Discover why people from all over the world come to Rishikesh on this spiritual walking tour of the yoga capital. You'll get to experience the sacred Hindu Aarti rite performed on the banks of the Ganges.
Start your spiritual walking tour of Rishikesh at the Sita Rham Dham temple. From there, you'll walk over to the Shri Trayambakeshwar, one of the city's most iconic sights and one of India's most important temples dedicated to Shiva - the perfect place to learn all about the context and philosophy of the Hindu religion thanks to your expert guide. Open your mind to the idea of a spiritual journey as you visit more of the sacred sites of this Himalayan pilgrimage centre.
Continue strolling along the banks of the Ganges to the hanging bridge of Lakshman Jhula, from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the multi-tiered Trayambakeshwar temple. Discover the riverside ashrams and ghats that are flocked to by people from all over the world to practice yoga, relax, meditate and connect with one of the most mystical places on the planet.
You'll finish your spiritual walking tour back at the Trayambakeshwar Temple, where you'll experience the Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Goddess Ganga, as the holy river is known in Hinduism.
This ancient ritual, performed every night without fail and of great importance to the Hindu religion, involves making an offering to one or more deities, like Shiva, Vishnu or Ganesh. Lamps and incense sticks are lit, and pandits, Hindu priests, chant, sing and dance around the flames. A truly unforgettable insight into this fascinating ancient religion.
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Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local professional English speaking guide.
Hot drink in a traditional cafe.
Plate of Prasada.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (5:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Sita Ram Dham.