NEW DELHI : One of the most world popular destination in India for tourist from around different parts of world is Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. It is known as the origin of the place of Yoga, the phenomenon that has caught the attention of people’s visualisation around the world. Rishikesh is the hub for Yoga and meditation in India which gains lots of attention.
It burst into limelight after the Beatles arrived at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in their quest for nirvana and bliss in the late ’60s; Rishikesh has been an invitation for seekers of spirituality with its numerous yoga centres, ashrams and temples.
Rishikesh is also known as the World Capital of Yoga because of large tourists and seekers who come here to visit this holy place to seek contemplation and peace. Due to the belief, taking a bath in the holy river Ganges in Rishikesh and meditating in this pure environment gives peace and brings one closer to God and attainment to salvation.
Rishikesh is not only famous for its tranquillity or contentment and meditation, It has become one of the famous adventurous spot in India. This amazing place has lot to offer there are various adventurous activities such as river rafting, mountain hiking, bungee jumping and a lot. River rafting is quite popular here, for thrill seekers river rafting is famous from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. It is a perfect holiday destination and an ideal place for hiking and camping.
However, to Hindus Rishikesh is a holy city of gods, and it is a vegetarian place and alcohols are not sold here. But here you can find numerous restaurants, cafe and joints which offer some delectable vegetarian delcacies and Ayurvedic cuisines and teas. Tourist can also try the german bakery (near Laxman jhula) and chotiwaala Restaurant(near ram Jhula) for delecious snacks.
Here you can find some awesome hotels not far away from Rishikesh for accommodations.
But if you want relax your body then Narendranagar is the best place which is not far away from this yoga town, it is the home town for the India’s first Spa ‘Luxe’. Rishikesh has beautiful and fine demonstration of Indo-Islamic architecture which makes a perfect combination with scenic beauty of nature.
Settled at an altitude of 3,300 feet and almost 250 Kilometres away from capital Delhi, Rishikesh has a humid subtropical climate. It is the starting place for travelling to Chota Char Dham Yatra (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). There are many Ayurvedic centres where treatment is done and classes are given by doctors. The Transport system is reliable and good Rishikesh railway station is the main railway station in the city and one can also go by road. Rishikesh is a complete holiday destination place for everybody and can relieve you from all your stresses.