Rishikesh - "The World Capital of Yoga"

Places to visit in Rishikesh: Ram Jhula | Laxman Jhula | Beatles Ashram | Parmarth Niketan | Triveni Ghat | Neer Gaddu & Patna Waterfall | Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek

Rishikesh is world famous for Rafting and Adventure. Rafting season starts from the month of March and ends in July. Rishikesh is also home to the 120-year old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution dedicated to preserve and promote the traditional Vedantic Studies. Prominent personalities such as Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha and Swami Shivananda have studied in this institution. In February 1968, The Beatles visited the now-closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh. John Lennon recorded a song titled, 'The Happy Rishikesh Song'. The Beatles composed nearly 48 songs during their time at the Maharishi's ashram, many of which appear on the White Album.

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Laxman Jhula, Tapovan

Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Rishikesh is the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the banks of river Ganga, located at an altitude of 365 mtrs above sea level, it is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Rishikesh is an ideal destination for those who wants to dwell deeper in meditation, Yoga and other aspect of Hinduism. Rishikesh, sometimes nicknamed "The World Capital of Yoga", has numerous yoga centres that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. International Yoga week which attracts participation from across the world, is held here, every year, in February on the banks of the holy Ganga.

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Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat is situated bank of the holy river Ganges This scared ghat used for bath for most of pilgrims.

There will be International Yoga Festival at Parmath Niketan Ashram every year. It is world famous gathering of many yoga learners from all over the world who came here to obtain more knowledge in yoga. Don’t be surprised, …….. that in Rishikesh the world famous Yogi, The Great Himalayan Yogi, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji, is in Rishikesh too, in who is currently residing in Himalaya and also world traveler. He is the Guru Ji for Yogi Dinesh and also the founder of Om Shanti Om Yoga Centre in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh.

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Things to do in Rishikesh

River-Rafting, Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Temple darshan, Ganga puja ceremony, Sunrise Trekking etc.

Rishikesh, often named the place of sages, is a celebrated spiritual town on the banks of the river Ganga, located at an altitude of 365 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by the Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Rishikesh is an ideal destination for those who want to dwell deeper in meditation, yoga and other aspect of Hinduism. Sometimes nicknamed "the world capital of yoga", it has numerous yoga centers that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. The International Yoga Festival at Parmath Niketan Ashram, which attracts participation from across the world, is held here every year in February, on the banks of the holy Ganga. Rishikesh is world famous for rafting and mountain adventures. Rafting season starts from March and ends in July. Rishikesh is also home to the 120-year old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional Vedantic studies. Prominent personalities, such as Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha and Swami Shivananda, have studied in this institution. In February 1968, The Beatles visited the now-closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh. After this experience, John Lennon recorded the song titled The Happy Rishikesh Song. The Beatles composed nearly 48 songs during their time at the Maharishi's ashram, many of which appear on the White Album.