Yoga, Meditation, mighty Ganga, nature at its best- probably that is what strikes our mind when we hear about Rishikesh. From Lakshmana Jhula, Ram Jhula, Beatles Ashram to Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh is a place filled with spirituality and enlightenment of inner self. That is why millions go to this place but not me.
I just wanted to take a break from my one-dimensional life. Just wanted to sit at the river bank or amidst lush green mountains, anything at that time would have entertained me. Rishikesh was a random arrow shot by my brain and I decided to stick with the plan. First things first, I had to convince my friends and luckily they agreed. Everything was set and done- it was the time to roll.
It was around 5-6 hours of ride from my place and we reached the city of spirituality. Packed with tourists like the molecules in solid form, it took us 3-4 more hours to get a hotel room. FYI, we didn’t booked anything- no hotels, no tents, nothing! My advice- get your bookings done and make the most out of your journey.
I remember it was one heck of a night- exhausted inside out. Next day, we all got up early and sit at the river bank for hours- doing nothing but talking. Away from the hustle-bustle, the time was flowing like the river in front of us. Still, I can remember each and every moment of that long sitting beside soothing ebb-flowing river. So, if you are planning for Rishikesh, leave your every pre-planned things behind and catch some time to sit beside Ganga. You can also go for nearby river rafting clubs or bungee jumping ones if you want.