If you want to associate your next weekend trip with serenity, mysticism and exhilaration, the spectacular yoga capital of Rishikesh is the place for you. Rishikesh, a place known worldwide for its beautiful heritage, culture and religious significance in the Hindu religion portrays the astonishing preservation of ages of Indian art and ethnic history. This place is a perfect weekend take-off for anyone who wishes to live off the edges and experience the colourful adventures life has to offer.
Things to try out-
Rafting: Rafting is an utmost necessary experience for all adventure enthusiasts and has always been a means of connecting to the flows of nature. Rishikesh allows its visitors the visuals, beauty, weather and clear shining safe water to experience this sport for a pacific experience.
Trekking expeditions and excursions towards the daunting mountains:
Many beginners as well as professional trekking experiences can be given a try in Rishikesh as well as places and mountains that lie not very far away from the place. These places further offer many adventure sports which include Para-gliding, Bungee Jumoing and Beach Volleyball to make the experience worthwhile and heavenly.
Yoga and meditation camps: Rishikesh is a place known for its relatively extra-ordinary experiences in yoga, meditation and life philosophies. One might find many yoga camps and meditation centres with gurus and enthusiasts gathering to have a philosophical blast and learn the beauty of life through peace.
How to get there:
In terms of travel, Rishikesh is well-connected with all the major cities, especially the Northern India, by road and through railway. The best way is to travel from NH5 passing through Modi nagar, Khatauli, Muzzaffarnagar, Roorkee, Haridwar and Raiwala. If leaving from Delhi, busses are easily available from the ISBT Kashmere Gate or Majnu ka tila area which travel overnight and surprise your eyes with the ethereal sights of Rishikesh right when the sun rises.
When to visit:
Rishikesh welcomes its guests all throughout the year with its pleasant climatic conditions. However, it is advisable to plan out your tour between September and November, as this is the most ideal time for all visitors considering the temperature and snow conditions.
Where to stay:
The city provides one with scores of river-side tent-resorts along the riverbeds of Shivpuri. One might also find guest-houses and travel-resorts for groups at reasonable prices. However, it is suggested to prefer a tent-stay given that it enables you to experience the most of all beauties and indulge in more social activities around the city.
More about the place:
The city of Rishikesh is embedded in legendary tales and fables from the Hindu mythology. Hence, we come to see many places of religious importance like the Neelkantha Mahadev temple. All types of alcohol is banned in Rishikesh considering its religious importance. The crystal-blue waters of the Ganges and its tributaries and the golden sand that adds to the beauty is something that needs to be witnessed by all travel enthusiasts.