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Explore Unexplored Destinations of Rishikesh

Explore Unexplored Destinations of Rishikesh

Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the yoga capital of the world and a cultural melting pot of Bhakti and hippie culture. Rishikesh is the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and one of Uttarakhand's most visited tourist places. Rishikesh, located in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand, has a special place in history, culture, and religion from time immemorial. In the 60s, The Beatles visited Rishikesh to learn Transcendental Meditation and put Rishikesh on the global map. Since then, people from all over the world have come to Rishikesh in search of spirituality, a yoga teacher training course, and solitude to be at one with nature.

If you visit Rishikesh during International Yoga Week in March, you'll see people worldwide sporting Indian kurtas and yoga mats wrapped around their arms. In Rishikesh, you will hear people discussing yoga, spirituality, and the meaning of life. Also, their conversation is in sync with the melodious chime of the temple bells. It is the attraction of Rishikesh. However, apart from yoga and spirituality, Rishikesh is emerging as a tourist destination and a paradise for adventure seekers. Rishikesh has many wings of enthusiasm on its head, which brings happiness to those who visit Rishikesh.

Here are the places to visit in Rishikesh if you are here in town for a short retreat, a yoga ttc in Rishikesh or just a vacation:

Lakshman Jhula

Laxman Jhula tops the list of places to visit in Rishikesh. It is a bridge of great importance in the local culture of Rishikesh. It is believed that Lakshmana built this bridge when he was on his journey to the Himalayas to find his brother Lord Rama. The view around Ganga and Rishikesh looks stunning from this bridge. You can see some of the best temples in Rishikesh from here.

Ram Jhula

Another iconic architectural marvel is the Ram Jhula, a suspension bridge that connects Swargashram to Sivananda Ashram. It offers a panoramic view of the serene nature of the Ganges and the mighty Himalayas.

Take a stroll on the path

1. It is also known as Marine Drive, it is a pedestrian walkway built along the banks of the Ganges. On one side of the road is the Ganges, and on the other, a huge rock. Go for a walk along the banks of the Ganges in the evening, sit on a bench, and silently watch or talk to Goddess Ganga.
Get an Ayurvedic massage done.
3. Rishikesh is the best place to get Ayurvedic treatment. It is a place where your whole mind and body get rejuvenated. Here in Rishikesh, you can get an Ayurvedic massage according to your budget.

Go for café hopping

Though it is completely offbeat, Rishikesh is heaven for vegetarians and vegan lovers. The city has some of the best cafes offering organic vegetarian or vegan food and desserts. While in the city, explore Rishikesh's cafes, eat healthily, watch the Ganges, and get lost in the calmness of the city.