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Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Triveni Ghat is among the most magnetic places to visit in Rishikesh. The confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology: Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, this ghat is considered as the most pious among all the other ghats within the vicinity.
According to the legends, the water of this ghat has the magical power of purifying one's heart and soul, and make it free from all the sins. Devotes from every corner of the country throngs Triveni Ghat and takes a dip with utmost devotion and faith. Come morning, you can witness them offering milk to the river, performing 'Surya Namaskar' and feeding the fishes around the ghat. By evening, this auspicious ghat turns into a riot of colours as it is time of the 'Maha Aarti' or the aarti to Mother Ganga.
Priest and the devotees perform several rituals during this sacred event, and offers lamps clad with flowers and incense stick to the Goddess as mark of their gratitude and devotion. The melodious hymns of the temple bells and the shanks can be heard everywhere, and the entire vicinity turns into a plethora of colour during this time. The peace and devotion that exists during the aarti makes Triveni Ghar one of the must visit Rishikesh tourist places.
Every season is merriment in Triveni Ghat. Summers from March to June have a moderate climate. Winters from October to February are pleasant and have a cool climate. Monsoons months from July to September receive mighty rainfalls.
Best season to visit here is from October to June.
Nearest airport is Jollygrant which is 21 km away from Triveni Ghat Rishikesh and is situated in Dehradun. Jollygrant airport, Dehradun is well connected to Delhi airport. Taxi services are available from airport to Triveni Ghat and it costs about Rs 600. Delhi is the nearest international airport which is 223 km away. Delhi is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad.
Nearest railway station is Haridwar, which is just 30 km away from Triveni Ghat. Dehradun is the major rail junction nearby, situated at a distance of 35 km from Triveni Ghat. This station is connected to all cities in India. Taxi services are available from Dehradun to Triveni Ghat, costing about Rs 1000.
Triveni Ghat is well connected to many cities in the region by buses. Private and public buses offer services from Triveni Ghat to Haridwar (35 km), Rishikesh (05 km), Dehradun (40 km) and also to Delhi (223 km).