This is the starting point for pilgrimages to sacred sites in India, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. In India, since time immemorial,
yogis practice meditation on the banks of sacred rivers. It is said that the great Yogi Rabhya had an intense practice of yoga on the banks of Ganges
in Rishikesh and was rewarded by the appearance of the God Vishnu. Since then, the town became a favorite of spiritual asceticism.
The history of the city abounds with legends of the sages, yogis and sannyasins who gave up everything to achieve the highest state of yoga.
Rishikesh today, spiritual seekers from around the world flock to the city, with the hope of finding the Holy Grail inside.
It has also become a tourist destination of great importance for students of Yoga that add to the pleasure of being on holiday
happiness to practice yoga and relax in a welcoming place. From September to March stressed affluent
westerners enjoying the atmosphere and idyllic climate. From May to August, the urban Indian pilgrims and stormed the city.
Whatever their nationality, visitors can make a pilgrimage to the temple of Nilkanth, rafting in the Ganges at Rishikesh, meditation in
the cave of the sage Vashishta. During their stay, they live according to their inclination and capacity in the many ashrams, hotels or
shelters. They visit the temples and walk along the streets that combine the sound of kirtan and smell fragrant incense. The orange robes of Sannyasins (monks)
remind visitors that they are in a holy place. Between the spiritual bookstores, clothing stores, sellers of chai (tea) or restaurants.