Article Summary: With this article, Manmohan will tell you some of the most amazing & best things to experience in Rishikesh, to make your trip more pleasant and unforgettable. So let’s start

Rishikesh is a spiritual town in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. It is a land of purity where the pleasant flow of the Ganges River mesmerizes the soul of the visitors.

Set in the lap of Mother Nature, the beautiful Indian town is the powerhouse of scintillating experiences. Thousands of people visit this bustling town in the state of Uttarakhand every year in search of spirituality, relaxation, adventure and more.

Though Rishikesh is regarded as the ‘Yoga Capital’ of the world but once you are here, you’ll witness that it much more than yoga and spirituality. It is a place that oozes emotions and charm which is why the wanderer in you will always wish to come back to say one last ‘goodbye’.

In the astonishing holiness of Rishikesh, where everything will seem so chaotic at first, you are sure to find unlimited possibilities of falling in love with India’s culture.

Here is a list of some of the amazing things to do or activities that you must not miss out on while exploring the rich culture and diversity of Rishikesh.

Meditation by the holy Ganges

There is nothing more peaceful than meditating by the calm and cool breeze of the holy river Ganga to embrace its purity. Pacify your soul and reach the pinnacle of spiritual enlightenment with an incredible Meditation session on the bank of the Ganges. Sit in Padmasana with your eyes closed at a secluded spot of the river bank and immerse yourself in the divinity of the nature around you. You’ll love it, no doubt.

Sacred practice of Yoga

You are never too far away from Yoga when you are in the beautiful land of Rishikesh. In fact, a yogi devoted in an asana is a common sight while you are in this place. This will inspire you to dissolve your soul into the world of spiritual significance. On the sacred trails of the glorious Himalayas indulge in Trikonasana, in the backdrop of the flourishing Himalayan vegetation and picturesque waterfalls, to feel the beauty of the yogic moments. You may also attend a Yoga session for acquiring the sacred teachings of Yoga in the land of its origin.
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Bungee Jumping

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Let your adrenaline flow at its thrilling best while you enjoy a wide range of adventurous activities in Rishikesh. Bungee Jumping should be on your priority list. Jump off from hundreds of feet to feel the thrill of sailing through the air. The experience is just fascinating and a moment to remember for a lifetime. You can also play with the perilous tracks of the Himalayas while challenging its height with trekking and mountain biking. Paragliding, hiking, white water rafting etc. are some of the other ways to indulge in thrill at Rishikesh.

The serenity of the Beatles Ashram

Beatles Ashram is one of the popular destinations in Rishikesh with hundreds of tourists visiting the ashram every day. The ashram was established by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for meditation and yoga. In 1968, the Beatles visited the ashram to take part in Transcendental Meditation. Originally Chaurasi Kutiya, the ashram is abandoned now and is a fantastic place to feel the tranquility of nature and enjoy. If you love art, you can leave your mark of presence by painting the walls. The greenery around will win your heart and provoke you to stay there forever.

Attend an evening Ganga Aarti

In almost all the Indian towns that are located along the bank of the Ganges, Ganga Aarti is a customary ceremony.

Rivers are worshipped as Gods in Indian tradition, with Ganga Maiya (Mother Ganges) being the most sacred and prominent of them all.

Ganga Aarti in the evening is a stunning experience that one can have a glimpse of. The mesmeric mantra chanting along with the beautifully lit diyas (earthen lamps) and the scent of the incense sticks create an aura of divinity and peace that fills your soul with a sense of tranquil. This is also a prime opportunity for shutterbugs to capture the beauteous ceremony.

Explore the devotional beauty of Rishikesh

From nature’s bliss to adventure’s magic, everything can be experienced in Rishikesh in abundance. Cross the historic Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula to satiate your enthusiastic longing for a pleasant view of the Ganges. If you are eager to know more about ancient Indian tradition and religion, visit Gita Bhawan and purchase some ancient books.

The heart of Rishikesh lies in its temples and Yoga centers. The ancient 13-story Trayambakeshwar Temple, Laxman Temple, Parmarth Niketan, etc. are some of the most sought-after places in Rishikesh.

Author Bio : Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training In India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

Disclosure: It is a guest post and all the opinions mentioned here are of the writer.

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