Rishikesh - World Capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is the only destination in the world which is equally popular for pilgrimage, Yoga and Adventure Sports.
It is approximately 25 km north of the city Haridwar and 43 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun.
Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary 'Kedarkhand' . Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the asura king of Lanka and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganges at a point, where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' bridge stands today using a jute rope bridge.
"Hrishikesh" the word is combination of two word Hrishik and esh. Hrishik means senses and esh means God or master. It means God of senses.