A Town of Charm and Spirituality
Rishikesh is a small yet charming town in the foothills of the Himalayas. Having given birth to the art of yoga, this place is visited by those seeking fulfilment of their spiritual self. There are numerous yoga centres and ashrams here apart from the temples. But behold! Do not brand this as yet another spiritual town. There’s a lot more to Rishikesh than just that.
What else does it offer?
Rishikesh is a wonderful place to unwind and let all your stress melt away. As you walk along the roads absorbing spectacular sceneries, you will find a deep sense of fulfilment. Boating and rafting are very famous here owing to the location of this town on the banks of the river Ganges. Do not plan your trip during monsoons as a heavy rainfall reaches this town and the hustle of adventure sports comes to a halt.
Being a holy town, you cannot find any traces of non-vegetarian food here. But you can certainly feast upon delicious organic food that is said to purify your body of various toxins. Shop for trinkets, antiques and exclusive handiworks here. The International Yoga Festival is a huge festival drawing yoga enthusiasts from across the globe for an assembly. The vegetarian cooking contests are also quite famous.
What to eat : All vegetarian cuisines, organic food
What to see : Yoga centres, ashrams, temples
What to take away : Trinkets, exclusive handiwork, antiques
When to visit : Summers except during monsoons
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