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Nov 11, 2019 - Rishikesh, River Ganges and ashrams

From Pushkar, Manik drove us to Jaipur Airport for our Air India flight to Delhi, but our luggage continued on by car with Manik. We arrived at the beautiful Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, which is next to the Delhi Golf Club and had a great view Humanya Tomb. Our suite was a small apartment, complete with dining area, living room, office, and a luxurious bathroom. Manik delivered our luggage in time for us to dress for dinner. First though, we had a drink at the Club Lounge off the main lobby, which was relaxing and intimate. Barry had made...

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India Safari 2019

Dec 10, 2017 - Rishikesh

Thanks to Jud and his media savvy with Google maps updating every 30 seconds, we saved an hour and a half driving the 200 kilometres from our LeRoi Hotel at Jim Corbett Park to Rishikesh. After 5 1/2 hours we arrived at our Hill Top Swiss Hotel in the mountains just a few km past the townsite. Tractors hauling sugar cane go about 5 km/hour, and cows about -1km/hour, so this is good timing people! Getting stuck behind them over and over again can be time consuming. We are perched on the side of the mountain as the name suggests, and there...

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Sep 22, 2016 - Rishikesh, Inde

Le lien à l'album photos en ligne pour Rishikesh / Link to the online photo album for Rishikesh: https://goo.gl/photos/TYB917hC9K2AbW7ZA Après un bon 6 heures de train, nous voilà arrivé à Rishikesh. Rishikesh est une ville de l'État de l'Uttarakhand, dans le nord de l'Inde. Située aux pieds de l'Himalaya, la ville est connue comme cité de pèlerinage, elle attire de nombreux hindous et aussi également des occidentaux pour ses ashrams où le yoga est enseigné. Les Beatles ont rendu ce lieu célèbre en 1968, en venant y étudier la méditation...

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Feb 19, 2014 - Rishikesh

19th I flew to Delhi. Met some folks and went by train to Rishikesh the next day. Was there on the Ganga River in a nice hotel for 2 more days then we went to Haridwar for a day, a bit downriver from Rishikesh. Then back to Delhi late on the 23rd. In Gurgaon the 24th and flew back to Pune on the 25th. Here's what we did in Rishikesh: Took an early morning express train to Haridwar on the Ganga. New Delhi Central sure has changed. Like an airport you have to have a ticket to get inside. So the crush of people is no more. No sellers, only...

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Dec 8, 2012 - Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

December 5, 2012 6:22pm and I am in Rishikesh. It’s a nice town. Clean and everyone is polite and speaks more English than the average Indian. This is nice. For example some dude wanted to charge me Rs.20 for a liter of water. It’s Rs.15. I have been here for two months now and there are only four things that are habitual and can never be cured. Eating, drinking, shitting and pissing. I buy at least one liter of water a day, minimum. It’s Rs.15. I spent five minutes telling the shopkeeper this and he relented. Rs.15 per liter. I am so dry....

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May 21, 2011 - Haridwar/Rishikesh

Hoy nos desperatmos a las 4:45!!!!! y desayunamos rapidito. Habia un cameon que nos estaba esperando, y nos llevo a la estacion de tren de Delhi. Se parecia mucho a la estacion de tren de Slumdog Millionaire. Mal bajamos del cameon y fuimos rodeados de como 10 porteadores, que querian llevar nuestras maletas. Caminamos hacia la entrada y fue impresionante, porque habia muchisima gente dormida como si nada en el piso, entonces teniamos que maneobrar las maletas para no pegarles. Antes de entrar a la estacion tenemos que pasar las maletas...

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Mar 12, 2011 - Rishikesh

Attended the International Yoga Festival... but most of the instructors were from California! Many from Los Angeles! ...soooo... anyway, did enjoy that. And got a little different perspective on yoga. Highlight? Practicing yoga with a 103 year old man who impressed me more than I can say.

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Eva's Big Adventure

Jan 18, 2010 - Rishikesh-Hare Krishna!

Hi Everyone, Sorry, it's been a few days since I've had a chance to get to a computer and I don't have much time today but will try to at least tell you a bit about Rishikesh. I was really looking forward to Rishikesh and tried hard to envision what it must've been like in the 60's when the Beatles visited, but I think those days are long gone. We stayed at a Hare Krishna Ashram so there was alot of chanting and music and men floating around in orange robes saying "Hare Krishna" all the time. Apparently you can use it to say hello,...

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Tamara in India!

Nov 18, 2009 - Corbett Park, Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the first wildlife reserve of India. Spread over an area of over 500 sq km, this wildlife reserve is the pride of Himalayan foothills. The park was established in the year 1936. It was earlier known as Hailey National Park. Then in 1955, its name got changed to Ramganga National Park. Finally, the park was decided to be called Jim Corbett National Park. He name was to honor the hunter-turned- conservationist Jim Corbett who was known for hunting down man-eating tigers and leopards of the Kumaon and lower Garhwal...

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Jul 8, 2009 - Rishikesh

Today we visited Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga. There were many tourists in the city. During the day, we crossed the Lakshman Jhula (the suspended bridge) to visit the sites and ashram in the city. After meeting a group of fellow tourists, we observed a major ceremony praising Lord Shiva and the Ganges. The beatles visited the city for a summer. Also, the city serves no alcohol nor is there any meat available because of the religious sanctity of the city, yet we still managed to get both at dinner. The next morning we attended a yoga...

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I Love India 2009

Jun 9, 2009 - Whitewater Rafting on the Ganges

We went on a 26 kilometer rafting trip today on the Ganges with a Rishikesh-based rafting outfitter, Red Chilli Adventure. We had a blast! The raft trip proved to be quite scenic, and I found myself surprised at how undeveloped the stretch appeared. At times, langur monkeys simply sunned themselves on the rocky banks along the shore. Coming down from the Himalayas, the Ganges seems so peaceful here. The tranquil setting and fresh water makes it hard to believe this is the same river upon which more than 500 million people depend for...

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Break From the Law

Jun 8, 2009 - Following in the Beatles' Footsteps - Sightseeing in Rishikesh

We passed the first of our 2 days in Rishikesh today. I am pleasantly surprised by Rishikesh. From the area of town - known as High Bank - where we are staying, the views of the Ganges below are great. Rishikesh is also a great town to simply walk around in and absorb the surroundings. This town oozes character, successfully blending “New Age” - the city self styles itself as “the yoga capital of the world” - with ancient Hindu traditions and Indian culture generally. We began our walking tour of the city at the Ram Jhula bridge. Rishikesh...

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Break From the Law

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