Rishikesh is one of the most beautiful towns in the state of Uttarakhand. It is a very scenic destination & is packed with tourists all year round. The main reason for the beauty of this place is its location which is at the origin of the Ganges river flowing down from the Himalayas. In fact, Rishikesh is a great starting destination for travelers who are on a sacred “Char Dham Yatra”.
Rishikesh History: According to Hindu folklore, Raibhya Rishi performed penance on the banks of river Ganga here. Then God Vishnu in the form of Hrishikesh appeared to him. This place is named after him & later became Rishikesh. Lord Ram’s younger brother, Bharat also performed deep penance here. His temple is situated here.
Popular Attractions: Must visit spots in Rishikesh are the Ram Jhula & Laxman Jhula which are the two bridges spanning across the river Ganga. However, the main town center is a place of little interest to the tourists. River rafting & bungee jumping is an enjoyable experience here. Paramarth Niketan & Banaprastha Ashram are the places near Ram Jhula where you can plan your stay.
Rishikesh is the perfect destination for sacred travelers. Consequently, it makes a great spot for tourists who want to get away from their daily routines. Book your Rishikesh Tour Package with Footloose Holidays now & make the trip even more joyful.