Rishikund means ‘Pond of the Sage’ in the local language, is one of the most important places to visit in Rishikesh. Why? Because it’s a natural hot water spring! Yes, you read that right – it’s a warm and cozy pond that’ll make you feel like you’re soaking in a giant cup of tea.
According to the legends, a pious sage named Kubz was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna who promised to stay in Rishikesh forever. And voila, Rishikund was born! But that’s not all, folks. There’s another story that says it was once the bathing place of Lord Rama, and dedicated to the lord and his wife Sita, the Ragunath Temple was built beside Rishikund. So, you can literally take a dip in the same water as Lord Rama. How cool is that?
But let’s get back to the present. Nowadays, devotees from various parts of the world flock to this Rishikesh tourist place to offer their prayers to the Goddess Yamuna and seek blessings of the other Gods as well. And if you’re lucky, you can witness the reflection of the temple on the surface of the pond on a clear day. It’s a view you won’t forget anytime soon.
And if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can take the Rishikund Trek, which is one of the most beautiful and exotic treks that takes you on a journey amidst the beautiful alpine location of the world. Trust me, the view of Rishikund with the Sajdhar top is an extremely enticing view. Located within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in the Joshimath region of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, it offers an elated view of the snow peaks that are spread widely in the entire region of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.
So, what are you waiting for? Put on your hiking boots and let’s go soak in some warm water and make some unforgettable memories in Rishikund!