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Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Walking Guided Tour

Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Walking Guided Tour

By Sun Leisure World India
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The Rishikesh Half-Day Ashram Tour offers a spiritual and cultural immersion into the ashrams (spiritual retreat centers) of Rishikesh, a renowned pilgrimage destination in India. This tour typically includes visits to some of the most famous ashrams in the area, where visitors can participate in yoga and meditation sessions, learn about the teachings of Hinduism and other spiritual traditions, and experience the peaceful and serene atmosphere of these sacred places. Throughout the tour, visitors can learn about the history and significance of each ashram, as well as the practices and teachings of the spiritual leaders who founded them.
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Ages 3-60
Duration: 4h
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  • Bottled water
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Tea and snacks
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Rishikesh
What's not included
  • Personal expenses 
  • Meals and Alcoholic beverages 
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off


Start:
  • Ram jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
    We will meet you at Ram Jhula. After that, the walking tour will commence.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 118553P56

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes during the tour
    • Infants aged 0-2 years are not permitted on this tour
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour?
    Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour price starts from ₹ 4,372.09. Discover and book Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour cancellation policy?
    Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour on Tripadvisor
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    Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour is hosted by Sun Leisure World India. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sun Leisure World India on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Rishikesh Half Day Ashram Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 118553P56

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    • Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
      We will meet you at Ram Jhula. After that, the walking tour will commence.
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    About the operator
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    • Sun Leisure World India
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      New Delhi, India
      Joined in January 2019
    • eliyaroam
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Varanasi
      Varanasi is also known as Benares or Kasi.. There are 15 ancient cities in India. There is also ancient civilization and sites like Indus Valley civilization. The building structure is different and the roads are narrow They also call her as the spiritual capital of India.
      Written 5 May 2024
    • Escape37733556710
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      Serenity and spirituality of Rishikesh
      This tour is a wonderful way to connect with nature, rejuvenate your mind and body, and experience the spiritual essence of Rishikesh. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a tranquil and uplifting experience.
      Written 26 April 2024
    • Road52770560523
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      Great !
      We have enjoyed a great moment on the boat with good music, dance, animation and foods. Thank you to all the staff for their energy
      Written 22 April 2024
    • Gabriela M
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      Terrible experience. Operator was Sun Leisure World India. Guide late 1.5 hours. Offer not respected. Worst ever!
      I have booked the morning of 25th of March, the tour was confirmed from 12pm. I was called at 11:50 to be told the guide will be late 30 min. After many messages he showed up at 13:30. The tour was supposed to last two hours and to include red fort entrance, museum entrance, bottled water and snacks. We only had Red Fort visit, no museum (he lied first that it is closed then confessed he had not tickets), no water and no snacks. One of the most expensive tour organized by Sun Leisure World India, 12,000 INR for three people (120 £)! For you to have an idea, the entrance ticket for Red Fort is 800 INR/person. After many messages they agreed to return 1,200 INR (water, snacks and museum!) saying that 50% of 12,000 was already gone to TripAdvisor! The biggest scam in my life. Very frustrating and I feel I was robbed. Don’t use this company, please! They will spoil your day! And TripAdviser should check their vendors more carefully and not allow this type of scam. Never again. Shame on you, Sun Leisure World India and TripAdviser!
      Written 30 March 2024
    • Penny D
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      Trip on the Ganges at Varansi,
      Rahul met us, after kindly changing the date, I had messed up! We took a boat trip on the Ganges, Rahul explained the Ghats and the Arti ceremony, very interesting, we were close to the priests ceremony with a good view.
      Written 20 March 2024
    • Stephan B
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      Great experience!!
      We had a great experience! Our guide Rahul Singh gave us many interesting informations about the city and culture of Varanasi. He supported us well in a very friendly way! The private boat trip was very privileged and everything was as announced. We can highly recommend this offer!!
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Escape37733556710
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      Amazing Varanasi Tour
      Perfect Varanasi landmark city tour by boat. Rahul is very good and friendly guide, I enjoyed this tour very well and I also recommended this tour to every travelers, who is searching for the best.
      Written 1 February 2024
    • drmgbhat
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      Deoghar is a very primitive undeveloped place . The temple is famous but not looked after . Dirty and very disappointing
      This tour is not worth the price collected . There is no special or personal service . The darshan could have been made special . No such arrangement
      Written 25 January 2024
    • Priyadarshini07
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      Oh Varanasi the Great !
      The more I say, the little it will be. A place I have always contemplated to travel since my childhood. There is a childhood nostalgia, especially applicable to those who have gone through Ray's creations and movies, but beyond that there exists an enigmatic charm in the soul of Varanasi that is deeply rooted to India's culture, tradition and spirituality. Varanasi is the heart of India and I felt her heart beat reverberating. We have fallen in love with the sweet behavior and the dialect of Banarasi people! And food was heavenly - pan to Malaiyo, to Lassi to Samosa Chat and many more, all just WOW ! Words are not enough to capture our enthralling experience at Varanasi. Har Har Mahadev !
      Written 19 January 2024
    • Navigate14594213856
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      Varanasi the oldest city in india
      Even though it was very crowdy at the peak of winters at the end of year due to holidays we enjoyed the crowd.shoulder to shoulders crowd in markets and long queues at Kashi Vishwanath temple but that is all you can expect from any indian religious city that too Kashi temple where the tourist has increased from last two years after the revamp of temple complex. I remember my visit to Varanasi 30 years ago. This place is much better organised now Enjoyed the evening arti at famous Ghat sitting in boat and also morning arti with soulfull indian music at 84ghat at 5.30 am And the famous chat Resturant’s like Kashi chaat and Bedmi poori Subzi at Satyanarayan etc etc
      Written 17 January 2024
    • snj267
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      Excellent sights of the Ganges
      Fantastic experience. This is the real India. Amazing knowledgeable guide. Saw some incredible sights. The Aarti is a must see in Varanasi. Do not miss this tour and opportunity.
      Written 13 January 2024
    • stefanmathiasa
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      Stay away from that tour - it is a scam
      Despite the fact that the tour had been confirmed by the tour operator and already fully been paid for by me, the tour guide elected not to show up. His explanation was that he contacted me by email on the day of the tour a few hours before scheduled starting time. I was supposed to confirm by email to him my attandance. Since I was out and about in the city of Varanasi, I did not notice. The tour had been confirmed, I had paid the full amount up front, the starting time at 5:30pm was set and the meeting point clearly stated. And yet the guide could not be bothered to show up. Tripadvisor and Viator should do a quality check on their business partners! My advice is to stay away from that tour. It is highly overprised and totally unreliable. You will apparently get some unmotivated tour guide who will just book you on a boat with the locals. You can hire a boat ride at each of the ghats for a fraction of the tour price. The best way to see the Aarti is anyway on shore. No ticket needed. Just show up at one of the ghats that perform the Aarti.
      Written 28 December 2023
    • DishaS206
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      Unprofessional
      Extremely unprofessional Mrs Kavita from the marketing dept took our booking for the school trip and confirm the dates with us. While taking she was very rude and non welcoming. Two days before the trip Mr Adish kulkarni called us and cancelled the booking. Very rude and highly unprofessional behaviour.
      Written 11 December 2023
    • nisha17082015
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      Mesmerizing Experience
      The Evening boat tour consists of a visit to all the Ghats. The guide gives you all the details of each ghat , and some short stories. After this you get a seat on top of a bigger boat to view the Ganga Arti, which is FABULOUS. It is of 45 minutes.Very memorable indeed. Cannot forget the person who blew the conch for around 3 minutes or more.
      Written 17 November 2023
    • SrilaRam
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      Kashi – A legend beyond time……….
      Kashi or Varanasi, as it is known, a city that is uniquely, a one-of-a-kind mystery and a saga to many a visitor, whether it is a spiritual yogi on his path to know the ultimate truth, or just about another curious traveller that wants to know the sanctity of the place. Time and space, otherwise known as the Brahmand, have had their special significance here. And so is the belief of many a spiritual seeker, who is on the path to know Life’s Extent, and to experience the possibility of a merger of the Atma (the soul) with the Paramatma (the super consciousness). So then, is there really the presence of an amalgamation of the microcosm with the macrocosm, and if so, is there a mystic way to experience this, a question that lies deep within every spiritual seeker that visits Varanasi…… To every true seeker that visits kashi or Varanasi, the city not only grips them with a sense of ancientness like none other, but also reminds one of how so very ephemeral life really is – yes, ephemeral, transient, and short-lived! May be it is also right to say that, one begins to ponder on the more deeper aspects of his existence, or of his birth, and death, and the existence of the soul and possibly of its journey through the many lifetimes, through which it evolves, and thus also causing human civilization to evolve as a whole. So, what then makes kashi or Varanasi so ancient? Could it be the many old cobble-stoned narrow alleys, or may be its crowded streets, or probably the many old temples that dot the city, or could it possibly be the time immemorial ritualistic traditions that are still in vogue, or may be its age old traditional crafts…..one wonders, if all of these factors contribute to its earning, its justified title as one of the “oldest living cities” on the planet. Like the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome…..so also at kashi, every narrow alley or “gully” leads to the banks of the holy river Ganges. And what strikes the beholder is the stark beauty of its architecture, so much so that the gullies descend down a flight of steps to the rivers’ bank. It sure has been a well conceived plan, so thoroughly perfect in its architectural grandeur, to have conceived these Ghats, that in a way form the very essence of kashi. Some of the famous ghats are the Assi ghat, the last ghat and named after the Assi river of Varanasi and the Varuna ghat, named after the Varuna river, both tributaries of the Ganges. And thus the etymology of the name “Varanasi”. The Dashashwameda ghat, legend has it that it is known for the great sacrifice of ten horses done by Lord Brahma, in His potential yagna, done to appease Lord Shiva! The Tulsi ghat, the Shivala ghat, the Harischandra ghat, the kedar ghat, and the famous Manikarnika ghat. It is also much believed by the Hindus that since kashi is one of the favorite places of Lord Shiva, it is a place where when one meets his final moment, his soul attains moksha or is liberated. And so as the tradition goes, even today, the dead are cremated at the Harischandra ghat and the Manikarnika ghat, and in the old traditional way of lighting a pyre. As the story goes, it is said that, there are always burning pyres at the Manikarnika ghat, as Lord Shiva was enraged after Goddess Parvati lost her earring here and so there is ever a flame that burns here …… These ghats serve as bathing quays for many a pilgrim, that wishes to have his traditional “holy dip” in the Ganges, in the hope of getting rid of their accumulated sins of all their past lifetimes. Even until this day, these bathing ghats on the banks of the Holy river Ganges, serve for many a devout Hindu, to perform his morning prayers while chanting the mantras, standing in the river knee deep, as the rising sun rays bathe and cleanse his body, mind and soul. Legend holds it that, once there was a fight between the two mighty, holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, as to who would flow into kashi. And at Triveni Sangam, where there is a confluence of the three Holy rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and the Saraswathi, it was Saraswathi that decided that Ganga would flow into kashi, but would adopt the colors of the river Yamuna, otherwise known as the green river. Thus, the Ganges, which otherwise is a white river almost until the Triveni Sangam, adopts the shade of green after that point. A must-visit list of some of the most famous temples of kashi are the following – starting from the kashi Viswanath temple, the Kasi Visalakshi temple, the Annapoorna temple, the Durga temple, the Kalabhairav temple, the Sankat Mochan temple, the Tulsi Manas Mandir, the Mrityunjay temple, the Gowri-kedareshwar temple, and the Birla Mandir, just to name a few….. Varanasi is also famous for its famous silk known as “Benares Silk”, that is woven into sarees and fabrics, that are almost a must-have addition to any Indian woman’s wardrobe collection. So also is it rich tradition of weaving, and the thread work with their traditional motifs. Another delight of Varanasi is the “Paan”, a sweet and tangy condiment, that is made from a special variety of betel leaves and betel nuts. Also, kashi is famous for its rich cow’s milk, and hence its dairy products of curd, or sweet cream, and dairy sweetmeats made out of such rich milk. So much to the old and ancient city’s rich heritage and culture. Thus, whether you are a practicing Hindu with utmost faith in Hinduism or just a backpack traveller, Varanasi or kasha, could most definitely be a must-see stopover place on your travelogues……..visit to experience the ancientness of the city, its spiritual history, and its much-deserved place in the annals of human civilization for its own subtle and yet beautiful reasons…..
      Written 18 October 2023
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