Rishikesh - the holy yoga city
Rishikesh, also known as the “land of sages” is a spiritual town situated 24 kms upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga and surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides. 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.
It is situated in foot hills of Himalayas in the Northern India. This has been the residence of many sages and saints for ages. When the Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh’s ashram, the town became well known to the whole world as place of Yoga and Meditation.