The thrill of riding whitewater rapids on one of the world’s legendary rivers; the Ganges and taking a plunge in its sacred waters, draws many to the mountain town of Rishikesh during the paddling season from September to June every year.
Safe as Hills: Social distancing comes easy at the well-spaced out cottages of Atali Ganga, an ‘activotel’ above Rishikesh writes Amit Dixit from Outlook Traveller from his experience at Atali post our reopening.
With the increasing burden and boredom of working from home and the consistent anxiety and stress around job security, some millennials and post-millennials are willing to take workactions in the hills, a farmhouse or even move to the outskirts of a city for some time
As lockdown norms are gradually being relaxed, phased efforts are being made to return to normal life as quickly as possible without causing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases. Although everyone is eager to restart life after lockdown, the new normal looks starkly different from what it used to be before. While the travel and tourism industry is fully geared up with all arrangements in place to welcoming tourists back, there is still a lot of confusion about standard operating procedures (SOPs) and quarantine rules in different. Keeping everything in mind, we share places near Delhi that are ideal for your post Covid-19 travel and are strictly adhering to the safety guidelines prescribed by Ministry of Tourism, India.
With people ready to travel differently and responsibly, here’s your chance to breathe some fresh air in the Himalayan foothills, checkout the sunrise and sunset, the wildlife and the night sky, when was the last time a city offered you this?
Yves Ouellet in India shares In 1968, the Beatles went to India for a strange pilgrimage to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram with their wives and twenty friends, including Mia Farrow, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, flautist Paul Horn and Donovan Leitch, who composes “Hurdy Gurdy Man”. A little over 50 years later, Rishikesh remembers…
Rishikesh beckons. Nestled in the verdant foothills of the Himalayas, the holy town in north India sparkles like a jewel in the hazy afternoon sky. To get there, I have to cross a narrow suspension bridge called Lakshman Jhula. It sways above the sacred jade waters of the Ganges, which is believed to wash away all sins.
I was cold and wet, my heart beating a mile a minute, and seconds later I would be caught in the Crossfire. And boy, was I looking forward to it! Living up to its name, the rapid Crossfire pushed the raft to a side, almost slapping its four occupants against the rocks. But we survived—with huge smiles plastered on our faces.
Diwali, Thanksgiving & Christmas Vacations are just around the corner and a holiday away from the city sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? With Dussehra falling around the weekend, it’s time to plan your getaway with Atali Ganga & Aquaterra Adventures.
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