Yoga in Rishikesh is not just an activity, indeed it is a dream of many. The place where the Ganges is flowing, where the high statue of Lord Shiva is spreading positivity, where the peace is repleting in the atmosphere, the place where the majestic mountains show the tremendous effect, where many sages and saints have practiced yoga. Yoga is discovered by Lord Shiva, then Sapt Rishis after taking knowledge from Adigyogi Shiva propagates it throughout the world and we all got blessed with this practice.
There are many places in Rishikesh which urge you to come and adopt the divine practice of yoga. Let's talk about some.
Vashishta Cave - The cave is famous for its beauty. It is located on the banks of the Ganges showcasing the panoramic view of mountains and greenery. The mythological belief behind the place tells a powerful story of grief, belief and penance. After losing their children, Sage Vashishta and Arundhati were in deep grief and to overcome it, they both meditated here for several years.
"Tapovan", a beautiful place at some distance from Rishikesh is believed to be the same place where Lakshamana (brother of Lord Rama & incarnation of Sheshnaag) penanced here for years. The place itself means the "Forest of Austerities".
"Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram", known as "Beatles Ashram" in recent times is among the famous photography places in Rishikesh. It is the place where the famous band "The Beatles" visit during the 1960s and learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) under the teachings of Mahesh Yogi.
Apart from these, there are other places in Rishikesh too which is famous for their beauty and spirituality. Those places will attract you to the practices of yoga, meditation, and more.