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YOGA & MEDITATION
Yoga Destination : Rishikesh
Ayurveda Destination : Haridwar
Famous Ashram : Parmath Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh
Famous Festival : International Yoga Week in February
Sadhu Doing Yoga on the Banks of Ganges in Rishikesh
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.
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.
Tourists Indulge in Some Meditation to Purify Their Senses
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.
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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