Down To The River We Go!

Down To The River We Go!
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, also known as Beatles' Ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Popular rivers call for some popular tourist attractions

Precious Kamei
September 24 , 2019
02 Min Read

It's a fact that civilisations started, flourished and even got wiped out right next to rivers. Rivers are life giving; do we say this enough? Or are we too busy polluting it? So for our next interesting photo feature, we came up with the idea of highlighting some of India's best tourist attractions located right next to major rivers. From the busy ghats of Varanasi,  by the Ganges, to the bird-paradise we know as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary right next to Mandovi River, we bring you eight popular tourist attractions near some of the most famous rivers in India. Next time you go visit Hampi in Karnataka or Belur Math in Kolkata, spend some time admiring the rivers that flows through. 

A sitar shop sure adds some character to a street in Varanasi


Sunsets are pretty with Taj Mahal at the foreground. This UNESCO World Heritage site sits by the Yamuna river

Sabarmati Ashram has many such cosy corners

A view of Sabarmati river from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, also known as Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission lies on the banks of Hooghly river

Scenic view of Belur Math in Kolkata

Maheshwar is situated on the banks of Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh

Maheshwar and sunsets, something to look forward to

Musical Pillars at the Vittala Temple in Hampi, Karnataka. Hampi is situated on the banks of Tungabhadra river

Lotus Mahal in Hampi, Karnataka

Painted storks at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is situated near Mandovi river

A forest path inside Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa

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