All posts tagged: Rishikesh

Rishikesh: An Ideal Travel Guide

It is easy to visit Rishikesh and feel you have not got under its skin. It offers a seemingly different stage-set experience during your each visit. For example if you come here during the monsoon you are more likely to lose yourself in a crowd, dominating its streets, with their confusing march pasts towards Gangotri; whereas if you visit during winters, expect the place being swirled over with hippie westerners. But where is the real Rishikesh? Does it even exist? Well, yes, if you know where to look. Rishikesh has something on offer, for everyone – from those looking for a few months long yoga vacation to the less fortunate, time bounded, adventure seekers. During my last 12 month travelling stint in India, I have, myself, spent more than 90 days here – including many short and untimely trips. Well, there’s a feeling in Rishikesh unlike anywhere else, and that’s the most compelling part. A Peaceful Vibe I find Rishikesh a deceptively powerful place. Its robust, pristine nature, and the fact that it is probably …

Rishikesh – From Being A Land Of Yogis To A Hub Of Tourism

If you turn off the main road that leads to Shivpuri – the starting point of River Rafting into the holy Ganges – and walk about the small alleys of Rishikesh, you’d find that the place is swirling with all kind of adventure sport and tour companies – alluring tourists to partake into its cultural destruction, by making Rishikesh nothing but just another weekend getaway around us. For those who can see its invisible forces and read all the unseen currents in the air, Rishikesh is a magical world. It is one of those places where you come to regain your inner consciousness and learn about maintaining a harmony with the world – by staying close to the Ganges and under the undiluted purity of Himalayas. Yet for many, the town has become a place for enchantment, for having a few pints of beer, and enjoy the aggression of Ganges, rafting and kayaking. But that’s not what Rishikesh’s real charm, at least not in its real sense. I’ve some personal attachment to this place, some affection – …