Rishikesh

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The holy city of Rishikesh, in the base of the Himalayas, holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for local Hindus. Surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and mighty Ganges, is often claimed as the "Yoga Capital of the World". Yoga and meditation, reflective hikes and rafting here is an absolute must. Spirituality, Wellness and Adventure at its best.

Group of people rafting in Ganges River, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Rishikund
One of the attractions is the Beatles Ashram. Story goes back in the 1960s when Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga.
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Ram Jhula
Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge across the river Ganges, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-east from the town Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Built in the year 1986, the bridge is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh
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River Rafting
The gurgling and revving Ganges and its tributaries in Rishikesh, makes river rafting in Rishikesh a must try adventurous sports for the adventure junkies. Because of its rugged and uneven settings, the flow of Ganges and the tributaries get the chance to offer some of the most herculean rapids, making a perfect location to try river rafting in Rishikesh.
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Devprayag
Explore the mysticism behind 'Devprayag’ where the rivers Bhagirathi, Alaknanda the mythological Saraswati meet to form the river Ganga. It is 35 kms upstream from Taj Rishikesh.Traditionally, it is considered to be the place where sage Dev Sharma led his ascetic life, giving birth its present name, Devprayag. It is one of the five sacred confluences in the hills and is an important place of pilgrimage for devout Hindus."Devaprayaga" means "Godly Confluence" in Sanskrit. As per Hindu scriptures, Devaprayaga is the sacred event of merging two heavenly rivers,Alakananda and Bhagirathi, to form the holy Ganga.
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Triveni Ghat
It is the biggest and most famous ghat in Rishikesh at the banks of Ganges. The ghat is famed for the Ganga aarti performed to the chants of Vedic hymns. The sight of oil leaves, filled with diya and petals, which are released by devotees, floating on the pristine Ganga and the traditional aarti is a sight to behold.
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