At a distance of 1.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Triveni Ghat is a bathing spot on the right bank of the River Ganges in Rishikesh. It is one of the sacred ghats on the banks of the river Ganges and among the most famous Rishikesh sightseeing places.
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 be relieved from all sins carried out and attain salvation.
The Ganga Aarti or Maha Aarti an evening prayer performed on the banks of the River Ganga is the major highlight of the ghat, which attracts a large number of devotees and visitors as part of Rishikesh tour. 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 them 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 for Person