Rishikesh India

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Rishikesh is the sacred destination in North India.  Ashrams in Rishikesh are famous for yoga classes, yoga training and spirituality beside the Ganges. Delhi to Rishikesh trip lead to the spiritual city visited by tourists. Rishikesh is known for yoga, spa and ayurveda. It has reputed yoga and spa centers for tourists and regarded as the yoga capital of the world.  It is also a popular spot for white water rafting.  It is a holy city for Hindus and a famous centre of pilgrimage. It is also known as the gateway to the Himalaya and is located around 25 kilometres away from another holy city, Haridwar.

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Rishikesh is a name of Vishnu that means ‘lord of the senses’. Hrishikesh is a holy city for Hindus located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India. Historically, Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary ‘Kedarkhand’, the abode of Shiva. Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king of Lanka; and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganga, at a point, where the present ‘Lakshman Jhula’ bridge stands today, using a jute rope bridge.

Ram Jhula Bridge across Ganga, at Muni Ki Reti, built in 1980s.The sacred river Ganga flows through Hrishikesh. It is the fact that the river leaves the Shivalik Mountains in the Himalayas and flows out into the plains of northern India. Several temples, ancient as well as new, can be found along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. The city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year from all over the world. Rishikesh nicknamed the Yoga Capital of the world “ has numerous yoga centers. Rishikesh is becoming popular with White water rafting enthusiasts from India and abroad as it offers medium to rough rapids in the course of river Ganges.

In February 1968 The Beatles visited, the now closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh John Lennon, even recorded a song here, titled, ‘The Happy Hrishikesh Song’ The Beatles composed nearly 48 songs during their time at the Maharishi’s ashram, many of which appear on the White Album. Several other artists, including Mike Love of The Beach Boys, Donovan and Gyp Mills, visited the site to contemplate and meditate. More recently, the place has been of interest to celebrities including Hollywood star Kate Winslet.  The city has emerged as the Adventure Capital of India. As adventure travelers from all around the world come here to enjoy White Water River rafting on the holy Ganges and enjoy other allied activities.

What We offer: Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the Ganges. It is named the Yoga capital of the world is justified since there are enough opportunities to learn Yoga and Meditation. The International Yoga Festival is held annually in the month of February. The rafting season starts from September till June every year. We arrange yoga and meditation, trekking, white water rafting, adventure sports, hotels as per your budget, transportation, railway station transfers, sightseeing etc. Please contact us for travel arrangements.