Rishikesh is a very religious city that is positioned in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is encircled by two other districts namely Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal. It is placed in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India which catches thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year from all corners of the world. Rishikesh is a pure vegetarian city by law and use of plastics bags by shopkeepers and vendors are also prohibited.
Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary 'Kedarkhand' and has a very interesting historical backdrop. It is said that Lord Rama did forfeit here for killing Ravana and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganges, at a point, where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' bridge stands today, using a jute rope bridge. The jute-rope bridge was replaced by iron-rope suspension bridge in 1889 and made it stronger.
These days, Rishikesh is becoming a most popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad. Recently, one can enjoy bungee jumping that has also been introduced in Rishikesh around 15 kms from Laksham jhoola that is considered as first bungee jumping camp in India so far.