Rishikesh is situated on the foothills of Himalayas, besides the Ganges River, in India’s northern state of Uttrakhand. It is renowned as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World‘ and Ganges most sacred river in India. This city is considered alcohol free and vegetarian town and it is surrounded by the forest and hills. It is known as the pilgrimage place and regarded as one of the holiest place. The sages and saints have been in Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.
Rishikesh is a magnet for spiritual seekers and mother land of Yoga and Meditation. This is why Beatles came to Rishikesh in 1968 in ‘Chaurasi Kutiya Ashram’ for transcendental meditation. In the evening the supernatural breeze blows down the valley, setting shrine bells ringing. There are so many things to do in Rishikesh like visiting Beatles ashram, white water rafting, jungle safari, camping, ayurvedic cooking & massage, trekking, water fall, visiting temples and ashrams and of course taking a dip in the holy Ganges which is said to completely purify one.