No other place like Rishikesh caters to these many kinds of travellers. The place with so much to do and so easy to access for many is a perfect travel destination. One of the most popular travel destinations for all the right reasons, Rishikesh is a place you must visit time and again and have a different purpose every time.
Touching the foot of the Himalayas on the back of Holy river Ganga, Rishikesh offers a lot more than you think. People from all walks of life travel to this city in search of many things and nothing. The mixed bag of travellers you find in Rishikesh is rare to many parts of the country. The diversity of travellers it caters, Rishikesh is in itself a Mini-India when it comes to welcoming one and all.
Types of travellers you will definitely spot in Rishikesh!
People come to the holy city for spiritual gains or materialistic loss. It depends which way you see it, there will be many lost souls wandering for spiritual learning. India being home to infinite spiritual gurus, Rishikesh is the place to find many of such Gurus. Annual meetings, samagams, satsangs, many such events are organised in the holy city.
There are people who are either beyond or way far behind the mundane lifestyle of the regular world. Those who seek & crave adventure, and this city is a hub of adventure activities. Rishikesh offers you Bungee Jumping, River Diving, River Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Flying Fox, Body Surfing, Rappelling and rock climbing, Kayaking, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning et al.
Yoga & meditation enthusiasts
Well for those who seek spiritual, mental, physiological high at the same time can learn yoga & meditation. It is home to many Yoga & Meditation centre where you can learn and practice. It is definitely one self experiencing moment you will cherish for life. Also there are many Ayurveda Spa & Massage centres which will calm every single cell of your body. They are available in different budgets you can always choose easily.
And then are people with a sense of being complete in life, people who are always for their family. You will many families traveling together to the holy land for almost every reason kind you will read in this blog. Also Rishikesh offers a variety of options for family vacations taking of individual from all age group.
Those boring huge white concrete walls of office, with the most depressing motivational quote. And then comes the idea of camping in Rishikesh, well the tent walls with sounds of river and aroma of a bonfire. Any day you would not want to skip the chance of camping at Rishikesh. There are many options from basic to luxury camping, so you have quite many options to choose.
Another kind of beings who believe in exploring the wild or may be just reaching the highest point of the city for the best view. You will many trekking enthusiasts wandering in city. Treks are for beginners and experts so all kinds of trekker can take part in and around Rishikesh treks. Waterfall trek, Kunjapuri Trek and Neelkanth Mahadev Trek are quite popular among travellers.
Home to the many temples and other religious points, Rishikesh is known for an endless number of temples. Pilgrims from all corners of the world and almost every part of our country visit Rishikesh. The vibrant Hindu culture of Rishikesh can be experienced by not just the pilgrims but other travellers as well. Attending the Ganga Aarti would definitely be worth an experience.
Yup, Rishikesh is one of the most popular destination among the tourists from around the globe. You will find many local guides speaking in various foreign dialects. And trust me they don’t learn it out of passion but to be able to earn more bread.
A city like this definitely fits the bill for all! So, what type of a traveller are you??