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RISHIKESH TOUR

Rishikesh, a most tranquil place in northern Uttar Pradesh, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga.


Rishikesh is also a good starting point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centres such as Badrinath, Kedarnath , Gangotri, Yamnotri.It is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Situated 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh, hence the name.


Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centers of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. An international yoga week is organized here every year by U.P. Tourism between 2nd and 7th of February. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for white water rafting on the Ganga. The climate here is continental type but its location in the foot hills gives it a pleasant weather throughout the year. One can visit Rishikesh any time of the year.

 

The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Garhwal region. It is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for pilgrim routes to the four dhams of Uttarakhand-Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Ganga flows through the town and is worshipped here. After this it descends to the plains at Haridwar.The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. The River side is dotted by the ashrams of Sadhus and sages.

SHOPPING: Being a pilgrimage place, the glamour of big shop bargains are absent but Rishikesh offers you handicraft items made of Shells, beads and pearls. Sarees, Kurtas, sheets and rugs can be purchased from here. You can buy these items from the government approved U.P handloom shop, Khadi Bhandar, Garhwal wool and craft shop etc.
 


TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

Air : The nearest airport is Dehradun (Jolly Grant), 25 kms. Vayudoot services operates from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grant).
Rail: Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 kms), to Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities.
Road: By road Rishikesh to Haridwar 24 kms, Dehradun 47 kms, Mussoorie 77 kms, Badrinath 301 kms (Son Prayag), Kedarnath 228 kms, Gangotri 258 kms, Yamunotri 288 kms (Hanuman Chatti), Srinagar 105 kms, Joshimath 252 kms.
Bus Services: Haridwar is connected by bus with Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Kullu, Manli, Shimla, Rishikesh etc.

Uttaranchal Tour Packages

Ganges Tour  Packages
Destinations : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi
Duration :   4 Night/ 5 Days
Uttaranchal  Honeymoon Packages
Destinations : Delhi - Nainital - Kausani - Corbett - Delhi
Duration :   7 Night/ 8 Days
Uttaranchal  Holiday  Packages
Destinations : Delhi - Nainital - Kausani -

Corbett -Mussoorie - Delhi
Duration :   10 Night/ 11 Days
Uttranchal Hill Station Tour package
Destinations : Delhi - Nainital - Kausani -

Dehradoon  -Mussoorie - Delhi
Duration :   6 Night/ 7 Days
Char Dham Tour Package
Destinations : Delhi - Haridwar - Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Rishikesh - Delhi
Duration : 
 14 Night/ 15 Days
Corbett National Park Tour
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Corbett - Delhi
Duration : 
 4 Night/ 5 Days
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