1 Night - 2 Days
Set against the backdrop of the Himalayas and with the pristine Ganga flowing through it, the ancient town of Rishikesh is one of the major tourist and pilgrimage hubs in northern India, where people from across the world arrive in search of peace. Rishikesh is commonly referred to as the ‘yoga capital of the world’ and rightly so. The destination is abuzz with visitors, who come here to learn yoga and meditation. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognised as centres of philosophical studies, yoga and other ancient Indian traditions of wellness. The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board organises the annual International Yog Festival (IYF) here, which attracts thousands of yoga enthusiasts. There are several legends associated with Rishikesh. It is said Rishikesh finds a mention in the ancient text Skanda Purana, and in the epic Ramayana. It is said Lord Rama, along with his brothers, came to Rishikesh to do penance after killing Ravana.
Rishikesh is also known for its connection with The Beatles. In February 1968, members of the legendary English rock band visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (now popularly known as the Beatles Ashram) to learn transcendental meditation. The band composed nearly 48 songs during their time at the Maharishi’s ashram, many of which appear on the White Album (and a few from Abbey Road). John Lennon recorded a song titled, ‘The Happy Rishikesh Song’ after his visit. Several other international artists, including Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Paul Horn, Donovan and Gyp Mills, visited the site to contemplate and meditate.
Late Night Departure from Delhi to Rishikesh
Reach Rishikesh in the morning. After arrival in Rishikesh, check-in to the Camp/ hotel and relax. Lunch will be served in the campsite. Now, your Rishikesh trip package takes you myriad attractions of the town. Lakshman Jhula, Janki Setu, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Gita Bhawan will keep you intrigued throughout the day. After a lovely day, come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we will head out for adventurous experience of drifting through the river current, be prepared for more exciting activities and games like Rifer rafting, body surfing, cliff jumping, and light trekking. Later Explore Neer Waterfalls and enjoy till evening. As the day comes to an end. Later Travel to Delhi in evening. Reach Delhi at Midnight.