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   About Rishikesh

Rishikesh is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access point to Badrinath - Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great dhams of Uttarakhand . Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. The entire area falls on the Garhwal region of Northern India.

The name Rishikesh is a sub divisional township of Dehradun district closely associated with bordering district of Haridwar, Tehri & Pauri is surrounded by hamlets & settlements on both sides of the river. Yoga, meditation & divine ashrams, full of expert of yoga chary as, saints, sages & Sadhus who give discourse in holistic discipline. Guests can go on excursion to tourist interest place  such as Neelkanth Mahadeo temple, Vasishtha Gufa, Raja ji national park, Kunjapuri temple from where you can see snow clapped peaks on fair weather closes to Delhi.

Rishikesh, a most tranquil place in northern Uttarakhand, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga. Rishikesh is also a good starting point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centers such as Badrinath, Kedarnath , Gangotri, Yamnotri.It is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Situated 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Rishikesh, hence the name. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centers of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation.

Tourist Attractions of Rishikesh

  • Raja ji National Park

  • Laxman Jhula

  • Bharat Mandir

  • Parmarth Niketan

  • Kunjapuri Temple

  • Vasishtha Goofa

  • Rishikund

  • Triveni Ghat

  • Nilkanth Mahadev

The climate here is continental type but its location in the foot hills gives it a pleasant weather throughout the year. One can visit Rishikesh any time of the year. The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Garhwal region. It is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for pilgrim routes to the four dhams of Uttarakhand -- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Ganga flows through the town and is worshipped here. After this it descends to the plains at Haridwar.The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. The River side is dotted by the ashrams of Sadhus and sages.

The road to the north from Rishikesh leads to Narendra Nagar (named after Maharaja Narendra Shah) and beyond to Tehri. These roads branch off and reach the upper parts of Garhwal. At Rishikesh, Ganga leaves the mountains and joins the plains for her long journey. Rishikesh is not only an attraction for pilgrims but it also attracts foreigners who want to know about Hinduism, who want to spend some time close to the Lord.







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