Rishikesh, also known as Devbhoomi, is a noted pilgrimage centre in the district of Dehradun. Located on the banks of the holy River Ganga, this place holds great religious importance among the Hindu community. Every year, large numbers of tourists from all over the country visit this place to explore religious sites, view the mighty Himalayas and take a dip into the River Ganga. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the abode of several Hindu deities. The place is far-famed for its ancient temples and ashrams. Numerous yoga and meditation centres are also present in the region, where regular yoga and meditation sessions are conducted by experienced gurus. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Rama meditated here after killing Ravana, the antagonist from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.