Garhwal region of north India is dotted with some of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage and Rishikesh is one of the main attractions. Filled with sadhus with long matted hair pilgrims from around the world, Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga. Attracts thousands of tourists every year who come to find peace of mind in the midst of the monotony of modern life. The ghats various temples to help the human mind in its efforts to become one with the ultimate source of all creations. It is also an attraction for those seeking adventure and passion.

Location

Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh. That is 238 km north of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the right bank of the Ganges River at its confluence with the stream.It Chandrabhaga is surrounded by hills on three sides and rises to an altitude of 356 meters above the sea level. The name Rishikesh is loosely applied to an association of five distinct sections encompassing not only the city but also the villages and towns on both sides of river. These include Rishikesh itself, the commercial and communication center, the sprawling suburb Muni-ki-Reti or the “arena of the wise”, Shivananda Nagar, north of Rishikesh, the section of Temple Lakshmanjhula, a little further north and variety of Ashrams around Swarg Ashram on the east bank. In Rishikesh, the winters last from November to March, when temperatures fall below 0 ° C. The monsoons are generally experienced in the months of July and August

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