On the holy banks of Ganga,24 km. away from Haridwar, is situated Rishikesh Dham. Located in the incomparable splendour of nature, its beauty is worth watching. After viewing the charming panorama of Ganges banks, the tourists, pilgrims get delighted. Here, the architecture of temples and ashrams is fascinating. Journeys to different places of Himalaya start from Rishikesh. Due to spiritual atmosphere, this places is termed as Yoga capital of the world.
Triveni Ghats : a bathing ghat, which is worth seeing in the morning. An ancient Bharat Temple is also located here. In the evening, the crowd watching 'Arti', provides a wonderful atmosphere. From this ghat, the view of rippling waves of Ganges is a treat to eyes.
Laxman Jhula : 150 metre above Ganga, built with iron wires, is a special attraction of Rishikesh. It is said that Laxman, the brother of Lord Rama, crossed Ganga from this place with the help of single jute rope. From this 'Jhula', captivating scene of Ganga is viewable. Nearby is situated, the only one Laxman temple of India.
Neelkanth Mahadev : The poison obtained on churning the ocean was consumed by JatashankarMahadev at this place. After this, his neck became blue so this temple was named Neelkanth Mahadev.