Recalling a reboot in Rishikesh
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ONE OF NORTHERN INDIA’S MOST SACRED SITES, Rishikesh in the northern state of Uttarakhand is scenically located on the banks of The Ganges, the holiest river according to the Hindu religion. Being in the foothills of the Himalayas, it’s relatively cool year-round. You fly in to Dehradun Airport from New Delhi or Mumbai.
OUTWARD BOUND IS HUGELY POPULAR in Rishikesh. There’s trekking, white-water rafting, rock climbing, cliff jumping, rappelling and bungee jumping on tap; after all this is the glorious Gateway to the Himalayas.
THE WORLD CAPITAL OF YOGA, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (now closed). There are in fact three Rishikesh essentials: yoga practice, a ‘holy’ dip in The Ganges and having your palm read.