The spirituality is the obsessed attraction that has created enigma for many to explore India. And, to hold India’s head high in this regard, there is Rishikesh. Located beautifully in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is also better known as International capital of Yoga & Meditation.
Rishikesh or the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of holy Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. According to Hindu Mythology, when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Rishikesh” and this area henceforth came to be known as Rishikesh after that event. The tranquility of this town is definitely the solace for a workaholic body and mind.
This holy city is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those who want to explore more into meditation, Yoga and other aspects of Hinduism which is not a religion but a way of life. The spiritual haven of the various ancient ashrams is on the eastern side of the Ganga, at Swargashram (on the other side of the bank is the noisy business centre). The ashrams provide sermons and discourses to suit everyone’s need and quench their thirst for knowledge.
Explore Rishikesh and be a part of the unending saga of India’s spirituality.