Enthralling Facts About Rishikesh

Published: 30th June 2010
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Located at the lower foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the hills on three sides and the shores of the River Ganges on the fourth. The whole town is a sacred place for the Hindus in India, who make a beeline for this destination for offering their prayers at the numerous temples over here. Rishikesh is one the most important pilgrimage centre for Indians. The weather is very pleasant throughout the year. The facts listed about Rishikesh do not stop here; get to the place to know more about the divinity and the serenity of the place.

Situated at an altitude of about 1,190 feet, Rishikesh has a population of about 82,000. A fascinating aspect about Rishikesh is that the whole town is adorned with quite a number of ashrams and Yoga centers. Rishikesh also has a nickname, called as the 'Yoga Capital of the World'. The yogis and sadhus embarked here to teach Yoga to the various tourists and pilgrims that flock this place. Most famous places to see in Rishikesh are the Bharat Mandir and the Rishikund, a pond having a strong mythological aspect to it. The Triveni Ghat is where the pilgrims take a holy dip in the River Ganges.

The nearest airport is about 35 km from Rishikesh located at Dehradun, the capital city of the Indian State of Uttarakhand. Taxi services are available from the airport to Rishikesh. A railhead is present at Haridwar, closest city to Rishikesh which is well connected by trains from all over the country. Lot of AC buses ply between Haridwar and Rishikesh. There are many bus services from Delhi to Rishikesh as well as other major cities in the northern region. Many tourist operators offer pilgrimage packages to this place. It is quite enthralling to know more and more about Rishikesh.

Accommodation has never been a problem about Rishikesh with a good number of hotels offering a range of luxury suites. The staffs are very warm and hospitable and offer you the best of services. Another interesting fact about Rishikesh is that most number of hotels arranges for a special discourse and practice on Yoga for all of its guests. Rishikesh also houses a range of guest houses, Villas and resorts according to your tastes. Majority of the hotels are located near the ashrams for easy and trouble-free access.

Author is an associate editor for Cheap Holidays. Get all possible information about Rishikesh Travel Packages and India Tour Packages. We also provide information about online hotel reservation, Flights Booking and Holiday Packages in India.

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