Rishikesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Indian state Uttarakhand. It is sought by spiritual and adventure seekers alike. It is a land of spiritual activities like meditation and yoga as much as it is a land of adventurous water sports like rafting or extreme adventure sports like bungee jumping. Besides that, it is also a place for religious pilgrimage.
Located on the foothills of Shivalik range, the city is just twenty five kilometres away from Haridwar, the sacred city of holy Ganges. It is also called the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’ and rightly so. With numerous ashrams and yoga and meditation classes it is a haven for spirituality seekers of the world. The ashrams provide great accommodations too. For those who love the adrenaline rush of adventure, trekking, bungee jumping and White Water River rafting are great options in the city.
Rishikesh is a year round tourist destination with pleasant weather throughout the year. However, during the monsoon season, the rafting is closed due to the increase in water level. The city is well connected with roads and most tourists prefer taking buses to reach the destination. The nearest airport is at Dehradun and the nearest railway station is Haridwar.