There is a story in Ramayana as well in which Ram Ji came to the city of Rishikesh along with Lakshman Ji. Ram Ji came to Rishikesh so as to do penance for killing Ravana( the King of Lanka). Ram Ji did penance for killing Ravana as Ravana was also a Brahmana and killing a Brahmana is the biggest sin for a Kshatriya( Ram Ji was a Kshatriya). So, that’s why Ram Ji did penance in the city of Rishikesh for over a year.

Rishikesh also serves as the gateway to Chota Char Dham Yatra. Chota Char Dham consists of the spiritual places- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Pilgrims that are on the spiritual journey to these four divine places usually takes a stoppage at Rishikesh to refresh themselves before they progress further on the Chota Char Dham Yartra. 

Rishikesh also has a lot of Temples, Ghats and Ashrams for religious,  spiritual and self purification purposes. Some of them are:-

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