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Rishikesh


Overview

Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttarakhand. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the right banks of the Ganges, at its confluence with the Chandrabhaga stream.Located amidst lush forested area, Rishikesh is the base for pilgrimage journeys to the Hindu shrines at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The name Rishikesh is loosely applied to an association of five distinct sections encompassing not only the town but also hamlets and settlements on both sides of the river. These include Rishikesh itself, the commercial and communication hub; the sprawling suburban Muni-ki-Reti or the "sands of the sages"; Shivananda Nagar, north of Rishikesh; the temple section of Lakshmanjhula, a little further north; and the assorted ashrams around Swarg Ashram on the east bank


Rishikesh abounds in temples. Most of the pilgrims who pass through Rishikesh on their way to the Himalayan shrines of the Char Dham pause for a holy dip and puja at Triveni Ghat, in the central part of the town. The river here looks especially spectacular during aarti (evening worship) when diyas or oil lamps float on the water. Nearby is the Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh's oldest temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.


The Chandreshwar temple stands at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and the Ganges. The Hanuman Mandir is flocked by a large number of devotees on Tuesday.


Rishikesh has also developed as one of the better known towns for schools of yoga and meditation. Many meditation and yoga centres dot this temple-town and have a great following among foreign tourists.

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More info on the city

Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttarakhand. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the right banks of the Ganges, at its confluence with the Chandrabhaga stream.Located amidst lush forested area, Rishikesh is the base for pilgrimage journeys to the Hindu shrines at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Hotels near Rishikesh

Hotel Ganga View

Situated here in Rishikesh is Hotel Ganga View offer tourist a comfortable place at a very reasonable price. All the rooms are full with natural light some with the added advantage of private balconies with a picturesque view of the river Ganga.


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Camp 5 Elements

The Camp 5 Elements is located off Rishikesh (37 kms) (Uttaranchal, India) on banks of River Ganges surrounded by 800 meters of silver sand river beach, thick forests and mountains. The Camp 5 Elements' is indeed the most scenic, secluded and romantic beach camp on the Ganga.


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Hotel The Great Ganga

Hotel The Great Ganga is situated at one of the best areas in and around Rishikesh (Uttaranchal, India), at Muni-ki-Reti, the place where the holy Ganges meanders out of the hills and enter the plains.


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