White Water Rafting in Rishikesh

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April 2nd 2010
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"Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India. The place gets its name after Lord Vishnu who appeared to 'Raibhya Rishi', as a result of his tapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesh. In Skanda Purana, this area is known as 'Kubjamrak' as Lord Vishnu appeared, under a mango tree." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishikesh

"Historically, Rishikesh, has been a part of the legendary 'Kedarkhand' (the present day Garhwal). Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king of Lanka; and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganga, at a point, where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' (लक्ष्मण झूला) bridge stands today, using a jute rope bridge. The 'Kedar Khand' of Skanda Purana, also mentions the existence of Indrakund at this very point. The jute-rope bridge was replaced by iron-rope suspension bridge in 1889, and after it was washed away in the 1924 floods, it was replaced by a stronger present bridge." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishikesh

"The sacred river Ganga flows through Rishikesh. In fact, it is here that the river leaves the Shivalik mountains in the Himalayas and flows out into the plains of northern India." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishikesh

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8th April 2010

yea but!
history is all very nice in the class room but i can read about it in a book, you are not writing a book but some LIGHT entertainment for your friends! lighten up Dan! what did you do? stop cutting and pasting the google explanation. Ellis x
9th April 2010

Just being lazy Ellis. How are you?

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