Best Spots At Spiritual – Cum – Adventure City Rishikesh

Best Spots At Spiritual – Cum – Adventure City Rishikesh

Set against the background of the Himalayas and with the pure Ganga flowing through it, Rishikesh is one of the prominent tourist and pilgrimage hubs in northern India, where people from the world come to pursue tranquility. Rishikesh stands to be the ‘yoga capital of the world.’ The visitors who come to learn yoga and meditation. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some globally acknowledged as bases of philosophical studies, yoga, and other age-old Indian health traditions. Uttarakhand Tourism draws yoga lovers by organizing the annual International Yog Festival. There is a belief that Lord Rama, with his brothers, reached Rishikesh to do penance after slaying Ravana. Looking at the travelers from various countries we suggest some of the best Spots At Spiritual cum Adventure City Rishikesh as must-visit places.

The word Rishikesh represents the ‘locks or hairs of a sage.’ The city is the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and the ‘Yoga Capital.’ Rishikesh is a commercial and communication hub that extends over the suburban area of Muni ki Reti or the ‘sands of the sages.’

Here Are Some Of The Best Spots At Spiritual – Cum – Adventure City Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the divine river Ganga at Rishikesh. In Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula, a prominent milestone place, is 450 feet long, linking the Pauri district with the Tehri section. Lakshman Jhula also offers a scenic view of the river Ganga and Rishikesh city with many temples.

Ram Jhula

A few spans from Laxman Jhula is the Ram Jhula. Nearly alike in its design and structure, this suspension bridge was created in 1980.

You will witness the Himalayas standing against the beautiful clouds and the Ganga River gushing down as you cross this bridge. It does make for a scenic vista at Rishikesh.

The bridge is also famous for linking two major ashrams of the townlet – Swarg Ashram on one-stop and the Sivananda Ashram. Approximately 450 feet long, this bridge presents spectacular views of valleys and temples. 

Tera Manzil Mandir

Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the most renowned temples of Rishikesh. on the banks of River Ganga, the temple has 13 levels and magnificent architecture.

Shri Bharat Mandir

This is the ancientest temple in Rishikesh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, near Triveni Ghat and Chandrabhaga Bridge. The temple is significant mainly for two reasons. The first cause is that the city acquires its identification from this temple. Another reason is that Adi Guru Shankaracharya rebuilt the temple at the start of the 9th century. Within the temple is a small museum.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Located around 30 km from Rishikesh, this temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for the devotees of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythological belief, the temple was constructed at the exact location where Lord Shiva drank the poison’ Halahala’ removed after swirling the ocean to acquire the tonic of life.

Neergarh Waterfalls

The Neergarh waterfalls, also known as ‘NeerGaddu,’ are located at 5 & 7s km from Lakshman Jhula on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. These natural cascades emit excellent attractiveness as they descend the stony ridges. During summers, many tourists visit Neergarh waterfalls to bathe in the cool water of the stream rushing nearby. There are two small bridges erected on the waterfalls having few shops in the area. A short stroll will take you nearer to these pure falls.

Ganga Aarti

The sacred Ganges is revered at different ghats in Rishikesh, among which the Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan and Triveni Ghat is famous.


  1. Laxman Jhoola Market (aromatic essential oils and genuine Rudraksha beads)
  2.  Moti Bazaar (brass idols and prayer bells), 
  3. ShyampurHaat Bazaar (spices) and 
  4. Upper Bazaar (mementos and handicrafts)


Byasi is a village about 30 km from Rishikesh. If you are an adventure lover, you will enjoy it here. Camping, river rafting, and boating occur here throughout the year. The town has plenty of eateries and homestays.

Muni Ki Reti

This town is on the list of tourist attractions in Rishikesh. The city is just 6 km from central Rishikesh city. The Ganges is less congested here, and you can relish a stroll through its banks.


For adventure lovers, Kaudiyala is one of the best tourist places in Rishikesh. At 40 km from the center of the holy city, this place is on the banks of Ganga and is a camping and adventure site. The beautiful white sands add beauty to the town.

Ragunath Temple

The Raghunath Temple, the breathtaking temple at Rishikesh, is devoted to Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.  

Rishikund is hailed the ‘pond for rishis’ and is a holy water body near the Ragunath Temple. The pond mirrors the entrance tower of the Raghunath Temple. The pond is said to have been endowed by the River Goddess Yamuna.

Lakshman Temple

This ancient temple near Lakshman Jhula is stated to be the site Lord Lakshman meditated to seek spiritual understanding. This temple is known for its antique carvings, statues, and artwork and is a favorite place in Rishikesh.

Vashistha Cave

Dedicated to Saint Vashistha, this is where he lived and meditated at the end of his life. Located in a beautiful spot on Badrinath Road, this is one of the most popularly visited places in Rishikesh.

Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram is 3 m from Rishikesh and is a top-rated Yoga center in the city. Many famous persons have visited this ashram to experience the practical and empowering Yoga programs conducted by the gurus. 

Omkarananda Ashram

The Omkarananda Ashram is on the banks of River Ganga and was established more than 50 years ago. Visit this ashram for an informative spiritual understanding.

In Rishikesh, there are renowned ashrams. Parmarth Niketan and Geeta Bhawan are the prominent ones.

Kunjapuri Devi Temple

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is the most respected Shakti Peeths of Goddess Shakti in Garhwal Himalayas. This temple is 1600 meters in height. Situated on the top of a slight elevation, you will climb 80 steps to the famous Kunjapuri Devi Temple. Here, you can notice snow-clad white Himalayas and the river Ganga from the same peak. The place is renowned for its beautiful sunrise sight in the Himalayan Mountains. Yogi Arwind Ashram and Kunjapuri Guesthouse are the spots of lodging. 

Jumpin Heights

Being the adventurer’s paradise, Rishikesh is also the hub of one of the toughest yet exciting activities – bungee jumping. The best place to try this adventure sport is at Rishikesh.

Activities To Do:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Zipline 
  • Rafting
  • Yoga
  • Trekking
  • Giant Swing
  • Rock Climbing

The heavenly city of Rishikesh is a solitary hermitage, a philosopher’s place, and an adventure enthusiast’s core. This vibrant city is among the most sacred places for Hindus. So let’s visit this place.


We are sure our suggested best Spots At Spiritual Cum Adventure City Rishikesh will make your visit special and memorable.

Sudha Pai
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