Rishikesh - City of Sages OR Yoga City OR Yoganagari OR Yoga capital of the world OR The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas

Uttarakhand, the most beautiful hill state in the northern part of India, is considered as the adobe of God where devotees have lots of options to explore and pay homage to their gods and goddess. Rishikesh, the gateway to god, is also one of the finest places in Uttarakhand very close to the majro pilgrimage of India named Haridwar. According to Hindu Mythology, it is a place where god lives in a serene environment. On the other hand, the amazing Himalayas ranges, snow covered mountain peaks, holy and crystal clear flow of River Ganges, and the gourp of Indian monks make it an ideal destination to come and spend more time in the proximity to god.

Recently, the place is gaining momentum as a hub of Yoga and Ayurveda to rejuvenate your mind and body. Every year, a considerable amount of tourists from all parts of the world come in seek of serenity and to rejuvenate their minds and body to Rishikesh. The Ashrams of different gurus, caves where monks have been sit for years for spirituality, the crystal clear water of River Ganga, lush green forest ranges and the Mountain ranges of Himalayas keep one mesmerized for a long time.

As far as the attractions in and around Rishikesh are concerned, the place is full of a number of attractions that speak all about the rich legacy of Indian Tourism. Some of the major attractions in and around Rishikesh are
Lakshman Jhoola-- An amazing bridge running from one bank to another at the River Ganga is one of the landmark in the city that was built in 1939. The view of the bridge is really panoramic; while the lush green forest ranges and mountains add more spice in its beauty.

Triveni Ghat: It is one of the holy ghats in Rishikesh on the Holy River Ganga.

Ram Jhula: It is also a bridge between Swarg Ashram and Shivanand Ashram.

Bharat Mandir: It was built by Adiguru Shankaracharya in 12th centuary. It is also one the bank of River Ganga that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Rishikund: It is believed that Goddess Yamuna fill the tank with water.

Nilkanth Madadev: According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva swallowed the venom that was churned out from Sumadra Manthan.

In addition to this, there are also a number of other major attractions in and around Rishikesh that keep travellers mesmerized for a long time. Today, you will also find a number of hotels here to stay. Reaching to Rishikesh is easy as Haridwar is the nearest railway station here.

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