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Sited at a distance of about 24km from the divine city of Haridwar, Rishikesh lies in the lap of the Himalayas. The presence of Holy River Ganga augments the exquisiteness of this city. Verdant environment and exquisite atmosphere make this one of the most sought after tourist destinations of India.
Renowned as the Yoga capital of the World, it has large number ashrams which offer all types of yoga and meditation therapies. Most of the imposing things can be found in the north of the town. Wonderful scenery of the fast-flowing Ganges, bordered by woody hills, is conducive for meditation and mind repose. In the evening, the pleasant breeze blows downhill and temple bells start buzzing, as locals, pilgrims and tourists get ready for the daily Ganga Aarti ritual.
Rishikesh is not only renowned for its sacred side, in fact it is one of the main places for white water rafting in India. Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world come to experience this nerve-racking sport, as doing rafting on the water of Ganga is surely an unforgettable experience.
Another major attraction of Rishikesh is the Triveni Ghat. A convergence of three sacred rivers - Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswathy, it is the most sacrosanct spot of Rishikesh. Next in the list is the Laxman Jhoola. It is a 450 foot long iron suspension bridge and is one of the most popular attractions of Rishikesh. Apart from these one can also see Ram Jhoola, Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Vashishta Goofa etc.