A busy little town on the banks of the holy Ganges at the foot of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the gateway to the Garhwal in the Himalayas. In the district of Dehradun, Rishikesh is situated at an altitude of 1360 ft above sea level. Rishikesh is located precisely on the part in Uttaranchal known as Tehri-Garhwal region. A tour to Rishikesh is usually undertaken as part of a visit to Haridwar, Mussoorie and Dehradun. Rishikesh is revered as the site where Lord Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. A tour to Rishikesh is therefore as important to the religiously inclined, for its mythological importance; so it is for the nature lovers, who would simply love to be at green, quiet the banks of Ganges flowing by at Rishikesh.