Rishikesh, is one of the most popular destinations for Yoga in India. Travellers come for a mix of adventure and spiritualism. It’s also considered one of the best places to practise Yoga.
In this blog I’ll share with you my experience of Yoga Rishikesh, and how it made me feel after spending a week in these temples and ashrams where I could find peace and tranquillity.
Where: Trips to India –Rishikesh –Yoga Rishikesh –Trips to Delhi
India is an incredible country, with lots of things to do as well as unique traditions that you can take part in if you visit the country. India is a country with many faces, some are very traditional with lots of spirituality.
India also has its more modern side. It’s a country where you can find both, amidst its people there are always people who live an old fashioned way of life, but if you visit the big cities you will see that technology has also reached here. I recommend contacting the local population in this type of country to know their culture and traditions which can be seen throughout their cities and villages.
During my stay in the city I felt very comfortable, both because of its people and because of the lifestyle that they lead. I was fortunate to find a host family. I felt very welcome and safe with them because their culture was different from mine. The family treated me like one of their own, and I learned how they lived, which opened my mind to other ways of life.
On this trip, I had the chance to visit some temples and ashrams where I took part in various meditation and yoga classes given by local yogis. These were incredible experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life and that will help me to reach a higher level of consciousness and harmony.
One of the things I enjoyed the most were my morning walks. I would leave the city by foot early in the morning. I saw that it was a good time to meet local people and see their daily life. Every day that passed, I could see how all these experiences were enriching my life.
The city is very nice, with friendly people, who are very welcoming and they will love to have visitors over for tea or coffee. For me it was a pleasure to meet new people during this trip to India, because you can learn so many things from each person you talk with. I’ll never forget the view of the mountains which are so beautiful in this area of India.
How to get there: Trips to India –Rishikesh –Yoga Rishikesh –Trips to Delhi
Rishikesh is a very interesting city. It is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. You can get there easily from Delhi by plane or train, and it’s not very far from Varanasi which is also a very nice city if you want to visit temples and see an amazing sunset.
When I got to the train station, I was impressed by its architecture and atmosphere. The ticket office was very warm and people were kind and friendly, they gave me some leaflets for yoga classes in the area before I left the country for this trip.
Rishikesh is an old city, there are many temples that stand out for their style and they all have different spiritual practices. Some of them are close to the city centre which is very nice, while there are others that are more isolated in the foothills of the mountains. There’s also a river close to the city with mountains on one side and beaches on the other.
The weather is bit humid. You can visit this area of India anytime without having to worry about what you’ll be doing in this region at any time of year. Even in the summer it is quite cool here which makes it ideal for travelling around with an open-top tourist bus or with your own car or motorbike.
What to see in Rishikesh: Rishikesh Bazaar, Yoga retreats, Resorts, Adventure Activity
Rishikesh is famous for its yoga retreats and ashrams. There are many meditation centres where you can join different yoga classes and learn more about the different types of practices.
The city has a lot of places where you can go to relax yourself. In the old part of the city you’ll find a very good restaurant, or if they have it prepared at home, I suggest going for a home-cooked meal with family or friends.
Where to stay in Rishikesh: Accommodation in Rishikesh
I stayed at Jungle Lore which is a nice place with rooms that are very comfortable. I was lucky to have a good time at this resort because the owners, the staff and everyone who works there are very friendly. The food is good, but I suggest looking at the menu before you order because doesn’t write it down each day.
During my stay in this city I visited many places of interest where I took part in yoga classes and meditation sessions.