Popularly called as ‘Yoga Capita of the World’, Rishikesh is visited by the Yoga learners, meditation practitioners and spirituality-seekers from all across the globe to professionally learn the lessons from certified Yoga trainers. The adventure-seekers reach Rishikesh to participate in trekking, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, camping, zip lining, giant swing etc. Rishikesh offers an exotic & unique amalgam of contrary experiences – Ganga Aarti in the evening and adrenaline-infusing whitewater river rafting in day time; rejuvenation of body by dint of Ayurveda-‘asanas’ and exploring oneself through Yoga & meditation.
Rishikesh has immense religious importance that adds to its attraction for tourists. There are several places to visit in Rishikesh. Lakshaman Jhula & Ram Jhula, suspension bridges over the holy river Ganga, are famous tourist attractions in the town. The 150 ft long Lakshaman Jhula bridge is associated with Ramayana era. Lord Lakshman is said to have crossed the river Ganga here. Close by is a shrine dedicated to Lakshaman. Lukshaman Jhoola is made of metal & designed to look like rope to facilitate the pilgrims to move to the other side of the Ganga, generally to a holy spot, Brahmapuri. The original bridge is believed to have been made by Lakshman. Kunjpuri Temple and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple are most visited shrines in Rishikesh. Beatles Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Parmartha Niketan, Shivananda Ashrama etc are the appropriate places for Yoga enthusiasts, peace seekers and spiritual believers.
Rishikesh holiday packages are perfectly customizable to a tourist’s unique requirements like budget, activities, sightseeing, duration, experiences etc. There can be adventure packages, pilgrimage packages, religious packages, all in one packages and the retreat / rejuvenation packages. Trip to Rishikesh can be stand-alone tourist destination or part of a longer multi-destinations tour. Many Yoga, meditation and spiritual tours of Rishikesh happen to be of longer duration. Rishikesh has all kinds of accommodation for the visitors, from paying guest rest houses to luxury hotels. Road, train and air connectivity makes the town easily accessible.