Panorama: Sacred Rishikesh on the Ganges River


Rishikesh is known as the City of Temples, Yoga and Meditation and is a popular destination for tourists and religious pilgrims. Hugging the banks of the Ganges just as it flows out of the Himalayas, the town is a great place to relax and escape the heat. Whether you’re seeking a guru, yoga lessons, Ayurvedic healing, white water rafting or shopping, Rishikesh is well worth a visit.

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Dave and Deb December 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm

We never made it to Rishikesh while we were in India, but I think that it would have been at the top of our list if we did. Great shot.


wes December 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

It’s a sweet place. Pretty quiet, by Indian standards. Windy and pretty chilly at the moment but not too bad…

Thanks for the comment. Ya’ll be safe out there!


Andi December 19, 2010 at 4:01 am

Looks insanely gorgeous!


Theodora December 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

I love this composition. It even makes the Ganges look, well, salubrious. We’re in India next year, so here’s yet another place to think about…


wes December 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

It’s been a pleasant surprise. The Ganges here is pouring straight out of the mountains and is a beautiful blue-green — very scenic.


Sarah Wu December 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Beautiful Panorama shots! You get a feel of the location is like right away…amazing!


wes December 20, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Thanks, Sarah!


Corfu Villas December 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Some days back, I watched a video clip on youtube by centrumbezielen related to yoga, meditation and life in Rishikesh. Its was an awesome video which will give you inspiration to learn Yoga and Meditation. Rishikesh is a good place, where you can see so many priests and sanyasis.


wes December 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

yeah, there are SO many ashrams, meditation centers and yoga studios here. Plenty of temples as well…


santafetraveler December 20, 2010 at 6:23 am

That photo looks like it is out of a fairytale or maybe it is Shangri-la.


wes December 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Thanks! It’s a lovely spot.


PNR Status December 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Nice place. Its was an awesome video which will give you inspiration to learn Yoga and Meditation.


Raji January 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Awesome pic again.
I just love the place.