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Published: October 21st 2005
Afer Amritsar, we have arrived to Rishikesh which is a nice spiritual town on the Ganga river. I have been there before but I liked to come and visit again.
However, it is very touristic. When you enter a resturant, it is the same as sitting in a resteraunt in Israel, almost only Hebrew is heard.
I don't like this scene so after 2 days we have decided to travel to a less touristic place.
We went north to a place called 'Govind Ghat where you can hike up in the Himalaya mountains. We arrived there after a very long (12 hours) and difficult journey in the local bus. Lo kal in the local bus.
It appeared that Govind Ghat at that time is a ghost city. It is off-season and only one guest house was opened.
We have hiked 2 days to the valley of floweres which should have been very nice if the flowers were blooming. But, is was off-season for the flowers as well. Still, the hike was very nice. On the way we have slept one night at Ghangaria which is a ghost city as well and even more then Goving Ghat - no
electricity, no telephone, but again, only one guest house open. We met 2 very nice Israely couples and we were probably the only visitors to this place at that time.
Now we are in Nainital, heading today to Pushkar (i.e, back to Israel). In Nainital, not many adventures. It is a very nice hill station with a lake in the middle and mountains surrounding. More Indian tourist place then a western one.
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