The judder of the Laxman Jhula can get on your nerves. While crossing the hypnotic bridge, one can see the fishes if you drop molded flour into the water. Just after crossing the Laxman Jhula comes Trayambakeshwar temple which stands tall at the beach with its majestic prowess.
Trayambakeshwar Temple Rishikesh
‘Trayambakeshwar’ means the ‘abode of the three-eyed’ or Lord Shiva. IT has a magnificent 13-storey building, each floor adorned with the statues of several deities of the Hindu Religion which are established in rooms. The bells keep ringing in the temple as the visitors always arrive with faith in their hearts. The ground floor of the temple has many vendors selling Puja thalis, some astrologers, gemstone sellers, etc. The other side of the ground floor also has some deities located.
One who visits Laxman Jhula should surely visit the Trayambakeshwar temple. The soft white sand of the beach in front of the temple shines ostentatiously. Numerous shops also surround the temple, and you can find all the items of need in them.
It is a great view from the top of the temple. The complete view of the shaking Laxman Jhula bridge can also be seen from the top. The temple can be seen while crossing the Laxman Jhula as a gargantuan red and white sculpture. The shrine is frequently visited by the followers of Lord Shiva.
Other Temples in Rishikesh
- Parmarth Niketan Temple Ashram Rishikesh
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh
- Shaktipeeth Kunjapuri Temple, Rishikesh
- Famous temples in Rishikesh
Before reaching the temple, one passes through a stretch of shops including, rafting sites, hotels, gemstone shop, yoga centers, garment and accessories shops, etc.
Apart from the tourists throughout India, the temple also attracts huge crowd across the borders from far-fetched lands. They come here exploring the nation and fall in love with it. There are many meditation centers and cafes all along the way.
After having an invigorating trip of the 13 stories up and coming back down, one needs refreshment. There are many restaurants nearby located at the banks of the Ganges. They offer all kinds of food and snacks, ranging from Chinese to Continental. Though, an iced tea and the breeze of the Ganges make a great pair.
How to reach Trayambakeshwar Temple
If you arrive by train, you can board an auto to Triveni Ghat roundabout. From there, one can easily get another auto to the Laxman Jhula. It is around 11 km from there. After reaching Laxman Jhula auto stand, one has to walk for about 15 minutes to the start of the bridge, which is to be crossed to get to the temple. The temple lies on the other side of the bridge. Though boat services also ply to take you to the other end of the Ganges. Both the experiences have their relevance. Crossing the river by swimming is NOT advisable as the flow of the Ganges is quite strong.
The best time to visit the Trayambakeshwar Temple Rishikesh is Springs and Autumn. The sand is cooler in these months, and the beaches can be thoroughly explored.