#3 of 28 Places to Visit in Rishikesh
Distance (From Rishikesh Railway Station): 1.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Triveni Ghat is a scared Ghat and bathing spot on the right bank of River Ganges in Rishikesh.
Triveni Ghat is located at the confluence of three religious rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Various pilgrims visit this place to take a holy dip in Triveni Ghat, before visiting the famous temples of Rishikesh. A popular belief is that anyone who takes a dip in Triveni Ghat will have a relief from all sins carried out and attain salvation.
The Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, also called as the Maha Aarti, is an evening prayer performed on the banks of the River Ganga. It is a major highlight of the ghat, which attracts a large number of devotees and visitors. The Aarti is accompanied with chanting of bhajans, beating drums and bells. People lit oil diyas, put them on flower-filled leaf boats and release in the holy waters of the river. These illuminated lamps in the evening provide a beautiful view. This Aarti program is managed by Ganga Seva Samiti. For Participating in the Ganga Aarti one has to pay a nominal fee.
Visitors can also take a boat ride in River Ganga from Triveni Ghat. Geeta Temple and Lakshmi Narayan Temples are major temples close to Triveni Ghat.
Aarti Timings: 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM in winter and 6.30 PM - 7.30 PM in summer.
Boating Cost: Rs. 50 per person