As an audit officer I did not have many chances to travel in my earlier days but a vacation with my friends changed that. I am now addicted to travelling to new places and look forward to new experiences that each has to offer. I understand what the writer means when he says he has been bitten by the travel bug.
I am Pankaj Yadav and I am an Audit Officer, put up in Patna. In this particular blog post, I wish to share my experience of the recent trip of Rishikesh. Rishikesh as we all know, is a sacred place, located on the foothills of the Great Himalayas along the Ganges River. The city is particularly famous for the ashrams which impart meditation and yoga discourses.
Rishikesh as a temple town, acts as a perfect location for pilgrimage and Hindus flock to this place as it is considered holy. But another attraction which is garnering more interest these days is the activity of rafting in Rishikesh.
Couple Your Trip With Spirituality And Some Adventure, By Rafting In Rishikesh
Rafting is an adventure sport, wherein a group of people sit on a special boat called raft and the raft sails through the fast flowing river. The presence of Ganges has greatly influenced this activity and the river flows at a very high speed owing to the descent of the river from a higher elevation.
One big advantage of rafting compared to the other adventure sport is that, in Rafting one just has to sit and enjoy the experience and therefore he or she need not be necessarily very strong and fit. Summer times are the best, however the experience can be enjoyed in all months except in the monsoon when the river swells up.
Experience Adrenaline Rush Like Never Before By Rafting In Rishikesh
Few rafting spots are : Brahmapuri to NIM Beach, Brahmapuri to Rishikesh, Shivpuri to Rishikesh, Marine drive to Rishikesh and Kaudiyala to Rishikesh. Out of these Brahmapuri to Rishikesh is best suitable for the kids and Rishikesh to Kaudiyala is more favoured by adventure enthusiasts.
The cost varies according to the distance, however the upper limit is Rs 2000. The experience was brilliant and truly mesmerizing. Some of us even jumped into the river, to experience the chill waters, although I would not recommend everyone to do that. On a serious note, I would recommend everybody to visit this wonderful city and indulge in rafting in Rishikesh.
This hotel turned out to be quite an experience. Its proximity to the airport and railway station makes it suitable and famous even among leisure and business travellers. So as we reached the hotel, my friends and I were escorted to our rooms that were quite spacious and exquisite.
After taking a nap for a while, we freshened up to take a visit to the Ranchi Lake and Tagore Hill. The lake situated at the base of Ranchi Hill is an amazing spot for picnics and boating. The Ranchi Museum, Birsa Zoological Park and Deori Temple are among other amusing spots that we decided to visit.
The museum had a great ancient collection, and the Deori temple had a very quiet aura to it because of its breezy location. We then decided to go back to our hotel after a tiring day of wandering amidst these amazing locations. The hotel provides its guests the convenience of a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, health club with gym and steam bath facilities. Room service, front desk, Internet access, parking, air conditioning, travel desk and doctor-on-call are among other basic amenities provided to the guests which add to its hospitality.
The hotel has some added privileges for the guests on a business trip. They can avail provisions like business centre, well equipped with audio visual equipment and board room. One can also host social ceremonies like a wedding, or other formal events easily as the hotel offers banquet facilities as well. For dining, we ate at 24 Carrot, the in-house restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mexican and Continental.
Premium, deluxe and executive rooms are among the accommodation that the guests can choose from. The rooms we resided in had a calming ambience and elegant furniture. The rooms were air-conditioned and also equipped with colour television, internet access, mini bar, telephone, in-room safe and Wi-Fi access. It was an affordable and exquisite experience for us also we get good discounts for booking through hotel booking app, and we enjoyed our stay way too much at this hotel. It was bliss in the real sense !
Dhuska and Aloo Rasa : I had an opportunity to taste this exotic dish from Jharkhand at a friend’s house. The dish is made from a variety of lentils like peas, grams and sometimes even rice flour is added. The Dhuska resembles a dosa and is prepared the same way and the curry Aloo Rasa is made from potatoes spiced with mustard and cumin seeds.
Dassam Fall Ranchi Jharkhand : The Dassam Fall is one of the popular places of Jharkhand. It is a waterfall located near Taimara village, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The falls are believed to be split into 10 streams and hence the name “dassam”. The water of the Dassam fall is very clean and clear which entices tourists to enter the water for fun. If you are a nature lover and have plans to visit Ranchi, then do visit this popular Dassam Fall.
Hotel Kwality Inns, Ranchi is one of the best 3 star hotels providing the best value, excellent service and comfort. This hotel has all the must-see destinations nearby which makes it convenient for tourists to cover all these places on a single trip. The hotel rooms have all the basic amenities that make the stay comfortable. The full-fledged restaurant provides with all the mouth-watering local as well as other cuisines that you can relish in. Hotel Kwality Inns is affordable and enjoyable for a weekend getaway or a vacation.
Parasnath Hill Jharkhand : Parasnath Hill is a range of hills located in Giridih district of Jharkhand. This hill is considered the highest peak which is about 1350 metres and it is one of the most important pilgrimage centre for Jains. It is believed that 20 of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras attained salvation on this hill. For each of the Tirthankaras, there is a shrine i.e. gumti or tuk on the hill. If you wish to visit this hill, the best time to go there is from October to March when the weather is pleasant.
St. Mary’s Church Jharkhand : During one of my visit to the state of Jharkhand, I visited the popular St. Mary’s Church, Ranchi along with one of my friend. The magnificent Roman catholic church is constructed in Neo-Romanesque style with domes 32m high. The monumental structure has a holding capacity of 3000 devotees. So whenever you get the opportunity to visit Jharkhand, do visit the amazing church.
Hudco Lake Jharkhand : During one of the long weekends, I went to the Hudco Lake that I had heard a lot about. I was really surprised to see the scenic beauty around and no wonder why the place was so famous. The Hudco Lake is located in Telco Colony, Jharkhand that forms one of the best tourist attractions. It’s a beautiful park and a picnic spot where people come to unwind and relax. This lake has an artificial waterfall and is surrounded by greenery and hill ranges.
Sun Temple Jharkhand : Being from the city of Patna, I have always seen a large number of people visiting the popular Sun Temple, Jharkhand. This temple is located on the Tata Road near Bundu. The temple architecture has the shape of a big chariot with eighteen wheels and seven lifelike horses that seem to be ready to take off for the journey. Surely, you won’t get simply mesmerized by the beauty of the Sun Temple, but also by the exquisite surroundings. Devotees visiting this temple take a dip in the lake close by, believed to be something that can wash away all sins.