Places to visit in Rishikesh
The most prominent one in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh is Githa Bhavan. It is a palace on the banks of the Ganges. The portraits of Ramayana and Mahabharata are
carved out on the walls of the palace. After bathing in the Ganges, devotees can meditate here and also listen to the teachings of the sages.
It was established in 1967 by Omkarananda, a great Hindu philosopher, saint and writer. It buzzes with the spiritual activities, yoga training and fire sacrifices.
Ayurvedic treatment is offered in this cottage situated amidst the Himalayas. It is often visited for training in yoga, meditation and other practices. Annual International Yoga Festival held here attracts thousands of visitors.
It offers wholly spiritual services. It runs Ayurvedic Hospital, Yoga Vedanta Academy and Eye Hospital, etc.
Yogis and saints visit the cave for meditation. There is a prominent banyan tree here. There is a sacred Siva linga near the cave.
It is a 450 feet long hanging rope bridge offering a fine spectacle of the river, temples and hermitages. It is believed that Lakshmana once used this bridge to cross the river Ganges. Thus, it got the name of Lakshman Jhoola.
This bridge connects Swarg Ashram with Sivananda Ashram. It is bigger than Lakshman Jhoola. It is another special attraction of Rishikesh.
It is a meeting place of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi rivers. Devotees take a holy dip here before their visit to temples. In the evening they visit the place for maha harati.