Rishikesh- the ancient town of the yogis, a riverine paradise nestling in the greenery of the hills, an adventure destination, and a pilgrimage, this town has many stories and many faces. Which do you want to see? Come in the waning months of winter from late January to March, all the various flipsides of Rishikesh are accessible in the best way and the weather is always fantastic!
Whether you have yoga on top of your agenda for visiting the ancient Indic birth land of the Vedic wisdom or is it the resplendent Himalayas calling out to you, Rishikesh will need to be more than a pitstop on your travel itinerary. An entire month to at least a couple weeks should be good to explore all its myriad charms and considering the Rishikesh weather in February, it is the best month for making merry!
Cool and Crisp Weather
The mild, honeyed winter sun in February will make your stay at this northern part considerably warm and pleasant. Rishikesh is in the close embrace of the Himalayas and the town also notably marks the descent of the river Ganges from its glacial heights into the northern plains of India. In February, when the snow is still thick at the Himalayan heights, the river will bring its chill down into the plains.
Solitary walks by the river banks in the chilly air of the morning, camping up in Phoolchatti as mist gathers over the torrential river, and joining the rafters in the glee of sliding over wild rapids from Shivpuri– there are plenty of activities to absorb the wintry aura by the riverside that you would surely enjoy.
Engaging In Yoga Inside Temperate Wooden Halls
With the nip in the air and mists hazing up glasses in the morning, yoga in the town is one way to stay warm and cozy. Walk around the hub around Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula to access the best of drop-in classes happening in the town. Make your way to one of those hippie shacks with a thatched roof, a woodwork room, with some incense burning and a warming firelight.
Nestle in the warmth and candor and let the winter work to your advantage!
Yoga Teacher Training With a Premium School
Besides drop-ins, which are great for yogis who already know their stuff and just looking to blend in the mood of the town, there are a number of premium yoga teacher training places all around town as well and February is a peak season for enrolling in such a class.
For this, it is required to plan in advance, book with a well-reviewed school, prepare in body and mind for a month-long intensive course, and also may give some thoughts to teaching yoga, since you are going to come out of the course with a weighty teacher training certificate!
Well, the entire bit of planning and investment of time and resources should be well worth it, because YTTs are all in vogue, have a therapeutic quality, and what’s more, these come with a valuable career orientation too. Jump on in the trend if you can afford an entire month’s break in February.
Find Direction In High Altitude Trekking
Those who love the kick of physical training with yoga cannot be far from finding love with trekking in the Himalayas. As long as you are soaking in the beautiful Rishikesh weather in February, might as well give trekking a go.
There are convenient agencies which will let you join in a group or individually hire guides and gear to lead an ambitious hike up in the Garhwal mountains. The perks of expeditions in the high Himalayas in these months is the pristine snowscape. Select your route from Rishikesh, the gateway to the hills, to Kuari Pass following the marquee trail discovered by Lord Curzon, or avail your itinerary for the Gaumukh trek, a quest to reach what is believed to be the mythical source of Mother Ganges.
Safari In the Rajaji National Park
Wildlife enthusiasts won’t be disappointed to find themselves in this part of the world in February. Best of sightings happen in the forests along the foothills on such days of clear skies and winter bliss. Make a jungle safari into the wilds of Rajaji National Park for a rendezvous with elephants, tigers, deer, and birds of many feathers inside the forest enclaves.
All in all, February makes a sweet month for a variety of interests in Rishikesh. Don’t miss!
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