Rishikesh presents unique combination of spirituality and adventures due to its terrific location and nature. The major adventure activities that make Rishikesh attractive are River Rafting in turbulent Ganges Body Surfing Cliff Jumping Waterfall Trekking Rappelling Rock Climbing Kayaking Canoeing.
The temples in Rishikesh are crowded with Hindu devotees humming chants and ringing bells. It is the sacred stopover for the pilgrims heading to the sacred yatra of Char Dham of Uttarakhand. These four shrines are lively and splendid. The pristine temples and sacrosanct spots in Rishikesh, where you can find serenity are Parmarth Niketan Temple, Nilkanth Mahadev, Bharat Mandir, etc. The Ganga River is considered as the holiest river in Hindu belief.
In Rishikesh, many institutions are available for learning classical instruments. The essence of music can be found even in the prayers sung in shrines and temples. The city got global attention when 'Beatels', the world famous band visited Rishikesh. International "Yoga and Music Festivals" are organized every year in Rishikesh to attract music lovers from all around the world.
Yoga is acknowledged world wide as one of the best way to maintain physical and mental health. With many Yoga Ashrams spread over the region, the city is considered as the "Yoga Capital of India". The Yoga Ashrams keep on attracting tourists from all over the world throughout the year. Here is list of some famous Yoga Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Parmarth Niketan Sadhana Mandir and Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram Omkarananda Ganga Sadan Sanskriti Yogpeeth.
Besides pilgrimage the city has many luxurious hotels, resorts and guest houses especially to attract foreign visitors. The warm hospitality, high class services and many modern facilities of these accommodations offer a true relaxing vacation to their guests. An exclusive specialty of the town is Spa services at nearly all luxury resorts. Rishikesh has almost all kind of items that a luxury seeker would like to have.