Rishikesh is world wide known for its Yoga and
Meditation ashrams. The ashrams in Rishikesh generate
an unparalled sense of ascetism. The ashrams here provide with full
residential facilities, with spiritually inclined stay.
List of Rishikesh Ashrams
The ashrams in Rishikesh provide with full residential facilities. These ashrams are known for the best of stay facilities. Fooding, lodging, laundry and other requirements are fulfilled in the ashrams. Most of the ashrams here donot charge anything for stay. They are run on donations made by pilgrims and visitors.
An annual International Yoga Week Festival is organised in Rishikesh, during the months of February or March. Leading spiritual leaders, Yoga teachers, Meditation teachers, Naturopath doctors and thousands of devotees participate in the festival. Some of the major ashrams in Rishikesh are:
* Paramarth Niketan * Sivanand Ashram * Yoga Niketan * Omkaranand Ashram * Vanprastha Ashram * Ved Niketan Dayanand * Vedanta Ashram * Vanmali Gita Yogashram * Shankaracharya Nagar Transcendental Meditation Centre * Vithal Ashram and Yoga Study Centre
For spiritual studies and classes on meditation, you should head straight to the many ashrams in Rishikesh. In any case, you shouldn't miss visiting the popular ones including Sivanand Ashram, Paremarth Niketan, Yoga Niketan and Vithal Ashram among others.
Ganga ghats are highly revered. One of these is the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh, known for its divinity. You can visit this ghat in the evening when the much popular Ganga Arti is performed here on the banks of the divine Ganges. A must-watch indeed!
Among many tourist attractions in Rishikesh, the Lakshamn Jhula has its own significant place. Hindus believe that this is the place from where Lakshman (Rama's brother) had crossed the river. Today, it stands in the form of a beautiful suspended bridge.