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 Rishikesh Uttarakhand (2023) | Yoga Capital Of India |  Uttarakhand Tourism

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Rishikesh is “the yoga capital.”

Do you love to explore new places? Which one is your favourite place? Well, in this world, there are too many places available that are amazing to see, which can nourish your soul and provide inner peace. There are many fabulous places in this world as well, as some are holy places. In India, there are too many places that are amazing in their beauty, and those places are holy, also. Every day thousands of people visit holy places. India is a secular country, and most people are very spiritual, so India used to travel to holy places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tirupati, and many more.

Visitors can see the holy places from east to west and north to south everywhere. People mostly obey the rules and regulations written in the holy book Gaeta, Quran, Bible and many other holy books written a long centuries ago. Still, even today, what was written in that time in these books can be related even today with human life, and that is why people worship those books and these places. Today, our discussion will centre around a well-known place for its captivating natural beauty and revered spiritual significance in India and around the globe – Rishikesh. Please stay with us to know about the heaven of earth.

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Why is Rishikesh so famous among people?

Rishikesh is one of the best places in India for travel. Here you can see too many adorable things. Rishikesh is often considered a paradise in India, owing to its location atop the hills in the majestic Himalayan mountain range. The beauty of this place is great enough that if anyone visits they are, then they will want to go back. It is also known as the world’s yoga capital because here, you can find the best teachers available for the yoga class, which can provide you with inner peace.

Rishikesh is a known holy place in the district of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Many temples belong to the great Lord Shiva, famous worldwide, and a holy river flows through this place, which is named holy Gang. It is a tranquil place that has been a spiritual place and centre like The Beatles Ashram. This attracts people. The International Yoga Festival is organized here in the first week of March, which sees yoga enthusiasts from all over the globe. 

In Rishikesh, two prominent places are the most visited: Triveni Ghat and ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula, which is 2 km from downtown.

What activities can one engage in while in Rishikesh?

There are numerous activities to indulge in while in Rishikesh, as listed below.

  • Rafting in Rishikesh: – 
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Rafting is done in a natural water body where you can do rafting on a boat with. It is an amazing god gift of nature in which rafting can be done by surveilling professionally trained staff. It can provide you live amazing movements and refreshed life and starts it with a new point of view.

  • Lakshman Jhula: – 
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It is also a famous place in the world, a hanging bridge across the holy river Ganga. It connects two villages, Tapovan in the Tehri Garhwal district and Jonk in the Pauri Garhwal district, located 5 kilometres northeast of Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is 450 feet long and has a height of 70 feet from the river. 

  • Ganga Aarti: – The Rishikesh is a holy place; every day in the evening, the holy river Ganga’s aarti takes place on the bank of the Ganga River. Many priests stand on the bank of the river at the same time and are lit up with dainty floating diyas, and the smoke and sound used to be done by striking two metals which provide a positive vibe. This is the best part to see if anyone visits here, and because of this aarti and many famous temples, it is known as a holy place. The aarti has been performed on several Ghats, but Parmath Niketan Ghat and Triveni Ghat are two very famous Ghats.

What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

The best time to visit Rishikesh is September, June, and November. During this time, people can see snowfall here, which is also attractive for visitors. Another good time is March, when visitors can participate in the yoga festival in the first week of March.

How to visit Rishikesh?

 It is a well-connected place with the rest of the Indian part. The nearest airport is Dehradun airport which is just 35 km away from Rishikesh. You can also take public transport like railways and the roadways, which are well connected with India’s capital.

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