously known as beatles ashram as they stayed here for sometime.Many visitors come here.Here the entire ashram,the meditation caves,hostels and all the related buildings are in ruined state.But give ample time to visit every places inside the ashram, which may take around 1 to 2 hours.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • BlrTravR
    Bengaluru, India778 contributions
    One of the historic buildings in Rishikesh, close to Lakshman Jhula, many shops and restaurants close by.
    Written 27 November 2019
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  • Gleb S
    Moscow, Russia1 contribution
    Really holy place with a very special, ancient energy 🙏 so, better to feel it-) People there are also very very special. So, absolutely must visit in Rishikesh
    Written 30 December 2023
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