The long-abandoned retreat, which famously hosted the Fab Four in 1968, is now a rough tourist attraction in the jungle outside Rishikesh, India. If you can brave the ruins, it’s a rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage.
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?
Many companies are now committed to reducing single-use plastic water bottles and items in their operations and on their tours, and they’re encouraging travelers to be part of the solution. “Guests are advised to carry bottles or hydration packs on their travels and refill them as they move from camp to camp,” said Vaibhav Kala of Aquaterra Adventures.
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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The Beatles sought spiritual enlightenment in Rishikesh, a Himalayan mountain town on the banks of the Ganges. These days, it’s a white-water-rafting hub, offering more physical highs
SWEPT overboard by the churning rapids of the Ganges River, our rafting mate struggled in his life jacket and helmet to get back to our boat, terror flashing in his eyes. I sat closest to his flailing hands and the rest of the rafting group shouted for me to get a hold of him.
Looking for an Adventure Holiday in Rishikesh? Read up Ami’s experience at Atali Ganga! The minute I heard the emerald waters of the Ganga gurgle beneath and the mountains stare me in the eye, I knew I was in love. At Atali Ganga, you don’t look out for nature. You’re with it all along. A…