Rishi Kund

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Rishikund प्राचीन तालाब, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Why to visit Rishi Kund

The pilgrims who come to Rishikund worldwide to pray to the Goddess Yamuna are known for this popular destination. The neighbouring Raghunath temple's shadows dancing on the holy pond give it a vibrant vitality. The four sides of Rishikund each have ten steps. To jump into the pond, devotees can easily ascend the stairs.

According To Legend—

Rishikund is considered a fireplace or havan kund during the prehistoric era. The ancient sages conducted Yagyas here to placate the Goddess Yamuna. Afterwards, the holy river appeared there and has been in the kund ever since. It is also thought that during his exile, Lord Rama bathed in this pond.

Things to do at Rishi kund: 

  • The hot spring in Rishikund, which is revered, is a place where worshippers can take a holy bath.
  • The pond, which embraces the reflection of the Raghunath temple in its water, makes for stunning photos. Visitors can take in this location's aura, which is uplifting spiritually.
  • Visit the local market in Rishikesh, which offers a variety of goods, including clothing, handicrafts, religious books, Bhajan CDs, valuable stones, and food stalls that serve genuine Garhwali cuisine.
  • The adjacent locations of Rishikund, such as Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhawan, Raghunath Temple, etc., can also be visited.

Nearby Attractions: Laxman Jhula (3.9 km), Tera Manzil Temple (5 km)

FAQ on Rishi Kund

How to reach Rishi Kund?

You can use a taxi to get to Rishikund since it is located in the Triveni ghat. There are no large trucks allowed in the market zone. They will stay in the Muni Ki Reti Parking, which is about 1 km from the sanctuary.

When is the best time to visit Rishi Kund?

Although one can travel to Rishikund throughout the year, the best time to do so is from October to April. The greatest and most fun time to travel here is during these months. The weather around here is chilly in the winter. The temperature drops drastically here in the winter due to the cold. It can be a little challenging to travel away from here during the rainy season due to the strong rains.

What is the history behind Rishi Kund?

it was formerly the bathing place of Lord Rama; devoted to the lord and his woman Sita, Ragunath Temple was erected beside Rishikund.

What are the places to visit near Rishi Kund?

Laxman Jhula (3.9 km), Tera Manzil Temple (5 km) are the places to visit near Rishi Kund.

Special Tip

A small sign in the sanctuary features advertisements for clothing, jewellery, and other items. You may enjoy inexpensive food, local cuisine, and road food near Rishikesh in the market.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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