Let Rishikesh Tour Packages be a guide to explore the city of Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Located in the foot hills of the great Himalayas, this place attracts a lot of pilgrims every year. It is close to Haridwar which is also a holy place and Rishikesh is referred to as the gateway to the Himalayas. Rishikesh is surrounded on three sides by hills. The place gets its name from the five different sections of the city. The main section is the town itself, the Muni Ki Reti, Shivananda Nagar, Temple section and the ashrams. As the story goes, Raibhya Rishi performed his penance and god appeared in the form of Rishikesh as a reward to him. This is also the place where the evil Madhu was killed by Lord Vishnu. Lakshman has also done his penance here. Rishikesh Tour Packages takes you to this holy land which has many stories attached to it.
With Rishikesh Tour Packages, you can visit the various attractions in Rishikesh. The Lakshman Jhula is a famous suspended iron bridge which is a primary attraction for many tourists. It was built in 1939 and legend has it that Lakshman had crossed Ganga on ropes where the bridge is built. The view of river Ganga is beautiful from the Lakshman jhula. Visit this historic place with Rishikesh Tour Packages. Near this jhula is the Ram Jhula which is another suspended bridge. This bridge was built recently between the Sawarg Ashram and the Shivananda Ashram. It is also called Shivananda Jhula.
Enjoy the enchanting views from the Lakshman Jhula and enjoy boating in the river with Rishikesh Tour Packages. Many tourists visit this main attraction of Rishikesh ever year. Nilkanth Mahadeo is the place where Lord Shiva drank the poison when the ocean was churned for 'amrit'. This place is about 12 kilometers from Rishikesh surrounded by forests and can be visited when you book the Rishikesh Tour Packages.
Other attractions to be seen with Rishikesh Tour Packages are Bharat Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Kunjapuri Temple, Vasishtha gufa and Rishikund. Bharat Mandir is an old temple in the old town which was built in the 12th century. This temple is on the banks of Ganga and was built by Adi Shankaracharya. There is an idol of Lord Vishnu in the temple made with a single saligram. Visit this ancient temple when you book the Rishikesh Tour Packages. Parmarth Niketan is a well known temple and ashram. The Kunjapuri Temple offers great views of the peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. Kunja Puri is an important goddess of the Shivalik range.
The views of sunset and sunrise from here are spectacular. Experience this sight with the Rishikesh Tour Packages. Rishikund is an ancient place near the Triveni Ghat. This lake was filled with water by goddess Yamuna. The reflection of the Ragunath temple can be seen on the waters of Rishikund. Visit the Triveni Ghat with Rishikesh Tour Packages. Triveni Ghat is the main Ghat here where the pilgrims come to take a bath in the holy waters. The Ganga aarti performed at the Ghat is attended by the pilgrims. Visit this holy city and fulfil your desire for spiritual bliss with the Rishikesh Tour Packages.
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