Friday, September 24, 2010

Travelogue Part 4 - Rishikesh

Continued from here.


Rishikesh is a small city in Dehradun, just 25 kms from Haridwar. On the 30th of July, we set out in the late afternoon to see the famous Lakshman Jhula there. Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula are two major attractions at Rishikesh. 




As soon as we reached there, we had to walk our way to the Lakshman Jhula; the Ram Jhula was closed for some reason. There are small shops along the way that sell gemstones and other small artefacts. There are also food and tea joints that are located in a way that they give you a good view of the Ganga. Spotted some of these monkeys too :D




After a good 10-minute walk, we finally reached. 










They say that Lord Rama penanced here after killing Ravana, the king of Lanka. His younger brother Lakshman crossed the river using a jute rope bridge which then became the Lakshman Jhula :) Ram Jhula was built much later.


We spotted a lot of "Kaavadias" here too. 




We then headed to German Bakery and Restaurant for some evening snacks and chai. The place is thronged by foreigners, and looked to be hygienic as compared to other small food joints there. Also, it provided a beautiful view of the Lakshman Jhula. Their menu interested me; so many different varieties of tea:




So after the tea session here, we headed on our way back to Haridwar. :)

7 comments:

LAN said...

I would like the mint tea.... :) :) nice blow... Lakshman jula is the place i want to go...

LAN said...

I mean blog* :P

JD said...

Teaaaa...Curious about what Yogi Tea is...on the list if I visit it someday!

milojee said...

Awesome pics! Travel's the best way to get away from it all! :)

evanescentthoughts said...

I so badly want to visit Rishikesh, Haridwar and other places in the north.. thanks for the travelogue.. got some interesting facts about the place.. will help me when I plan for a visit to these places :)

Reema said...

Looks precarious!! I would have been so scared!

top pills said...

Nice pictures, I would love to have the opportunity to travel all over the world.