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Top reasons to visit Rishikesh

Nothing beats a gateway into the lap of nature, surrounded by mountains and rivers; Rishikesh is a town in India that gives you both the experiences. 

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and settled beside the Holy River Ganga, Rishikesh is the land of spirituality, adventure, culture and serenity. Also known as the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is one of the renowned spiritual destinations. A visit to this town fills our souls with divine energy and positivity.

Here are some reasons for you to visit Rishikesh.

Explore the town to blend into their culture. As the spiritual town of the country, it has the best locations for sightseeing- Ganga Ghat, Laxman Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Parmath Niketan, Neer waterfall and the lush green view of the mountains. Don’t forget to capture the moments in these sights to light up your photo gallery.

Take a walk through the artistic colony of the town. With the beautiful Street Art around the city walls, bridges, tin roofs and tree trunks, Rishikesh truly unleashes the artist in you. Moreover, it has some of the finest art institutions and academics in the country. You can learn to play different musical instruments, sing and dance to the tunes of festivities.

Participate in yoga therapy to heal your heart and soul. Yoga and Ayurveda are the two most ancient and traditional medicine therapies in India. These are some of the primary reasons behind Rishikesh inviting more than thousands of backpackers every year. It provides a soulful environment and multiple meditational retreats to practice yoga or enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda.

Sign up for various adventurous activities. Popularly known as the Adventure Sports Capital of India, Rishikesh offers several adventurous activities. Some common adventure sports to try are bungee jumping, white-water rafting, cycling, river rafting, cliff jumping, camping, bonfire and kayaking. Most of these activities are popular at the places like Shivpuri, Kaudiyala and Brahmapuri. Therefore, Rishikesh takes you on a roller coaster ride of thrilling experiences.

Hang out and chill at different cafés in town. This spiritual town provides you with the best food items and beverages to satisfy your tastes buds. The town has lots of café and restaurants for you to spend quality time, enjoy live music, click pictures, enjoy the angular view of the town and relish delicious foods. Some of the commonly known cafés are Sunset Café, Café Karma, Beatles Café and Little Buddha Café. It is the perfect gateway from the cacophony of city life.

Winter is coming, so pack your bags and plan a trip to the yoga capital of the world- Rishikesh.

Orna Ghosh

Orna is an engineer from Northeast with a keen interest in creative writing. Mysterious facts and thriller stories creates a buzz in her. Living in the city but her heart always belong to the hills, after all Winter is Coming. Let's cosy up and grab a cup of Coffee with some new stories to read.
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