Famous Tourist Places in Rishikesh IndiaRishikesh Travel and Tourism, also known as the 'City Of Saints' is at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' appeared as an answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name.
1,160 feet above sea level, Rishikesh is 24-kms from Haridwar. According to the ancient holy books, its earlier name was Kubjamrak. Set along the right bank of the Ganga, Rishikesh is a famous religious centre with a plethora of ashrams and yogic centres imparting training in meditation and physical health. . A person visiting Haridwar invariably Visits Rishikesh.
Attracting Pilgrims & Adventurers
It is the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrims and also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. For the adventure seekers, Rishikesh is the suggested place for starting their Himalayan Trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and for Rishikesh River Rafting. Also, International Yoga Week which attracts participation form across the world, is held here, every year, in February on the banks of the Ganga.
Rishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrim centres and gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Yoga Centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of this place. From this point on, the great Ganges leaves behind her mountain home and enters the vast plains of Northern India.