Published: March 19th 2010March 19th 2010
Rishikesh was the perfect way to finish the trip, such a relaxing place! It was the only place that there is no hastelling and walking around the streets is a pleasure to do. This place become famous when the Beatles come here for a couple of months to chill out and do some yoga. Oh yes, yoga is massive there and is supposed to be the yoga capital of the world. We gave it a go of course, only once for me though since I could not really walk the next day but Diana went a few times and enjoyed it very much! For $2.50 Aus an hour why not go as much as possible. We had three nights here, wish it was more.. Eating, sleeping and shopping was on the daily itinary for this place.
Other than pretty much doing nothing, we also went for a tour around the mountains with a couple from Ireland. We got the see the Himalayas from a view point which was fantastic. The scenery the whole was of forests and mountains, different animals and one the way home there was a crazy elephant who ran out on the road and rampaged a motorbike
(not to sure what happened to the driver) before disappearing back into the forest. Never have I seen so many Indians panic, turn their cars around and flee. It was utter chaos for the next twenty minutes.
Anyway our time of touring India had pretty much come to an end by now, just two more night in Delhi to do some last minute shopping before the flight back to Sweden. Rishikesh was for us the best way to finish the flat out pace of India but we did have a fantastic trip to this wonderful country.
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