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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh March 25th 2010

FOTOS: ..........En el ultimo email que les envie, estaba en Chennai, una ciudad industrial enorme al sur de la India donde comence camino hacia el norte, a la capital, Delhi, 7 hrs de tren hacia Hardiwar llegando al amanecer, luego una hermosa cacharra por 1 hora hasta Rishikesh.....en las puertas del Himalaya, con atmosfera yoga/baba/sadhu/espiritualidad interesante y punto de partida de peregrinos hacia las fuentes del rio Ganges..... .....Entre los peregrinos mas fervientes estan los Sadhus, tambien conocidos como Yogis o Sanyasis, algunos viven en el bosque o al lado del rio ganges, unos mas reales que otros eso si, vestidos de anaranjado (color sagrado), ensenando yoga, meditacion o astrologia, en pocas palabras, es una persona ascetica que ha renunciado al "sistema de casta hindu", a su posicion so... read more
Yog-ganga _Deradhun

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh March 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. ... read more
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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh February 23rd 2010

The time had come to depart from the sweet serenity of the trafficless, small town and somewhat back-in-time feel of the spiritual center that is Rishikesh. Wonderfully, the side of the river that housed my ashram was almost exclusively accessible by foot traffic over a long bridge. As a result, aside from the handful of mopeds that could cross the bridge and the two or three cars that made way through dangerous back roads to get there, it was free of the honking and fumes so closely associated with everywhere else I’ve been. It was really peaceful, and I loved it. Alas, my train departing from Haridwar, a town about an hours drive south of Rishikesh, was coming at midnight and I needed to be there to meet it. I was not at all excited about ... read more
On the Ganges
3 generation monkey family on the street
View to the other side

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh December 20th 2009

There's no worry, there's no stress, hanging out in Rishiskesh ~from a song, Anon December 20, 2009 Remember how the Beatles tripped out in India, getting their world all turned upside down and their music all spiced up? Well they came here, to Rishikesh, to an ashram about a ten minute walk from where I am sitting, in the so-called Yoga Capital of the World. The Ganges here is lined with ashrams and yoga halls and ghats (stairs or steps) where locals and tourists (mostly Indian ones) alike go down to the river to pray. Sunrise and sunset are heralded by devotional singing over loudspeaker (not to mention the umpteen hundred? thousand? of yogis and yoginis in scattered yoga halls bending over backwards in sun salutations). With all the showmanship, Daniel, Keely and I were expecting ... read more

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh December 8th 2009

Just a quick word to say that we are alive and well and in Rishikesh. I have been trying to write a blog but the electricity here is so variable that I keep losing paragraphs to power blips or am altogether stalled by blackouts. But there is a new installment coming! Thanks for staying tuned, talk to you soon. With love Sam and Daniel PS: Plus at this time someone is drilling a hole in the ceiling beside me, and its hard to concentrate.... read more

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh November 20th 2009

Greetings from Rishikesh, Well, I think I can safely tell you all that I feel I have finally got the swing of the traveling lark! and its certainly something that is going to be hard not to repeat in the coming years. Following on from the failed border attempt of the previous night myself, Olly (English), Lin (Vietnamese), Alan (Irish) and Nick (Aussie) (who I all met in the golden temple dorms) set off for an assault on the border. With the help of a pre booked taxi ride we made the border in plenty of time to a certain feeling of expectation and pride in the air. The military presence is evident as soon as you get near to the border with armed patrols and pill boxes sandwiched in between chai wallahs and pop corn ... read more
Waterfall Plunge Pool
Swimming in the Ganges

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh October 31st 2009

I left Shimla by bus, and endured a cramped but beautiful 11-hour bus ride through the hills and down to the relatively low-lying state of Uttaranchal. I was heading for Rishikesh, a small town on the holy Ganga river. Rishikesh is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus, being near the source of the Ganga and therefore home to several major temples. It is also known in the west as the place where the Beatles came when they went all weird and spiritual, and today attracts western tourists in their droves, who come to meditate, practice yoga or simply soak up the vibe. As a devout athiest, I wasn't here to do any of the above - I just wanted to enjoy the fresh mountain air some more and kayak in the clean, cool waters of this ... read more
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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh October 24th 2009

Sorry everyone. I have been home for about 6 weeks now and have been meaning to update my blog but have been sick. Irony that's for sure! I travel all around India and don't get sick and once back in Australia get bronchitis and am at present on my fourth course of antibiotics. Bugger!!! Leaving Dharamsala. It was very sad leaving Dharamsala and all the wonderful friends that I had made but it was also wonderful getting to the Ashram. Such a beautiful and for me luxurious place. I am sure that I was a guru in a past life as I take to ashram living like a duck to water as they say. I shall be back again next year. DEFINATELY!... read more
My cottage at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, loved it.
My little cottage,
A quiet back lane in Rishikesh.

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh September 22nd 2009

Started a 4 week, 6 days per week, 6 hours per day yoga course. lots of theory. very nice!... read more

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh September 7th 2009

Despues de los cursos de Yoga en Rajpur me fui a Rishikesh donde tambien estaban amigos de mi casa en Rajpur y de ahi fui a Gangotri q es una de as principales peregrinaciones q hacen los hindues. El Ganges es el rio mas sagrado q tienen (es tambien un Dios para ellos) y Gangotri es un pueblo q tiene un templo, el templo mas cercano a donde nace el Ganges. ... read more
Rishikesh - Sunset Pooja

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