People who reside in Delhi or anywhere nearby, their go-to option when a long week comes around is Rishikesh and why shouldn’t it be? It is one of the most popular spots for various tourists and is a favourite amongst the younger generation, hence finding hotels near Rishikesh is fairly easy. If you are looking for a getaway that consists of tranquilising beauty, architectural marvels, grand temples and a never-ending list of adventure sports — Rishikesh is the place to be! It's a place to be if you are looking for clearing your head and meditating or indulge in adventurous activities.
Some of the places one must visit when visiting Rishikesh are as follows-
1. Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula
One of the major attraction at Rishikesh. Both of them are 450 feet long iron suspended bridge and are one of the major tourist attraction. It is just 4km away from the Rishikesh Railway station. Not only is it beautiful but is also a famous pilgrimage spot and definitely top the list of people who are planning to visit Rishikesh. While at it, you can also visit the famous Trayambakeshwar temple, Ram temple, and Laxman temple, situated in the vicinity.
2. The famous Beatles Ashram
It was initially established as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, but it got globally acclaimed after Beatles visited this tranquil place. At first, you might think that it is some ordinary place, but the moment you will enter the site the calmness will leave you spell-bound. People usually go there for a quiet session of meditation and just to get a feel of what the Beatles felt.
3. Shivpuri: For Camping and to play volleyball by the river bank
It is only 19 km away from Rishikesh, and it lies within the small town of Shivpuri. It is located on the banks of Ganges, and it is famous for its wide variety of adventure options and of the main attraction of Shivpuri is the camps by the river bank. You have the option of picking from its various adventures such as rafting, trekking, and boating.
4. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
It is situated at 1670 m, within the sylvan forest, the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located just 12 km away from the town of Rishikesh. A lot of people especially visit Rishikesh for this temple as it is one of the most sacred Shiva shrines in India. The tomb inside showcases the saga of Samudramanthan and is one of the key attractions here. The temple also has a freshwater spring which attracts many devotees for a bath.
5. Jumpin Heights
What is Rishikesh best known for? It is a paradise for any adventure enthusiast. The options are endless when it comes to adventure activities, and bungee jumping happens to be one of the most popular ones. If you are someone who is clearly not afraid of heights, then this is the place where you unleash all your adrenaline pumping options. The team present at Jumpin Heights offers a varied range of options like bungee jumping, flying fox, and giant swings!
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get going. However, if you are looking for hotels in Rishikesh, then bloom hotels are your best option.
As it is one of the most affordable hotel in Rishikesh and has all the facilities that you might avail at any five-star hotel, but the prices are very attainable and light on your pocket as well.