Resplendently religious Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a municipal board and a tiny town in the northern state of Uttarakhand’s, Dehradun district. Also popularly known as Rushikesh, or Hrishikesh this town is located along the holy Ganges River flowing down from Himalayas. Rishikesh is one of the prime religious centers of India, and is mainly associated with Laxmana and Lord Rama. Rishikesh became famous in the western world after when Beatles came to pay a short visit to Maharishi Yogi’s Ashram. Rishikesh tourism has been popular not only amongst the Indians but also amongst the foreigners from all corners of the globe.
Rishikesh Uttarakhand is a small town in the foothills of Himalayas, located in the Garwal region, and also forms an entryway to the upper Garwal region. It also is the starting point of the famous pilgrimage known as Char Dham, covering Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamonutri and Gangotri. This Rishikesh tour is not only famous amongst the pilgrims, but also amongst people interested in yoga, meditation, and adventure. This is the reason for which it is termed as ‘Rishikesh, adventure capital of India’.
There are several Rishikesh tour packages organized by various local and international travel agencies, which take people to world heritage sites including the Char Dham yatra and Valley of Flowers National Park. This small town in Dehradun, India is also commonly known as ‘Place of Sagas’ and is situated at the confluence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga. The town is especially popular for its breathtaking natural sites, and the pleasing climate of Rishikesh. It is believed by thousands of people from ancient times that meditating here leads to attain salvation. The entire region is dotted with numerous Hindu temples and ashrams, which is the home to some of the most eminent sages, and sadhus.
White river rafting in Rishikesh, and Rishikesh treks in the Himalayan peaks are extremely famous amongst the adventure freaks who find a peaceful resort in the cold and serene atmosphere of the town. Dehradun itself has created several yoga packages so that people from all walks of life can come and be part of the International Yoga week. This is a way of paying tribute to India’s ancient Yoga form, and invites people to participate in this program every year on the banks of Ganga. However, anyone interested in Haridwar Rishikesh tourism ought to remember that this town is alcohol free and vegetarian by law. The use of plastic bags by vendors and shopkeepers is also strictly prohibited.
River rafting in Rishikesh is a common adventure sports here, where enthusiasts come from both India and abroad. Other adventure sports include backpacking, rock climbing, trekking, cliff jumping, bungee jumping, hiking etc. there are several packages made available by travel agents around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula, that help foreigners with cash and travel cheques exchange. The downtown area is where train and bus stations are available, and is also famous for its Triveni Ghat. However, it is upstream the Lakhsman Jhula where all the restaurants, ashrams, accommodations, for travelers are available. Rishikesh honeymoon is also very common amongst newly married couples who come here to enjoy the pure and calm environment.