Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.
What to say about Rishikesh. It’s raining and there are many tourists Indian and Israelis alike. There are many Ashrams and yoga classes, cooking classes, Ayurvedic massage and treatments. I was overwhelmed on my first day. Feel a little more settled today, did a pranayama and yoga class this morning and off to visit Himalyan Yog Ashram and a Swami Bhrahama Swaroponand in Swag Ashram. Maybe if the rain slows down!
Have walked all over and am ready to go to nature. Tomorrow I catch a 5am bus to Uttarkashi on my way up to the start of the Ganges.Read More