Evening Ganga Aarti
The most well known Ganga aarti in Rishikesh is held on the Bank of the Mightiest scared River Ganga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. The aarti is a pleasant ritual of worshipping the Ganga. Few people attend this aarti in the evening on the bank of the river Ganga. The aarti happens at a very picturesque place on the bank of Ganga in front of the statue of lord Shiva built on the river. The aarti starts at 5.30 pm with children studying Veda and the bhajan singers and the perfomers walking into the ghat, as the sun sets and it gets slightly darker, the staute of lord Shiva is lighted up and look beautiful. The aarti continues with lamp in various shapes and size lighted up and passed on from people to people. Hotel Ganga Kinare is located by the river side in rishikesh where one can clearly view the evening aarti or take a bathe in the sacred river Ganges.
White Water River Rafting, Kayaking and much more….
River Rafting in Rishikesh attracts thousands of adventure seekers and travelers every year.
White Water Rafting – The excitement and thrill of white water rafting are beyond comparison. River rafting is a recreational outdoor activity and can be enjoyed by anyone serving the minimum age criterion which is, 12 year of age..
There are four starting points of river rafting in Rishikesh, Ranging from the basis to difficult ones which mean there are four different trips to choose from packages that can be customized accordingly. The month of September to December and March to June are considered as the best period for the ultimate enjoyment of water Rafting. .
Mountain biking has been a popular sport which consist of riding bicycle off road often over rough terrain using especially adapted mountain bikes. It is a sport which requires lots of stamina, endurance balance, core strength, bike handling skills and total focus. Mountain biking will offer you with all the adventure and trill you have longing for paddle downhill, take glimpse of the lush green meadows & also come face to face with the beauty of the diminutive villages scattered here and there. one who have ever tried mountain biking thrilled by its sheer excitement.
Typical Indian Experience
Hotel Dewa Retreat in Rishikesh organizes local classical musical and dance recitals occasionally, staff of the hotel provides you the service to take a view to a neighboring village to witness the festivities of the numerous spiritual and cultural that takes place every month.
At Dewa, guests have an opportunity to spend half a day at a village up a hill about 1 hr hike. Here you can see the herb, agricultural and rice paddy fields. You are guided by our resident team of farmers to learn more about the various items that are grown in and around Dewa. Activities include harvesting, planting, weeding, watering the various food and herbs that go into their food and rejuvenation oils. Please note the agricultural activity is seasonal in villages.