Rishikesh Located near the foot of the Himalayas, surrounded by Rajaji national park to its west and south and lush green hills on its east and north sides. It is known for its many adventure activities, gateway to the Chardham Yatra and world capital for yoga. Travelers, musicians and adventure enthusiastic alike have enjoyed and continue to enjoy visiting this beautiful town. The Holy Ganges flows tenderly through its banks, where there are many ashrams and temples.
There are two suspension bridges called Ram and Laxman jhulla which connect the main town to its tourist centers and ashrams. These bridges are crowded by tourists taking photos and feeding fishes all while crazy monkey’s jump and swing around.
There are many silver sandy beaches around the banks of the Ganges where people practice meditation or simply enjoy a walk along the sand and water. Walking along the Ganges and around this area is a delightful experience.Before there were road connections in the mountains, pilgrims used to walk all the way to Badrinath and Kedarnath along the Ganges. It took several hard days to accomplish their pilgrimage. Today you can still experience a short day walk from Laxman jhulla to Garurchatti. This easy 5km walk on the left bank of the Ganges starts from bustling Laxman jhulla. You will pass through a few temples and many newly built guest houses and the beautiful sight of turquoise color Ganges to your left. This route is now a busy jeep road that connects several other villages and the famous Neelkanth temple.