Rishikesh is Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is the7th largest city in India. The town is a famous tourist spot and also a major pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. The River Ganges flows through the town of Rishikesh and it is famous for its various shrines and yoga ashrams. Rishikesh also is among the few places in India that offers a multitude of adventure sports to its visitors.
It has an average elevation of 372 metres. The Tehri Dam is just 80 km uphill on the way to Gangotri. Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage places — Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is famous for ayurvedic treatments. Many ayurveda centres are run, where classes are given by ayurvedic doctors.