There is a reason why Rishikesh is called the yoga capital of India. With like a bajillion courses and styles and ashrams to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. I won’t be able to mention every single yoga center or course style.
If you’re thinking about visiting Rishikesh for a weekend, stop thinking about it, and book your bus ticket now! Rishikesh has an activity for every mood. Get your heart pumping on the Ganga river in an inflatable kayak, or slow down and relax with a yoga class.
Travelling has become hard for many and the only factors which stop us from taking this path of life are money and time. Money we understand and we don't mind taking care of it. But time is the factor which you have to take out for yourselves.
So as I casually roll out of my bed at 4 am, I am thinking why did I sign up for this. I mean its 4 am come on, go back to sleep woman, I say to myself. After snuggling back up in my blanket, I’m briskly woken up by my roommate asking me to wake up and get ready.
If you are planning a trip to Rishikesh which one of the top 10 destinations for backpackers, you will need to be prepared. Be prepared to be blown away by the mighty River Ganga, the variety of activities, spiritual practices and lots more.
There is no shortage of small cafes in the Laxman Jhula area of Rishikesh, and it can be really hit or miss just trying random cafes.
Rishikesh is a happening city, with over 100 yoga ashrams, countless beautiful cafes, shops, swerving motorbikes, cows, and autorickshaws galore - it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly how to spend time here.
While taking a sip from my chai, I'm listening to a fellow traveller excitingly talk about his yoga training. Two other travellers are playing the Spanish version of 'Hotel California' on their guitars, someone else is sleeping in a hammock and others are laughing.
The spiritual vibes and the devotion of the people in worshiping the mighty river of Ganga was both astonishing as well as amazing for me.