Rishikesh is a located in the foothills of the garhwal Himalays, the northern state of Uttarakhand, in India. The Rishikesh beside the Ganges River.
The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams streak the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.
The world famous pilgrimage town is perched at an altitude of 1,360 ft. giving to the Hindu mythology, Rishikesh is the place where Lord Vishnu crushed demon Madhu.
This is also the place from where starts the holy Chardham Yatra (covering Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). Multifarious in natural beauty, the city of Rishikesh (Uttaranchal) proves to be an ideal destination for tourists interested in trip travel and adventure sports.
The ashrams of Rishikesh are renowned the world over for the study of spiritualism and meditation.