Apart from being a spiritual city, Rishikesh also identifies itself as Yoga Capital. People not only from India but also from abroad come here to learn yoga. If you have not seen this beautiful city yet, then plan now. Because the International Yoga Festival is starting here from March 15, which will continue till March 21.

This festival will be organized at Muni Ki Reti, situated on the banks of river Ganga. By coming to this week-long festival, you can practice yoga, take meditation sessions, participate in many cultural programs along with wellness workshops. You will also get a chance to know about ancient things related to yoga and meditation. The international yoga festival will be led by yoga gurus, spiritual speakers and health experts. This festival is organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.

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Well, this is about the festival, but Rishikesh is also a great place to visit. This is the favorite weekend destination of the people living in Delhi, Gurugram, Haryana, Noida. Where you can plan a road trip with friends or family . Two to three days leave is enough to explore this place thoroughly. Even if your budget is low, you can enjoy coming here.

Places to visit in Rishikesh

– Ram and Lakshman Jhula present in Rishikesh is included in the special attractions here, so definitely see it.

– Tera Manzil Temple, also known as Trimbakeshwar Temple. There is a very unique temple located in Rishikesh. This temple situated on the river Ganges is famous for its special architecture. 

– Do visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple also. This is the same place where Lord Shiva drank the poison released during the churning of the ocean. 

– Triveni Ghat, where the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati occurs, has a different glow in the evening, which is a different experience to see.

Vashishtha Cave situated on the banks of river Ganga is also a place worth seeing. This is the same place where sage Vashishtha did penance for thousands of years. 

You can enjoy these activities by coming to Rishikesh

  • white water rafting
  • bungee jumping
  • zip lining
  • giant swing
  • Trekking
  • night camping
  • rock climbing
  • Mountain biking