Rishikesh – India’s yoga capital, the place where the Ganges runs through every corner of the city, a place which was home to The Beatles back in the ’60s & 70s and a place that’s craved by the spiritual seekers, Rishikesh is a perfect blend of nature, adventure, and spirituality. Of late with an array of hotels in this not so quaint little town, GANGA KINARE – by A Riverside Boutique Hotel standing right on the banks of the Ganges happens to be the only hotel resort in Rishikesh built on the banks. The hotel overlooks the Rajaji National Park, one of North India’s expansive sanctuaries and a melting pot of diverse flora and fauna. This 35-year-old charming 4-star boutique hotel in the sanctum of Rishikesh, Far away from the maddening rush of the urban jungle, this place absolutely is enchanting and deserved a five star when it comes to hospitality and staff.
The moment you step in, a very mild fragrance fills your senses as one gets engrossed watching the photographs of celebrities hung on the walls to which the hotel has played host to. Keeping in sync with the spiritual environment of Rishikesh, Ganga Kinare exudes spiritual tranquility, peace and love. With the vast expanse of nature, the resort is the perfect place to embrace spirituality.
By Ayandrali Dutta
How about waking up to see the mighty Ganges flowing right next to your room in the land of tranquility and meditation; Rishikesh. GANGA KINARE – by A Riverside Boutique Hotel is your hideout to rejuvenate and explore that inner calmness.
The rooms are spacious and are divided into Lotus Suites, Premium Rooms, Family Room. With each room aesthetically designed the largest that’s the Lotus Suites are on the highest floor, and is specially designed keeping in mind the needs of a leisure traveler. They have the grandest view of the holy river Ganges and overlook the Rajaji National Park on the other side of the river. The room has a designated dinning and living area. Bathroom with bathtub and shower. While the have been tastefully decorated in warm tones, lending an inviting feel to the room.
One surely craves to go to ghats to see the Ganga aarti but these days the situation might not permit to be a part of the crowd and hence keeping the same in mind, Ganga Kinare being situated on the banks of Ganga has a private ghat and is the only hotel in Rishikesh that is blessed with such proximity to the holy river. Each evening there’s an evening Ganga Aarti that’s conducted at this private ghat.The ceremony commences with the singing of bhajans (devotional songs), prayers, and a aarti (a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Goddess Ganga ). The lamps are lit and the aarti occurs as the final part of the ceremony.
How to reach
Delhi to Rishikesh by road – 4 hrs
Closest Airport- Jolly grant Airport
It’s 5 km from Ram Jhula, 7 Km from Laxman Jhula and just 10 km from Chila dam and Jungle safari in Rishikesh.
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