The Pivot of Yoga
The most revered and historic pilgrimage site in India is Rishikesh, which is situated in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand. In this serene temple town, the Ganges River flows freely and is brimming with mystical energy. It is the centre of sages, yoga practitioners, and pilgrims who swarm the ghats and temples. It is also known as Tapo Bhumi, which means “the place for yoga and meditation of the Gods,” as well as the yoga capital of the world. With activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, and others, it has recently also grown to be a hub for adventure sports. Ashrams (centres for spirituality and meditation), yoga institutes, and opulent spa resorts dot the serene forested slopes outside the city. It is also renowned for having some highly esteemed yoga schools. Treks to a number of Himalayan pilgrimage sites, including Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri, begin from the city.