Yoga has its historical ties with India. Let alone, it has originated from here itself. It is an art of learning to have control over your senses. Today, yoga is widely accepted as well as famous world wide. This is because of the transformation it provides to the practitioner of it. Yoga, since ages have been transforming and touching lives of people all around the world, and it doesn’t matter which part of the globe you reside in, there will always be a destination that will be attached to yoga which is India.
Out of various beautiful cities, Rishikesh is the yoga city of India or even the World. Rishikesh is located on the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of river Ganga. It is a tremendously peaceful place to be in and experience the nature with the additional bliss of the yogic culture. People from all around India as well as globally visit Rishikesh for admiring the beauty and getting connected to yoga. It has been over the years a home to saints and seekers including famous personalities like Mia Farrow and Mick Jagger. There is an abundance of ashrams in here that let’s you check in and for some time leave behind the confusing schedule and just live some days of purity and simplicity. The kind of experience you are sure to fall in love with, resides right here in Rishikesh.
Things to do in Rishikesh:
- Sightseeing – The place is beautiful and calm with abundance of natural beauties like the flowing river, the animals in the woods and many more. One can easily forget about the tiring work that is left behind.
- Yoga- Rishikesh is also called the ‘Yoganagri’, which means the city of yoga. There are various ashrams that let you be a part of their lives of simplicity. This itself is a bliss for seekers who wish to leave their hectic workload for a while.
- River Rafting- Apart from being a very humble city, Rishikesh is also a sporty place to chill and have fun rafting the Ganges.
Some places to see in Rishikesh:
Parmarth Niketan Ashram
Triveni Ghat and more.
Rishikesh over the years has been an attraction for a large number of national and international tourists for Yoga tour to India. This is all because of the yogic lifestyle of simplicity the city is covered with. Despite of being a connecting place to the Himalayas, Rishikesh has been successful in preserving its identical culture that makes this place a worth visit once.