Colorful Chaos: A Final Rishikesh Installment

Clouds of color fluttered through the air amidst a torrent of excitement. The parade of people marched and danced down the street celebrating Holi, the festival of color that literally and figuratively gilds Rishikesh in a bath of colorful chaos. … Continued

Rishikesh’s Mellow Mood

As a center of spirituality, Hindu teachings and wisdom resonate throughout Rishikesh. Gurus and babas line the streets, even on the remotest, loneliest stretches. Most of the town’s roads trace the turquoise Ganges River’s path, the holy river that carries … Continued

Yogaland’s Wild Animals

There’s no such thing as a lonely street (or bridge) in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga. Streets are lined with people visiting temples and ashrams and shops at all hours. Even when the tourists, gurus and touts call it a … Continued

Rishikesh Revealed

The Ganges River’s frothy turquoise rapids divide Rishikesh like a spiritual scalpel separating a sacred heart. Set in India’s Himalayan Foothills, Rishikesh found fame through The Beatles 1968 visit to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of transcendental meditation. While … Continued