Rishikesh

A view of temples on the banks of river Ganges near Laxman Jhula
Students from around the world undergoing yoga teacher training by the River Ganges at Rishikesh, 2015
Rafting in Rishikesh
View of Rishikesh
Chit chat at bank of River Ganga at Rishikesh
Shiva statue near Parmarth Niketan which was washed away by the 2013 flood on River Ganga
Tera Manzil Temple
A temple in Rishikesh
Ghats by the River Ganges
Ram Jhula Bridge across the Ganges at Muni Ki Reti, built in the 1980s
A Hanuman temple in Rishikesh
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City governed by Rishikesh Municipal Corporation , and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state Uttarakhand.

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A view of temples on the banks of river Ganges near Laxman Jhula

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Dehradun district

District in Garhwal which is a part of Uttarakhand state in northern India.

District in Garhwal which is a part of Uttarakhand state in northern India.

Dehradun district also includes the prominent towns of Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Landour and Chakrata.

Doon Valley, Dehradun, 1850s

Dehradun

Capital and the most populous city of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Capital and the most populous city of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Doon Valley, Dehradun, 1850s
Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib in 1858. The construction of the present building was completed in 1707.
Princely flag of Kingdom of Garhwal. Dehradun was part of the princely state of Garhwal before becoming part of British India after the Anglo-Nepalese War in 1816.
Capt John War memorial maintained by the army at Dehradun
A cloudy view of Rajpur Town, Dehradun
The Municipality office of Dehradun City
Main Building of The Doon School
Front view of Forest Research Institute
Adm Block of Doon University
Central Braille Press, Dehradun – the first Braille press of India
Statue of Tara and Great Stupa Dehra Dun
Dehradun cricket stadium
International Day of Yoga in Dehradun, 2018
Hanuman Idol at Tapkeshwar Temple
An Indian monkey in Malsi Deer Park
Hanol Temple
Robbers Cave, Dehradun
Front view of Buddha Temple Dehradun Uttarakhand
Santala Devi Temple Dehradun

The Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char Dham, viz.

A view of temples on the banks of river Ganges near Laxman Jhula

Rishikesh Municipal Corporation

A view of temples on the banks of river Ganges near Laxman Jhula

The Rishikesh Municipal Corporation is the civic body that governs the city of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, India.

Original copies had the band's name blind embossed on a white background and were numbered. Design by Richard Hamilton.

The Beatles (album)

Ninth studio album and only double album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968.

Ninth studio album and only double album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968.

Original copies had the band's name blind embossed on a white background and were numbered. Design by Richard Hamilton.
The songs that appear on The Beatles were demoed at George Harrison's home, Kinfauns, in May 1968.
The album was largely recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
The new relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono caused tension in the studio with the other Beatles.
"Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" and "Sexy Sadie" were both written in reference to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The album features 30 songs, 19 of which were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India.

Ganges

Trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh.

Trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh.

Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Preparations for cremations on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi], 1903. The dead are being bathed, wrapped in cloth, and covered with wood. The photograph has a caption, "Who dies in the waters of the Ganges obtains heaven."]
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
The Ganges Canal highlighted in red stretching between its headworks off the Ganges River in Haridwar and its confluences with the Jumna (Yamuna) River in Etawah and with the Ganges in Cawnpore (now Kanpur).
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Ganges from Space
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.

After flowing for 256.90 km through its narrow Himalayan valley, the Ganges emerges from the mountains at Rishikesh, then debouches onto the Gangetic Plain at the pilgrimage town of Haridwar.

Badrinath

Town and nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Town and nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Badrinath is one of the most popular and religious holy towns of the Hindus located at Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in India.
Badrinath temple at night
Neelkanth Parbat from Badrinath
View from Badrinath
Badrinath Town
Sheeshtaal (Sheshnaag lake)
Himalayas in Badrinath, Uttarakhand

Badrinath is located 62 km northwest of Nanda Devi peak and 301 km north of Rishikesh.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1978

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Indian yoga guru known for developing and popularizing Transcendental Meditation (TM), and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.

Indian yoga guru known for developing and popularizing Transcendental Meditation (TM), and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1978
Left to right: Michael Cooper, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Shepard Sherbell and Brian Jones; sitting: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 1967)
The Maharishi's headquarters in Seelisberg, Switzerland
The Maharishi during a 1979 visit to Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa
The Maharishi's headquarters in MERU, The Netherlands
The Maharishi in 2007
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on a 2019 stamp of India
Entrance to the Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic University campus in Vlodrop, the Netherlands
MCEE School Campus at Bhopal, India

In April 1961, the Maharishi conducted his first Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India, with sixty participants from various countries.

Kedarnath

Town in Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttarakhand in India and has gained importance because of the Kedarnath Temple.

Town in Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttarakhand in India and has gained importance because of the Kedarnath Temple.

Majestic view of kedarnath Temple during snowfall
The Kedarnath Temple and the huge rock behind it in the aftermath of the flood
Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath, where the Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar idols are kept during the winter months.
Kedarnath in the 1860s, with the temple being the prominent structure.
Lord Bhairavnath Ji considered as the Protector God of the area
The Kedarnath Temple in 2014, one year after the floods.
The Mandakini River on the bank of the town

Kedarnath is located at a distance of 223 km from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and close to the source of the Mandakini River at the height of 3583 m above sea level.

Meandering main Ganga river, known here as Neel Dhara (left) and the Ganga canal (right), passing through Haridwar.

Haridwar

City and municipal corporation in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India.

City and municipal corporation in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India.

Meandering main Ganga river, known here as Neel Dhara (left) and the Ganga canal (right), passing through Haridwar.
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Prince Bhagiratha in penance for the salvation of 60,000 of his ancestors.
Gangadhara, Shiva bearing the Descent of the Ganges River as Parvati and Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on. circa 1740
Head of the Ganges Canal, Haridwar, ca 1894–1898.
Haridwar from the opposite bank of the Ganges, 1866
Haridwar as a part of the United Province, 1903
Neeldhara Bird Sanctuary at the main Ganges Canal, before Bhimgoda Barrage, also showing signs of an ancient port.
Panoramic view of Har ki Pauri
Panorama of Haridwar city from Mansa Devi Temple
Main bathing Ghat, at Haridwar, in the 1880s.
The Clock Tower on the Malviya Dwip at Har Ki Pauri.
The Haridwar Kumbh Mela is held in every 12 years and the date is determined by Hindu astrology.
Das Mahavidya temple, Daksheswara Mahadev temple
Ropeway to Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar.
Bholanath Sevashram temple by the Ganges, Haridwar
Haridwar from Chilla Range, Rajaji National Park
Shiva statue by the Ganges, across Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar
Shri Chintamani Parshwnath Jain Shwetambar Mandir
Pantanjali Yogpeeth
Haridwar Railway station

Kunaon Gate is 6 km from Rishikesh, and Laldhang gate is 25 km from Kotdwara.

Vasishtha

One of the oldest and most revered Vedic rishis or sages, and one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis).

One of the oldest and most revered Vedic rishis or sages, and one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis).

A Vashishtha statue in granite stone.
King Vishvamitra visits Vasishtha (left)
Vasishtha teaching Rama
Vashishtha Temple, in Vashisht village, Himachal Pradesh
Vasishta Temple at Arattupuzha, Kerala

Vashishtha Cave, a cave on the banks of Ganges at Shivpuri, 18 km from Rishikesh is also locally believed to be his winter abode and houses a Shiva temple, also nearby is Arundhati Cave.