Along with the popular tag name of yoga capital of India, Rishikesh is also famous for Ganga Aarti. Ganga Aarti is performed by professionals at different ghats of Rishikesh. However, the popular Ghats for Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh are as follows:
1. Parmarth Niketan – Ganga Aarti is performed in front of Parmarth Niketan on the river side of holy river Ganga. Parmarth Niketan is very close to Ram Jhula. Tourists can reach here by parking their cars at Ram Jhula Taxi Stand and then cross the river Ganga via Ram Jhula or hire a boat at nominal charges. Ganga Aarti is performed in the divine presence of Swami Chindand Swamiji, during the evening time. Ram Jhula offers fantastic view of Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan.
2. Triveni Ghat – Similar to Parmarth Niketan, Triveni Ghat is also a popular place for Ganga Aarti. Triveni Ghat is located next to Main Market of Rishikesh and is very close to ISBT Rishikesh (less than 2km). The Aastha Path (also called Marine Drive) offers fantastic view of Ganga Aarti performed at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh.
Ganga Aarti Timings – The Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is performed in the evening time, during sunset.
Rishikesh is located at a distance of just 45km from the capital of Uttarakhand – DehraDun, and 220km from Indian Capital of New Delhi. Buses and Trains are available from New Delhi to reach Rishikesh. Rishikesh is a perfect weekend destination from New Delhi.