Rishikesh is a holy religious city situated in the state of Uttarakhand, surrounded by the Shivalik range and situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is about 26 km from Haridwar and 21 km from Jollygrant Airport Dehradun. Rishikesh is situated on the banks of sacred river Ganges and Chandrabhaga river. Rishikesh has a spectacular view of the dense forests hills nearby. The holy river Ganga that flows fast in Rishikesh is a great river. Where all the yogi, sage and sannyasi come to this peaceful place to yog and meditate. Rishikesh is known as the residence place of the sages. There are many ashrams in Rishikesh, which are famous for yoga throughout the world, Because of which Rishikesh is now famous as Yoga Capital, Where international Yog festival is organized every year.
Rishikesh is connected to Lord Ram and Lakshman, wich there are two famous Jhula bridges on its name, whose names are Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, which is built above of the sacred river Ganga. It is considered as the gateway to the Garhwal region and is the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath), is not only an ideal place for pilgrims but also for those who are interested in adventure sports, meditation & yoga. Adventure activities like rafting, bungee jumping, flying fox, swing, paint ball, paragliding and rock climbing-rappelling are also performed here.
Rishikesh is also one of the few places in India, which offers adventure sports to its tourists. This place is also considered as 'holy city' and only pure vegetarian food is available here. There are many other famous places in this place, such as Bharat Mandir, Geeta Bhawan, Laxman Temple, Raghunath Temple, Rishikund, Shatrughna Temple, Swargashram, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan and Vashishtha Cave etc. where tourists visit these places. There is also a temple of famous Neelkanth Mahadev ji near Rishikesh, which is situated about 30 km. from Rishikesh, where thousands of pilgrims come to darshan every year in the month of Savan. Everyday in Rishikesh, at around 7 p.m., aarti of holy Ganga ji is done, in which devotees take part in the aarti of Ganga ji.
Rishikesh is a sacred religious place, which is situated on the banks of river Ganga and Chandrabhaga. Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a central point for many ancient temples, yoga ashram, holy ganga river, river and adventure sports. In Rishikesh, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula are two famous Jhula bridges, which is built above of the sacred river Ganga. This spot has been a centrel of Sadhu (saints).
The best season for Rishikesh travel is from October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to the cold weather of winter, woollen clothing is required here. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains. The temperature of here between from 5°C to 15°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 25°C to 40°C.
If you are interested in shopping in Rishikesh, here are a number of major markets, there are Laxman Jhula market, Rishikesh's main market and Ram Jhula market and many other markets, from where you can buy anything. You can buy religious books, jewelry, clothes etc. from Laxman Jhula market. The market of Ram Jhula is famous and similar to Lakshman Jhula's market. Swarga Ashram is another famous market when you cross the bridge,&a