Day 4 of Challenge - Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

On fourth day of my fitness challenge I traveled from Haridwar to Rishikesh as per my planned visit. Again as I was out of Delhi so again there was an option to walk and burn calories as much as much as possible for me. After reaching Rishikesh we decided to walk from Ram Jhula in Rishikesh to Laxman Jhula along the Ganga through Swargashram / Swarg Ashram. When we got tired then sat along a tea stall whose name was Sushil Ji and as per poster on her tea stall he seems to a political activist. We sipped tea there and had conversation with Sushil Ji who seems to be a well informed citizen of Rishikesh. He is very cordial with passerby asking them for Tea / Coffee or Maggi etc and those who sit there to have something he  will engage in coversation with them and discuss about weather, culture and much more. We also had long discussion with him and left for Laxman Jhula from there. Laxman Jhula is not very far from Ram Jhula but you can go via vehicle but walking along green track is a great experience. In Rishikesh across Ramjhula there are various ashrams like Geeta Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan where one can stay and use their facilities of Yoga, Satsang etc. To book rooms etc their you can visit their website and contact designated person. We had no plan to stay their but next time we will try to book Parmarth Niketan for stay and yoga retreat over there.

In the evening we participated in Ganga Arti in Rishikesh which was a wonderful experience. Though we enjoyed Ganga Arti in Haridwar where lakhs of people come to participate and watch the Ganga arti every evening at Har Ki Pauri Haridwar but in Rishikesh ghat was small, crowd was not there but the ambiance and the way they performed arti and involved every participant in Ganga Arti gives you a wonderful experience. 

In sum I did not jog but walk for hours in Rishikesh to Ramjhula to Lakshman Jhula and then back to Ramjhula and then to Geeta Bhawan and then to Parmarth Niketan and then to Ganga Ghat in Rishikesh. I enjoyed the day fully in Rishikesh and traveled back to Delhi in night. 

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Sitting on a rock near bank of  Ganga river in Rishikesh

Ganga in Rishikesh between Ramjhula and Laxman Jhula


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