The yoga capital of the world; Rishikesh, is bustling with both national and international tourists. While some stay for months with a desire to find deeper meaning to life, others come for a few days to sit by the banks of the Mother Ganges or seek forgiveness for their sins in it’s holy water. The town of Rishikesh has a spellbinding aura and all that visit are enchanted by its magic. The town is blessed with tourists and travellers all year round, but there are some months, which have a certain extra charm to them . The months of October and November are such months in which the colours in nature blossom, birds are chirpier and the greenness takes a hue of a happier green.
If you want to visit Rishikesh in the months of October and November, it is a great time of the year to choose to enjoy lemonanas and Israeli food while you indulge in some soul searching activities like yoga, meditation or Pranayama.
The months of October and November see the end of the humidity and downpours of monsoon season and the biting coldness of the Himalayan winters are yet to take hold; nothing hinders your way. Instead it feels like the nature is making way for yogis and yoga experts to lose themselves in the Himalayan range only to find themselves. The roads are clean as the previous months rain has washed away the impurities and the flowers are at their maturity just before the winter arrives. Practicing yoga becomes pleasant again as the dripping sweat no longer blurs your vision in a balancing posture, neither does sitting for longer hours for meditation becomes difficult.
A Consensus of Yogis:
The more pleasant and bearable weather attracts an influx of visitors from the European continent to Northern India during this time. Those that are on the start of their life changing journey through the mystical land that is India with Rishikesh a highlight at the top of a list for those seeking a life changing experience. This becomes a spectacular time to meet like-minded people from all over the globe as you wander through the small streets of Rishikesh, as there are many people here for the same reason and embracing a similar spiritual journey. These like minded spiritual seekers are here to learn from the teachers who take up residence in Rishikesh to spread their messages of betterment.
Excursions and Travel:
The months of October and November are the best time for the souls who love to travel and be a part of the free vibe, spiritual community. Small excursions and activities in and around Rishikesh, which are earlier either halted or are not a good idea at that time of the year, becomes a doable. You could also take up many big or small treks in the Himalayas while you are in this part of the world and be assured that the climate will be all-supportive of your decisions to trek or travel. Just hire a Scooty and enjoy the beautiful vistas or take a bus to a new land from Rishikesh and experience complete peace and serenity for a while.
As mentioned earlier that practicing yoga should be a piece of cake with a perfect weather. Also, it has been noted that in earlier months it is rather difficult for westerners to adjust to the environment due to excessive heat or infections in the air or extreme cold. Following through, with an ill health it is not possible to focus on your inner work. During these months health supports us fully and we can hope to be the change we want to see. The yoga practice becomes easier and even the skin as well as hair is healthier making you feel in sync with the practice.
Rishikesh is a blessed with ashrams, yogis, sages and saints and any time of the year will be a great time, as inner work does not need an external support but a willing mind at work. Although, if you had a choice then the months of October and November can be a good time of the year to start your spiritual journey and experience a sense of calmness everywhere around you.
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