Have you ever wondered about the best place for backpackers in India? If you have secretly yearned to experience the feeling of the old Indian monks and meditate near the river Ganges, then visiting Rishikesh must be in your itinerary this year. Famous as a spiritual destination surrounded by the gigantic Himalayas, covered by blankets of clouds Rishikesh is the ultimate destination for backpackers in India.
The charm of Rishikesh will coerce you to explore the place till you hopelessly fall in love with this North Indian paradise. The hidden beaches, serene waterfalls, breath-taking sunset and above all the people of this place make Rishikesh a wonderland.
Listed below are the seven best reasons to visit Rishikesh for any tourist seeking thrill, adventure and serenity.
Rishikesh: The home of Yoga
If you are interested in Yoga, that will probably be the first reason to visit Rishikesh. Situated in the Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is synonymous to Yoga. Wherever you go, you will find Yoga retreats and posters talking about the upcoming ones. The very sight of so many people around you interested in Yoga and enjoying the ultimate fitness science will make you feel motivated.
Watch the sun swim in the Ganges:
Hold your breath as you watch the shimmering red ball of fire immerse and purify itself in the sacred Ganges. The mirror image of the sun and the clear Sky in the waters of river Ganga cast a spell on its audience. The sight is so spellbinding that you might find yourself heading to watch the sunset everyday while in Rishikesh. In fact, there are many hotels in Rishikesh which are located right at the river banks! So you can stay in one and just walk up to the magnificent river every evening.
It’s like a Broadway play without having to pay for the tickets. You can add to the color and fervor of this magical experience by watching the sun enter its abode as you raft through the Ganga.