A trip to Rishikesh

6th May 2023

As someone who has always been fascinated by spirituality and adventure, I couldn't resist the opportunity to visit Rishikesh.  My trip to Rishikesh was nothing short of amazing, as I got to experience a perfect blend of spirituality, adventure, and natural beauty.

One of the most thrilling activities that I participated in was river rafting. The Ganges river is a popular spot for river rafting, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to give it a try. The experience was simply exhilarating, as we navigated through the rapids and felt the rush of the water around us.

Apart from river rafting, there were plenty of other activities that I enjoyed. One of the most iconic landmarks in Rishikesh is the Laxman Jhula, a suspension bridge that spans across the Ganges river. The bridge is a major attraction and is surrounded by shops and cafes that offer a wide variety of food and souvenirs. Walking across the bridge and taking in the views of the river and the surrounding hills was a memorable experience.

Another highlight of my trip was attending the Ganga Aarti ceremony. The ceremony is held every evening on the banks of the Ganges river, and involves the lighting of lamps and the chanting of prayers. The atmosphere is charged with spirituality, and the chants of the devotees and the flickering lamps create a surreal experience that is difficult to describe.

As far as accommodations are concerned, there are plenty of options available in Rishikesh. I stayed at a hotel that was located close to the river and had a stunning view of the hills. The hotel was clean, comfortable, and had all the necessary amenities.

In terms of food, Rishikesh is a vegetarian-friendly city, and there are plenty of options available for those who prefer plant-based meals. I tried a variety of local delicacies, including chaat, lassi, and aloo paratha, and was impressed by the flavors and the freshness of the ingredients.

My trip to Rishikesh was an experience that I will cherish for a long time. The city is a perfect blend of spirituality and adventure, and there is something for everyone here. From river rafting to attending the Ganga Aarti ceremony, there are plenty of activities to indulge in. If you are looking for a place to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, Rishikesh is the perfect destination.

Photo of Rishikesh by Sidhi Sureka
Photo of Rishikesh by Sidhi Sureka
Photo of Rishikesh by Sidhi Sureka