Haridwar Railway Station To Rishikesh
Distance between Haridwar Junction Railway Station to RishikeshIt's only around 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) It takes 45 minutes to travel from Haridwar to Rishikesh in Uttarkhand,
Rishikesh Situated a little further up the Ganges River than Haridwar, Rishikesh is considered to be the birthplace of yoga in India. It's renowned for its many ashrams. A Ganga Aarti is also held every evening in Rishikesh, at Parmarth Nitekan ashram, the predominant ashram there.
Lakshman Jhula The defining inage of Rishikesh is the view across the Lakshman Jhula hanging bridge to the huge, 13-storey wedding-cake temple os Swarg Niwas and Shri Trayanbakshwar. Built by the organisation of the guru Kailashanand,resembles a fairy-land castle and has dozens of shrines to hindu deities on each level.
Rafting, Kayaking & Trakking More than 100 operators offer full-and half-day rafting trips, launching upstream and padding down to Rishikesh. some also offer multiday rafting trips, with camping along the river. The official rafting season runs from 15 September to 30 June. A half-day trip starts about Rs.1000 per person, while a full day costs from Rs 1800. Most companies also offer all-inclusive Himalayan traks to places such as Kuari Pass, Hari- ki Dun and Gangotri/Tapovan around Rs.3500 per day.
Walks & Beaches An easy, 15- minute walk to two small waterfalls start 3km north of Lakshman Jhula bridge on the south side of the river. The start is Marked by drink stalls and a roadside shrine, and the path is easy to find, 4WD taxi coast Rs. 100 from Lakshman Jhula.