Monday, November 12, 2012

Rishikesh, The Gateway to the Himalayas

From Delhi, with my friends and family, I had been to Haridwar and Rishikesh to see a glimpse of both this cities. I did not spend much time here, however I did capture some of the little precious moments. Both these places are 25 kms apart.



Rishikesh is ideal place for various adventure sports like treking, rock climbing, kayaking and rafting. This place is famous for white water rafting throgh the sacred river Ganges flows through here. Several temples, ancient as well as new, exist along the banks of the river.



As it is located in the foothills of the Himalaya mountain range, it is known as "The Gateway to the Himalayas". It is also known by the name "The World capital of Yoga" as there are numerous yoga centres that attract tourists from all over the World. 



The prominent tourist attractions here are:

49 comments:

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

very beautiful :)

rupam sarma said...

Thank you so much for posting beautiful post.Beautiful photographs.

Al said...

I love mountains and seeing the Himalayas is near the top of my list of things to do. (I live at an altitude of 7,500 feet or 2,286m above sea level, but that's just a hill in the Himalayas.)

Abhinav R said...

Rishikesh is a fantastic place indeed!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wow! Pictures from back then!

Must be evoking a great deal of nostalgia, isn't it?

RNSANE said...

It is very beautiful. I would have love to have gotten to this part of India. The closest north I went was to Chandigarh.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice article.


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Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful pics. It sounds like a great place to visit. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MOT

Lowell said...

Gateway to the Himalays sounds very romantic. It's a beautiful area with the mountains and all that water. I can see why it would be a popular tourist destination!

Jeevan said...

Interesting details on this place and you have captured some wonderful photos!

Wish you and yours family very Happy Deepavali :)

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scenery and photos. the lake and mountains are just lovely. Thanks for sharing, Rajesh!

joyce manuntag said...

nice photos!thanks for sharing...


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Karen said...

Beautiful locations and terrific shots!

Genie said...

Your first shot shows us a little bit of heaven here on earth. Such a beautiful scene. Your mosaic is wonderful, too. Love seeing the happy faces. genie

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit and spend time!! Great captures for the day, Rajesh, as always! Have a good week!!

Carver said...

That looks like a beautiful area to explore.

Barb said...

I think I would feel right at home here, Rajesh.

eastofsgv said...

the Himalayas, one of the places I wish to see! thanks for sharing... you don't have any idea how this photo makes my dream alive.

Lorrie Orr said...

What stunning scenery. It reminds me of reading The Far Pavilions many years ago, which takes place in India.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos ... I love this fantastic place. Greetings.

Joyful said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love anywhere near the water.

George said...

This looks like a very beautiful area, and I hope you will share more of it with us. I especially liked your views of the river.

Liza said...

So beautiful!

My Ruby.

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - how beautiful!

Roger Owen Green said...

B-U-T-ful!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

First photo is awesome and love the family photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful area! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sounds like a place I'd love (I love to do yoga classes, but I'm not very good at it.)

Hazel Ceej said...

I'd go there for the yoga and it's being the gateway to the Himalaya.

Joe Todd said...

Looks like an exotic spot. thanks for posting

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the beautiful scenic place.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Traveling to India is on my To Do list. In the meantime I do armchair traveling through your blog. Thanks.

JM said...

Wonderful scenery on top!

Luna Miranda said...

fascinating! majestic mountains!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from ABC Wednesday, such beautiful scenery which given the opportunity I would love to see for myself one day.

Joy said...

Looks a great trip and beautiful photo of the Ganges. Nice to see another view of the river, in travelogues they seem to only show it at Benares.

Chubskulit Rose said...

River always makes me calm, thanks for sharing this.


Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful photos. The view is spectacular!

Visiting from Water World Wednesday
Kim,USA

Black Jack's Carol said...

I enjoy seeing your part of the world. The water has a green tint that is beautiful. There are just a few lakes in B.C. that have that colour.

Mama Pajama said...

you certainly do get around!

Eden said...

Great view. Beaytiful photos.

'Tsuki said...

That is a very nice lanscape. I like the colors you caught there too : they looks so bright ! You are very good for catching enlightened colors.

Audrey said...

quel magnifique endroit !

Bushra M said...

All the pics are BEAUTIFUL! Loved them! :)

Deepa Prabhu said...

Beautiful photos :) Thanks for sharing.

Arti said...

A place after my heart -- your pictures are inspiring me to go there right away!

Nikhil said...

I have been there a couple of times myself. Amazing place indeed!:)

anitaexplorer said...

Even i loved to visit the place! Great! :)

allresourceupdates said...

Rishikesh is quite Magnificent in its own way..lovely Captures.. :D