Yoga Workshops in Rishikesh
"Yoga is the art that will make you fall in love with your body." This art was originated in India about 5000 years ago and has taken over the world in the past few years. Talking about yoga, how can we forget about the "Yoga capital of India: Rishikesh ." This pure and pious city is embraced in the Himalayas and is attracted by tourists from all over the world. It is situated on the holy banks of river Ganga, has become a spiritual destination and a hub of all the Rishis(Saints). From the very entrance of the city, your eyes will be calmed by the scenic beauty involving the Ashrams, mountains, people from different countries adopting our culture. Rishikesh is the center of many Yoga workshops, which are open to people from all over the world. Rishikesh also hosts the International Yoga Festival during the first week of March, witnessing yoga enthusiasts from various parts of the world.
How to reach Rishikesh
BY AIR: In order to avoid the long bus or train journey, you can easily book your air tickets to the nearest airport, Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, and reach Rishikesh by hiring a car.
BY TRAIN: One could easily board a train and the nearest station, Haridwar is 25 Kilometers away from Rishikesh. Haridwar is widely connected to major cities of India through a number of trains. Once you have reached Haridwar, there is no stopping, as now the only barrier between you and your destination is the bus or the cab that you can take.
BY BUS: You can easily avail of a bus from New Delhi and enjoy your journey to the Himalayas. In fact, Rishikesh is well connected to all the major roads and national highways, so you can easily reach there from anywhere in the country.
BY CAR: Now, if you love driving and want to witness the pleasurable experience of driving through the Himalayas, here is your option: You can easily catch any of the national highways or roads that connect to Rishikesh and enjoy your journey.
Let us talk about the budget required for this trip
A trip to Rishikesh is something within our pocket limits. We have already talked about transport, so if you choose a bus then it will cost you about ₹1000 for a one time journey and this may vary for different buses. The various conveyance mediums will cost you accordingly. Now, excluding your travel expenses, your stay will cost you the least since the development in its adventure tourism, Rishikesh offers many hotels and hostels of varying prices. Hotels may range from ₹1000 to ₹4000 and more, it is actually your pick in this. If you are a bunch of friends ( of course no age barriers) then you can easily book a hostel and make many new friends from different cultures. Hostel Zostel, Rishikesh is a top-ranked and culturally healthy hostel located in the yoga hub of Rishikesh. These hostels promote all the cultures and have a happy vibe around them. Since your sole purpose is to attend the Yoga workshops then these yoga-centric hostels and hotels are the best option. Oh! Oh! Oh! I hope you are aware that the booking for these hotels and yoga workshops can be done online. So now with all the booking been done already, you will have less headache. Considering the food expenses, Rishikesh has no shortage of cafes, restaurants, and street style shops( I hope you like the "pahad wali maggie"). Even the ashrams offer a full-day meal to their students at low expenses.
So, you can easily plan your meals according to your budget Even the ashrams offer rooms at reasonable prices to their students.
Now, the major expense is the Yoga workshop. These workshops will charge you from ₹1500 to ₹15000 per day or even more. Some of these workshops will offer several packages at affordable prices, including the stay, yoga classes ( twice a day), Ganga Aarti(Fire Puja) in the evening, early morning meditation, Kirtan and Bhajan Sandhya (evenings) on some days, and also your meals for the entire day. These ashrams have open access to libraries for all the bookworms to keep themselves sane. If you want some extra facilities then you can go for higher priced workshops. If we look at the overall cost, it will cost you a maximum of 5000 for a two-day trip.
Some Amazing Facts
Now, you are well informed about your destination, so tell me what comes to your mind when you think about it? The mountains? The ashrams? Maybe, some creative and weird themed ashrams? Yes, your thoughts are on the right path. If you are fond of 'The Beatles', then what are you waiting for? Go visit 'The Beatles Ashram', which was built after the association of The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and their visit to Rishikesh. In a similar way, there are a multitude of ashrams and yoga workshops in this city to attend. The city has the world's largest yoga retreat in the form of the "International Yoga Festival" which is attended by all the yoga enthusiasts from various parts of the world.
Also, you'll be surprised to know that the holy city does not offer non-vegetarian food and alcohol. Don't you find this amazing? The city is so pure in its environment that all you find here is a cleansing atmosphere to flush out your inner toxins.
I hope this article was informative enough for you to be able to plan your trip and it would be a pleasure for me to know your experience. Thank you.