Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
The Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, also called as the Maha Aarti, is an evening prayer performed on the banks of the River Ganga. It is a major highlight of the ghat, which attracts a large number of devotees and visitors. The aarti is accompanied with chanting of bhajans, beating drums and bells. People lit oil diyas, put them on flower-filled leaf boats and release in the holy waters of the river. These illuminated lamps in the evening provide a beautiful view.
It is a three km. long and 6 mts. wide newly built pathway around the right bank of river Ganges extends from Triveni Ghat to Barrage. It has a beautiful railings and benches to sit. It is strictly meant only for walking and provides scenic views of the meandering Ganges in its early stages on its course to bless the land and it's people. One can enjoy the coolness of fresh gushing water , fresh air and divine atmosphere of Ganges while walking around it.
Lakshman Jhoola is one of the main religious attractions in Rishikesh. It is a suspension bridge across the River Ganga. Devotees believe that Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama, had once crossed the river with the help of a jute-rope bridge on the same spot
The place to be for adventure enthusiasts, Jumpin Heights is located at Mohan Chatti, about 15 kilometres away from Lakshman Jhoola in Rishikesh. This extremely popular amusement park promises a fun-filled time with activities such as bungee jump, giant canyon swings and Asia’s longest flying fox ride, measuring 1 kilometre.
Ram Jhula, located in Muni Ki Reti, is one of the main attractions of world's yoga capital - Rishikesh! It is a suspension bridge, which was built over the River Ganges in the year 1986. There are some of the Hindu ashrams and religious centers like "Gita Bhawan", and "Swargashram" located here.
Rajaji National Park
A great place to explore the rich biodiversity of Uttarakhand is Rajaji National Park, which lies tucked away in the foothills of the Shivalik mountains.The reserve houses several rare species of flora and fauna, including the likes of Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, ghariyals, pythons, bears, leopards and subtropical varieties of vegetation.
It is a holy shrine dedicated to the three-eyed Lord Shiva, is one of the most famous temples in Rishikesh. The temple is located in close vicinity to Lakshman Jhoola and stands 13-storeys high along the banks of River Ganga.
The gurgling and revving Ganges and its tributaries in Rishikesh, makes river rafting in Rishikesh a must try adventurous sports for the adventure junkies.Because of its rugged and uneven settings, the flow of Ganges and the tributaries get the chance to offer some of the most herculean rapids, making a perfect location to try river rafting in Rishikesh.