Rishikesh Devotedly with a pure heart, who so ever comes to Rishikesh,
the Brahmteertha, (the supreme pilgrimage)
and stays one night, becomes Godly.” From Ancient Indian Epic Purana
It has been a magnet for spiritual seekers, ever since the Beatles visited the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh yogi in the late 60s and composed their one of the most popular albums” the White Album” during their stay in the ashram in rishikesh. The whole place is full of positive, spiritual energy and is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of Moksha,salvation.
The excuisite setting on the holy river ganges flowing through the town, surrounded by forested hills,is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. In the evening, the breeze blows the down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus(spiritual men), pilgrims and tourists prepare for the evening ganga aarti.
Rishikesh is also known as gateway to the Char Dham. Char Dham is four popular holy temples on the hills (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) Thousands of people attracted every year to Rishikesh for peace, adventure and to take a dip for salvation.
Rishikesh has spectacular view of jungle-clad hills. Rishikesh has also confluence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. The glorious attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river Ganges herself, running rapidly throughout the city.
The holy city of Rishikesh has a number of temples, ashrams and spa resorts. One just needs the energy to explore the town. At Rishikesh one can take pleasure in the untamed ferocity of nature as well as its tranquil and picturesque beauty.
The town of Rishikesh (Uttaranchal) proves to be an ideal destination for tourists interested in adventure sports. Rishikesh is also hub for the adventure activities such as rafting, camping, trekking and bungee jumping. Rishikesh is full of tourists at anytime in the whole year.
But Rishikesh is not all spirituality and contorted limbs.It has many other attractions also. It’s a popular place for white water rafting,backpacker hang out, waterfalls, bungee jumping and gateway to treks in the Himalayas. There are also big ashrams, centers for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage and astrology are here. Rishikesh is also known as the white water rafting capital of India
The Topography of Rishikesh is blessed with turbulent rivers, getting their energy from various rivulets and tributaries from the glaciers above. These rivers and their nearby areas make excellent spots for adventure sports like White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Trekking, Rock-Climbing / Mountaineering, Camping and Skiing (especially in winters).
The blessed city of Rishikesh attracts millions of tourists from every corner of the world to practice yoga and meditation to rejuvenate and gain peace of mind.