SEEING & EXCURSION :
Triveni Ghat : A
sacred bathing spot on the bank of the river Ganga where
devotees take holy dips and offer prayers. Devotees bathe here
with the belief that the water has the power to purify them.
Triveni Ghat is also called because it is believed to be the
confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati
river. It is an interesting place to be at dawn when people make
offerings of milk to the river and feed the fish. After sunset,
as a part of the Aarti ceremony, lamps are floated on the water
and provide a spectacular view.
A suspension bridge across Ganga situated 5kms.from Rishikesh,
on the way to Badrinath. It was built in 1929 to replace a rope
bridge. It is believed that Ram's brother Lakshman crossed the
river here on a jute rope. On the west bank, there is a Lakshman
temple also. This area is quieter than the town centre and is
very picturesque. Along the river on the north east are secluded
Ram Jhoola : A
suspension bridge between the Shivanand Ashram and the
Swargashram. It provides an alternative to a boat ride from one
bank of Ganga to another . Its construction is similar to that
of the Lakshman Jhoola.
Bharat Mandir :
The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the
Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger
brother of Lord Ram.
Ashram (The Divine Society) : Founded by Swami Shivanand, This well
known spiritual centre is renowned for its lectures on spiritual
life. Meditation and Yoga classes can be attended in the morning
and evenings. A person can stay here for short term study and
for longer three - month courses, one must write at least a
month in advance.
16 kms away from Muni-ki-Reti at an altitude of 1,129 mts. lies
this capital of the former king of Garhwal. Until a few years
ago it was the headquarter of the District Tehri Garhwal, but
now the New Tehri Town is the headquarter. Here, the palace of
the Tehri Raja (Ananda - In The Himalayas), is situated amidst o
forest. Situated on the main Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri route
Narendra Nagar offers a fine view of the Ganga and the beautiful
Kaudiala : It is
37 Kms. from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at an
altitude of 389 mts. Here, the mighty water of Ganga is ideal
for white water rafting. Skylark Journeys conducts river
rafting courses at Kaudiyala. Skylark Journeys provide rafts,
river side camping items and trained guides who make the sport a
pleasure. Safety precautions are also stressed on. There is
ample opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.
(22kms): Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Hardwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth form Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving
(80kms) : Mussoorie is a fascinating Hill Resort commanding a wonderful view of the extensive Himalayan range and at night the gilliering views of Doon Valley. It is pleasant in summer (April to June) and clouding in (July to Aug.) and cool and serene in autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and winter months of Dec. to Feb. is severely bitty cold a time of snow fall, Mussoorie is called "Queen Of Hills" today it is one of the most popular summer destination in the northern hills.