About Rishikesh - The Yoga Capital of the World


Rishikesh has been merged as one of the most preferred holiday destinations in India where travelers from all around the world flock to witness the impressive landscapes of the city. Also, popular as the “Yoga Capital of the World”, Rishikesh is a place that will leave you pleasantly enchanted. According to Hindu mythology, Rishikesh used to serve as the home of Raibhya Rishi, a very famous saint who used to perform meditations on the banks of River Ganges. Lord Vishnu, one of the supreme deities of Hindus was quite impressed by his meditation hence, blessed him to fulfill his all desires and this is how the place got its name.

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This celestial city of Uttarakhand is popularly known as a sage’s abode, a hermit’s hermitage, and a perfect adventure lover’s hub and is also counted among top holiest cities in the country. This small serene town is pretty much popular for yoga and meditation and happens to be the starting point or the base of your exploring expedition in the Himalayan region. Despite being a city popular for its piousness, Rishikesh has a lot to offer to its travelers as sometimes it becomes adventuresome, sometimes divine, and sometimes quite surreal.

Why One Should Explore The Wonders Of Rishikesh?

• Witness the spectacular scenic charm of the destination that provides ample photographic opportunities to the travelers.

• Enjoy the relaxing Ayurvedic treatment with the medicinal herbs and also participate in dance and yoga classes.

• Embark on fun-filled adventurous excursions and enthrall yourself by indulging in white water river rafting, bungee jumping, mountain climbing and riding bikes on the mountainous roads.

• Visit the ancient temples, other religious sites, ashrams, and the ghats to dip yourself in the immense spirituality.

• Exploring the centuries old two suspension bridges made of iron- Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula.

This beautiful town has been divided into main regions where the first one is the downstream area called as Rishikesh town where the renowned Triveni Ghat and the other one is the area where Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula and most of the ashrams, accommodations, cafes, and travelers are found in great numbers. Rishikesh along with Haridwar are the first two Indian cities that are honored with the title of “twin national heritage cities”. Rishikesh is purely a vegetarian city and one who visits here can enjoy North Indian cuisines here. Also, it is a bit challenging for those who are habitual of consuming alcohol on regular basis as the hotels of this religious city don’t offer you alcohols and non-vegetarian food items. This beautiful city in Uttarakhand fosters a parallel vibrant culture and tradition that hovers around authentic cafes and continental cuisines served to you. Ganga Arti is one of the most recommended activities to do here and sitting along the River Ganges, feeling the soulful music and gentle breeze, and the serene and tranquil ambiance around you. Opting for a perfect and suitable Rishikesh Holiday Packages plays a vital role in enjoying your trip to this wonderful hill city.