Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Mini-Vacation in Rishikesh - part 2

This is the part 2 of my mini-vacation in Rishikesh. Most visit Rishikesh for rafting and the temples but I’ve never been a big fan of water sports (ok, I’ll admit it, I can’t swim and it’s perfectly rational to avoid water sports if you can’t swim) or religion. For me an ideal vacation is doing nothing or hiking, because these two things come naturally to me. Hiking in Rishikesh is so easy because it’s surrounded by hills which are easy to hike yet rewards you with amazing view of the area.







The hike was easy but the trail was kind of dangerous. One slip and i could have landed straight in Ram Jhula.



It was an half an hour hike, but the view was amazing





View of River Ganges From Ram hula



Soul Cleansing in the River Ganges


My Travel Advice on Rishikesh:

  • Head to the river banks and enjoy the sunset with you feet dipped in the cold water of the River Ganges.
  • Most of the stuff in the handicraft markets are made in china. I got a wooden curved train and a dagger, which I later discovered the 'Made in China' sign on the backside. Overall, the prices are very reasonably compared to other travel destinations in India.
  • The price of hotels will increase as you go further up hill. I found that, on an average, hotels near Ram Jhula were less expensive than the hotels in Laxman Jhula.

16 comments:

  1. The view is really amazing.. Thanks for sharing

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  2. I too would love to cleanse my soul. The place looks so calm. Thanks for sharing your travel stories and pictures.

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  3. Nice picture. Is there going to be a part 3?

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  4. I won't mind lounging on the river bank. It looks so tempting,.

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  5. Now am so inspired to travel. How did you manage to pull off two vacation in a month? I too want to know the secret : )

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  6. Some years ago i was in Rishikesh and i really miss meditating on the river banks. Looking it the pictures, it seems things have not changed that much in Rishikesh.

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  7. Great picture. Looking at the pictures makes me feel as if i have been there.

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  8. India has always been in my top list but never had the chance to visit. Am loving exploring India through your blog

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  9. The trail looks dangerous. You must have had a blast there.

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