Rishikesh is a Picturesque destination in India where mother Nature rests in her true and native beauty. Located along with the convergence of Chandrabhaga and Ganga the city lies in the foothills of the Great Himalayas. Rishikesh is home for ancient worship places, yoga ashrams, and adventure sports. Apart from featuring world-class cafés and adrenaline pumping activities, Rishikesh over the years has become the most popular spiritual destination of the world. It spreads the benefits of yoga and Meditation for people all over the world with its ancient ashrams and yoga centers.
Rishikesh lies in the bank of the hold river Ganga and is the destination for saints and sadhus, apart from yoga and meditation the ashrams preach and practice Ayurveda as well. The Climate here is of the Continental type and is pleasant all through the year.
Best Time to Visit Rishikesh:
Tourist from different parts of the world visit the Yoga Capital of India to benefit from its ancient meditation practices and realize with the richness of Ayurveda. Its climate welcomes tourist all through the year, though the best time to visit Rishikesh is between February to Mid-May.
Rishikesh is a complete tourist destination and offers everything a vacationer requires. The best places to visit and explore in the city are Ram Jhula, Shivpuri, Beatles Ashram, Neel Kanth Mahadev temple, etc. It is also the house for various adventurous sports such as white water rafting, trekking, camping, and backpacking. Serenity and spirituality are interwoven in the aura of Rishikesh and its tourism peaks during summer months when rafting is more active. Also, the international yoga festival falls in the month of March, which attracts thousands of guests from all over the world. Winters are also the best time to visit Rishikesh so as to capture the pristine beauty of the Himalayas in its serene snow-filled landscapes.
As tourism surges in the city, a lot of cafes and restaurants that serve American food and beverages have opened here. Rishikesh has also developed as a hub for Adventure Sports such as Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Mountain Biking, Rafting, camping, Himalayan treks, etc
International Yoga Festival
International yoga festival is a weeklong rejuvenation ritual held between 1st and 7th March every year. It is a weeklong event hosted at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram with the motive of ensuring health, wellness, and peace. This festival is an international extravaganza with cultural shows, workshops, demonstrations and a lot more. The yoga festival ensures physical, spiritual and mental well-being to all the followers and helps them discover the true glory of Yoga.
Rishikesh is also the home for the Kailas Ashram, the Brahma Vidya peetham which is 120 years old. It is an institution dedicated to promote and preserve our traditional Vedantic studies. Rishikesh tourism also guides thousands of students every year to learn and experience yoga, panchakarma, and Ayurveda preaching the benefits of yoga and meditation across international borders.
Yoga courses in Rishikesh:
The Pilgrimage hub of India is also the home for some of the world Class Yoga classes and courses. For those wanting to add more dynamism to their life, to seek knowledge and enlighten their lives, the transformational yoga courses in Rishikesh is the ultimate destination. The courses aim to teach the right way of life through this Indian Heritage. The best yoga courses are taught in the ashrams of Rishikesh in both theoretical and practical forms. Emphasis is on Pranayama, spirituality, life force and oneness. They help the learning streamline their lifestyle habits and thought process. Some highlights of these yoga courses are,
- Mental relaxation techniques through healing and meditation are taught
- All the asanas or the body postures that are involved in yoga are preaches
- History of Yoga and Ayurveda are covered in detail.
- Deep cleansing techniques along with detoxification of the body are covered
- Overall stress-free living techniques are given emphasis.
Benefits of Yoga and Meditation:
Every year thousands of tourist visit Rishikesh in the month of March to benefit from the Yoga festival. India is a land of saints and the main activity of them is meditation. As Rishikesh is located at the foothills of Himalayas, it is also the home for saints. Yoga is preached here in its purest form and in a natural environment. The important benefits of yoga are meditation is,
- Yoga has a remedy for all the prevailing health problems
- It helps to purify the body and the soul
- It synchronizes the mind, body, and breath for a happier and healthy life
- It improves immunity, energy levels, the overall health of the body and the mind
- It helps the followers gain physical, mental and emotional energy through breath control and meditation.
- The sun salutation postures help in losing weight and maintain a healthy body.
- All the Asanas and breathing techniques help in the attainment of inner peace.
Best Place to stay in Rishikesh
The best time to visit Rishikesh is the month of March where yoga festival and other medication techniques take over other usual activities of the destination. There are a number of ashrams to stay and benefit from the rejuvenation activities but are extremely costly. For a more affordable and budget-friendly accommodation, Resorts such as Palm Bliss is the more economical choice.
The resort is located at the foot of the Himalayas and is a true retreat for an enriching and healthy holiday. Apart from the accommodation they also offer different wellness programs for detoxing and burning out stress through spa, yoga and lifestyle changes. The resorts are dedicated to helping their guests unlock their potentials and enhance their energy levels and vitality. Some important wellness programs offered at Palm Bliss Resorts are,
- Relaxation programs – Sukhanubhava
- Rejuvenation program- Punarnava Kalpa
- Seasonal detoxification program – Ritu Panchakarma
- Slimming program – Medohar Kalp
- Spine neck care program – Greeva Prushta Asthiposjak
- Stress Management – Manas Santi
- Immunization program – Ojo Vardhaka etc to name a few.
The Nouveile restaurants, spa, meditation center, luxury suites, and other facilities render an excellent blend of comfort and luxury for the guests. Thinking of treating yourself with some rejuvenating spa treatment and yoga classes? Palm Bliss Resorts is all set to welcome its guests with its blissful suits, culinary retreats and an array of wellness activities.