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Located at the foot of the Himalayas in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is one of the popular spiritual as well as adventurous places. This holy place is known as the "places of sagas", which attract devotees to comes and relaxes through different means and evaporate all the problems of everyday life. This town lures thousands of spiritual seekers and adventure lovers from around the world as this city offers numerous celestial temples, picturesque landscapes, stunning climate and challenging adventurous activities.
It is the famous tourist destination among visitors who is looking for the different ways to relax their mind and soul by visiting multiple destinations. Here are the best ways and the destinations to visit in Rishikesh to lighten up and enjoy your holidays.
1. Temples And Spiritual Destinations
There are number of ancient temples located in Rishikesh making it a popular pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and the Trimbakeshwar Temple are the famous destinations to visit if your want unwind yourself through spiritual means. Lakshamana Jhula and Ram Jhula is a suspension bridge in Rishikesh which is another important pilgrim attraction. The colorful boats floating in the river enhance the overall appearance of the bridge and make it appealing.
Besides this, one can enjoy the cool breeze and feed the fishes in the River Ganga while boating and experience the relaxing environment away from all the tensions.
2. Yoga Retreat
Another way to relax your mind and soul is through meditation and Rishikesh is the heaven for the people who are seeking peace through yoga and meditation. There are number of yoga schools the banks of the Ganga in the holy city. Some of the best destinations to calm down through Yoga and meditation are by visiting Parmarth Niketan ashram or Sanskriti Yogpeeth that offers the best service with the luxurious stay.
3. Adventure trials
Rishikesh is very popular with adventure lovers who feel tempted by the white rapids of the Ganga. River-Rafting in Rishikesh is the most fervent activity which one can perform by choosing the grade (ranging from 1 to 4) based on your age and appetite for adventure. Travelers can enjoy the adventure in observation of rafting experts that give utmost safety. The popular destinations to relish this activity are Shivpuri, Byasi, Kaudiyala and Bramhapuri.
Bungee jumping is another adventure sports you can indulge offering by the jumpin heights centre. With them one can taste the thrill of other sports also such as fox flying and the Giant swing right over the river.
4. Triveni Ghat
It is one of the main Ghat of Rishikesh that witnesses the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is believed that holy dip in this sacred water will lead devotees to salvation or purify them. One can offer milk to the river at the time of sunrise in order to get relief from all the stress and tension of the hectic life. In the evening, it is vital to attend the Aarti in order shows respect to holy river Ganga and treat your eyes with delight of watching the floating beautiful Diyas in the river. There are ancient temples Rishi Kund and Raghunath also located nearby that are worth a visits.
Shopping is another activity to relax your mind and soul especially for the ladies. The huge markets of Rishikesh are a shopper’s paradise. There are many markets that offer the different type of items one can buy to decorate their house. The beautiful wall paintings and the wooden furniture are the highlight of these markets that help you to give a rustic Haveli look to your home.
Seek enlightenment and more at Rishikesh by relaxing your mind and soul through visiting different destinations and enjoying different activities.