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TravelPod Member ReviewsGanga Lahari Haridwar
This is just an ok hotel as far as quality is concerned. What makes it a good hotel is it's location on the Ganga River. There is total chaos when you walk out the front door, but that is part of the attraction.
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Haridwar, amongst the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages. The profusion of temples and shrines, crush of pilgrims and devotees, the priests (pandas) badgering you to broker a sweet deal with the God of your choice, all of that might be a tad overwhelming. But rise a bit above that and it's a sensuous experience of round-the-clock vibrancy, the holy …
... memorable. For other travelers, i recommend HRR services. I found them one of the very few service providers who make a professional accompany the raft in Kayak.
Thanks Teku, Prabhu, Ganesh, Duglas for those 3 hours memories to carry for our life time
If you are rafting in summers, drink lots of water.
After rafting, we went to Rishikesh in search of good food. We went to lakshman Zula. It was painful to know ...
... trip. You can still see the meditation pods, temples and buildings and get a strong sense of how it must have been when they were there. It's quite an eerie place with almost a magical feel about it, in a forest with a beautiful view of the River Ganges and the Himalayas.
Conscious that this entry has become a little long, but I must include one more experience from this week. Over the past couple of years I've developed a keen interest in astrology and have ...
... to the noise, so despite the pilgrims proceeding past my windowless window until as late as 3 am each night, I slept very well.
The ashram in which I stayed was somewhat defunct. Apparently the swami that used to run it decided to run off to America several years back, so the place was more like a glorified hostel. At a mere $3 per night including 2 yoga lessons per day, the place suited me just fine.
I now understand why they call Rishikesh ...
... that they would not take too much away from the zen atmosphere of the place renowned as a spiritual hang out that inspired the Beatles' White Album. Boy were we wrong!
While you can still see the traces of the small, peaceful town that Rishikesh had once been, those traces are quickly being swallowed up by the hustle and bustle created by commercially-minded Ashrams, painfully self-aware foreign backpackers and South ...