Rishikesh unfolds the mysteries of renounciation, meditation, penance and salvation. Even without an intention to dwell in such rarefield thoughts, the physical visage from Hardwar to Rishikesh is a joyful transition across beautiful landscape. Located amidst lush forested area, Rishikesh is the base for pilgrimage journeys to the Hindu shrines at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.KankhalKankhal is one of the Panch Teerth (five Pilgrimages - Ganga, Kushwart, Bilwa Teerth, Neel Parvat and Kankhal), the Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund here are associated with the immolation in a yagya of Lord Shiva's first wife.