Rishikesh is a small district in Uttarakhand and lies at the foothills of the Himalayas. It’s a scenic place which is famed for its spiritual and religious significance, and is also called the “World Capital of Yoga”. It became famous worldwide after The Beatles visited and stayed at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram and even composed some songs while there. It now has a steady stream of travellers who wish to learn yoga and other meditation practices. The closest airport to Rishikesh is at Dehradun but it’s a small airport and not as well connected, however the Delhi Airport provides for a good alternate and visitors can take a car or bus from there. The roads are well-connected and buses operate on a daily basis from Delhi to Rishikesh. One could also take a train from Delhi to Haridwar and then continue to Rishikesh via bus or shared autorickshaws. If you’re travelling to Rishikesh with your family and looking for accommodation options best suited for a family, you could opt to stay at one of the family resorts in Rishikesh. The resorts come with several amenities and facilities to cater to your needs to ensure an all round pleasant stay. Guests can often expect recreational activities, restaurants, on-site parking, and standard room amenities. Treebo Hotels has launched family resorts in Rishikesh which come with complimentary breakfast, an in-house restaurant, free Wifi, complimentary toiletries, and other amenities and services. Rishikesh is known predominantly for all the yoga and meditation centres present there. People spend months here learning yoga, meditation, and Hindu Philosophy. There’s also the option for more adventurous activities, such as white water rafting, camping, rappelling, cliff jumping, and bungee jumping which have become very popular and attract their own set of travellers. Triveni Ghat, Rajaji Wildlife Park, and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple are other sites apart from the ashrams and adventure sports centres. One of the more common activities here is to take a dip in the holy water of the Ganges river, and it’s much purer and cleaner as the river starts forming from here. Apart from the several pilgrimages that happen here the Yoga and Music Festival is a popular festival which happens every year.
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