Getaways are the freakin' best, right?! Take some time to leave the dreary city life and enjoy some time with your friends and family to just relax. Even if no one's ready to come with you, just go for the weekend and enjoy some 'me time'. From Delhi, there are a few places nearby to do this that are not the hills - one of them being the cultural hub, Rishikesh. Personally, I'm a big fan of the town because there's so much you can do there - you can go rafting, bungee jumping or even laze on the sandy shore. There are cutesy cafes that you can go to and gorge on mouth-watering food. But a true detox vacay isn't complete with a good old yoga ashram that will help you relax from outside and inside.
Stretch, meditate and increase your flexibility at these yoga retreats and trust me, you'll come out feeling rejuvenated. So here are some of the places you've gotta visit to find that inner peace.
It has been made to dedicate itself to preserving ancient values and traditions of yoga and is definitely one of the best in Rishikesh. It's not just about yoga here, they also give sermons and teach the preachings of the Vedas and Upanishads. Strengthen your body and indulge in the full wellness treat here and you'll almost be transformed.
Address: Balaknath Mandir Street, Upper, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
Unwind and surround yourself in the lap of nature at the Sattva Retreat, Rishikesh for a wholesome experience. You'll feel happier, healthier and more zen when you leave this place, trust us. It's a luxury retreat where splendour meets spirituality. With furnished and handcrafted furniture, top of the shack amenities including laundry, 24-hour room service and so much more, it's a haven for the stressed. An organic restaurant, meditation gardens and adjacent to a river so treat yourself to a great vacay.
Address: Mohan Chatti, Jogiyana, Uttarakhand 249304
This is one of the oldest yoga retreats in Rishikesh and is located right on the banks of the Ganges. Peace, tranquillity and all things soothing can be found here. Taught by renowned professionals the place offers a gurukul style teaching of life, harmony, and righteousness. You can even volunteer to become a part of other humanitarian projects there.
Address: Near, Main Market Road, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
Another great yoga retreat, this place calls for yoga enthusiasts from all over the world. It is located in the Vedic Healing centre, Tapovan so the vibe of the hideaway is only something other-worldly. It was set up by Yogarishi Vishveketu and his wife Chetna Panwar in 2007 to provide a holistic balanced way of learning the art form.
Address: Address: Tapovan, Shivananda Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
If you're looking for a Himalayan retreat in Rishikesh, look no further than Rishikesh Yoga Peeth. Discover the new yogi way of life along with adventurous activities like hiking, rafting and so much more. You can even go local sightseeing while also relaxing with an ayurvedic massage and accustoming yourself to the ashram life.
Address: Patna water-fall, Neelkanth Temple Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
So hello spiritual living and goodbye stresses!
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