The views from beneath the Peeple tree on the bank of Ganga are quite spectacular. Just behind me is a Durga Temple, beside which is a Hanuman Temple.
Immediately to my left is the long expanse of the ghats, where children play, sadhus do yoga and meditate, and people bathe and do pujas.
In front is the flow of the river, and across the river, elephants come to frolic in the cooling waters. Upstream on either side are ashrams, houses, sadhus’ kutirs.
Rishikesh is a magical place.
May 31 2010