Rishikesh is the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It abounds in natural splendour. The Ganga rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples are on the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet and 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practised penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.
The International Yoga Festival (March), Basant Panchami (January-February), Holi, Diwali are some of the festivals in Rishikesh that are celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm.
the nearest airport is Jolly Grant (Dehradun : 8 km)
Rishikesh has its won railstation.ROAD
Rishikesh is well connected by road. 10kms from Haridwar.