The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is introducing the iconic Taj brand in Rishikesh with the opening of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand. This will be the company’s third hotel in the state.Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “We are honoured to partner with Arjun Mehra for Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, an exciting new addition to IHCL’s expanding resort portfolio. With its idyllic setting and unrestricted views of the Himalayas, the resort is well positioned to tap into the growing potential of the wellness and spiritual tourism market. This is consistent with our commitment to offer global travellers new and unique experiences in hospitality.”The resort located 30 km away from Rishikesh, is spread over 12.5 acres of terraced gardens on the banks of the Ganges in the shadow of the mighty Himalayas. Each of the spacious 79 rooms have panoramic views of the Ganges with its white sandy banks against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. The property is an architectural tribute to the Garhwal region in the Himalayas where it is located.“Rishikesh is an extremely popular destination across the world. We are delighted to partner with The Indian Hotels Company Limited. We look forward to working with them to bring the legendary Taj brand to this unique location,” said Arjun Mehra, Managing Director, Darrameks Hotels & Developers Pvt Ltd.“Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa is ideally located to enjoy nature while also staying connected to the pulse of Rishikesh. I am looking forward to welcoming our guests to this spectacular new resort with its exclusive villas and secluded beach,” said Devraj Singh, General Manager, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand.Guests can also partake in a private Ganga Aarti on the resort’s Pebble Beach or indulge in adventure-filled activities like white-river rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, local village visits and hiking.Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as the spiritual and yoga capital of the world.