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Rishikesh Tourism: Capital of Yoga, Mediation & Adventure

rishikesh best resortRishikesh Tourism: Capital of Yoga, Mediation & Adventure

Rishikesh TourismRishikesh is a beautiful town located in the Himalayas, with the Ganga flowing through it. It is a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination for people seeking peace. Rishikesh is often referred to as the ‘yoga capital of the world because of the many ashrams here that offer yoga and meditation classes. Some of these ashrams are internationally recognized centers for philosophical studies, yoga, and other ancient Indian traditions of wellness.

Yoga in Rishikesh- Beach Yoga Practice
Yoga in Rishikesh- Beach Yoga Practice

International Yog Festival in Rishikesh

The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board holds an annual International Yog Festival in Rishikesh, which draws yoga enthusiasts from all over the world. There are a number of legends associated with Rishikesh – it is said to be mentioned in the ancient text Skanda Purana, and in the epic Ramayana. According to legend, Lord Rama came to Rishikesh with his brothers to do penance after killing Ravana.

Ramjhula
Ramjhula

The Beatles In Rishikesh

Rishikesh is best known for its connection to the Beatles. In February 1968, the English rock band visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram to learn transcendental meditation. The band composed nearly 48 songs during their time at the Maharishi’s ashram, many of which appear on the White Album (and a few from Abbey Road). John Lennon recorded a song titled, ‘The Happy Rishikesh Song’ after his visit. Many other international artists have also visited the site to contemplate and meditate, including Mike Love of the Beach Boys and Paul Horn.

Beatles Ashram
Beatles Ashram

Adventures in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is an adventure destination in India that offers a variety of activities for thrill seekers, from white-water river rafting to bungee jumping. Just the thought of rafting through the powerful Ganges River is enough to give anyone an adrenaline rush, even those with previous rafting experience.

In addition to rafting, other adventure activities available in Rishikesh include rappelling, kayaking, hiking, zip-lining, mountain biking, and rock climbing. With so many options available, there is something for everyone in Rishikesh and travelers are sure to be impressed with all that this destination has to offer.

White River Rafting- Adventure Activity in Rishikesh
White River Rafting- Adventure Activity in Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a city located in two main areas – the downtown area known as Rishikesh town and the other side of Rishikesh which is located 2 km upstream from the popular Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. Haridwar and Rishikesh are the first Indian cities to be given the title of “twin national heritage cities”.

Conclusion

Most tourists visit Rishikesh during the fall and winter seasons. The reason is that the weather is ideal during this time of the year. The average temperature during this time of the year is between 30 degrees Celsius to 13 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Rishikesh is between October to February. The reason is that it has the best climate during this time of the year.

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