a most tranquil place in Uttarakhand, surrounded by hills and
bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as
the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s Rishikesh
gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay
with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent
place to meditate and study yoga. Rishikesh is also a good
starting point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centres such as Badrinath, Kedarnath , Gangotri, Yamnotri.It is rightly called
the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Situated 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the
Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual
centre. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are
internationally recognized as centers of philosophical studies,
yoga and meditation.
climate here is continental type but its location in the foot
hills gives it a pleasant weather throughout the year. One can
visit Rishikesh any time of the year. The town of Rishikesh lies
in the foothills of the Garhwal region. It is the gateway to the
upper Garhwal region and the starting point for pilgrim routes
to the four dhams of Uttarakhand -- Badrinath, Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Ganga flows through the town and is
worshipped here. There are many temples-some ancient, some
new along the river Ganges. The River side is dotted by the
ashrams of Sadhus and sages.
Nearest Places around
Auli is a place that cannot be described in words.
The place is known for skiing more than anything else. It falls
in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India and is located at
a height of 3000 metres above sea level. One can come to Auli
and enjoy the beautiful sights that it has to offer. Then, there
is Joshimath, located just 16 kms. from Auli, which one can
visit. However, the tourist attractions of Auli are the
Skiing is the main reason
why tourists come to Auli. It is the major tourist attraction of
the place. The Auli skiing resort was setup by the Garhwal
Mandal Vikas Nigam to provide a skiing destination for the
visiting tourists. With a sheer drop of 500 metres and snow
fields on all sides, Auli has emerged as a major tourist
destination in India.
It does not matter what
facilities one wants, everything is available at the Auli. For
people who do not know how to ski, GMVN organizes special skiing
courses here, ranging from 2 days to 14 days. Skiers in Auli are
provided with clean stretches of 10-20 km of snow-covered
mountain slopes. There is also a descent slope of 500 m from the
ridge over a stretch of 3 km.
Joshimath is located just
16 kms. from Auli and has many attractions. It has some ancient
temples which date back to 8th century, when spiritual leader,
Ali Guru Shankaracharya had established these shrines. It also
acts as the base camp and the gateway to Badrinath. From here,
one can also reach 'Valley of Flowers' quite easily.
From Auli, it is about 24
kms away. It falls just after the village of Helang. There is a
cave by the name Kalpeshwar here, in this beautiful valley which
tourists come to visit.
Bhavishya Badri is one
of the five shrines located in the region. Bhavishya Badri is
located about 3 kms from Tapovan. It is located in the middle of
dense forest and is accessible only on foot.
Some more Paces nearest rishikesh:
Bharat Mata Mandir
Satyamitranand Giri founded the Bharat Mata Mandir in 1983 and
it was personally inaugurated by Smt. Indira Gandhi. It is
located at Sapt Sarovar and stands over 8 stories high or 180
Chandi Devi Temple
was built in 1929 by the King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh on the
top of the Neel Parvat . The distance from Haridwar to the
temple is about 6 kms
Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Ganga River spread
over 249 sq. km that is home to tigers, elephants, wild cats,
monkeys, elephants and many other small animals and birds.
Har Ki Pauri marks
the entry of the River Ganga into the plains. It is also known
as Brahm Kund which was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of
his brother Brithariís meditation here.
This ancient temple dedicated to Mansa Devi is of great
importance to the followers of Hinduism. It is situated on the
top of Bilwa Parbat and can be reached by foot or by a trolley
through the ropeway.
The amazing Udan Khatola is a ropeway that is used to reach
the temples on the hill. It is faster and easier way to visit
the temples than by climbing the rugged terrain.
Dehradun is known for the great Indian Military
Academy placed there. Dehradun is also known as Military Hill
City in India. India is the fifth largest nation in regards to
the military power possessed. The Indian army possesses the
Clock Tower is among the major structures found in
the city. The six-faced tower has been holding the glory of
Rajpur Road even before the days of independence. Locals claim
that the bell of this tower could be ... Read full description
of Clock Tower
Other than abundant greenery, Lacchiwalla provide
fabulous climate through out the year. It provide fascinating
environment to anyone who visits there for its fresh air and
fragrance of fruit orchards. Therefore, it is a favorite spot
Malsi Deer Park
Located on the way to Mussoorie, Malsi Deer Park is
approximately 10 kms from Dehradun. This beautifully developed
and well-maintained mini zoological park lies at the bottom of
the Shivalik range and is home to various
One of the most famous monasteries of the world,
Mindrolling Monastery refers to the "place of perfect liberation
or emancipation" in the words of Tibetan. This monastery is
renowned as being among the largest Buddhist institution in
The cold sulphur springs of Sahastradhara are situated at a
distance of 11 kms. from the city of Dehradun. Throughout the
year, the Baldi river springs and the caves attracts hundreds of
visitors who come ...
Sai Durbar Temple
Sai Durbar Temple is a unique shrine located in Dehradun which
accepts one and all irrespective of creed and cast. This shrine
is the mirror of the society of India. This place is a renowned
pilgrimage place in ... Read full description of Sai Durbar
Institute Of Himalayan Geology
Institute is the best centre in the country on Himalayan
geology. It carries out basic research in Himalayan geology and
its related fields such as geodynamic evolution, mountain
building processes, geoenvironment and mineral resources.
Famous places out here:
Gun hill gets
its quaint name from the pre-independence days when a gun
mounted on this second highest peak of Mussorie was fired to
herald mid-day, thus enabling people to adjust their watches
Kempty Falls, located 15 kms from Mussoorie on the
Chakrata Road is one of the most popular attraction of the
Jwala Devi Temple
On the top of Binog hills close to Benog Wildlife
Sanctuary is Jwala Devi Temple. The hill top temple is known to
bless and grant wishes of the devotees who come to seek the true
The highest point in Mussoorie Lal Tibba is infested
with leeches during rain, and with Military Services and
broadcasting towers of AIR and Doordarshan. The Tibba is also
known as Depot Hill.
The Bazaar of this idyllic hill station, the heart of a
small town, the Mall at Mussoorie is heaven for everyone who
loves to shop, is curious to explore or just happy hanging
Packed with estates of Jharipani and famous boarding schools is
Jharipani Falls. The beauty of falls keeps the view spell bound.
A half-an-hour walk from the Jharipani market or a 6 km trek
from top of Mussoorie