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Supporting NGOs

Mission Smile is an NGO that currently provides a free surgery program at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in Rishikesh. The doctors come from India as well as abroad, and they stay at The Lily Resort seven days until the weekend. The resort provides their accommodation – also prepares and packs also meals for the patients in the clinic: 150 packed meals per day. All transportation and travel facilities by Sohan Tours & Travel Rishikesh.

Group photo shows Lily Resort Managing Partner Bodh Raj Lamsal (left) with Shamir Bhowmik, mission smile program coordinator (middle).

Thanks to all ngo organisers, the medical team and our staff for smooth project management.

For any pilgrimages, film shooting organisation, transportation and travel arrangements, contact us:
Sohan Tours & Travel
Mr Sohan Kumar and Mr Anuj Bahuguna
phone: +91 9557 4177 65, +91 9358 5748 61

For any enquiries related to workshops, company meetings or team outings at The Lily Resort, contact:
The Lily Resort | Rishikesh
phone: +91 135 2442 499, 7668 983837, 93585 74861

Mission Smile:

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Happiness in the Himalayas


Today we would like to share some snapshots which our client has just sent us.

Happiness in the Himalayas – in Chopta and Badrinath:


#sohantoursrishikesh #rishikeshtravelagency #chopta #himalayas #badrinath #indiantemples


Recommended Yoga School Rishikesh

Amongst the many yoga schools for a teacher training course in Rishikesh, one stands out in particular: Lily Yoga Rishikesh. It’s special not only because of its great team, but also for its amazing location. Lily Yoga Rishikesh is located in central Tapovan (Laxman Jhula district of Rishikesh), yet is tucked away from the main road. Here the school has their own resort with hotel, spa, restaurant, yoga halls, a luscious peaceful garden and Ganga valley views.

Lily Yoga Rishikesh is registered with Yoga Alliance USA, and it encourages traditional values and practices, so students can learn an authentic and holistic yoga lifestyle, which goes far beyond postures and anatomy. Their Yoga Teacher Trainings 
(RYT) contribute to refine the student’s awareness and connect to truth within him/herself. Therewith guiding them to become integrated and confident yoga instructors.

We at Sohan Tours & Travel are providing the school’s transportation from / to the airport and organise additional activities such as adventures sports, pilgrimages and excursions to sacred power spots and temples.

To contribute to their guests‘ wellbeing and to encourage a holistic, healthy lifestyle, Lily Yoga Rishikesh also offers Ayurvedic Detox & Rejuvenation Retreats which purify, balance and heal your body, harmonise your mind and nourish your soul. You can book an Ayurveda Retreat any time of the year. Minimum stay: 7 days. Ideally you stay 2 weeks. And for a deeper shift 3 weeks.

Apply now for the next Yoga TTC:
200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India
31. August to 28. September 2019 (200-hours Certification) 

At Lily Resort, Tapovan – Duration: 4 weeks residential programme. Further information and to book your Yoga Teacher Training, visit:

Details and to book your Panchakarma Retreats at
The Lily Resort, Rishikesh / India:


Open now: Char Dham Yatra 2019

The Char Dham Yatra began yesterday with the reopening of the portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines. While Kedarnath and Badrinath will be reopened on 9 and 10 May.

The first group left yesterday morning at 4am, from Tapovan. Here the cars before departure (in front of Shri Balak Nath Mandir):

sohan tours may 2019

And here a bigger group that has left for the Yatra – also with blessing from punditji.

(Under the scorching sun, guests wait inside the bus.)

Monday, as per tradition, the ceremonial procession of lord Kedarnath started from Ukhimath (see video below). Yesterday, the procession halted at Gaurikund and reached Kedarnath today. Kedarnath shrine will be reopened to the devotees at 5:35 AM on May 9.

For further information and Char Dham Yatra bookings, just call or email us:
mobile: +91 9557 4177 65 or: +91 9358 5748 61


Rishikesh: Location of latest Samsonite Ad

#EkDinKiChutti | Let’s travel to vote | Samsonite

Film crew’s local transportation, accommodation, catering as well as on set support by Sohan Tours & Travel, Rishikesh.

Agency: Autumn Grey
Director: Deepti Nagia
Creative Producer: Tushar Sadashiv Shivan

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Supporting Film Productions

Sohan Tours & Travel are increasingly more involved in film production projects in Uttarakhand / India: documentaries, movies and advertising spots.

We offer a variety of services for shootings in and around Rishikesh as well as Uttarakhand:

+ Location scouting 

+ Catering

+ Transportation

+ Accommodation

+ On set support

+ Consultancy

For further information, just call us, or drop an email.


Shakti Power at Local Temple

This is a beautiful example of a small temple that is fully integrated in people’s life in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Following snapshots and a video of local women celebrating – a daylong carefree, joyful get together, including praying / chanting / dancing/ food and flower offerings to Devi. Celebrating the inner and outer devi.

This temple is a smaller sister of the major Surkanda Devi Mandir in Dhanaulti.

Respect for and appreciation of traditions and culture,
respect for and appreciation of women of all generations,
respect for and appreciation of the goddess,
respect for and appreciation of the divine powers larger than us humans.

All this still does exist in India.1

1Background ‘Surkanda Devi’:


Yoga & Satsang Events 2019

22. December 2018 – 15. January 2019
24. March – 30. April 2019
Satsang & Meditation Camps in Rishikesh
13. February – 10. March 2019
Open Satsang in Rishikesh
Swami Swatantranand Ashram
01. February – 13. April 2019
Shanti Mayi
Satsang in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh
Sacha Dham Ashram
11. February – 10. April 2019
Swami Atmananda Udasin
Open Satsang at Ajatananda Ashram, Rishikesh
22. February – 07. March 2019
Shri Amritji
Satsang & Spiritual Lifestyle Retreat
18. – 20. February 2019
Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath
Satsang at Parmath Niketan, Rishikesh

01. – 07. March 2019
International Yoga Festival
at Parmath Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh.

Further details, programme and presenters:

21. June 2019
International Yoga Day
various ashrams in Rishikesh, nationwide in India and worldwide in many countries

26. January – 04. February 2019
04. February – 13. March 2019

Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats
guided by Swami Radha Bharati
at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh
Kindly note that there are other teachers and healers who do no thave a website and/or prefer using the old way of working, word of mouth. 

We provide airport pick up (Delhi and Dehradun), taxi and driver services (4- and 6-seater cars, mini buses, big buses), internet/ wifi facilities, tickets (flight, bus, train), trekking and rafting trips, as well as excursions to holy places in and around Rishikesh, to Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Badrinath and the Garhwal Himalaya region. 
phone: +91 9557 4177 65

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Rishikesh update

ram jhula ganga rishikeshIt’s been a while… and so much has happened since our last post. For example, Rishikesh went through a major overhaul of its infrastructure:

  1. New roads and new road surfaces between the market and Tapovan, and also all the way to Dehradun;
  2. Installation of road security reflectors and borders, especially in the area through the forest towards Jolly Grant airport and Dehradun;
  3. Building of pedestrians, fences and an entire new road structure with parking spaces at Rishikesh bus stand;
  4. Planting of hundreds of trees;
  5. Painting public spaces, walls, etc;
  6. New electricity wiring and cable connections;
  7. New road lamps;


Earlier this year the entire promenade along Ganga between Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula got newly paved. There are also now generous seating areas with beautiful pavilions and benches.

So whether you plan your first visit to Rishikesh, or come repeatedly, there are lots of improvements to discover, and enjoy.



Dhari Devi Temple

Some snapshots from yesterday’s trip to Dhari Devi, between Srinagar and Rudraprayag. The roads were all clear and we enjoyed her blessings.

“Dhari Devi is considered to be the guardian deity of Uttarakhand and is revered as the protector of the Char Dhams. Her shrine is one of 108 Shakti Sthals in India, as numbered by Srimad Devi Bhagwat.”
– Wikipedia

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