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Welcome to rishikesh a world of spirituality and adventure together.
Called as ‘the yoga capital of the world’ also offering you ample opportunity of adventure sports and also jungle safari at rajaji national park, a destination of all reasons and all seasons.
Rishikesh is the first big town on the bank of sacred river ganga at the foothills of Himalaya.
The history of Rishikesh dates back to the days when Lord Vishnu appeared to Raibhya Rishi as a result of his tapasya as “lord Hrishikesha” that means 'lord of the senses’. Also legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana. Using a jute rope bridge Lord Rama and Lakshmana his younger brother crossed the river ganga, at a point where the present day lakshman Jhula bridge stands today.
Over a period of time throught the history rishikesh was visited by many sages , sadhus, rishis and munies for performing meditation, yagyas and yoga to attain peace and spirituality making rishikesh as a top destination to study, learn and practice the Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Spiritually and Spa therapies across the world.
The sacred river Ganga flows through Rishikesh, several temples and ashrams ancient as well as new, can be found along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is also the starting point for pilgrims on the way to char dham yatra of Badrinath, kedarnath, gangotri and yumnotri.
For the adventure lovers rishikesh offers ample opportunity for white water rafting, kayaking, camping, rappelling, rock climbing, Trekking and also bungee jumping.
So aao chale Rishikesh ! Rishikesh is very well connected by road, rail as well as air. For people staying in Delhi/NCR or nearby areas the best way is to hop into your own car or hire a taxi/cab and drive directly to rishikesh within 4 hours from Delhi. Alternatively one can take buses or trains which are at regular interval connecting to rishikesh via haridwar from all major towns in north western India. Once in Rishikesh go on exploring and enjoying as per the plan you have come whether for spirituality or adventure.More About Rishikesh