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This property is located on the banks of the holy Ganga, at the very spot where the mighty river turns around and flows North, towards its source. The Glasshouse On The Ganges has a sand beach of its own. Set in a Lychee and Mango orchard belonging to The Maharaja Of Tehri Garhwal, this property with its garden of tropical plants, full of rare birds and butterflies, is truly paradise. The Glasshouse is an oasis of calm in the otherwise chaotic city of Rishikesh. The spiritual aura of the surrounding area is reflected in the ambience of the premises and guests can enjoy taking a dip in the holy waters without the maddening rush of the crowds.
Cuisine: Local, Multi-Cuisine
Summer – Min 25°C, Max 40°C
Winter – Min 5°C, Max 20°C
Best Time To Visit: October to March
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport (40 kms, 1-2 hrs) or IGI Delhi (280 kms, 7-8 hrs)
By Rail: Rishikesh Railway Station (25 kms, 1 hr) or Haridwar Junction (50 kms, 2 hrs)
By Road: Dehradun (70 kms, 1-2 hrs) or Delhi (275 kms, 7-8 hrs)
THINGS TO DO
River Rafting: Ride down the Ganga braving class III and class IV rapids. Rishikesh is one of the most popular destinations for rafting in the country and the fact that the journey is along the sacred Ganga makes it all the more exciting. Rafting is on throughout the year except for the monsoons. In the summer, the waters are fast-flowing and the journey is adventurous. In the winter, the Ganga glides down its route with more serenity. Don’t forget to take a nice dip in the cold turquoise waters. Popular starting points for rafting are Shivpuri and Brahmapuri.
Rock Climbing & Trekking: Take adventure to a new level and enjoy the thrill of Rock Climbing. Or take a walk down one of the numerous easy and moderate trekking trails through the forested Himalayan foothills around Rishikesh.
Cliff Jumping & Bungee Jumping: Want to experience that thrill of free-falling? Then make your way to one of the many bungee jumping spots close to the resort, or leap straight into the foaming waters of the Ganga with a nice cliff jump. Some cliff jumping spots are also present on the popular rafting routes.
Temple & Ashram Visits: Religion and spirituality is everywhere in Rishikesh; it forms the backbone of the culture of the city. Being the gateway to the Chota Char Dham in Uttarakhand – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, the city is dotted with temples and shrines at every corner. Guests can visit one of the many popular ashrams in the vicinity, such as Dayanand Saraswati Aashram or the famous Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Aashram, better known as The Beatles Ashram, located about 20 kms from the resort. Head down to Triveni Ghat to experience the evening ‘aarti’ on the banks of the Ganga.
Yoga & Meditation: It’s not called ‘The Yoga Capital Of The World’ for nothing. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to the attainment of ‘Moksha’. For many years now people from all over the world visit Rishikesh to practice Yoga in one of its many ashrams and schools.
Ram & Laxman Jhula: The twin bridges are an iconic landmark of Rishikesh and the area around them is a tourist hot-spot with bustling and vibrant market places and many eateries around.
Rajaji National Park & Tiger Reserve: The park is one of the largest in North-India, spread over three districts of Uttarakhand, encompassing the Shivaliks. It possesses a great biodiversity and is one of the more popular parks for birders, with over 315 bird species including a number of migratory birds that fly over the Himalayas for the winter. Prime predators are the tiger and leopard, although the park is best known for its elephant population.