Rishikesh – The Yoga capital of India. A Beautiful City In Uttarakhand India known for many different reasons like Ganga River, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Adventure Activities and the peaceful environment.
I have been to Rishikesh twice times. The first time when I visited Rishikesh I wasn’t aware of the beauty of the city. It was just a one day trip to Rishikesh as we have to return back to our home on the same day. Our tickets were already booked so nothing can be done.
So basically we went to Haridwar to take a dive in the Ganges. Since Rishikesh was very near to Haridwar so we took a bus from Haridwar to Rishikesh just to explore one more city in our free time. It was around 2 hour’s journey from Haridwar then we have reached Rishikesh.
Since I was only aware of the two attractions of the city that is Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula so I was pretty much excited to see that.
We hired an Auto from Bus stand and directly went to Ram Jhula. It was looking amazing then we walked through the Jhula. The swing was actually shaking and the loud noise of water, pleasant atmosphere making it adventurous. I Still, remember the feeling when I was walking on the Ram Jhula. The distance was not quite long. I was surprised to see that the 2 wheelers are also passing through the Jhula. I was amazed how come people are so fearless and easily passing through the swing.
So this is the story of Ram Jhula now let’s talk about Laxman Jhula. Since it was a bit far from Ram Jhula so we have decided to go by walk to Laxman Jhula. We headed towards the Jhula through the sideway of the jetty.
While walking I have realized the actual beauty of Rishikesh. The sound of flowing water all around, The fresh flowing water of Ganga, the chilled wind, peaceful environment, less population, the sound of nature, big rocks, animals roaming around. It was so refreshing environment. You can find Yoga and Meditation centres all around. The city is full of peace which makes it an ideal location for Yoga and meditation.
We have finally reached to Laxman Jhula it was kind of same as Ram Jhula.
Then in the evening, we have seen the famous Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat. The flowing water of the Ganga river looks greenish in colour and it also slows down its speed at the time of Aarti.
It was so refreshing. A group of Priest was performing the Ganga Aarti. The entire priests are in the same kind of yellow colour costumes. They all are doing the Aarti together. The aarti song was playing in the loudspeaker. It was a devotional environment. I was so mesmerized in the environment that I have decided to visit again very soon.
I am a travel lover and also I have travelled to so many beautiful places. But Rishikesh is the place where I always want to go again and again. Its because whenever visited Rishikesh it gives me a feeling of Inner peace which is hard to find in Metro Cities.
It’s a kind of escape city for me. I love everything about Rishikesh and also wanted to spend a lot of Holiday in Rishikesh.