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The Spiritual Retreat
Rishikesh is one of the most prominent pilgrimage spots in India. It is considered to be of religious and spiritual significance for many reasons. It lies at the foothills of the awe-inspiring Himalayas and is, believed to be the abode of the Hindu god Shiva. The river Ganga, considered sacred by the Hindus, flows through it. It is home to many temples, both ancient and new. Moreover, it has for long been associated with yoga and meditation and has numerous centres that propagate the same.
Quick Facts
  • Members of the British rock band The Beatles visited Rishikesh during the 1960s. Many other artists have followed suit since then
  • Rishikesh lies very close to a cluster of other places that are also believed to be of spiritual significance – Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri
Popular Attractions
  • The Triveni Ghat is believed to be the place of confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The ‘arti’ ceremony performed here at dusk is popular among pilgrims. Many pilgrims also take a dip in the water here as they believe that it purifies the soul and helps attain salvation
  • The Shivananda Ashram is one of the best known ashrams in the region and propagates a form of yoga called Shivananda yoga
  • The Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge built across the Ganga in Rishikesh
  • White water rafting facilities are available in Rishikesh where one can get to ride the rapids of the Ganga – a truly unique experience
The ‘’India Travellers’’ Experience
  • Tailor made Yoga Tours in Rishikesh
  • Spend some days at 'Ananda in Himalayas" the Luxury Spa 
 
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