A holy city, Rishikesh sits along the holy Ganga river before the city of Haridwar. In the Hindu scriptures it was known as the place Rama stayed to do his penance and his brother Laxman crossed the river Ganga.
Visited by thousands of pilgrims and yoga students each year it’s an immersive look into India’s spirituality both past and present.
At a glance
Spirituality transitions to the west
During the 60s the Beatles came into contact with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. George Harisson’s particular interest in transcendental meditation led them to stay at the Maharishis ashram in Rishikesh.
The Beatles stayed with their partners, assistants and journalists at the ashram and eventually after a reported dispute with the Maharishi, left early.