Travel Blogs from Haridwar
... touch the ground when they are traveling back home, so if the trip involves an overnight, someone stays awake to hold the water while other sleep. Many of these water carriers were actually decorated and built on the banks of the Ganga.
Away from the Ganga was a very large market – narrow streets, thousands of small stalls, and crowded with people. It reminded me of many of the souks that I’ve seen in Oman, Jordan, and ...
... for an evening of Diwali! I am quite excited.....till I get out! lol
OMG, I thought I had seen fireworks in India - I have spent the last 6 yrs coming to India for NYE and it was crazy then, but this is a whole new level. I have never been so scared in my life. I so want to make an advert (for free even) to show them the dangers of fireworks. They even pick them up when they are still burning and not exploded yet. Luckily I didn't ...
... it’s really cold. It does get warm (into the 50s/60s) during the day if the sun is out for a few hours, but that’s it. You can buy one of those super unsafe ceramic heaters for 250 rupees and the electronics store will rig up an extension cord for you, but it's not safe to leave it on while you sleep.
Yog Peeth makes you pay for the entire 6wks upon arrival and does NOT give refunds or transfers under any circumstances. They ...
... putus applied to our foreheads. Prayers were said and flowers placed at the feet of 2 small statues- one of Ganesh and one of someone with 3 heads ( ?? Krishna / ??Brahma ). A five tiered silver candelabra carrying many small candles was lit and we all moved to the edge of the Ganges along with many others and their priests. This was followed by a crescendo of loud singing and clanging of bells while the braziers were held aloft along the Ganges. ...
... fun. After bhajan was a simple prayer at the bank of Gangges. I have to say, the Ganges River is not very calm here as it was in Varanasi. I didn’t talk to many people. I just wanted to keep silent and enjoy my moment in Rishikesh. This is my time and not for others. I love the quietness in Rishikesh. I had some time before dinner, so I sat at the nearest ghat and watched Ganges River. I am never a nature person but I am ...
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