It is widely believed that a holy dip in Rishikesh brings you closer to ‘Moksha’ (Salvation), as Lord Rama meditated and bathed here to seek forgiveness from God,-after killing the devil-Ravana.
Lakshman Jhula – Folklores state that Lord Lakshman crossed the holy river Ganges using Jute ropes from here and hence, this swinging bridge is named after him.
Ever since The Beatles rocked Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in Rishikesh, it has emerged as the ‘Yoga capital of the world’.
International ‘Yoga Week’ is organized every year in Rishikesh.
Interestingly, there is also a wildlife sanctuary – Rajaji National Park, situated near Rishikesh.
It is also close to the luminous limestone caves.
It is the key starting point for a trek to Gangotri Glacier.
It is said that Lord Vishnu killed the devil Madhu here and Adi Shanakracharya visited this place in the 9th Century AD.
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