Encircled with Shivalik Ranges and verdant thick forest, Rishikesh is a hub of spiritual seekers, adventure freaks and nature lovers. This place has something for everyone from yoga to cafes with soulful aura to adventure sports and camping.
I have filtered a few things which you should try while your trip to Rishikesh. Hope this might help you people.
Camping: A way of staying close to nature
Camping in Rishikesh is one of the most sought things you can do after experiencing a body relaxing ayurvedic massage. Wake up to the soulful sound of the burbling Ganga and chirping of distinct birds and sleeping in nature’s lap is a remarkably bracing experience. The town is an abode to some of the most amazing camping sites that will leave you fascinated like never before.
Yoga: Detox your body and soul.
Rishikesh is practically synonymous with yoga, many reputed Gurus and spiritual guides like Guru Vashishtha, Adiguru Nilkantha, Swami Shivanand, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, have chosen Rishikesh for mastering the art of yoga and spiritual practices. As you walk down the streets, you will come across several boards directing towards yoga centers. It is believed that yoga and meditation bring you closer to the attainment of Moksha (Salvation).
Rishikesh has a wide range of cafes tufted on the bank of Ganga, offering you a picturesque view of streaming Ganga amid the town. You can hop around too many cafes and experience the varied drinks and views of Ganga. Little Budha cafe, being famous in the town, serves lip-smacking pasta and bland Nachos. The aura of the cafe is loaded with the serenity that you can spend hours here almost doing nothing. Many cafes offer a jaw-dropping ambiance that will surely take you to the vintage side of Rishikesh.
White Water River Rafting
Venture out of your usual range of cognition and prepare to encounter the rush of the whitewater rafting. Rishikesh has no dearth of interesting places and activities, now be it nature buff or thriller. Renowned for its Whitewater River Rafting and bungee jumping the city is a magnet to adrenaline junkies. Usually, the rafting is 16 km, which includes seven rapids. And if you are with the family and want to avoid these highs, then 9km rafting is also available.
Beatles Ashram: Visit the ’60s
Apart from yoga and water activities, Rishikesh is abode to plenty of eyes-catchy things. One of the most popular of those is The Beatles ashram. The famous British band ‘The Beatles’ visited in the ’60s and wrote many songs which later appeared on albums such as ‘Abbey Road’. Teemed with many artworks based on Beatle themes like sacred murals in and around the ashram, this place is a must-visit. Ashram’s serene aura and charming ambiance attract a number of tourists, spiritual seekers, and meditators throughout the year.