Great, safe except for speeding noisy and constantly horning "could not care less abt people" cars, motorcyclists and taxis.
If your are in yoga, or interested in Ayorvedic treatments, there is no better place. Visit also the former Ashram of the Beatles in Rishikesh: a unique and peaceful place!
It is gateway of great himalayan journey. Ganga is at its best and plenty of oppertunity for sports activities.
One should visit Parmarth Ashram in the evening around 6:00 P.M. to see the prayers offered to the Ganges and Aarti that takes place.
If you are foody, you must try out the Choti wala restaurant. If you like adventure sports, you should stay put in Camps that are put up in Shivpuri.
Rishikesh is a religious and spiritual pilgrimage site and enormously important to Hindus and wandering spiritual seekers (sadhus).
It is also residence of many spiritual seekers and monks. It has numerous ashrams, yoga retreats to visit and the wonderful Ganges to walk beside but little else other than tourist shopping and eating for the young bohemians amongst us.
Amazing river Ganga, breathtaking mountains around. lots of possibilties to relax on Ganga river perfect beaches or go tracking in Himalayas.
The most relaxing, clean and quiet place I've seen in India. the one you'd like to come back again and again.
one of the best places in the wld..a little vague bt if u consider i've been to Hawaii and The Maldives maybe u will gt the gist