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Prashant Ji

Acharya Prashant Jakhmola

Yogi Prashant was born into a Brahmin family in Rishikesh, India. A science graduate, he began his path of yoga with a visit to Shivananda Ashram where he learnt from one of the oldest yogis, 80 years old yoga guru, learning the basics of traditional yoga and philosophy, while continuing his Asana practice with Yogi Rudra Ji, a popular Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Rishikesh. He then explored Iyengar Yoga with Usha Devi Ji.The turning point of his life is, visit to Bihar School Of Yoga where he got pu


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11 Reasons to Visit Rishikesh in Summers

11 Reasons to Visit Rishikesh in Summers

Rishikesh has been the treasure trove of spiritual wisdom, Yoga, Ayurveda, and the ideal touring spot since time immemorial. Steeped in history as the land of yoga, this beautiful town lies in the foothills of the great Himalayas and is often the preferred choice for immersive nature-inspired holidays and so much more. Travel to India and come to Rishikesh for a fantastic summer vacation. We give not one, not two, but 11 reasons why you should travel to Rishikesh in summer.

The Weather and Average Temperature in Rishikesh in Summers

Many people travel to India to explore its rich heritage, geographical diversity, and a multitude of experiences. The weather in India differs according to the region where summers can be harsh in the north with dry humid heat in the air that can make people think twice about visiting this beautiful country. However, Rishikesh owing to its mountainous beauty and altitude offers a fine ambiance to have a fun summer vacation with the soothing presence of the Ganges, one of the holiest rivers on the globe. Rishikesh has ideal weather for holidayers to dabble in adventure sports and nature-oriented activities as the weather is neither too hot nor too windy.

The average temperature in Rishikesh in summer is 25 degrees celsius during the summer months of March, April, and May.

For Adrenaline Pumping Activities

One of the top reasons why travelers love to visit Rishikesh in the summer is to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping activities that Rishikesh is known for. River rafting on the rapids of the Ganges fills the adventurers with a high. The water is icy cold and the air is chilly, the perfect way to cool off the summer heat. Rafting is closed during the monsoon season during high tide, leaving summers the ideal time to travel to Rishikesh for water sports such as this.

River Rafting Routes in Rishikesh: Brahmpuri to Rishikesh | Shivpuri to Rishikesh | Marine Drive to Rishikesh, Kaudiyala

For Yoga & Ayurveda

As the world's Yoga capital, you can grab the chance to study the best yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. The town is full of yoga schools and ashrams that guide aspirants and spiritualists through the wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda. Go to any reputed yoga school in Rishikesh and you would be one of those yoga practitioners who will be tagged as someone who studied the authentic version of 200 hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh. If you are unsure about which yoga class or school then try out guest yoga classes at some of these schools and ashrams and take a call accordingly. Soak up the whole yoga vibe by the river Ganges during the early hours when the yogis practice asanas and engage in meditation by the serenity of the river.

For the Love of Camping & Bonfires

If you love to camp out in the lap of nature, then visit Rishikesh in summers. There are many camping sites just a few steps from the soothing presence of the Ganges, surrounded by Himalayan beauty that you just would not want to come back from there. Light a bonfire and observe the evening and night melt away in glory while you sit wrapped in a light blanket sipping your favourite beverage and enjoying your favourite snacks with your loved ones.

For the Love of Photography

Visit the Triveni Ghat in the evening and get transported into a world of glittering moments with the Ganga Aarti, one of the most celebrated events in this town. This is the place where you would get to capture night shots of hundreds of oil lamps floating on a River Ganges and over a dozen priests holding oil lamps stands with multiple diyas facing the river and paying homage to her through musical chants. Make sure you reach the place by 5 pm to capture a good spot there.

For the Love of Aerial Sports

If you love aerial sports, then Rishikesh is the place to be. With one of the biggest Flying Fox routes in the Asian continent, adventurers from across the globe fly here to experience this sport. You would be taken to a height of about 7 meters above the ground at a speed of almost 140 km/hr. The sport is conducted in Shivpuri, just 16 km from Rishikesh.

For the Love of Shopping at Flea Markets

We all love a bit of flea shopping when it is the vibrant markets of Rishikesh, the urge gets real with interesting selections of books, edible items, meditation objects, prayers beads, handicraft shops, etc. Visit the Ram Jhula market.

For Exploring Historic Sites

Rishikesh is the place from where the Hindu Pilgrimage begins (the charm dham yatra) and people come here to seek spiritual salvation. Visit the Triveni Ghat, the Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, the Neelkanth Temple, each of these places speak of the ancient saga of the holy town of Rishikesh, India.

For a Meet Cute with the Wildlife

As you take a road trip from Haridwar to Rishikesh, do not be surprised if you spot an exotic animal or monkeys on the way through the mountains. This is where you spot nature’s creations in its true form. Visit the Rajaji National Park for a meet cute with some of these exotic guests of nature like Elephant, Deer, and many more. Spend time in birdwatching and let the time fly by in its glory.

For Rituals and Colours

Being the land of traditions, Rishikesh immerses itself in shimmering rituals and prayer ceremonies during the festivities. Visit Rishikesh in summer at the time of Holi, the festival of colours, and soak yourself in the vibrant, soulful vibe of this place.

For Amazing Summer Foods

Looking to detox digitally as well as physically & reset the entire system? Travel to Rishikesh during the spring & summer seasons and let the ambiance and setup of this town support you in your goal with its continental vegan cafes where you can make healthy guilt-free and meat-free dietary choices that are organic and just as yummilicious.

For Vedic Therapies

Ayurveda in Rishikesh is not a concept of study, but rather a lifestyle practiced by every serious yogi. The place has Ayurveda centers that invite the guests to explore rejuvenating vedic routes through spa therapies and various products that you can carry home for a completely rejuvenating experience.

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