Rishikesh is one of those destinations in the summer that has the excellence to draw tourists from around the world. It is called the Garhwal Himalayan Gateway and is situated in northern India, this destination is the hub of yoga, spirituality, and meditation, and is patronized by many international travelers and visitors. Rishikesh, a popular destination for white water rafting and kayaking, is becoming a motive of attraction for both India and abroad. Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Backpacking, and more are also appealing to tourists.
The 20 km distance between Rishikesh and Haridwar via NH 58 gives you the chance to visit the entire Himalayan region easily by road. You can take the help of the Rishikesh cab hire service to travel with local and outstation destinations throughout the region. In Rishikesh, there are the most visited destinations where you can stay and enjoy the beautiful places.
Rishikesh – Uttarakhand Most Visited Summer Destinations
1. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
The holiest and most famous temple of Lord Shiva has an interesting history of the’ Samudra Manthan,’ while the gods and demons find the poison in the Samudra Manthan. This time Lord Shiva, revered as Neelkantha, has eaten the poison. Because of this incident, the temple was built here and named the Temple of Neelkanth Mahadev. It is one of the most prominent temples that the pilgrims come from every corner of the country and the world.
This temple is only 29 kilometers from Rishikesh via NH 58 and 46 kilometers from Jolly Grant Airport via Rishikesh Highway, which takes one hour and a half. In Rishikesh, there are many taxi rentals that provide services to visit the city as a whole and popular destinations.
2. Rajaji National Park
The name of this national park is C. Rajagopalachari who was independent India’s first and last Indian Governor-General. This park is full of natural beauty, and there are many wonderful creatures in the park-like Indian hare, Rhesus, Monitor lizard, Sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, Leopard, Macaque, Jungle cat, Jackal, Striped hyena, Goral, Indian Langur, Indian porcupine, Bengal tiger, Asian Elephant, Barking Deer, Wild boar, King cobra, Python and more. It is about 31 km from Rishikesh via NH72 and about 17 km from Jolly Grant Airport via Rishikesh Road via a Rishikesh cab service.
3. Ram and Lakshman Jhula
Ram and Lakshaman Jhula is the other attraction here that will become an attraction for the arrivals. It’s the visitors ‘ religious and entertaining spot. Both are linked to the bridge swings built for the river to be crossed by the tourists. It is three kilometers north of Rishikesh, which takes a few minutes to get there. Ram Jhula is 13 kilometers from Rishikesh via Virbhadra Road and Lakshman Jhula is just 14 kilometers from Rishikesh via Virbhadra Road and the distance between the two Jhula is about 2 kilometers, both of which are the main attraction.
4. Triveni Ghat
Triveni Ghat is one of the most famous summer destinations on the banks of the Ganga River. The Aarti evening and this place’s natural beauty offer a chance to get the tourists ‘ pleasure. The Aarti evening is here the popular attraction, and you can also enjoy rafting and swimming. The natural place is becoming a tourist attraction. It’s about 4 km from Rishikesh via NH 58 will take you in a few minutes by rental car in Rishikesh and 20 km by road from Jolly Grant Airport.
5. Parmarth Niketan
Parmarth Niketan is the main reason for meditation attraction and arrival yoga. It is the destination on the bank of the Ganga River that draws pilgrims from all over the world to its religious and spiritual reasons. Many yoga and meditation classes are held here in the morning and evening, and at the time of sunset, the Ganga Aarti is organized to draw the visitors ‘ attention to it. The distance from Rishikesh via Virbhadra Road is approximately 13 km.
6. Swarg Ashram
Swarg Ashram is the picturesque destination on the bank of the Ganga River between Rishikesh and the Lakshman Jhula. It is full of natural beauty and with many Ashrams and Temples; it has become a hub for tourists and yogis to meditate. This religious destination offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the Swarg Ashram’s scenic and quiet atmosphere. Surrounded by the Himalayan foothills, it has the charm that attracts people from all over the world.
You can take the help of the taxi service from Rishikesh to get here. It is only 12 kilometers from Rishikesh on Virbhadra Road and 3 kilometers from Lakshman Jhula. During your Rishikesh Trip, you can stay at Moustache Hostel Rishikesh. It is a leading affordable backpacker hostel in Rishikesh.