About Us (Uttarakhand Rishikesh)
Rishikesh has been in the spiritual and religious activities since ancient times. This place, situated on the right bank of the Holy River Ganga, is surrounded on all sides by beautiful hills. Rishikesh is connected by Railways and Roadways with Indian main tourist centres and Important cities.
Since ancient times this city has been the place of meditation and penance by saints and ascetics. God Ram's younger brother himself had performed deep penance here, that is why even today there stands the Bharat Temple after his name. The story also goes that God Vishnu had performed penance here in his incarnation as Rishikesh. After his name, this place came to be known as Hrishikesh, which later became famous by the name of Rishikesh.
Being linked with sacred Ganga river, this place, on the other hand, became a famous center of meditation for the hindu believers and on the other hand in recent times, it is developing as a place of adventure tourism / white water rafting. Same 10 Kms. away from Shivpuri, rafting activitiy camps are often organised during the month of April to June.
Rishikesh is the gateway for pilgrims to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamnotri, Hemkund Sahib and others. International Yoga festival is held every year during Feb.- March.