Rishikesh: The Birth Place of Yoga

Tripoto
28th Oct 2014
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance
Photo of by Nancy Nance

Surrounded by hills, scenically located on the banks of the Holy Ganga river, the whole town is said to be sacred and a great place to meditate and to do yoga. The place offers serene atmosphere where one can spend some time alone. Rishikesh lures many foreign tourist every year because of the yoga and meditation classes that many ashrams conduct here. It is associated with Lord Rama. One can learn many things about Hinduism here. It's an ideal place for people who are interested in adventure. Trekkers come here for their trekking expedition to the Himalayan peaks and some people come here for rafting also. Many camps offer the rafting packages and the adventure packages also, which includes sports like bungee jumping and cliff jumping.

It's a vegetarian place and an alcoholic-free town. The use of plastic bags are also banned here.

A landmark of Rishikesh- The bridge connects two banks of the river. The view of the river looks mesmerizing from the bridge. It usually stays a bit crowded.
Photo of Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Nance
It is similar to the Laxman Jhula. It's located 3 km far from Rishikesh and connects the Shivananda area to Swarg Ashram area.
Photo of Ram Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Nance
A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Photo of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Nance
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Amazing post, Nancy. No wonder the world looks at Rishikesh for yoga training and spiritual healing. I have been living in Rishikesh for past couple of weeks for my yoga teacher training and the experience has been exhilarating. Though it is a bit hot at this time of the year, it doesn't mean much since we are indoors throughout the day to learn yoga. If you are in Rishikesh, and passionate about yoga, do visit Ekattva Yogshala! Google the name for address (website goes by the name, Spiritual Punditz). Take care!
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