Rishikesh is a census town in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is well-known as the gateway to the Char Dham. The forest of Rishikesh has an outstanding view of the clad hills. Rishikesh also has a convergence with the Ganges and Chandrabhaga. Not only in ancient times but still many yogis, rishis, sages, sannyasis, and monks were attracted to Rishikesh for practicing yoga in this peaceful place and that’s why it is renowned as the Yoga Capital of the world. It is assumed that by meditating on Rishikesh, one can attain “Moksha” as well as holy immersion on the banks of the Ganges. Besides spirituality, Rishikesh Tourism is now a hub for adventure activities like rafting, camping, trekking, and bungee jumping. Tourist in Rishikesh is full of travel every time. There are also large ashrams, yoga centers, meditation, ayurvedic massage, and astrology centers. Also, there are many places to visit which are described below.
It is constructed in 1939. Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge at Rishikesh, 450 feet long and about 70 feet above the river. According to Hinduism, the bridge was built at the same place where Lakshmana once crossed the Ganges on a jute rope, making it another major pilgrimage attraction.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple –
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, situated at a height of 1675 m on a hill above Swarg Ashram, is one of the most significant temples dedicated to Shiva in the Republic of India. According to Hindu legends, the temple stands at the exact spot where the gods and demons drank Shiva Venom ‘Halahala’, which arose after the gods and demons churned the sea for the nectar of life.
The Beatles Ashram –
The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh In February 1968 to attend a session of transcendental meditation at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The ashram is now a part of Rajaji National Park and one has to enter through it.
Swarg Ashram –
The Swarg Ashram is situated on the left bank of the river Ganges is one of the oldest yoga monasteries in India which covers the entire region between Ram and Lakshmana Jhula and was built in the memory of Sadhu Swami Vishudhananda.
Parmarth Niketan –
Parmarth Niketan is an ashram located in Rishikesh, established by the admired Swami Shukdevananda Ji Maharaj in 1942. It is the largest ashram of Rishikesh with more than one thousand rooms.
Jumpin heights –
Jumpin Heights Center is definitely a must-see place for adventure enthusiasts because of its safety precautions, experienced instructors, and location.
Also there some places that might be traveled are Rajaji National Park, Kaudiyala, Shivpuri, Narendra Nagar, etc.
Mussoorie is like other most popular hill stations in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, 290 km from Delhi, which is also well-known as Queen of The Hills. Mussoorie has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year, standing at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level against the backdrop of the Himalayan and Doon Valley valleys. One of Mussoorie’s most popular tourist attractions is The Mall, which is a steep boulevard and has other shops lined up throughout. The foremost climax of Mussoorie is the Ropeway to Gun Hill. Mussoorie offers a beautiful nature walk known as the camelback road. Mussoorie has several picturesque and charming old houses and estates which areCaptain Young’s Mullingar Mansion, Tipperary, Killarney, Shemrock cottage, the Tara hall, and to name a few. As Mussoorie is a great place for adventure lovers, here are some places that can be visited.
Kempty Falls –
Kempty Fallsis located at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, which is surrounded by high mountain ranges. Hence it is a wonderful surrounding just sitting under which waterfalls on the rocky bed to hear the sound of water in the green surroundings.
Lal Tibba –
Lal Tibba is the highest peak of Mussoorie located at an altitude of 2,290 m above sea level and the mountain views of the holy temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath are something amazing and never seen before. A Japanese telescope is installed at the edge of the cliff to give its viewers a clear view of the surroundings, and the place is extremely safe from most commercial activities.
Happy Valley –
Happy Valley is located a short distance from Mall Road in the center of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie. The first Tibetans to flee Lhasa in 1959 were the Dalai Lama, their spiritual leader, before coming to the hospice.
Camel’s Back Road –
The road bears the name of rock which is shaped like a camel’s bud at the back and extends about 3-4 km from Kulri Bazaar to Mussoorie Library Chowk. The road is ideal for walking, as it offers amazing views of valleys and hills.
Gun Hill –
Gun Hill is Mussoorie’s second-highest peak, the name of the place was derived from the shooting of a cannon from this place. The place is located at an altitude of 2,044 meters above sea level and offers some spectacular views of the surroundings.
Mussoorie Lake –
The Lake was recently developed as a picnic spot by the City Board and Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority which is located 6 kilometers away on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. A beautiful little lake made by natural waterfalls on the way down the road and you will see ducks swimming in the lake. Also, you can take a paddleboat here and enjoy the amazing surroundings.
Apart from that there also so many places to visit like Christ Church, Sir George Everest’s House, Jwalaji Temple, The Mall and to mention a few.
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