Welcome to Rishikesh

Rishikesh, the yoga capital of India, is located in Uttarakhand, 45 from DehraDun the capital of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is split into two parts – Rishi and Kesh. Rishi means saints and kesh means hair.

Rishikesh is a well connected city with its own railway station, bus stand and close to Jolly Grant DehraDun Airport. 

Rishikesh has a lot of tourist attractions and lot of tourists visit here for learning yoga and attaining yoga teacher training certification. Due to this kind of reputation, Rishikesh city has a lot of yoga centres which organize classes from time to time.

Lots of tourists come to Rishikesh for white river rafting, adventure activities like camping, bungee jumping etc.

Irrespective of multiple tourists attractions across the city, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula are considered the centre points of Rishikesh. Being close to river Ganga, these two suspensions are river crossing bridges. 

Rishikesh also has a lot of ashrams, since the place has been the point of interest for many sages since long time. Among the popular ashrams, Geeta Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan are close to Ram Jhula.

Rishikesh is also the starting point for the chardham yatra, journey to the popular four holy destinations as per Hindu mythology – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Rishikesh is well connected to other Uttarakhand destinations like DehraDun, Haridwar and Mussoorie.

Famous For :

Rishikesh is famous for multiple things:
1. Rishikesh is a famous spiritual centre, where many famous sages have been visiting from time to time.
2. Rishikesh is famous for white river rafting, and adventure activities like camping, bungee jumping.
3. Rishikesh is also famous for yoga teacher training camps organized from time to time.
4. Rishikesh every year hosts international yoga festival, which is attended by many national and international tourists.
Rishikesh is in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
Rishikesh is in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

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Historically, Rishikesh has been a place where many sages have come for penace, due to close vicinity to Holy river Ganga. Great Mahesh Yogi came to Rishikesh in 1960s. He also went to United Kingdom, where the then popular band – Beatles got attracted by the great yogi. Yogi invited the band to Rishikesh. In year 1968 Beatles visited Rishikesh. Rishikesh city got a lot of international attention since then.
All the major festivals like Holi, Diwali and Christmas.

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  • Rishikesh Railway Station 0km
  • Rishikesh ISBT 0km
  • Jolly Grant Airport 21km

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