Rishikesh located in the lap of lower Himalayas, surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with holy Ganga flowing through it. Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for the adventure seekers. Rishikesh is the starting point for several expeditions in the region. Rishikesh is also the gateway and the start-off point for journeys to religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is also acquiring greater significance as a centre for white-water rafting, other revering sports, a base for treks and hikes in the beautiful Garhwal Himalayas.