India is the land with multiple religions and is a country of God fearing people.People start for the pilgrimage from one place to another and perform pooja etc.to wash away all their sins.There are many holy places in India and the main such places are shown here in the following table.
Rishikesh,a gateway to Himalayas, is a small place, in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India.This located at the point where the Ganges river streams down from the Himalayas,along the right bank of the river Ganga.
This place is known as the Tapo Bhumi or the place for meditation of the Gods. Rishikesh is now known for learning yoga and meditation.On the banks of Ganga,the week-long International Yoga festival is held every year, in the month of February.
The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) generally begins from Rishikesh.
As per the legend,the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance and,God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh.Rishikesh is also known for the killing of the demon Madhu by Lord Vishnu.