World capital of Yoga - Rishikesh

14th Jun 2020
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Day 1

Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand,India. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram. The town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga.

Further northeast are two bridges spanning the Ganges: Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. The main hubs of activity and interest are at the ends of these bridges.

Delhi to Rishikesh by car is a good option for hassle-free traveling, especially who are traveling to the place for the first time. It's a 6- to 7-hour journey.

Hotel,Resort,Ashram can be used as accomodation starting Rs100 per night.

Day 1 Itinerary would be

Bharat Mandir.

Gita Bhavan.

Laxman Jhula

Neelkanth Mahadev Mela

Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Swarg Ashram,

Trayambakeshwar Temple

Triveni Ghat

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Day 2

Full day for activity

Take a holy dip in the Ganges, with reputed healing powers.

Study yoga, meditation and Hindu philosophy at Ashram.

Astrology services like personal horoscopes and palm reading

Soma Reiki centre at Gite ashram

Ayurvedic centre

Outdoor Activity

Bungee Jumping

Cliff jumping



Rock climbing


White water Rafting

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Day 3

Nearby excursions There are many small excursion/sight seeing tours for half-day or one day. Like to Vashishtha cave, Kunjapuri temple (1700 m), Neer Gaddu Water fall, Mussorie, Haridwar.

One can plan chota char dham yatra from here.

Eateries also found space in this holy city.Some popular of them are


Ganga Ayurvedic Food Place

Ganga View Restaurant

German Bakery in Tapovan

Little Buddha

and many more.

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