Rishikesh is one of the holiest town of india,and has been developed as the yoga city.Rishikesh is Located on the foothills of the Himalayas and the holy river Ganga passes through Rishikesh.The thing which makes rishikesh popular among pilgrims is the city is filled with a lot of ancient temples and ashrams ,and most foreigners are attaracted because of the fame Rishikesh achieved by being yoga city lot of meditation centers are also here in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is in garhwal region of state Uttarakhand. The Garhwal and the Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand are being famous amoung people of India for providing excellent circumstance of trekking. Apart from Hindu shrines, the town of Rishikesh also invites adventure lovers from all around.
It is also the quint essential entrance for the shrines of chardham,that includes travelling to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Waterfall Trekking in Rishikesh
Visitors can enjoy various waterfall trekking activities in Rishikesh,which are as follows.
Neer Gaddu Waterfall Trekking Rishikesh
Neer gaddu waterfall is in Rishikesh which is situated about 6 kilometer from tapovan.Trekking through this waterfall and by shallow pool provides you extreme joy.The short trek in the forest to the waterfall are amusing.Various butterfly can be seen at this place.
Garud Chatti waterfall Trekking Rishikesh
Garud Chatti waterfall is in Rishikesh and placed around 5 kilometer from Laxam Jhula at Neelkanth road.Garud Chatti waterfall in Rishikesh is a very beautiful place and mostly admire by the foreigners. The waterfall is beautiful and small.Trek to garud chatty waterfall starts from Laksman Jhula pass,around 3½ km of trek you reach to a rest point where are some stands of tea and coffee. From here the uphill trek starts keep climbing for several minutes and there is a path which leads you to the falls.
Phool chatti Waterfall Trekking Rishikesh
Phool chatti waterfall is in Rishikesh at the Neelkanth road and it is at the distance of around 3kms from the waterfall of Garud Chatti.This is a small and beautiful waterfall trekking and path is slippery,visitors should be careful and enjoy the trek.
Kunjapuri Trekking in Rishikesh
Kunjapuri Temple is considered very auspicious temple in this area and it is placed at the altitude of 1650 meters.Kunjapuri temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and it is situated at the distance of 28 kms from Rishikesh.For Kunjapuri trekking You will be picked from Rishikesh in early morning by car. The drive will take around 1 hour.trekking starts after sunrise,the distance of this trek is around 9 kms,while trekking you can see village,local homes, mountains, farms. From the top of the mountain you can see many beautiful panoramic views of Himalaya,Ganga river.The trek is continuously down,remember to keep comfortable shoes with you.Near the end of the trek we reach to Neer gaddu waterfall you can carry your changing cloths If you love to bath under waterfalls.
Rishikesh to Neelkanth Trek
Neelkanth mahadev is a famous temple of lord Shiva,and it is around 30 kms away from Rishikesh this temple is situated at the altitude of of 1330 meters.Trekking distance from Rishikesh to Nilkanth Mahadev is 14 kms.Complete way to this temple is covered by dense forests. According to fables Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is the holy place where Lord Shiva swallow the poison which was emanate during the churning of the sea. Due to this poison throat of Lord Shiva’s became blue in color,after this colour he named as Neelkanth.