Lakshman Jhula, which was built in 1939, is a suspension bridge, which is 450 ft long. In early 1889, this jhula was a hanging jute bridge, which was later rebuilt into suspended iron bridge. The jhula was named after Shri Ram's younger brother Lakshman because it is believed that Lakshman used the jute bridge at the same site to cross the Ganga River.
Situated 2 km away from Swarg Ashram, this jhula provides a beautiful view of famous temples, ashrams and River Ganga. The Lakshman Jhula is used by the people as a path for visiting Swarg Ashram and Gita Bhavan. On the either side of the jhula, there are famous temples like Lakshman Temple and Tapovan that are also frequented by the tourists.
Parmarth Niketan, which is situated in Rishikesh, is one of the oldest ashrams. The ashram is located on the banks of sacred Ganga River. It is famous for its Hawan on the ghat of Parmarth and Ganga Aarti that takes place daily in the morning and evening.
The ashram also runs a school, which follows the traditional Indian Patterns. Parmarth Niketan is visited by a number of visitors at the time of the International Yoga Festival that is held every year.
Many travellers visit the ashram in order to gain knowledge regarding the science of Yoga. Moreover, various organisers conduct different ayurvedic treatments within the Parmarth Niketan that includes exercises, music therapy, healthy diets and yoga to name a few. The ashram also provides the travellers with accommodation facilities.
Triveni Ghat, which is a well known bathing ghat of Rishikesh, is a confluence of three sacred rivers that are Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Various pilgrims visit this place to take a holy dip in Triveni Ghat, before visiting the famous temples of Rishikesh. According to the beliefs,
a dip in water at this ghat washes away all the sins and purifies the soul.
The evening aarti, also known as the 'Maha Aarti', which takes place at this ghat, is the major attraction among the tourists. This aarti is accompanied by chantings of bhajan, beating drums, bells and diyas glowing all over the place. The devotees release small oil lamps placed on leaf boats in the water. These lamps floats down the river and provide a beautiful view. Ceremonies like 'Pindha Shraddha' in the name of ancestors are also done at Triveni Ghat.
This pretty lake is Nainitals centrepiece and is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shivas wife, Sati (naina is Sanskrit for eye) that fell to earth after her act of self-immolation. Boatmen will row you around the lake for 210 in the brightly painted gondola-like boats,
or the Nainital Boat Club will sail you round for 500. Pedal boats can also be hired for 150 per hour.
Naina Devi Temple is on the precise spot where the eye is believed to have fallen. Nearby is the Jama Masjid and a gurdwara. You can walk around the lake in about an hour the southern side is more peaceful and has good views of the town.
Tiffin Top is a place which is 7520 feet elivated in Ayarpatta region, also known as Dorothy's seat is so
called, in memory of an English lady Mrs Kellet Dorothy, who was killed in an air crash. Tiffin Top which meanes "Packed food
consumed during the daytime" so that visitors around would trek to Tiffin top with packed lunch's and spend a quiet and tranquil
picnic and other get togethers.Tiffin top is a short trek of about 4 kms from Nainital and provides excellent view of
the Himalayas and the Nainital town.
Tiffin top is a short trek of about 4 kms from Nainital and provides excellent Himalayan view and the same of Nainital town.The road to this spot crawls along the rugged hill side swaying this way and that, and than all in one breadth in hushed silence suddenly unfolds a canvas on which nature has painted this beautiful spot.
Sonapani Himalayan Village,Nainital
Sonapani is a quiet, scenic spot that is miles away from the tourist track, both physically and mentally.
We are a destination devoid of anything that will remind you of the city,a spot that is ideal for honing the "art of doing nothing".
To reach us you may have to walk for about 25 minutes, as we are connected only by a narrow village dirt path,
not for the faint hearted to drive on. There is a safe parking space available and the luggage is carted in on our ponies.
For our guests we have 12 independent cottages constructed from mud bricks that were sun-baked on site 12 years ago.
Over the years the saga of new guests leaving as friends and returning guests becoming family has continued.
At Sonapani we believe in the kind of hospitality that comes from the heart. My wife and I love meeting and hosting people, and with our two young kids we look after our guests as a family. We certainly are not a "welcome drink on arrival" and "fruit basket in the room" kind of a place. A welcome drink is a reflex action in any Indian home & as far as a fruit basket in the room is concerned, we have at least one fruit tree outside each cottage, so our guests can just reach out and pluck ripe organically grown fruit during the season! If you want to escape the bustle of city, if you want to finish reading (or writing!) that long pending book, or go on short walks or some amazing day long hikes, if you'd like to spend some quality time with your loved ones or sip a malt sitting around a bonfire, or just spend your time watching the magnificent panorama of the snow-clad Himalayas, Look forward to seeing you in Sonapani.
Jhula Devi Temple,Ranikhet
The 8th century built Jhula Devi Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine situated near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.
It is around 7 kilometres out of Ranikhet town on the Kumaon hill. Jhula Devi temple is dedicated to Hindu goddess Durga and
it is believed that the temple
was built for the goddess to look over the villages nearby and save them from wild animals in the area.
The temple is extensively visited by devotees and pilgrims from various parts of India. The iconic cluster bells at the Jhula Devi Temple are famous, and the high number of bells in the shrine is a result of the fact that people tie up new bells when their wishes and prayers are fulfileld. Visitors ring these bells on their visit to the temple, the sound of which can be heard upto a large distance.
Majkhali Is Famous For Its Majestic Panoramic Sights And Snow Capped Himalayas. It Doles Out Pleasing Sights To Forest Nursery Offering Different Variety Of Flora And Fauna And Assortment Of Beautiful Sights. Birla Girls School Is Also Constructed At Majkhali To Impart And Educate Young Girls Of The Area.
The Cantonment Aashiyana Park was the first park built in Ranikhet and offers various other interests like children's park, lawn, colourful fountain, herbal garden and viewpoints of Himalayan ranges. It is also an ideal spot for unwinding tensions and stress.