Rishikesh is all set to celebrate the world renowned International Yoga festival from 1st Mach to 7th March 2017 at Paramarth Niketan. This annual event is organized by the tourism department wing of Garwal Mandal Vikas Nigam of Uttarakhand Government in association with Pararmarth Ashram.
Rishikesh is revered as World capital Yoga, which is situated on the foot hills of the majestic mighty hills of Himalayas. The river Ganges adds the serenity and spiritual energy to the area. It is believed by many that, the practice of yoga in this beautiful place is believed to be one of the blessed opportunities in the life. Around the World many of the Yoga aspirants, practitioners, teachers, students and spiritual enthusiasts travel to participate in this week long mega event.
Yoga in Rishikesh is practiced in its true sense in the traditional form. Masters of different Yoga traditions and lineage take part in the programme and share the specialties about the principles and practical subtleties of their traditions. Participants can explore the Rishikesh and various local tourist attractions during the event such as Ram Julah, Laxman Julah, Vashist cave.The Yoga festival is also an opportunity to experience and enjoy the cultural heritage of India. Various Artists will provide a most memorable experience with their music and singing.
The Ganga Arati which takes place every day on the Bank of great culmination of the vibrancy of the place and the charm of its nature.
Rishikesh is hub of the Study and practice of Yoga. The reputed Yoga Schools in India conduct Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh which are recognized with international standards of Yoga teaching with Yoga Alliance USA.
This small temple town is well connected transport system. The Jolly grant Airport is the nearest domestic airport Rishikesh. Hardwar is Major Rail junction which connects majority of train routes through Delhi.