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Rishikesh

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The holy city of Rishikesh, in the base of the Himalayas, holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for local Hindus. Surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and mighty Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World. Yoga and meditation, reflective hikes and rafting here is an absolute must. Spirituality, Wellness and Adventure at its best.

Group of people rafting in Ganges River, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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River Rafting
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.
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Ram Jhula
Situated 3Km north of Rishikesh, it is popular for its famous Ashrams. It is a famous landmark place in Rishikesh city. It is an iron suspension bridge over holy river Ganga. Ram Jhula is 450 feet long, connecting Shivananda Ashram with Swargashram.eligious tourists.
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Triveni Ghat
In the heart of Rishikesh, this is the most famous bathing ghat, where most pilgrims take a holy dip earlier than they visit the various temples. Viewing of Ganga Aarti, is said to be one of the most powerful spiritual of rituals held in honor Goddess Ganga, the goddess of the holiest river in India. A landmark where daily worship of the sacred River Ganga has been performed since times immemorial. Prayer lamps are passed from hand to hand amidst the sonorous chanting and the coordinated graceful movements of the priests performing Puja. A must-not-miss element of the Rishikesh experience.
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Rishikund
Close to the Triveni Ghat is the very old place of Rishikund where the Saint Kubz is said to have been blessed by the Goddess Yamuna, who filled the pond with her water. The temple of Raghunath dedicated to Lord Rama and his wife Sita is sited here. 2 kilometers from Swarg Ashram, is the well-known Lakshman Jhula a suspension bridge 450 feet long and built in 1939. Named after Lord Ram's younger brother Lakshman, it has temples dotting its either side, including the famed Lakshman Temple at Tapovan. One more noteworthy ashram is the 13 storeyed Kailashananda Ashram, with each storey being dedicated to a different deity.
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