Things to Do in Rishikesh Other Than River-Rafting
When we look out for things to do in Rishikesh, the first suggestion we get is for river-rafting. Undoubtedly, river rafting in Rishikesh is adventurous and exciting. However, that is not Rishikesh is all about. There are many other things to do in Rishikesh that are equal fun and exciting:
If you are looking to learn some yoga, there is no better place than Rishikesh. There are literally hundreds of yoga classes in Rishikesh. From individual yoga teachers to ashrams that offer more structured courses, you will find them throughout the city. Of course it will need some time and effort to find a teacher that fits your style of yoga. There are also Ashrams that offer long duration courses and Teacher Training Certificates for those looking to become a professional yoga trainer.
Meditate on river side
If the stressful city life is taking a toll on you, then meditating at the shore of holy Ganga during the sunset can be a rejuvenating experience for you. Several yoga studios and ashrams in the Rishikesh have meditation as a part of their yoga schedule. In addition there are also several studios that will teach you different meditation techniques to help you achieve inner peace and divine connectivity.
If you are travelling all the way from Delhi to Rishikesh, you must visit the religious attraction i.e. Lakshman Jhula . An engineering wonder, this suspension bride have a lot f religious significance as it is believed that Lakshman from the Ramayana, had once crossed the river Ganga on the same spot with the help of a handmade jute-rope bridge. It is especially thrilling to stand on the bridge and feel the bridge moving during strong winds.
Ganga Aarti at Triveni
Even if you are an atheist, you will fall in love with the aura and the atmosphere created during the evening Ganga Aarti at the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh. Triveni ghat is the confluence point for the 3 mighty rivers i.e. Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Many people believe that taking a dip at the Triveni will help eliminate past life sins. If nothing of this intrigues you, you should visit this location for its picturesque view.
Neelkanth, Tryambakeshvar and other holy shrines
Neelkanth and Tryambakeshvar are holy shirnes dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Neelkanth temple is located at the place where once Lord Shiva drank poison created during Samudra Manthan. Both these temples are architectural gem with images of devi, devtaas and asuras carved on their roof and walls. While Tryambakeshvar temple is 13 storey high located on the bank of river Ganga, Neelkanthtemple lies at the confluence of the Pankaja and Madhumati rivers, in between three valleys – Brahmakoot, Vishnukoot and Manikoot.
Located at Mohan Chatti nearly 15 KMs from Lakshman Jhula, you must visit Jumpin Height for some adrenaline rush. The amusement park is highly popular among both locals and tourists alike with its array of activities such as bungee jumping, giant canyon swings and 1 km long, Asia’s longest flying fox ride. In fact you can spend an entire day trying activities at Jumpin Heights.
So what are you waiting for? Book AHA Taxis from Delhi to Rishikesh to head on to this majestic land today and try all these things to do in Rishikesh!