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Rishikesh the yoga capital of the world. Rishikesh is famous as the Hindu Pilgrimage town and is regarded as one of the holiest places in the Hindu Culture. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. It is a part of Uttrakhand, and is around 45 km from Dehradun, the state capital. The city of Rishikesh is surrounded by the very beautiful Himalayan districts of Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar. Hindu sages, better knows an Sadhus, have travelled to Rishikesh from all over the globe since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. The vibes here are both relaxed and reverent. Temple bells ring incessantly, gives almost musical healing therapy to the soul.


The area of Rishikesh was mentioned in Skanda Purana( a genre of eighteen Hindu religious texts) as Kedarkhand.
Rishikesh was previously known as Hrishikesh. Here Hrishik means Senses and Ish means thus Hrishikesh meant Lord of Senses. Raibhya Maharishi (a sage) conquered his senses and attained Lord Vishnu the conqueror of senses. Hence this place was named as Hrishikesh.
Another legend says that lord Shiva was angry with goddesses Agni and cursed her. Then goddesses Agni prayed here for expiation of her sins .Hence it is also known as Agni Tirth.

In Rishikesh Lord Vishnu also defeated demon Madhu.
As per the Ramayana lakshman (Brother of Lord Rama) crossed the river by Jute Bridge which is known as Lakshman Jhula. The Jute Bridge was replaced by Iron suspension bridge in 1889. The bridge damaged in 1924 flood, then bridge was replaced by new bridge.


From Swami Vivekananda to Swami Shivananda and their uncountable followers – Rishikesh has acted as the fatherland for people to walk on their spiritual journey. Rishikesh has some sort of force full of magic. The vibes of this place stretches the sense of understanding every time you visited the rishikesh . rishikesh is the place where holy Ganges gives farewell to the vast Himalayas. In rishikesh there are so many ashrams that offers yoga classes. dwar is the place where terrible Tandava Nrutya (dance of destruction) performed by Lord Shiva in sorrow led to Lord Vishnu dismembering Sati's body, with the different parts scattering across India.


BONFIRE: Bonfires are one of the most exciting sport, these bonfires brings source of happiness amongst the travellers. Bonfires are usually set both on riverside and jungles.

BUNGEE JUMPING: Bungee Jumping is one of the popular adventure sports Jump in Heights is the name of the spot that offers bungee jumping to the adventurers. It is well-known as India’s Highest Bungee Jumping Point because of its jump height i.e. 83 meters from the fixed structure. The jumping platform here is constructed on a rocky hill and faces one of the tributaries of River Ganga i.e. Hall. The picturesque views around the bungee platform are awesome and attract photographers

WHITE WATER RIVER RAFTING: Rafting, the high-adrenaline sport of navigating a river in an inflatable raft, involves several levels of difficulty, depending on how choppy the river is. River rafting is the soul of Rishikesh Tourism that brings revenue and reputation in the city. There are in all four different points of Rafting i.e. Brahmpuri, Shivpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiyala

KAYAKING: One of the popular water sports that allure travellers in Rishikesh is Kayaking. River Ganga offers exciting rapids that work perfectly for this adventure sports the fast moving white water river flow drives the adventure to book Kayak boats and hit the rapids.

PAINTBALL: Paintball is an interesting sports activity in Rishikesh. Rishikesh gives taste of excitement and thrill through its sporting adventures and recreational activities. Amongst all spine tingling adventurous activities, there is this paintball adventure which calls for competitive spirit than adrenaline pump in the body.

CAMPING:Camping and outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a tent. Rishikesh is the best destination for camping with scenic views of nature. Experience camping in the lap of nature , under the blankets of stars Enjoy the idea of camping as it brings memorable moments.


Rishikesh By Air : The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun (Capital of Uttarakhand).

Rishikesh By Rail : Rishikesh is well-linked by railway network to the major cities of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and North India.

Rishikesh By Road : Rishikesh is conveniently connected by roads to the major cities of Uttarakhand and neighboring states. It is connected with cities like Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Jodhimath, Delhi, etc

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India (249401)