Rishikesh, a small town located in the Northern part of India with quite a large history. It is the land of spiritual enlightenment, where a number of sages and philosophers took birth and discovered the science of Yoga. The town’s name finds mention in Vedas and Upanishads, two of the earliest sacred Hindu books written on this planet. It is home to a culture that welcomes every visitor with open arms. Its location in the base of the Himalayas makes it one of the biggest holiday spots in the world. A number of adventure sports organized here in the Himalayas and Ganges also, contribute to Rishikesh’s eminence as a favorite place for holiday and adventure.
Throughout the year, Rishikesh is beautified by the presence of Yoga lovers and their sacred utterance of Mantras. But, the most beautiful time to travel to Rishikesh is December, according to a majority of holidaymakers. Let’s understand what makes December a pleasant time for visiting Rishikesh:
Rejoice in an entrancing atmosphere
December marks the season of pleasing weather in Rishikesh. The weather is amazing, attracting the soul and heart of a visitor. Being a place of historical and religious importance, the town is filled with visitors all around the year, but December has a different story to tell. For western travelers, who cannot tolerate the heat of Indian summers, the last month of the year offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful heritage of this ancient city with ease. Since, people from all corners of the world love to come here during this time due to a pleasant climate, you get to meet different people from diverse cultures and languages. Enjoy the blissful serenity of Rishikesh in the month of December.
Meditate by the flowing Ganges
Rishikesh is a spiritual town, owing to the historical association of this town with the Vedic and Hinduism philosophy. Everywhere in Rishikesh, you see saints and sages meditating. This beautiful picture inspires one to seek solace in the peaceful environment that Rishikesh offers. The holy river Ganges coming from the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas oozes at her chilling best in December making the nearby atmosphere soul-charming. Indulge in Meditation on the sacred banks of the Ganges, listen to the babbling of water and purify your soul with the purity of Mother Ganges.
Enjoy the goodness of Nature
There is no better time to witness the most amazing natural riches of Rishikesh than the month of December. The town looks completely green and fresh during this time of the year. Pay a visit to the infamous Beatles Ashram that is located in the vicinity of the jungle and praise the charm and delight of nature. The colorful shades of Mother Nature’s attires provoke you to stay there forever. The Neer Garh Waterfalls becomes extremely enchanting to visit in December with thousands of visitors praising its beauty. Witnessing the dance of the Ganges’ waves from Laxman Jhula is something that wins your heart and brings gaiety to your face.
Travel through the Himalayan trails
The ancient Indian town of Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas that everybody wants to explore. The Himalayas is one of the most favorite holiday spots for tourists from all over the globe. Thanks to the astonishing weather of Rishikesh in December, trekking through the trails of one of the world’s largest mountain range becomes a thrilling and enjoyable adventure. Hire a cycle and challenge the dreadful paths of the Himalayas to give your circulatory system a push. While taking a trip through the Himalayan trails, you will see a number of wanderers relishing the treasure of the Himalayas.
Stimulate yourself with Ayurvedic therapies
The climate of Rishikesh in December is an ideal condition to flourish Ayurvedic medicines at their best. The atmosphere matches with that of Kerala, which is known as the herbal capital of the world. There are a number of Ayurveda therapy centers in Rishikesh where you can detoxify your body, mind and soul. Since there are so many things to explore in the beautiful town, the goodness of herbal therapies comes as a bonus. The benefit of availing Ayurvedic treatment in Rishikesh is that it costs lesser than in Kerala or Thailand. If you love to go deeper into the science of Ayurveda, there are numerous Ayurveda schools where you can attain mastery in the discipline as well.
Yoga holiday in winter’s chill
No discussion about Rishikesh is complete without the mention of Yoga in it. Although Rishikesh can be visited anytime in a year, December however, is the best time to have a pleasing Yoga retreat. Everybody loves the winter season because of the chill it brings and when the scintillating beauty of Yoga is added, it creates moments of bliss and elation. Whether you are planning a Yoga retreat or a Yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, December is the time to go and witness the yogic richness this spiritual place owns.