Rishikesh is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Rishikesh one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Rishikesh is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Rishikesh or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Rishikesh. Explore the historical monuments of Rishikesh with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Rishikesh guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Rishikesh page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Rishikesh landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Rishikesh.
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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
One of the most prominent landmarks in Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is a 450 feet iron suspension bridge that connects the two banks of Ganges River. Having a mythological story connected to it, it is believed that Lord Ram’s brother Lakshman crossed the Ganges on jute ropes at this very place. The current bridge was built in the year 1939.
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06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Situated at a height of 1330 meters and at a distance of around 30 kilometres from Rishikesh, the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one the most sacred place of worship and a pilgrimage site for Hindus. As per mythology, this is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison that was churned from the sea during a standoff between gods and demons.
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Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road, Uttarakhand
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Vashista Goofa is a cave temple where it is believed that the great sage Vashista used to meditate. Sage Vashista was one of the ‘Saptarishis’ (Seven Great Sages) in ancient India.
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Near Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Trayambakeshwar Temple, also known as the Tera Manzil Temple, is a 13 storied place of worship situated near Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. Dedicated to many Hindu gods and goddesses, the presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva (hence the name Trayambakeshwar-Home of the three eyed one). Many people suggest you explore the temple right to the...