Things to do at the International Yoga Festival Rishikesh
An annual event organised by the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in association with various government bodies such as AYUSH, GMVN, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and the Government of India, The International Yoga Festival was first held in 1999 and now has become into an annual event in Rishikesh, which is considered as the birthplace and the Yoga capital of the World. This week-long festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe and allows visitors to embrace various forms of yoga and learn from multiple spiritual leaders, master yoga teachers, evolutionary thought leaders and wellness specialist from all around the world.
The previous International Yoga festival of 2018 witness various spiritual leaders gracing their presence and imparting their wisdom to the attendees. These include Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, The Dalai Lama, Swami Ramdev, Shankaracharya Divyanand Teerthji, Swami M.M. Asanganandji, Bruce Lipton, Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati, Sharon Gannon, Laura Plumb, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Kia Miller, Yogi Amandeep, Akira Watamoto, Dr. Andrea Paige and many more persons from the field of spirituality and wellness. The next edition of the International Yoga festival is scheduled to take place from 1st March to 7th March 2019.
Travellers have a wide array of activities to indulge during the International Yoga Festival which includes.
The International Yoga Festival, Rishikesh is a celebration of Yoga
Participating in various programs organised by the International Yoga Festival
The organisers of the International Yoga Festival arrange multiple programs such as Daily Yoga Classes, Divine Satsang or prayers, special Ganga Aarti, attend divine and inspiring lectures by various cultural leaders and saints from all over the world, attend cultural programs and performances, camp-fires and many more activities
Attend Live Musical Performance
Travellers who enjoy live musical performance which has been arranged by the organisers of the International Yoga Festival. The 2018 International Yoga Festival also witnessed musical performances from artist like Kailash Kher, Daphne Tse, Sivamani, Momoko Nagano, Gumi and many more internationally renowned artists.
Indulge in Adventure Sports
Rishikesh is also one of the top destinations in India for adventure sports enthusiast and is also considered as the adventure sports capital of India. Travellers have a wide array of options from river-rafting, bungee jumping, flying fox, giant swing, camping, kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking, trekking, cliff jumping, waterfall trekking, rock climbing, zorbing, hot air balloon rides etc.
Sight-seeing in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a land of temples and immense natural beauty giving travels a large assortment of sight-seeing activities in Rishikesh. Travellers can visit the Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, the Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Rishikund, Tera Manzil Temple, the Vashistha Cave, the Beatles Ashram and many more places of attraction attracting millions of visitors annually.
Experience the Ganga Aarti
The evening Ganga Aarti during the International Yoga Festival offers one of the most divine experiences and heavenly sights to all the participants of the Ganga Aarti where clay pots are lit and floated on the sacred river Ganga and prayers and religious hymns chanted and sung by the banks of the holy river.
Meet and Interact with like-minded people from all around the world.
The International Yoga Festival gives travellers and attendees of the Yoga festival to meet and interact liked minded people as the annual festival attracts many people from all over the world. For example, the 2018 edition of the Annual Yoga Festival had over 2000 registered attendees from over 100 countries who had registered for the entire 7-day event. This figure does not include the thousands of visitors who were attracted by the particular activities of the festivals.
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