Posted On :May 28, 2018
Written By : Sehgal Transport
Haridwar and Rishikesh are famous as ‘twin national heritage cities’ in India. Both cities are located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand. The spiritual and mystical environment has made them as attractive destinations for the tourists all around the world. The distance from Haridwar to Rishikesh is 24 km and there are so many options are available to make a religious as well as enjoyable tour to Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Haridwar represents the place where Ganga has started to flow on the land. It is considered as the ‘Gateway to the Land of Gods’. The meaning of Har is Shiva, the meaning of Hari is Vishnu and the meaning of Dwar is a gate. Thus Haridwar refers to the gateway to Badrinath and Kedarnath, which are the lands of two holy shrines like Shiva and Vishnu respectively. Haridwar tour is very important to the pilgrims to achieve Haridwar Darshan.
Kumbh Mela is another attraction of Haridwar. Har ki Pauri Ghat is one of the most popular places in Haridwar. It is known as ‘footstep of God’ and a holy band of the river Ganga. In the evening, at 7 p.m. ‘Ganga aarti’ is very well-known to the people. Haridwar tourist places are like Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, and Maya Devi Temple. You can reach Mansa Devi Temple by the normal trekking route or the ropeway. Shanti Kunj Ashram and Patanjali Yogpeeth are famous ashrams of this place. You can enjoy the other activities like rafting, trekking, bird-watching etc. You can visit the Rajaji National Park where a large number of wild elephants are available.
Rishikesh is popular as ‘the yoga capital of the world’. Rishikesh trip is special for adventure and spirituality. It is the birthplace of Ayurveda. It is considered as a heaven for prayer to get spiritual enlightenment with the help of yoga and meditation. Rishikesh rafting in white rapids of Ganga and camping in Rishikesh are too much adventurous to the tourists. Lakshman Jhula, a 450 ft long cantilever bridge on Ganga, is one of the most attractive things in Rishikesh from where you can get the wonderful scenic beauty of Rishikesh. Ram Jhula is suspension bridge in Rishikesh, which is made up of iron and is located at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh. There are many places to visit in Rishikesh like Sivananda Ashram, Gita Bhawan, Swarg Ashram etc. Shivananda Ashram is the headquarters and focal point of the spirit of the worldwide organization and is considered as ‘The Divine Life Society’.
Finally, forgetting some solace and peace, you will have to move to soothing ambience of Haridwar and Rishikesh and be ready for river rafting in Rishikesh.
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