Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Practice Silent Yoga
Rishikesh is known as ‘Tapo Bhumi’ a place for meditation of the gods. On the banks of river Ganga and in the lap of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is home to various yoga ashrams. Most ashrams offer Yoga classes on classic yoga and meditation. Yoga teaching courses in Rishikesh are also offered in these ashrams. Yoga is one of the philosophical schemes of India which unlocks the secrets of health and well-being. That is why Yoga retreats are also available in Rishikesh. Yoga retreats are described as contemporary version of Yoga ashrams. More and more people from all over the world visit the hub of yoga, Rishikesh, to indulge in the holistic belief of health and well-being. Settled away from the chaotic city life, Rishikesh has a number of premium yoga resorts. Parmarth ashram, Sivananda ashram, Sanskriti Yog Peeth and Phool Chatti ashram are the most popular ones.
Art of Living International Center
Art of Living International Center is the best place to beat your stress and city blues. Located in lap of nature and greenery all around this place calms your mind and you can get spiritual senses by meditating in the vast expanse of the Art of Living International Center. Radha-kunj is a walkway queued up by trees and plants by the lake in the ashram. Gurukul is overlooking a natural lake, which has 2 crocodiles. Navratri and peace programs are held with great enthusiasm in ashram. Nandi statue at the main entrance to Vishalakshi mandap faces a painting of Ma Vishalakshi inside the mandap. At different places in the ashram, beautiful acrylics paintings are hung on walls including one of Ardh-Narishwar and Ma Annapurna. The circular hall with double storied seating may be huge but it has the feel of being at home in your drawing room with close friends, even though many of those present here are first time visitors. Handmade clothes and artifacts at Sri Sri Kriti are one of the beautiful artifacts.
Berawtlang Tourist Complex
Less than an hour’s drive from Aizawl to the east is the Berawtlang Tourist Complex. Situated on a peak surrounded by lush green hills it offers a panoramic view of the Aizawl and is connected by private taxi, sumo and state transport buses. Removed from the bustles of the city, the complex has a wonderful cafeteria and luxurious cottages for those who want to spend a quiet holiday amidst nature. There are also rooms overlooking the verdant valley on the eastern side. The winding pathways through the complex amidst nature are an attraction which few tourists would not like to miss. The serenity and solitude far from the bustling crowd and humdrum of urban civilization is an enthralling proposition.