About Rishikesh


Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas

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.

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AIIMS Rishikesh is one of the SIX Apex healthcare institutes being established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY).


As Rishikesh is the Adventure Capital of India, it is also a center for Camping, Hiking, Bungee Jumping, Asia's longest 1 km long Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Cliff jumping & Rock climbing and many other sports.


Rishikesh is one of the most popular destinations for yoga in India. There are numerous ashrams and styles of yoga and meditation to choose from. It is a hub for meditation & yoga centers.


Rishikesh is a picturesque destination affording enchanting views throughout the year. You can find best of valley scene here in Rishikesh.


Master crafted hotels & resorts makes your life easy and cheerful. Lots of families and groups are coming occasionally to enjoy the beauty of world class resorts.

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