Rishikesh for Spirituality and Meditation
Traveling is just not a way for enjoyment and fun but sometimes it is for spirituality and holiness. Most of the foreigners come in India because India is always known as holy place. There are several holy places in India. One of them is beautiful and peaceful; Rishikesh that is like a heaven. Located in lovely Uttarakhand state, Rishikesh is always been a choice for those who want to pursue Yoga and Meditation as this is really a peaceful place where you can concentrate.
Insipte of spirituality and holiness Rishikesh is full of natural beauty.
Some of the Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh are:
Lakshman Jhula is the main tourist attraction among the tourists who travel Rishikesh. This is basically a suspension iron bridge that feels like a swing while walking over it Lakshman Jhula was constructed in the year 1929. It is named after Laxman, brother of Lord Rama and it is is flowing below it and you can enjoy the fast flow of river below while crossing the bridge.
Another one is Ram Jhula named after lord Rama and situated near Lakshman Jhula. Ram Jhula Bridge was recently constructed between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram.
The other places in Rishikesh are Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat and are considered very sacred. Tri means three, so the Triveni Ghat is a junction point of three rivers Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati. Al;so the Bharat Mandir which is regarded as the oldest temple in Rishikesh, dedicated to Lord Vishnu but also contains images that are linked with the worship of Lord Shiva.
There are many Ashrams also that are the centre for spiritual studies. Some of the most important ashrams are Paremarth Niketan, Sivanand Ashram, Yoga Niketan, Omkaranand Ashram, Vanaprastha Ashram, Ved Niketan, Vanamali Gita Yogashram, Yoga Study Center, Shankaracharya Nagar Transcendental Meditation Center and Vithal Ashram.