According to another legend, Rishikesh belongs to the Ramayana period. Due to which its religious importance is increased even more. It is said that during the exile, Lord Rama spent his time in the forests here. Meanwhile, once Anuj Lakshman of Sri Rama built a swing from jute to cross the Ganges. It is believed that the place where Laxman made the swing, is currently at the same place A bridge has been constructed which is known as Laxman Jhula.
Places to visit in Rishikesh
This swing connecting one side of the Ganges to the other is the identity of Rishikesh. According to written evidence, this swing was made in the year 1939. The legend of this swing is That Laxman made a jute swing at this place to cross the river Ganges during the Ramayana period. Even today, when reaching the middle of this swing, people feel it moving. 450 feet long
There are temples of Laxman and Raghunath ji near this swing. Beautiful views of the surroundings can be enjoyed by standing on the swing. Like the Laxman swing, the Ram swing is also located nearby. This swing is made between Shivanand and Swarga Ashram. Therefore, this swing is also known as Shivanand Jhula.
This is the main ghat to take a bath in Rishikesh. Here the holy rivers of Hinduism, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet. Due to this, this place is called Triveni. Where many devotees take a dip in the holy Ganges river in the morning. From this place, the river Ganga turns to the right. The view of Ganga Aarti here in the evening is very attractive.
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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple situated on the top of the hill of Swarg Ashram of Rishikesh has great mythological significance. It is said about the temple that Lord Shiva at this place from the churning of the sea Got poison. After poisoning, his throat became blue due to the effects of poison, after which he was known as Neelkanth.
Parmarth Niketan Ghat
This ashram was founded by Swami Vishuddhanand. This ashram is considered to be the oldest ashram in Rishikesh. Swami Vishuddhanand ji was also known as Kali Kamali Baba. There are many beautiful temples in this ashram. Which are worth visiting.
How to reach Rishikesh
The Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun city is the nearest airport to Rishikesh. The total distance from the airport to Rishikesh is 21 kilometers. Air India, Jet and SpiceJet flights to Delhi Fly from the airport.
The nearest railway station of Rishikesh is in Rishikesh, which is 5 km from the city. Rishikesh is connected to major railway stations in the country.
There are deluxe and private buses to Rishikesh from Kashmiri Gate in Delhi. State Transport Corporation buses ply regularly from several cities of Delhi and Uttarakhand to Rishikesh.