Photo Blog: Rishikesh

The air in Rishikesh is filled with an oxygenated spiritual charge. It is known as the yoga  capital of the world. Situated in the Uttarakhand District, North of India, in the foothills of the majestic Himalayan mountains, Rishikesh is home to numerous ashrams, temples and yoga centres.

Getting there…

You can arrive by car from New Delhi, take a train to Haridwar and taxi to Rishikesh or fly into Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.

No matter which mode of transport you choose, on entering the beautiful city, you are met by the majestic Ganges river.  This holy river meanders its way from the mountains to the city of Rishikesh.

The streets are filled with hippy looking soul searchers, sadhus in ochre robes, cows, tourists and the locals. All of whom are in search of spiritual rejuvenation.

Spanning across the Ganges are two massive swing bridges – Ram Jula and Lakshman Jula.

The banks of the Ganges are lined with ashrams.  The evenings resonate with prayer from the Ganga Arti and satsangs.

There are places in the world that make your heart skip a beat.  It brings instant tears to your eyes. Rishikesh is this place to me. It is so special to me in so many ways. Words cannot fully describe the emotion felt when I am there.

“As soon as I am leaving, I am planning my return”

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