Rishikesh is the gateway to Garhwal Himalayas. The name Rishikesh comes from Lord Hrishikesha, Lord of Senses. This is the land for spiritual seekers and Yoga enthusiasts. Rishikesh has grown into the World’s Yoga Capital. The spiritual importance of the destination is derived from the holy Ganges River, lush forest cover, and the sadhus who stay back in Rishikesh to attain enlightenment or practice meditation.
Apart from being a healing and rejuvenating land, Rishikesh is the place for backpacking, Himalayan trekking, white water rafting, and others. Thus, by using the right set of attractions, you can create a diverse spectrum of vacations in Rishikesh. Below are some of popular Rishikesh tour packages, which would allow you to enjoy a mind expansion spiritual vacation, adventure experience, or an exquisite Himalayan getaway holiday.
Rishikesh’s history starts from the legendary city of Kedarkhand where Lord Rama meditated for salvation after killing King Ravana. A bridge located across the river is said to be built by Lakshman for crossing the river. From an ancient time, Rishikesh was a pilgrimage site with numerous temples and the legendary Lakshman Jhula (bridge). In the past few decades, Yoga and meditation have taken a stance to create a holistic experience beyond Hinduism. After the Beatles’ visit in 1968 and the White Album, Rishikesh rose to an international standard.