Uttarakahand is known for its natural beauty of the Himalayas. It is often referred to as the Devbhumi-“Land of the Gods”. Uttarakhand is the only state in India with Sanskrit as one of its official languages.
Rishikesh is a name of Vishnu that means ‘lord of the senses’. The root words Hrishika and Isha join together to make Hrishikesha. Hrishika means Senses and Isha means Master or Lord. Hence the word means Lord of Senses or Lord Vishnu.
Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is a destination of all seasons & all reasons. Rishikesh is well known as “the world capital of Yoga”.
Rishikesh has come in the limelight in the world map since 1968 when The Beatles visited the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi “The Happy Rishikesh” song by John Lennon was recorded here.