Wednesday, October 23, 2013

RISHIKESH

MIGHTY HIMALAYAS AT THE BACKGROUND
Our next stop was Rishikesh, a distance of 24 km from Haridwar. It is in the laps of lower Himalayas and is surrounded by the scenic and unparalled beauty of hills on three sides with holy Ganga flowing through it. Rishikesh believed to represent the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.
HOLY RIVER GANGA
PLACES VISITED;
Bharat mandir- The oldest temple in Rishikesh near Triveni Ghat is dedicated to Bharat, who is believed to be the incarnation Lord Vishnu.
Lakshman Jhoola - A suspension bridge across ganga connects the two banks of the river. Though it is made for pedestrians, we see two wheelars honking and speeding on the bridge.  Another suspension bridge called Ram Jhoola between Shivananda Ashram and Swarg Ashram.
Another attraction is lots and lots shops on the gullies of river banks on both sides, hotels, showpiece items, restaurants, lodging, Yoga and Meditation centres.
LAKSHMAN JHOOLA BEHIND
We stayed in a hotel at Tapovan on the main road, and had good night's rest and the next morning we walked around temples around Lakshman Jhoola and waited for another attraction - RIVER RAFTING.
Thursday, 24 Oct 2013

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