Travel Blogs from Haridwar
... of toxins and staring at it and seeing the plants change from green in the air to black as they neared the water proved it to me. There was a lot of pain that was a mix of fear, sadness, judgment and anger that came up seeing this all. I have been to India before when I was 15 with my parents during a month long trip around SE Asia and I saw some similar sights but not so much of it all at the same time as I was immersed and the only one of ‘my kind’ as ...
... myself a little pep talk...c’mon you really want to do it Wilfried survived. If you don't do it you will regret it. I stepped up to the edge...took a breath...said a prayer....and jumped. Splash. What a rush!
Raj jumped next and one of the other guys. The other one made his way back down the rocks. Smiling happily that he was not joining in. We climbed back in the raft and continued on. At the end of our adventure. I grabbed my bag. Hugged my friends goodbye and tromped ...
After nearly 5hrs on rural roads and constant hooting, I arrived in Haridwar one of the seven most holy cities in Hinduism. My hotel is right on the water and has an amazing balcony overlooking the Ganges. The city is crowded with pilgrims who flock to bathe in the sacred waters of the goddess the Ganges or the Ganga as it is known in Hindi. The old town is a warren of narrow lanes filled with souvenir stalls, gift shops and ...
... to have your picture on their phone - particularly when it's groups of blokes taking the pictures.
Then there was the other iconic Rishikesh image - the Lakshman Jhula bridge - a huge suspension bridge crossing the Ganges. It was wide enough for a row of people to walk one way, and another to walk the opposite way, yet it couldn't be that simple. When we first encountered the bridge - in full ...
... devotional chants and lighting of small lamps in an offering to Mother Ganga.
After Aarti, the Swami gives Darshan in the Ashram, and people can ask for advice or simply rest in the presence of an individual considered holy.
We had three meals, taken to be prasad, (that is, according to the Ashram brochure, blessed food which not only feeds the physical body but nourishes the inner spirit).I would say the food was very simple, not tasty, ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking