Tourists can enjoy a feast for the senses on International Day of Yoga
INDIA (eTN) - Rishikesh, in the Himalayas, in the state of Uttarakhand, has long enjoyed the status of being home to yoga, the Holy Ganga river, and meditation, as well as spa and spiritual activities
INDIA (eTN) – Rishikesh, in the Himalayas, in the state of Uttarakhand, has long enjoyed the status of being home to yoga, the Holy Ganga river, and meditation, as well as spa and spiritual activities which draw people from far and near for peace, and hopefully closer to much sought-after salvation or moksha.
Once again, the city brought to fame in the West by the Beatles in the 1960s, Rishikesh will be in the news on June 21, which has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations, at the initiative of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is keen to spread and the message of this Indian heritage.
Rishikesh now has another attraction in the form of a 32-room and suite EllBee Ganga View hotel, which has pioneered the promotion of art in the hotel, displaying the best of old and new themes, which also acts as an awareness and educational tool for the many domestic and international tourists which come to Ganga View, facing the Ganga river, to enjoy and relish the yoga experience, spa, cuisine, ambience, and, of course, the peace.
The “Indian Art Hotel,” as it is being described, in Rishikesh, is a virtual art gallery, not only in the public areas but in rooms as well, with both the famed and the lesser known artisans helping in maintaining the colorful designs, motifs and scenes from mythology, so important in a place like Risihkesh.
Carefully designed spa programs and yoga packages ensure that yoga and spa get the due importance, with the idyllic rooftop acting as a perfect location for the yoga classes by the experts, much to the delight of the keen spiritually-inclined tourists.
Rishikesh has much to offer the adventure seekers as well, such as rafting and bungee jumping, but clearly the focus is on yoga, spa, the majestic Himalayas, and the holy Ganga.
The EllBee Ganga View is located 220 kms from Delhi, 24 kms from Haridwar railway station, and 16 kms from the Dehradun Jolly Grant airport.
The hotel has been developed by the Gulati family – Sunil, Sahib and his brother – and the operations are in the hands of professionals who ensure that the total experience and the hospitality remains a lifetime memorable trip, be it for yoga, spa, the Himalayas, or just plain relaxation, with a touch of the divine.
A major contribution of the Ganga View is the stress on art in all its manifestations, thus adding a new dimension to the total experience of the visitor, both domestic and international, young and old, men and women.