Rishkesh is a tiny city located in the foothills of the HimalayasΒ in Northern India.

The Ganges is a Holy River revered by the Hindus and the pictures below are of the enchanting river at Rishikesh.

The Sun marks a Red Tilak ( a vermillion mark in the centre of the forehead) in reverence to the Ganges worshiped by millions of Hindus.

red ganges
Viewed from the boat

The Sunrays leave an every increasing crimson or Golden Tilak when viewed from a boat leaving the shores of the river at Ram Jhula ,Rishikesh.

Even the motor of the boat glows in the glory of the Rising Sun.

from the boat
The boat reflects the setting sun

At day break the first of the faithful assemble at the shores of the Ganges to have a dip in its cool mountain waters.

The Ganges is given the designation of a Mother who washes away the sins of its children and cures them of all ailments.

The assorted White and coloured Β cans in the picture are to collect the Curative waters of the Mother Ganga.

The lady in the foreground watches the Rising Sun while others in the family adorn the traditional dress a Β White Dhoti to take a dip in the cool icy waters of the Ganges.

the waters turn red
Sunset over the Ganges

I have personally experienced the water of the Ganges is unique as it collects no Algae even if stored for several years.




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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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