Rishikesh is a city located in Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges. City offers several tourist attractions from religious locations to adventurous sport activities. Rishikesh is the most loved destination and well connected to rest of the country as trains are available frequently from Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai and other cities. City offers several religious attractions include Gita Bhawan, Nilkanth Mahadev, Triveni Ghat and Swarga Ashram. Rishikesh is sometimes also referred to as the World Capital of Yoga and popular amongst water sports. So, whenever you visit the city, do checkout our list of Best places to visit in Rishikesh.
Originally called as Cochin, it is a beautiful city having an amazing influence of Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese and Portuguese to it. Kochi, also known as the ‘Gateway of Kerala’ is situation by the sea gives it the name ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. The city attractions include various palaces and churches including Fort Kochi, Chinese Fishing Net, Marine Drive, Princess Street and much more. The city attract both local and tourist all over the world due to its rich history of trade, and it is also considered as best tourist spot of India. So, whenever you visit the city, do checkout our list of Best places to visit in Kochi.
List of Best Places to visit in Rishikesh
- Lakshman Jhoola
Lakshman Jhoola was built in 1939 after the name of Shri Ram’s younger brother Lakhman because it is believed that Lakshman used the jute bridge at the same site to cross the Ganga River. This Jhoola provides amazing view to all famous temples, ashrams and River Ganga. Also it is used by people as a path for visiting Swarg Ashram and Gita Bhawan.
Perfect for: Cool Cafes
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located around 32km away from Rishikesh on the hills of Swarg Ashram. This temple is quite colourful with craved images of Hindu gods and goddesses along with demons on the walls of the temple. Neelkanth Mahadev is frequently visited by devotees throughout the year, especially on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri.
Perfect for: Devotional Experience
List of Best places to Visit in Kochi:
- Chottanikkara Temple
Chottanikkara is one of the most popular temples of Kerala, dedicated to the Goddess Bhagawati. This temple is worshipped in three different forms, devotees worship the idol of goddess Sarasvati in the morning, goddess Badrakali in the afternoon and goddess Durga in the evening. Architecturally, Chottanikkara temple stands out to be an ultimate wooden sculpture structure along with sabarimala temple. Maasi Makam is the main festival of this temple, which is celebrated during the month of Kumbha from February through March.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 4:00 AM – 8:45 PM
- Marine Drive
Marine Drive is a walkway of 1.75 kms long. It would one of the perfect places to visit in Kochi at night. Marine Drive has numerous shopping malls and fast food joints, which makes it suitable place during evenings, as one can enjoy while watching sunset. The Marine Drive walkway also has a public ground, which acts as a venue to host major exhibitions and other political meetings in the city. Things to explore in Marine Drive are: Rainbow Bridge, GCDA shopping complex and Marine Drive boating.
Opening hours: 12:00 am – 11:59 pm