After Delhi and the Taj Mahal, we hopped on a train and enjoyed a comfortable train ride, followed by a rather uncomfortable and very scary nighttime taxi ride, to Rishikesh, a place that became very popular around the world when the Beatles joined an ashram here in the late sixties. Today, it’s known for its countless ashrams/yoga academies as well as a very spiritual place in general, lying next to the «World’s most sacred river», the Ganges.

We spent about five days here basically not doing much, recovering from bustling Delhi, joining the occasional yoga class here and there, relaxing, drinking tea. I wouldn’t say it’s the most beautiful place, but it’s certainly a special one and – for Indian standards – a very laid-back and calm town.