Rishikesh.........the land of Saints and Spiritual divinity.
What one searches, seeks here in Truth and Purity
"Devotedly with a pure heart, who so ever comes to Rishikesh,
the Brahmteertha, (the supreme pilgrimage)
and stays one night, becomes Godly." From Ancient Indian Epic Purana
Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary 'Kedarkhand' (the present day Garhwal). Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king of Lanka; and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganges, at a point, where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' bridge stands today, using a jute rope bridge.
The 'Kedar Khand' of Skanda Purana, also mentions the existence of Indrakund at this very point. The jute-rope bridge was replaced by iron-rope suspension bridge in 1889, and after it was washed away in the 1924 floods, it was replaced by the present stronger bridge. Another similar suspension bridge Ram Jhula was built in 1986 at nearby Shivanand Nagar.
From time Immemorial Rishkesh has beed the starting point of the chardham pilgrimage and choice of Saints & Sadhu's from all over the word. Today Rishikesh has become the world capital of yoga & white water adventure sports of Rafting & Kayaking & Much more . In recent past Rishikesh has become favourite destination for peace seeker through yoga and meditation, adventure lover through white water rafting with beach camping on the silver clean beaches of the Ganges, bungee jump & zip line tour, nature lover through trekking in the Himalayas & wild safari in the famous national parks and ethnic explorer to explore their roots and culture through chardham Yatra & visits to vibrant places of spiritual and cultural importance. Come & explore the whole amazing new world at Rishikesh …….