A place so calm and yet chaotic, where evenings are so subtle to erase your blues as well as so maddening to make you go crazy from your head to toes. A place where you can be lost or more importantly find yourself. You can either be a saint or a party animal, a fitness freak or a lazy layman, a person with a spiritual outlook towards life or a daredevil who risks everything to feed his soul with his adventure needs, a person who loves to stay quiet and look at the beautiful scenery of the nature, or a wildlife photographer who pushes his limits every time to get that perfect click, a social worker or a carefree spender, this place has something for me, you and basically everyone.
This place is Rishikesh. The Yoga capital of the World, a city so majestic and dreamy, it offers you so much that you can hardly decide what to pick and what to leave.
From its well developed ghats alongside the holy river Ganga to the beautiful temples all across the city, the place is a delight for the spirituality seekers. On the other hand, river rafting, bungy jumping, cliff jumping, hill trekking etc., such exciting and thrilling activities fulfills the adventurous desires of the people of all age groups. And most importantly, the highlights of this city, Yoga and Meditation centers, which are present in most parts of the city represents the importance the people give to yoga and meditation in their daily lives.
It is interesting to know that even after being so crowded during the vacation season, the place still offers peace and tranquility to its visitors. However, sometimes the tourists get so excited that they forget to keep the city clean and the social order is also disturbed, but other than that this city always has a welcoming environment for everyone. The city is the perfect base to explore the nature and the divinity inside you. It connects you to your inner self and you can totally experience the vibrations of positivity hovering around you.
It is also said that if India is the land of seekers, Rishikesh is the beating heart and soul of India. The atmosphere here is so heartwarming, you will rarely feel that you are out of your place. Each time you visit, you will feel like staying a little longer. If you decide to take a quiet stroll to soak up the Ganges air, it will inevitably lead you into conversations with strangers, music on ghats by the river and more. The mountains, the rushing river, the warm sun against the crisp winter air and the hospitality of the people all these elements are enough to make a traveler fall in love with this place.
‘Do come to Rishikesh, once in your life because it is better to visit a place once than to hear about it a thousand times.’