This pilgrim hilly town of Rishikesh is situated at the convergence of rivers, Chandraprabha and Ganges, placed at the foothills of the Himalayas (Uttranchal). Since this holy place is a gateway to some extremely religious places of Hindus such as Gangotri, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Badrinath, thus, it also becomes important.
Some of the places of local attractions which are worth visiting are Nikanth Mahadev, Laksham Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhavan and Swarga Ashram. Rishikesh is very near to two very well-known hill stations of the country Dehradun and Mussoorie.
Along with people on religious pilgrim, Rishikesh is also visited by adventure enthusiasts for getting involved in interesting activities such as forest trekking and water rafting (from March to September) on the river Ganges.
Rishikesh, known as ‘the World capital of Yoga’ is home to a number of Yoga centers which are another local tourist attraction. A holy dip in the river will give rest to your tired mind, body and soul. This place also has Kailas Ashram Brahamvidyapeeth, a 120 year old institution which is working towards preserving as well as doing promotion of the traditional Vedantic Studies where famous personalities such as Swami Rama Tirtham Swami Vivekananda and Swami Shivanana have also studied.