Commonly known as the gateway to the Ganges, Rishikesh has always been the focal point of religious and spiritual activities in India. Located on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas this ‘yoga capital of the world’ offers its visitors a calming and peaceful experience. Rishikesh has always been thronged with saints and sages seeking for higher knowledge. This pilgrimage town is regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. River Ganga flows through this humble town making it one of the most sacred sites where one can experience the true tranquility of spiritualism. A local sightseeing tour will give you the real flavor of India.
|Detailed Tour Itinerary|
|Tour Name||Rishikesh Local Sightseeing Tour|
|Destination Covered:||Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir – Adventure Sports – Triveni Ghat – The Beatles Ashram – Tera (13) Manzil Temple|
|Price:||On Request/- Enquire Now|
You will be taken on a memorable tour of one of the holiest cities in India which will include:
Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir
Considered as one of the most important shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is nestled inside a dense forest against the backdrop of Nar Narayan mountain range. Adorned with sculptures of various gods and goddesses the temple sculptures also showcase the Samudra Manthan. As per Hindu mythology, this is the spot where Lord Shiva had consumed poison which originated from the sea while the devas and Asuras were churning the ocean to obtain Amrita the poison turned Lord Shiva’s throat blue giving him the name of ‘Neelkanth’.
Rishikesh is India’s one of the leading destination for different adventure sports like bungee jumping, river rafting, camping and trekking. You can opt for an early morning hike to nearby woods or ride the river by going for a memorable river rafting; there is a plethora of adventure sports option available in Rishikesh which guarantees to make your trip wholesome and a complete one. Get an adrenaline rush and feel yourself fly by going for these adventurous sports.
Located on the bank of River Ganga, this sacred Ghat is the place where the ‘Maha Aarti’ takes place. It is believed that a dip here will rid you of all the sins and you will be able to achieve moksha, which is complete freedom from the karmic cycle of life and death. Early morning and evening time witnesses the Ghats being lined with mesmerizing Arti rituals along with rhythmic chants. Triveni Ghat also has a colorful and vibrant marketplace where you can shop for semi-precious stones, local clothing, jewellery, kullu topis and other interesting knickknacks.
The Beatles Ashram:
This is the ashram where the famous UK rock band The Beatles stayed for the duration of 2 months and were inspired to meditate, perform yoga and attain some peace of mind. They also wrote a number of songs during their stay here. People from all over the world come here to do yoga and meditate in peace. You can also go on nature walks and take in the beautiful and picturesque scenery that surrounds this ashram from all the sides. This is the perfect relaxation opportunity, away from the busy and bustling city life.
Tera (13) Manzil Mandir:
A multi-story temple this sacred place is one of the major trademarks located on the banks of River Ganga near Lakshman Jhula. Also known as Kailash Niketan Mandir it is one of the most important places of worship in Rishikesh. Well known for its immaculate designs and stunning architecture this temple is dedicated to a number of gods and goddesses. The top floor gives an awe-inspiring view of the sunset and the nearby mountains.
After a memorable day you will be taken to your departure location from where you will continue to your onward destination.