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10 Reasons to Visit Rishikesh: the Birthplace of Yoga

10 Reasons to Visit Rishikesh: the Birthplace of Yoga, Rishikesh, India (B)

There’s no doubt about it, I fell in love with Rishikesh as soon as I arrived. The beautiful hills which fall into each other, the clean, green flowing mother Ganga and the peaceful vibes which seem to be all over the place are infectious. I was hooked.

Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga and came into international fame after the Beatles stopped here to stay at an Ashram in the 60s. Today, people from all over the world visit to learn how to become yogi instructors, attend the annual yoga festival and learn how to better their meditation from the gurus.

Although in the peak seasons of winter it can get pretty crowded, I’ve never felt anything but great as I’ve been wandering around. People are friendly, it’s incredibly cheap and it’s generally an awesome place to be!

There are plenty of things to do here that don’t involve yoga if that isn’t your thing too. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Rishikesh.

Notably the main thing that draws people here, aside from the fact it’s on the foothills of the Himalayas, is that it provides lessons in Yoga and meditation. You can learn from some of the best yogi instructors in the world and what better place than where yoga was born?! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Reasons to Visit Rishikesh: the Birthplace of Yoga
Guide Location: India » Rishikesh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on Author's Website: http://thirdeyetraveller.com/rishikesh/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Yog Niketan by Sanskriti
  • Beatles Ashram
  • Aarti at Triveni Ghat
  • Little Buddha Café
  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Ram Jhula
  • Tera Manzil temple