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Marvellous Monsoon Season


rishikesh market
Some people might think, there is nothing left to do in Rishikesh during the Monsoon. The rafting and camping season is over and it seems just too humid for any activities. But think again!

  1. The Rishikesh landscape is so pristine and green now! The Himalaya foothills are covered with juicy, fresh leaves and the roads are lined by glowing trees and shrubs. In the mountain area countless waterfalls, streams & springs are coming to life. Not to mention the many colourful butterflies everywhere once the sun comes out inbetween the showers.
    rihikesh july 2015
  2. • Not all days are humid and it isn’t raining every day. In fact, as it doesn’t rain all the time and temperatures are really pleasant, you can go walking or trekking.
  3. • Fewer tourists in town means that the rather touristy places close down and you can find a good hotel or yoga school for a better rate. You can book 1:1 individual yoga sessions or benefit from the various drop-in classes at the yoga schools that haven’t closed.
    rishikesh yoga
  4. • Yoga Teacher Training is possible also during the monsoon months.
    rishikesh cloudy morning sunbeams
  5. • It is the perfect season for a retreat-like detoxing programme. Take Rishikesh as a hideaway and book yourself a series of ayurvedic treatments (Panchkarma) or a holistic healing programme.
    rishikesh opne air restaurant
  6. • As the rafting season is over, you can now enjoy the more natural, original side of Ganga.
    rishikesh ganga monsoon
  7. • Over two weeks in July and August you can witness thousands of Kanwariyas, barefooted Lord Shiva devotees in saffron robes, coming for Kanwar Yatra (pilgrimage) to Haridwar and Rishikesh (visiting Neelkanth temple). Bol Bam is the festivals that runs during the monsoon month Shraawan (July/August). While most pilgrims are men, a few women also participate in Yatra. Most travel the distance on foot, a few also travel on bicycles, motor cycles, scooters, mini trucks or jeeps.
    Kanwar yatra
  8. • Book yourself a nice accommodation overlooking the Ganga valley and take time to go within, meditate and study. Rishikesh has so many ashram bookshops as well as public bookstores specialising in spiritual literature!
  9. • Visit an ashram or temple and book a special puja or yagna (ceremony) in your name or in the name of your loved ones– or get your new mala charged.
    rishikesh tulsi mala
  10. • Book an excursion to Dehradun, capital of the state Uttarakhand: for shopping, cinema, temple visits (e.g. Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple) or exploration of one of the largest Buddhist institutes in India (Mindrolling Monastery) and the World Peace Stupa.
    world peace stupa dehradun

Come for a weekend or several weeks – you’ll be delighted about the unique atmosphere in Rishikesh, also during the Monsoon season. 

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rishikesh sunset monsoon


Click related article: What to do in Rishikesh

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