Rishikesh, a most tranquil place in Uttarakhand, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish
Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World’. Back in the 1960s 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. Rishikesh is also a good starting point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centres such as Badrinath,
Kedarnath , Gangotri, Yamnotri.It is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Area: 11.20 sq.km.
Altitude : 356 meters.
Temperature (deg C): SummerMax.
44.4, Min.29; WinterMax.
32.2, Min.18.3.
Clothing : SummerCotton
& tropical; WinterHeavy
woollen.
Languages Spoken : Garwali, Hindi, Punjabi, English.
Best Season : Throughout the Year.