As Rishikesh sees a tourist rush

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With the International yoga Festival and the Maha Kumbha in Haridwar, India’s best adventur tourism spot Rishikesh sees a sudden rise in the number of travellers heading here.

The Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh has been on radar of several tourists as the uttrakhand government opened its gates for the outside world. A big chunk of the state’s revenue comes from here, mostly due to the adventure sports activities that Rishikesh is known for. Jonthom, who regularly takes tourists for rafting stated,“The past 3-4 months has seen more than 50,000 people coming for rafting. It has been a great boon since we could see our business picking up”.

In spite of a dip in the number of foreign tourists, no weekend has gone under-booked in the past few months. On weekends or any holiday, hostels and hotels saw a nearly full occupancy. Adding to the same, Kush Kapoor, CEO – Roseate Hotels & Resorts, stated that it has been a great start to the year for all our hotels. The Roseate Ganges, Rishikesh has witnessed high occupancies and sold out weekends.

With its location in the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh has a higher advantage than most places for those who really don’t want to drive to the hills or for those who just don’t want to enjoy a vacation on land. Recently, with the International Yoga Festival 2021 and the Ganga Kayaking Festival adventure, enthusiasts got more reasons to head here.

The yoga festival this year was themed around “the age-old Indian practice of traditional yog, contemporary yog, therapeutic yog with discussions on celebrating ‘Shakti- the power of creation”.

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