Spiritual Getaways on the Banks of Ganges

The search for inner peace has led many an individual to traverse along the length of the holy river, Ganges in the belief that it will help him to go one step closer to God. The places along the course of the river too do not fail him in offering what they have come to seek. The atmosphere in the entire length of the area is steeped in a divine positive force which seems to cleanse the body, mind and soul of the individual. Following are listed some of the spiritual getaways along the river Ganges.

Rishikesh- Discover the Inner You

Rishikesh which is often quoted as the doorway to Garhwal Himalayas is the perfect destination for the spiritual and the adventure seeking traveller and you will find this exciting place with tour operators in pune. The place known as the yoga capital of the world has many ashrams and centres where you can study, practice and become proficient in the art of yoga and meditation. You get to know your inner potential through the serene, healing, soothing and refreshing effect of its surroundings.

It is closest to the Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun which is about 35 km from the place.

Allahabad- Experience the liveliness of the Kumbh Melas

Considered as one of the holiest cities of the country, Allahabad offers to the spiritual traveller a rare treat of viewing the historic confluence of three rivers, the Yamuna, Ganga and the invisible Saraswati. You can take a holy dip in the river Ganges and wash away your sins during the Kumbh Mela and Maha Kumbh Mela which are considered to be the biggest religious gatherings in the entire world.

The city has its own airport.

Gangotri- Seek Oneness with God

The mythological significance of the place stems from the fact that the river Ganga was said to have been released here from the matt-locks of Lord Shiva in ancient times. The splendour and divinity of the natural surroundings will fill one’s mind with awe as it seeks to find oneness with God.

The place is closest to the Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun which is situated at a distance of 250 km.

Varanasi- Rinse off all your Sins

Regarded as the spiritual capital of the country, Varanasi pulls pilgrims across the world. All of them throng here in large numbers to take a holy dip in the river Ganges for washing away their sins and attaining salvation.

The city is well connected with the rest of the country.

Haridwar- Immerse in the mesmerizing ‘Ganga aarti’

Haridwar is one of the holiest sites and adventure holidays in india and a must visit spiritual getaway on the river Ganges. This is the place where the river Ganga flows on the plains as it descends down from the majestic mountains. Here, one can be a part of the ‘Ganga aarti’ a mesmerizing, unforgettable ceremony held on the river Ganges where devotees set afloat lighted oil lamps into the river.

The Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport located at a distance of 20 km from the place.

On a Final Note

Besides the piousness of all the places mentioned above, most of them are very scenic. One finds it very hard to not be affected by the magical charm of the majestic snow-capped mountains, glaciers and the different moods of the river Ganges.

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