Next day, i woke up early as I had to explore many places at that day. After having breakfast at a nearby dhaba I left for Parmarth Niketan.
The next day we decided to travel via train again to Rishikesh and I was amazed how much that costed us, 10rs Say whaaatttt!!! So cheap it was and I was happy that we dropped the idea of booking a cab and taking the train as that would have burnt a hole in the pocket as compared to a 10rs train journey :PWe reached the Ashram on time and had all the formalities done. It was a beautiful and a calm place to be, away from all the city chaos and we had river Ganges flowing from right in front of it. Thus I spent most of my time sitting at it banks my feet dipped in the cold water and all the thoughts crossing my mind with no destination to reach but to reach a certain point of calmness.Next I took a dip in the river which I made sure to do everyday till I was there and changed out of our morning clothes.We had our lunch at Choti wale which is a common restaurant that you can find in every lane of Haridwar and Rishikesh. I was craving dal makhni so we had that and the taste was really good with all that floating butter on it 🙃After a satiating lunch we roamed around went to some ashrams, you can always find sadhus sitting and singing or playing any musical instrument bringing in the vibe into the atmosphere.Next we went to Beatles Ashram and to our luck the weather was amazing which made our walk to the place worthy. The Beatles Ashram is also know as Rajaji Tiger reserve and it charges minimal entry amount 'which I don't remember'. The place has beautiful lushness all around which makes it a great place to relax or even do yoga. It has various structures made in which graffiti and paintings are done by artists. There is a complete room dedicated to the Beatles in which there are life size paintings of them on the wall, so I had to take pictures for sure. As it was a long walk to the Ashram, we came back and decided to have an ayurvedic body massage within the Ashram and man it was the best decision made 😇Then we ended our day by attending the evening Ganga aarti which is organised by the Ashram everyday and sitting there beside the river listening to the hymns was an overwhelming feeling.
When after travelling for hours, you reach a place with chaos, and spot this, there's a strange clam that fills you within.
One of the top yoga centres in India, Parmarth Niketan has over 1000 rooms and is the biggest ashram in the area. Initially, stays of up to 15 days are permitted with two yoga classes and three meals per day included in the price. Get details here.
......the Final Ganga aarti.