A unique town of its kind, Hrishikesh is located at the Himalayan foothills with an elevation of 356mtrs above sea level. It’s a pilgrimage town famous for Yoga & Adventure Sports.
It’s a wonderful land for vegan travelers’ coz of its religious significance it’s a vegetarian and alcohol-free city by law. It’s a small serene town and is visited by international travelers and pilgrims throughout the year.
Rishikesh is also a gateway to “Char Dham Yatra” and the world heritage site “Valley of Flowers National Park [8th Wonder of the World]”.
In recent years, Rishikesh has also become a famous destination for kayaking and white water rafting. The city also hosts hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling and bungee jumping activities.
In Sanskrit, Rishikesh is a name of Lord Vishnu meaning ‘Lord of the senses’.
Rishikesh is a picturesque location with a pleasant weather throughout the year. One can visit the town at ANY time of the year, though May-June may be quite hot. If you are an adventure seeking person then you must not come in rainy season as rafting would be closed for security purposes at that time.
This place can give you a grand experience of spiritual elevation and adrenaline thrill as well.
There are numerous temples and ashrams for you to visit. The holy aarti at Parmartha is usually attended by big celebrities or political people.
The confluence of the three holy rivers, Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati is known as Triveni Ghat where visitors must dip their souls once. Moreover there are many centers now for adventure activities and camping along the river side also.
It is reachable also by all transport means easily and you can also find hotels camps ashrams of cost ranges according to your budget. There are many places to eat in the city and in outskirts as well. It’s a place you can visit both with your friends and family.
Hope you enjoy your time and come back to your places with more serene and calm souls !