Haridwar and Rishikesh is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand state. Devotees from all the corners of the country and abroad as well, visit here in hordes. It is popular as the doorway to the cities that constitutes the Chota Char Dham Yatra Packages, which involves Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The name of the town is derived from the second name of the Lord Vishnu, "Hrishikesh". The most revered river Ganga passes through this city. The Hindus in India call the holy river "Ganga Maa". Rishikesh lies in the lap of the mighty Himalayas and circled from three sides by mountains. River Ganges touches the pilgrimage sie and passes from right side of the city.