Located in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world. It is home to many adventurous sports such as rafting, flying fox, sky cycling, zipline, giant swing and mountain biking. Not only does the city offer that, but it also has some delicious foods that caught the attention of actress and vlogger Shenaz Treasury. In one of her recent Instagram posts, she suggested seven must-see places when in Rishikesh.
She wrote in the caption: “For me it’s the temple bells that ring every evening when sadhus, pilgrims and tourists pray together in the Ganga Aarti.”
The actress also shared the activities to try or the places to visit in Rishikesh:
Rafting – The first activity Shenaz listed in her post was rafting. Most people make a point of participating in this sport as it is one of the most popular water adventures out there. Shenaz attempted grade 5 rafting, which is expert level.
Lakshman Jhula – The actor poses atop Lakshman Jhula, another popular tourist destination. This bridge has a rich history and was built over the Ganges River. According to Hindu mythology, the bridge was built exactly where Lakshman, Lord Rama’s brother, used jute ropes to cross the river.
Hike to Neer Waterfall: Neer Waterfall is not far from Lakshman Jhula. If you like discovering new things, trekking to Neer Waterfall should be on your bucket list.
Ganga Aarti: Ganga Aarti takes place every evening and the sight is mesmerizing. Many visitors gather to watch the priests hold three-tiered diyas and perform the aarti and chant Ganga mantras.
Flying Fox: Another adventure that should be on your bucket list is Flying Fox. This activity in Rishikesh is one of the largest flying foxes in Asia.
The Beatles Ashram: Shenaz suggests visiting the Beatles Ashram once in a lifetime. One of the main things this place is famous for is its graffiti artworks. After the popular band Beatles visited and stayed in Rishikesh in 1986, the place gained widespread notoriety.