Top Places to Visit in Rishikesh List 2021 Updated
The summer vacations are about to hit us soon. And there begins the planning for an outright vacation! But then the question lingers in our minds and soon becomes an apple of discord between the elderly and the youngsters. Thinking of what that question is? Well, ‘which place should we visit?’. While there are endless negotiations from the elders’ side as to visit some religious spot, the unrelenting youth brazenly defy this and refuse to succumb as they wish to visit a place packed with loads of adventures. But then, what if I suggest you a place which could fulfill both these aspirations? No, I’m not giving you a hare-brained idea! Neither it is a figment of my imagination. There is a place that is a platterful of these two opposite worlds. Excited to know what that place is? Well, it is Rishikesh!
LAXMAN JHULA – WILL MAKE YOU SWING IN HAPPINESS
Rishikesh has always been a hot potato among the youngsters as well as the adults. While the adults can busy themselves in the exotic Ganga Arti, the youngsters could have a whale of a time in river rafting. Going a notch deeper into the religious aspects of this place, let me tell you that this place is often called as the swinging Rishikesh! Did you know, why? Well, this is simply because of the glorious Laxman jhula which is a bridge, known to have archaeological importance. Let me tell you that this is a marvelous pilgrimage spot too!
SHIVPURI- THE HOME TO ADVENTURES
Alright, I know the youngsters by now must be getting way too impatient to know what this lovely city as in store for them! Well, just about a few kilometers from Rishikesh lies Shivpuri. This place has a plethora of adventures in its kitty. Trekking, river rafting, boating, rock climbing, camping, just name it and you’ll find it there! And you know, what is the best part about this adventurous place? You can enjoy setting up camps with the Ganges just flowing as your neighbor! This surely makes the view spellbound! I know you have already started day dreaming! Well, continue your dream as I take your leave and attend to the elderly now.
NEELKANTH MAHADEV TEMPLE
How about visiting a laudable temple? Have you heard of the famous Neelkanth Mahadev Temple? Well, let me tell you that this is one of the most sacred temples of Lord Shiva. And what adds a feather to the cap of this temple is the freshwater spring in which devotees take a dip to purify themselves. This temple is surely a must-visit place in Rishikesh!
Do heights give you the jitters? Do you have an adrenaline rush when you are on heights? Well, if this is your cup of tea, then Jumpin heights is surely what you must have been craving for! Be it bungee jumping, flying fox or the tremendous giant swings, this place is a home to all the adventurous sports! So are you ready to drown yourself in the rivers of adventures?
THE RELIGIOUS ARTI
Rishikesh is famous for its glorious arti that takes place at the Triveni Ghat during the evening and attracts a gazillion of people. And the very reason that this arti takes place on the banks of river Ganga all the more fills us with spirituality and happiness. And yes, how can I forget the splendid sight of the floating lamps in the river which can surely drop you dead in tracks! What adds more meaning to this place is that the Triveni Ghat is present at the congruence of the three major rivers of our country. Do you know what all these rivers are? Yes, you are right, these are Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati! So, don’t forget to visit this beautiful scenic spot!
NEEL GARH WATERFALL
I’m sure you all must be wondering that there are a few places for the elderly and a few for the youngsters, but aren’t there any places where the youngsters and the elderly can virtually come together? Well, let me drop bombshells here and tell you that Neel Garh Waterfall is the perfect place that you have been looking out for! The soothing ambience and the serene beauty of these waterfalls can hold you captive and mesmerize you too. It would make you calm and relaxed and is surely a much needed place to soothe your mind and take you away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life.
And yes, for all my dear friends, who are ace photographers, this place is just your cup of tea! The eternal beauty of this place would stand as a great model for your photographs! And yes, how can I forget to tell you that this place is a trekking getaway too! So, what are you waiting for? Visit this amazing place and take out your cameras and say,
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION!
I’m sure you all must be having ants in your pants and would be way too excited to visit this place. Well, then book your tickets, pack your bags and get ready to have a whale of a time! Here’s wishing you a journey full of happiness and adventure! And yes, don’t forget to share your experiences with us in the comments section below! We are waiting to know about your trip!