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RishikeshGateway to Himalayas
Rishikesh, the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttaranchal, which encloses Yamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath, the Chardham of the region. Rishikesh, one of the pilgrimages of the Hindus with several temples dotting the banks of the legendary Ganga at Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 ft. above sea level. This picturesque piece of land is bountiful with natural richness. The solemnity of the Ganges gushing through the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range is an striking. Rishikesh the supreme Pilgrimage of Hindus, welcomes millions of devout on the auspicious dates of Kumbha Mela, when pilgrims take a holy dip in the sacred Ganges at Haridwar and RishikeshLand at Rishikesh

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Lakshman Jhula
This is the major attraction of Rishikesh. It was built in 1939. Newly built, Ram Jhula is another suspension iron bridge is suspended between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.

Gita Bhavan
Recently constructed, Gita Bhawan, situated just across the Lakshman Jhula, boasts of its impressive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Swarga Ashram This places is dotted by numerous temples. It also has many eating joints and shops in its surroundings. The amazing statues in the area overwhelms the tourists.

Neelkanth Mahadeo
Located 12 km from Rishikesh is Neelkantha Mahadeo, the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom. Legends say that, in the ancient times when the ocean was being churned for 'amrit' (nectar for immortality), first venom oozed out of the ocean. Seeing this, on course of saving the world from the venom, Lord Shiva drank the venom at this place, now called Neelkanth Mahadeo. This beautiful place is bounded by tranquil forests.

RishikeshTriveni Ghat
This bathing ghat is thronged by thousands of pilgrims daily in the evening and morning, who take bath here and attend the Maha Aarti being performed at the Ghat. The banks of the river is also a nice place to relax.

Not to Overlook - Excursion
This scenic place is worth a visit. Situated in Uttaranchal, amidst abundant natural resource, Dehradun is a place with attractions like - old pilgrim centre of Galtaji Temples, pavilions and scared natural springs and reservoirs, small temple of the Sun god and many more to fit into this place.

White Water Rafting
Rafting is truly a challenge in this part of the world. The violent rivers, fed by countless streams are challenging and tortuous with cutting devouring gorges are perfect for the lovers of extreme adventurous sports.

Haridwar : Located on the foot hills of Shivaliks, Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region.

Some other places you can visit are
The queen of hill stations is an ideal place to spend your summers.
Sanctuary at some 20 kms from Rishikesh.
Close to Narendra nagar, situated at 7000 ft this place is covered with dense forests.
Valley of Flowers
A largest concentration of various species of wild flowers is off the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, 16 km from Govindghat.
Narendra Nagar
15 kms on the Rishikesh Chamba road is located the historical town of Narendra nagar.
Sports Circuit of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Peaceful holy place with an ancient Raghunathji Temple.

Near by Cities of Rishikesh
* Delhi - 238 Kms.
* Uttrakashi - 154 kms.
* Dehradun - 42 kms.
* Kedarnath - 228 kms.
* Haridwar - 25 kms.
* Mussoorie - 77 km

Travellers Factoid
Location : 24 Kms from Haridwar (Uttaranchal)
Best Season : Throughout the Year
Languages Spoken : Garhwali and Hindi
Climate in Rishikesh : The climate of Rishikesh is continental type, but it location in the foot hills, provides a pleasant weather throughout the year.
By Air : Jolly Grant is the nearest airport in Rishikesh which falls on route to Dehradun. The airport is approximately 18 kms from the city.
By Rail : Rail network in Rishikesh India is well connected with some of the major cities of India which include Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and Haridwar.
By Road : The city is well connected by tongas, taxis and rickshaw.

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