Rishi Kund in Rishikesh

Rishikesh – known as the Land of God, placed in the laps of lower Himalayas having the Holy Ganga river flowing through it, houses some of the most ancient temples and also, some important centres of Hindu religion's thoughts.

Rishi Kund – the Pond of the Sage. The Hindu mythology has an interesting story to tell. It is said that a sage named Kubz was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna who filled this pond.

Rishi Kund in Rishikesh

The Pond

Rishi Kund is a hot spring which is a 140 sq. ft. reservoir.

The ancient pond is easily accessible from the Laxman Jhula, the landmark nearest to the sacred pond. Also, is it only at a distance of few minutes from the Triveni Sangam. It is situated beside the Raghunath Temple, dedicated to Lord Ram and his wife, Sita. The image of the temple can be seen as a reflection in the temple. Some people believe that Ram used to take bath in the pond, during his exile. Another story has that the River Ganges meets river Yamuna at this place.

It is also said that in the ancient times, the sages used to performed ablutions (self-purification before offering prayers) at this pond.

The pond also shares its grounds with the Shani Mandir, which is situated nearby.

How to Reach

The pond is easily accessible from the Rishikesh Railway Station and Dehradun Airport.

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station. From the Railway Station, head in the south and then turn slight left. Take a left at the Rajsthani onto the Haridwar road, where you pass the Petrol Pump on the left. Continue on the Haridwar-Rishikesh-Badrinath road/ NH 58, until you pass the colonhydrotherapyindia on the left. Turn right at the Lucky Medical Store where you find the destination on the right.

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport. From the airport, head in the south towards the Dehradun-Rishikesh road. Take the first left and you pass the Amrapali Aadya Trading and Investment Pvt. Ltd. on the right. When you cross the Prabhat Transport Company, continue onto the Dehradun road where you pass the Puri Hospital. Turn left at the VNA Furniture until you pass the petrol pump on the left. Continue on the Haridwar-Rishikesh-Badrinath road/ NH 58, until you pass the colonhydrotherapyindia on the left. Turn right at the Lucky Medical Store where you find the destination on the right.

Hotels near Rishi Kund


Here is the list of hotels near Rishi Kund.

Hotel Green

Swarg Ashram
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
Ph: 0135 2431242
www.hotelgreen.com
Tariff: 1574 INR onwards

Rishikesh Sadan
Near RTO Check Post, Aamkhala, Tapovan
Badrinath Road, Himalayas
Post Office Shivanand Nagar, Rishikesh
Ph: +91 8126217401
www.rishikeshsadan.com
Tariff: 1826 INR onwards

Mount Valley Mama Cottage
Tapovan, P.O Sivananda Nagar
Rishikesh By pass Road, Tapovan
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
Ph: +91 9536112417
www.mountvalleymamacottage.com

Hill Top Swiss Cottage
High Bank, Tapovan
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
Ph: 0091 8006551415
www.hilltopswisscottage.webs.com
Tariff: 904 INR

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