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What makes Rishikesh in Uttarakhand famous?

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Asked by Francisco, 24 Jan '10 05:50 pm
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Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is famous for its Hanging bridge. across Ganga. It is about 3 km from the main township of Rishikesh. It is 450 feet long and is situated at a height of 70 feet from the river. As per mythological tales, once Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, crossed river Ganga at the same site where the bridge now stands. At that time, there was only a suspension bridge, made of jute. After this incident, the bridge came to be known as Lakshman Jhula. With time, the jute bridge eroded and a new iron bridge was built along the same path in 1939.

Another temple around the bridge is the Lakshman temple, with Risha Kund. According to locals, Lord Ram and Lakshman took bath in the kund, after killing Ravana, to get rid of their sins. The entire area around the Lakshman Jhula gives a mystic, holy and serene feeling. As you see people lost in the religious traditions, the entire area gets submerged in enchanting mantras and shlokas from the temples. The market around La ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 25 Jan '10 07:51 am

 
  
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Rishikesh (Hindi: ), also spelled Hrishikesh, is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is holy city for Hindus and a famous centre of pilgrimage.
It is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas and is located around 25 kilometres away from another holy city, Haridwar. Rishikesh is the starting point for traveling to the sites that form the Char Dham pilgrimage Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.
The city has emerged as the Adventure Capital of India. As adventure travelers from all around the world come here to enjoy white water river rafting on the holy Ganges and enjoy other allied activities like kayaking, body surfing, etc
Looking to enjoy a river rafting expedition in Rishikesh. Whether you are travelling alone or with your family and kids, Rishikesh offers an opprtunity for everyone. A total of 13 exciting river rapids like - Sweet Sixteen (Grade-1) Hilton and Terminator (Grade-2) Three Blind Mice (Grade-3) Cr ...more
Answered by Josna, 24 Jan '10 07:13 pm

 
  
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Besides the ancient SIVA temple, the hills are famous for trekking and mountaineering.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 24 Jan '10 06:18 pm

 
  
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Trekking rafting
Answered by MajorVLoganathan, 24 Jan '10 05:54 pm

 
  
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