Rishikesh City

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Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Rishikesh

About

Rishikesh, commonly known as the Yoga Capital of the world, is located 44 km away from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Set against the backdrop of the Himalaya and holy Ganges river, Rishikesh is one of the major tourist and pilgrimage hubs. People from across the world visit this place to learn yoga and meditation. Every year on 21 June, the Uttarakhand tourism board organizes the annual International Yoga Festival, attracting a multitude of yoga enthusiasts.

This place is also popular among the Beatles fans, who visited here in 1968 to learn meditation. They visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram which is now known as the Beatles Ashram or Chaurasi Kutiya. During their visit, they also composed various songs for their popular album called the “White Album”. Legend has it, after killing Ravana, Lord Rama along with his brothers, came to Rishikesh to perform penance. It could be an ideal place for adventure lovers, who can enjoy River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Trekking, Rock Climbing and other activities.

Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Trayambakeshwar Temple, and Parmarth Niketan are some of the major attractions among the tourists. Along with these, there are other nearby attractions, namely Neer Waterfall, Shivpuri, Kaudiyala, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Narendar Nagar, Swargashram, and others. People usually gather here for evening Ganga Arti, which could be a delightful experience for anyone.

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