Rishikesh is a world renowned vacation destination that is a part of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. The populous city is set against the stunning Himalayas, which is why it is referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’. Popularized by the visit of the celebrated musicians Beatles; the city is a world famous yoga retreat. The city offers tourists a host of activities to pursue, right from starting the Char Dham yatra, indulging in rafting and trekking to meditation.
Idyllic Haunt for Adventure Tourism
Fondly dubbed as the ‘Adventure Capital of India’, the city is frequented by white water rafting enthusiasts. It is also an excellent base camp for trekkers interested in hiking to the Himalayas. Rishikesh is not only an excellent site for camping, but also is a major haunt for bungee jumping. In addition to being known for adventure tourism; the city also acts as a major pilgrimage center in a religious capacity.
Tourism in Rishikesh
Travelers can undertake a visit to the Ram Jhula and the stunning Lakshman Jhula in town. The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is also a place of interest that is a major place of worship built in admiration of Lord Shiva. The city hosts the annual ‘International Yoga week’ that has participants entering from all around the globe. The initiative is hosted on the shore of river Ganga in the second month of every year.
Rishikesh is considered to be a vegan town that disallows alcohol consumption, although some of the resorts make allowances for their guests.