Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (Yoga centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank of the sacred river Ganges. Rishikesh is also known as the 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 spiritual relief, peace, learn yoga, adventure and to take a dip for salvation. The famous among them were Beatles, Kate Winslet, and many more other celebrities. It is believed that by Yoga meditation in Rishikesh one can get “Moksha” (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth) as well as a holy dip in the river Ganges.
Apart from spirituality now Rishikesh is also a hub for the adventure activities such as rafting, camping, trekking, and bungee jumping. Rishikesh is full of tourist every time. There are also big Yoga ashrams, Yoga centers for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage, and astrology are here. Rishikesh is also known as the white water rafting capital of India.