Experience authentic Rishikesh on this amazing walking tour of the old town with enthusiastic story tellers.

What to look out for

Of all the rivers of the Indian subcontinent, the Ganga is perhaps the most beautiful. It originates from Gaumukh in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.The holy Ganges is worshipped at various ghats in Rishikesh among which the Ganga Aarti at Shtrughan Ghat are distinctively famous. This divine light ceremony is filled with song, prayer, ritual and a palpable sense of the divine. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which dias (oil lamps) are offered to God..

At the home of Indian spirituality, immerse yourself with temple tours and experience devotional rituals, starting with the charming Ganga Arti at Shatrughan Ghat on the banks of the holy river.

Experience authentic Rishikesh on this amazing walking tour of the old town with enthusiastic story tellers.

Shatrughna temple is an ancient temple situated on the banks of holy river Ganges near Ram Jhula in Rishikesh. The temple is named as Aadi Badrinarayan and Sri Shatrughna Temple. This is one of the two temples that are dedicated to Shatrughna. The other temple is at Paymmal in Thrissur district of Kerala.
This ancient temple is dedicated to Shatrughna, Lord Ram's brother. Shatrughna was the youngest of four sons of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya. He was born to the Sumitra, the third wife of the king. The name Shatrughna means destroyer of enemies. He was married to Shrutakeerty, cousin of Sita. Shatrughna killed the great demon Lavanasura, nephew of Ravana.

Rishikesh is a city full of colors and vibrance. This walking tour of Rishikesh will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city. Rishikesh needs to be explored on foot, and this tour is the best way to do it. Walk along the holy Ganga and stroll the ghats and visit the famous Ganga Aarti. At the end of the tour, you will be witnessing the auspicious Ganga Arti great place to relax as you watch the Ganges tearing through the city. Our experienced local guide will be with you throughout the tour and tell you interesting facts and stories about the places.


Important Information

  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).
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