Rishikesh is a charming hill station located on the banks of the Ganges River in Uttarakhand. This gorgeous town boasts a myriad of incredible natural wonders, including mountains, mystical valleys and caves. Rishikesh is also home to spectacular religious sites, charming markets, eclectic neighbourhoods and vibrant cultures. There is so much to discover here; you could visit the iconic Lakshman Jhula, an iron suspension bridge to enjoy panoramic views, stroll around the Rishikesh Main Market to browse religious idols, handicrafts, ayurvedic medicines, rudrakshas and artificial jewellery and rejuvenate with Ayurvedic massages and treatments at a local spa centre. Rishikesh is renowned as India's adventure capital as it offers lots of thrilling activities, including mountain biking, camping, trekking, bungee jumping and rock climbing. You can also go hiking to the Neer Garh waterfall in Rishikesh to explore lush rain forests and white water rafting through the Ganges River. Brightsun Travel offers an excellent choice of Rishikesh holiday packages, so you can plan the ultimate trip here with lots of unforgettable experiences.
Rishikesh is home to lots of captivating architectural wonders and attractions. The most impressive among them is the stunning hilltop Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, one of the country’s most prominent Hindu pilgrimage sites which features plenty of paintings and sculptures depicting scenes from Indian mythological epics. Another impressive site in Rishikesh is the Geeta Bhawan, one of the region’s ancient shrine complexes located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayan Mountains, where you can discover impressive verses related to the Mahabharata and Ramayana. You can also visit the Tera Manzil Temple aka Trimbakeshwar Temple, a holy shrine which features impressive idols of Hindu gods and goddesses. The Kunjapuri Devi Temple is another star attraction in Rishikesh which is set on Kunjapuri Hill, with an alluring white exterior and colourful statues. Other must-see landmarks in Rishikesh include the Omkarananda Ashram, Bharat Mandir, Vashistha Cave and Sivananda Ashram. Book Rishikesh tour packages through Brightsun Travel and look forward to discovering this amazing travel destination.