Following our article about Rishikesh and the images gallery, our second destination of the northern part of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD video. The film is edited from the footage taken during our three days visit in the charming hill station and include some of the Rishikesh most important sights such as Lakshman Jhula bridge, the Ram Jhula Bridge, the Trayambakeshwar Temple, Hindu temples and the Ghats next to the Ganges River.
- Lakshman Jhula Bridge
- Rishikesh Monkeys
- Ram Jhula Bridge
- Trayambakeshwar Temple
- Triveni Ghat
- Honey Hut
- Rishikesh views
An Introduction to Rishikesh
Rishikesh, often referred to as the Gateway to the Himalayas is one of the most charming hill stations within the state of Uttarakhand in the Northern part of India. It is perfectly situated at the foothill of the world’s largest mountain range and sitting on the bank of the holly Ganges River. For many Indians, it is one of the most important pilgrimage sight in the region, with a variety of religious temples, as well as being the first stop of the Char Dham Yatra Sacred Journey. As for the international travellers, it has become a sought after destination, ever since it was visited by the Beatles some decades ago. Rishikesh is also considered the World’s Capital of Yoga with plenty of ashrams, meditation and fitness centres to be found. This lovely hill station is the perfect place to be discovered will it be for spiritual reason, for its yoga schools or extreme sports, or just to contemplate its breathtaking mountain and river scenery.
Lakshman Jhula Bridge
Lakshman Jhula Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks of Rishikesh, located on the northernmost past of town. This iron suspension bridge which crosses the river Ganges, was constructed in 1939 and offers amazing views of the surroundings.
Rishikesh is packed with numerous monkeys cohabiting peacefully with the locals. One of their favourite spot is the entrance tower of the Lakshman Jhula Bridge, where old and young hangout and observe the street action.
Ram Jhula Bridge
Ram Jhula, crossing the Ganges River, is the second famous pedestrian bridge in Rishikesh. It is located to the South of the Lakshman Jhula Bridge and was built in the 1980s.
The Trayambakeshwar is perhaps the most iconic temple in Rishikesh. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is set in a beautiful 13 floors high building with its unique orange colour. It is strategically located on the banks of the river Ganges at the eastern end of the Lakshman Jhula Bridge.
The Triveni Ghat, located next to the Rishikesh beach and the Lakshman Jhula Bridge is a well known bathing Ghat within the bank of the river Ganges. It is the perfect place to experience a piece of traditional India during the Maha Aarti ceremony taking place at dusk and attracting many devotees. It is a very Zen and peaceful experience, with a mix of chants, bathing and traditional music.
The Honey Hut is a unique Health cafe in the heart of Rishikesh. As its name suggest, it offers a wide selection of natural honey products including sweats, teas and coffees.
The views in Rishikesh are one of the most breathtaking in the regions. With the sacred Ganges flowing at the footstep of the grandiose mountains packed with various temples and ashrams. It is a unique experience and a must visit destination with exploring the Northern part of India.