Rishikesh is one of the spiritual destination in India. It is also known as World capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is a holy city located at the foothills of the Himalayas on the bank of River Ganges, Surrounded by forested hill. The entire area falls on the State of Uttarakhand in Northern India.
Rishikesh is the gateway to mystic Himalayas. Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Known as chardham. This is also a land of a number of Ashrams and temples giving the entire place a spiritual feeling. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga adds beauty and purity to the place. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the all-mountainous region
Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those people who are in search for mental peace and spirituality through Yoga and Meditation and delve deeper into meditation, Yoga and other aspects of Hinduism.International Yoga week, which attracts participation from across the world, is held here every year from first week of march on the bank of Ganga river . For the adventure enthusiast Rishikesh is one of the best destination in north India. Rishikesh has become a main center of white water rafting .Rishikesh is the place for starting their trekking expeditions and excursions towards the Himalayan peaks.