Rishikesh is town in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand state in India. It is situated at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Range and surrounded by the Shivalik range.
Rishikesh has also junction of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. Rishikesh is a holy town with so many Ashrams and it is famous for the yoga worldwide. Rishikesh is now world famous as a Yoga Capital of the world.
Rishikesh is also known as gateway to the Char Dham. Char Dham is four popular holy temples on the hills (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri)
Apart from spirituality now Rishikesh is also hub for the adventure activities such as rafting, camping, trekking and bungee jumping. Rishikesh is full of tourist every time.
Rishikesh is divided in many parts namely Rishikesh, Ram Jhula (Shivanand Nagar), Muni Ki Reti, Lakshman Jhula or Tapovan and Swarg Ashram, Pashulok Barrage, Dhalwala, 14 Bigha and Shisham Jhari.
In evening beautiful Ganga Aarti is organized at Parmarth Niketan and Triveni Ghat.
Triveni Ghat is biggest bathing ghat in Rishikesh. Situated near the main market this ghat has mesmerizing view of mountain and river
Two big nice bridges (jhulas) are known as Ram Jhula and Lakshman are big iron suspension bridges on the river Ganges which are popular in tourist for shopping and other activities such as rafting.
Parmarth Niketan ,Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Sivananda Ashram, Bharat Mandir, Gita Bhawan, Swarg Ashram, Tera Manzil Temple, Beatles Ashram are main point for tourist.
There are lots of varieties in food. In Rishikesh traditional Indian cuisine, Italian, Maxican, Chinese, Middle Eastern, American and Israeli food is available. North Indian and South Indian food is widely used. There are lots of varieties of food in Rishikesh mainly in Lakshman Jhula area.
Rishikesh is full of various kinds of hotels in Rishikesh for accommodation. Lakshman Jhula has so many hotels. Swarga Ashram has variety of Ashrams. There are some beautiful resorts situated on the hill areas.