The Narayana Resort & Spa
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Woke at 5.30am and left for Rishikesh at 7. Shortly after leaving we we requested to stop by someone and after a short while I was asked if it was ok if we gave a priest a lift to his town which was on our way. Fine with me. We dropped him about an hour and a half later and had some tea and snacks at a shop in his town.
We continued on our way …
Met Raj in the morning and walked down to the Lakshmanjula area. (Nitin had taken his car back to Haridwar yesterday to spend time with his family.)
Bought a mp3 CD with the latest Hindi film tracks on it, had breakfast at a tourist friendly 'German bakery' overlooking the river, then walked across the Lakshmanjhula bridge over the Ganga (it's …
... this ceremony nightly, this was followed with devotional music or Kirtan. Kirtan are essentially sacred songs of predominantly Hindu origin. In many ways they resemble repetitive mantra statements set to rhythm and accompanied by instruments such as a tabla (drum) and various sorts of tambourine. The chants can last a handful of minutes to much longer durations.
“Om Ganga mai, Ganga mai, Ganga mai mai...”
... calf muscle we folded (again), fixed our bikes to the roof of a taxi and climbed in for the final section.
McLeod Gange is beautifully situated in the Himalayan foothills with grey craggy mountains looming up to the North and views over the Indian planes stretching away to the South. As the home of Tibets exiled leader the Dali Lama there is a strong Tibetan and Buddhist influence throughout the town. The central market square highlights the two aspects ...
... straight in the eyes. He will chase you.
Cleartrip.com is amazing for booking your train trips. And, they refund you (for a small fee) if you change or cancel your plans.
A couple of hundred dollars will get you A LOT in India. A big meal is about $1.25. You can buy a beautiful handmade decorative pillow cover for $2.
My thoughts on Rishikesh/Yog Peeth:
If you are just looking to get your certification ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Narayana Resort & Spa Rishikesh
I use to stay at Hotel Ganga Beach Resort but this time because they bounce my booking, I chose Narayana and really enjoyed my stay. It is very reasonable comparison to Ganga beach resort and for sure batter food and service.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.