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Yoga Destination : Rishikesh
Ayurveda Destination : Haridwar
Famous Ashram : Parmath Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh
Famous Festival : International Yoga Week in February

Yoga in Rishikesh
Sadhu Doing Yoga on the Banks of Ganges in Rishikesh

Yoga and Meditation – Uttaranchal's Way of Life

Uttaranchal is the heartland of India, and it is also qualifying do just it, curing the hearts and minds of the people through Yoga and Meditation. If you are interested in the rich spiritual traditions of India, and want to learn more should definitely come to the various ashrams hat are dotted all over the state. The art of Yoga and meditation and Ayurveda, which is slowly conquering the world, was born here in these mountains. Besides, the various various ashrams on the bank of Ganges, this art of healthy living is also taught in the in the reputed universities here. Take up Yoga and meditation tours of Uttaranchal that draws huge tourist participation, especially during the International Yoga week, held in February.

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The Pious Yoga & Meditation Destinations in Uttaranchal

When talking about Yoga and Meditation in context to Uttaranchal, the very first name to cross the lips is Rishikesh. Indeed, this pilgrim city of Uttaranchal is popular as the 'Yoga Capital of the World'. Tourists from all over the world come here to unburden their minds and bodies. An combination of postures including hands and legs, Yoga also incorporates breathing exercises to easen out the tension. The destination for Ayurveda in Uttaranchal is the holy city of Haridwar. This city that is famous for its Kunbh Mela is equally known for the various resorts of yoga and meditation. Just 500 mts away from the sacred Hari ki Pauri ghat, is the Bhaj Govindam resort, that has its own private ghat. Every morning yoga sessions are held on the bank of Ganges.

Meditation in Rishikesh
Tourists Indulge in Some Meditation to Purify Their Senses

Rishikesh – The Mecca for Spirituality Seekers

Rishikesh have emerged as one of the most significant destination for yoga practices. This is indeed the 'Yoga Capital of the World', where people of all faith and culture come to seek solace of their minds. Some of the prominent ashrams where you can learn and practice yoga and meditation in Rishikesh are Parmarth Niketan, Sivanand Ashram, Yoga Niketan, Omkaranand Ashram, Vanprastha Ashram, Ved Niketan Dayanand, Vedanta Ashram and Vanmali Gita yogashram. Take up exclusive yoga and meditation tours of Rishikesh to get indulged in this ancient art of curing the body of stress and fatigue.

International Yoga Festival - The Festival to Celebrate the Asans

Uttaranchal tourism promotes the most famous event of the state that is held in the temple town of Rishikesh. The International Yoga Festival is hosted by Parmath Niketan Ashram, which is one of the main ashrams in Rishikesh. All those who are interested in learning this art, should come to the city during the first week of February, when this annual festival is held. During this annual weekly festival, many Yoga Gurus (masters) from all over the world gather here to teach various 'Asans'. Discussion programmes and detailed lectures are also held wherein the interested can interact and put forth their queries.

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Top 5 Reasons To Indulge in Yoga & Meditation

Yoga near Ganga

The Magical Yoga Holidays
Take up tours of Uttaranchal wherein you will get the chance to enjoy the spiritual experience of yoga and meditation. This ancient art is being practiced in the various pilgrim destinations of Uttaranchal, since ages. Yoga and meditation in Uttaranchal are so celebrated that people from all over the world come to be a part of it.

Yoga Destinations Par Excellence
Yoga and meditation are the two invincible facets of Uttaranchal, that has earned great accolades from people all over the world. Hoards of tourists every year come here to seek solace and learn this art for a better living. Not only casual travellers but even Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities have found their mental peace here.

Breathe Ayurveda in Haridwar
Though Yoga and meditation are the most famous attraction of Uttaranchal, but Ayurveda is also emerging as an important highlight. Government Gurukul Kangri Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Haridwar, is the institute where this science in taught.

Stay in Ashrams in Rishikesh
Besides all the physical regimes involved in Yoga 'Asans' there is one more thing that people come to enjoy in Rishikesh. It is the life in the Ashrams on the banks of Ganges. Savor the eccentric joy that one can only feel in the various Ashrams (huts) that adorn Haridwar and Rishikesh. Stay with the Sadhus (Spiritual Leaders) and experience their way of life.

The Celebrity of International Yoga Week
The best time to learn the famous art of Yoga and meditation in Uttaranchal is during the first week of February, when the annual International Yoga Festival Week is going on in Rishikesh. The highlight of this event are the various lectures, discussion programmes and demonstration on Yoga 'Asaans' by the great Yoga masters.

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