I have visited Haridwar and Rishikesh a lot of times and they are the twin spiritual cities of India. Both of these cities are very close to my heart. They are adjacent to each other. Both Haridwar and Rishikesh have a lot of spiritual, religious and cultural significance in their own unique way. They are situated in Uttarakhand. Both these cities have been given the title of ‘Twin National Heritage Cities’ by Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma in September 2015. Both Haridwar and Rishikesh have been the most important cities for Hindus since time immemorial. These cities have been the center points of the culture of olden times, even before there was a concept of religion. Even today, both these cities serve as the spine of our culture due to the significance of people performing the last rites of their loved ones in these cities. Even for religious purposes or spiritual purposes, both these cities will remain at the forefront. It’s impossible to find another pair of twin spiritual cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh in the whole world.
Since i had wrote about Haridwar extensively during the first #TheWriteChoice Challenge. So, i will write about Rishikesh this time.