Because of being surrounded by friends with high adrenaline rush, I always have to keep myself ready for random trips. Rushing on random road trips is one of the most favorite things amongst the youngsters these days. And thanks to the diverse topography that India offers, the backpackers have an array of options to hit upon! Holding a pilgrimage like status, Rishikesh is one place that every adventure seeker has been to once in a lifetime. In fact, it is the first place that comes to the mind when you plan to start off an unplanned journey.
With an ideal location at the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh has a lot more to offer than just a picturesque view. The beautiful valleys and snow flaked mountains of the North are the first things that any one notices about this place. Nonetheless, it has been deemed as one of the hottest adventure destination in India. Rishikesh is like the capital of Adventure Sporting activities in the country. It is the most sought after destination for the backpackers, trekkers and adventure seekers to begin their journey from. River Rafting is the prime sport that this city is best known for.
The magical spell of Rishikesh is not just limited to its scenic beauty and adventure! There are a lot many things that this exciting city boasts of. Meditation and Yoga are another alluring elements of Rishikesh that attract people from not just all over the country but also from abroad. Over the years, Rishikesh has acclaimed the status of the “World capital of Yoga” due to the presence of infinite yoga centers. In fact, the International Yoga Festival that the city proudly hosts, is a star attraction for international tourists. A number of renowned saints and Yogacharyas participate in the festival to canonize the followers with spirituality.
Ayurveda is another important aspect of the glory of Rishikesh. If you want to have a blissful experience of rejuvenation, Rishikesh is the place for you! The hospitality and refreshment of this place is truly divine. The impeccable power of Ayurveda in healing has gained popularity all over the world. It is the traditional medicine system of India and has been recognized as an important scope for treating severe ailments. Rishikesh also offers opportunities for pursuing Vedic Studies.
The more you explore Rishikesh, the more you are impressed by the profound richness of this place. While during the day, the city is gushing with the enthusiasm of the adventure buffs, at night the place becomes peacefully silent. The mild sound of the flow of river heard while relaxing at the shore beneath the twinkling of stars metamorphoses you to a different world altogether. From adventure to sanctity, the offerings of Rishikesh are boundless and therefore it makes it almost mandatory for one to visit this place at least once in a lifetime!
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