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Travelease MaxRishikesh
Location : 24 Kms from Haridwar
Main Attracion : Lakshman Jhula, Swarga Ashram
Best Season : Throughout the Year
Main Languages : Garhwali and Hindi
Travelease Max
Rishikesh is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath - Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which combine to make Chardham . Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it.

The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. The River side is dotted by the ashrams of Sadhus and sages. Rishikesh is also famous for ashrams teaching Yoga.

In the 60's even the Beatles could not miss the charm of Rishikesh and they came here to meet their Guru. The Ganga, which is known for its strong currents and fierce behaviour up stream, suddenly becomes slow and gracious here. At Rishikesh, Ganga leaves the mountains and joins the plains for her long journey.

Rishikesh is not only an attraction for pilgrims but it also attracts foreigners who want to know about Hinduism, who want to spend some time close to the Lord, people who love rafting come here to conquer the rapids of Ganga. Rishikesh is also an ideal base camp for trekking in the nearby Himalayas.

Prime Attractions of Rishikesh ( Religious Places )
Lakshman Jhula
This suspended iron bridge was build in 1939 and has been a major attraction among the tourists. Ram Jhula- The other suspended Iron bridge was recently constructed between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.

Gita Bhavan
This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.

Swarga Ashram
One can find numerous temples here. This place has the eating joints and shops where one can do shopping. The beautiful statues in the area mesmerise the visitors.

Neelkanth Mahadev Mela
Situated at a height of 1675 m, on a hill above Swarg Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev is one of the most revered temples of Rishikesh.

Nilkanth Mahadeo
Mythology says that in the ancient times when the ocean was being churned for 'amrit' (Potion for immortality), first venom oozed out. Lord Shiva drank the venom at a place which is now called Nilkanth Mahadeo. It is 12 kms from Rishikesh and is surrounded by peaceful forests.

Triveni Ghat
This is a bathing ghat. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.

Float Trip (Bhrampuri to Rishikesh):
Distance Covered: 11 kms. Time taken: 2.5 to 3.5 hrs. Depending on the water level. Drive Brahmpuri, the first rafting camp on Ganga 11 kms. towards Shivpuri. Arrive Brahmpuri. After ready the raft, we raft down to Rishikesh. We hit some of the easy and exciting rapids on the river i.e. Initiation, Double-Trouble, Hilton and Terminator. In the later part, we float past temples and Ashrams of Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula, the main tourist area of Rishikesh Certainly the best angle to see the town of the Gods, Ghats and the Ganges .

Best for: Children above 5 years and families with ladies and elder people. Knowing swimming for this section is not necessary.

Must to Do (Shivpuri to Rishikesh):
Distance Covered: 11 kms. 17 kms. Time taken: 3 hrs. to 5 hrs. Depending on the water level. Morning drive to Shivpuri (40 minutes). After safety briefing we enboat to raft down to Brahmpuri. We hit some of the most exciting rapids on the river e.g. Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf course and Club house. After riding the big waves of Roller Coaster, Golf course and Club House we stop at Brahmpuri camp for beach lunch/snacks . After lunch and quick game of beach ball, we raft down to Rishikesh. One can make this section more exciting by trying body surfing in initiation rapid and cliff jump before double trouble.

Best for: Children above 10 years, men and ladies up to 40 to 45 years .

White Wonder (Marine Drive To Rishikesh):
Distance Covered: 27 kms. Time taken: 6-8 hrs. Morning drive to Marine Drive (50 Minutes). Arrive Marine drive. After safety briefing enboat the raft-to-raft down till Shivpuri. We hit some of the best rapids e.g. Black money. Cross fire, three blind mice and Body surfing. Arrive Shivpuri. After a cup of tea/soft drink we raft down to Brahmpuri. We hit the most exciting rapids on the river, i.e. Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Gold Course and Club House. We stop here for beach lunch. After lunch and a quick game of beach ball, we raft down to Rishikesh. One can make this section more exciting by trying body surfing in initiation rapid and cliff jump near double trouble rapid.

Best for: Children above 12 years, men and ladies up to 40

Adventure@Max (Kaudiyala To Rishikesh):
Distance covered: 37 kms. Time taken: 8-10 hrs. Morning drive to Kaudiyala (60 Minutes). Arrive Kaudiyala. After safety briefing enboat the raft-to-raft down till Marine Drive . We hit some of the best rapids e.g. Black money, Cross fire, Three blind mice and Body surfing. Arrive Marine Drive . After a cup of tea/soft drink we raft down to Shivpuri. We hit the most exciting rapids on the river, i.e. Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Gold Course and Club House. We stop here for beach lunch. After lunch and a quick game of beach ball, we raft down to Rishikesh. One can make this section more exciting by trying body surfing in initiation rapid and cliff jump near double trouble rapid.

Best for: Children above 15 years, men and ladies up to 40

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