156 30th Sept
Shot with D200 70-200 2.8f
[Thanks to Lady K for 'spotting' this in the original gallery. Thanks to Roopal for the commentary.]
Himalayas, Ganges, Pilgrimage, Spa, Rafting, Ayurvedic Treatment, Yoga, Meditation, Nature, Camping.... if there is one word for all these, it's "Rishikesh"!
Rishikesh - known as the "City of the Divine"- is a spiritual center to which sages, rishis, saints and pilgrims have flocked for millennia. The roads of the city are lined with bustling market places of ethnic arts and handicrafts, fresh produce markets, holy shrines and orange -robed sadhus (priests). Then, the road narrows, the markets become more sparse and you come upon a foot bridge, suspended high over the sacred Ganga (Ganges) river. As you cross this bridge, the sun streaming through the Himalayas to warm your being, you will feel as if you have truly come home. It is no surprise that pilgrims are drawn here from all over the world. The awe-inspiring beauty of the place, the clear, flowing Ganga, the majestic mountains, and the lush green forests will embrace and rejuvenate your entire being.
Rishikesh, the land of Gods:
World renowned Ganga aarti at sunset: