Woke up at 5am. The cool breeze and the majestic view of Shivaliks all around is treat for the eyes.
Had morning coffee in the hostel restaurant. Started my journey to explore more on foot.
Planned to visit the famous Beatles Ashram today.
Reached the Sita Setu, the newly built bridge on Ganga at around 3 km from the hostel. beautiful bridge with huge grafittia of Hindu Gods and Goddess. From there the Beatles Ashram is just 400-500m near Gita Bhawan.
The entry ticket for this ashram is 150/- for Indians. The place is calm, quiet and lush green. There are 84 huts (Chaurasi Kutiya) in the area where the famous band Beatles once came and meditated.
The area is almost in ruins now. But if you love peace and quiet, this is the place you must visit.
Then from there I went on foot towards Ram Jhula. Visited Parmarth Aashram, saw the iconic Shiva statue and reached Ram Jhula.
Had my brunch in the very famous Chotiwala restaurant. The food is very tasty, the cost is not much high.
After having my meal, I sat near the banks of Ganga. The calm voice of the flowing river, the pure water. It was all magical.
Then moved forward towards Laxman Jhula. It is around 1-1.5km walk from there. You can see different Yoga ashrams, gardens. The charm of the city and the beautiful people here.
Near Laxman Jhula, you will come around the best cafes in Rishikesh. The Little Buddha, The Freedom Cafe, The Art Bliss Cafe and The Tattv Cafe.
Went to a book shop nearby, The Banyan Tree Book Shop. Here you can find books on Ayurveda, Yoga, Spirituality, and the best life changing novels.
I chose The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh.
The owner of the book shop is very friendly. Do visit if you love books.
For the day, I walked for around 4 hours and covered all these places.
Traveling solo is truly a great experience. To know oneself, to know people it is the best thing.
In the night had my dinner in the hostel restaurant. The service is slow and the food tastes okay. But one good thing is the open air sitting. You can enjoy your food as well as the cool breeze and the view.
And also drinking isn't allowed in the hostel, amd you can smoke only in the restaurant.
Overall the day was great, I went to sleep happily.