Featured on CNT’s 2013 Hot List when it opened, Atali Ganga is built on a hillside just outside Rishikesh, offering comfy cottages that overlook the Ganga valley.
I sped along with the flow of the rushing water of the Holy ganges. I screamed in ecstasy and delight. This is the first time I canoed in my life! Atali Ganga is a resort located about fifteen minutes from the city centre on the highway to Badrinath. It is perched on a low-rising cliff next to the riverbank of the Ganges.
Safe as Hills: Social distancing comes easy at the well-spaced out cottages of Atali Ganga, an ‘activotel’ above Rishikesh writes Amit Dixit from Outlook Traveller from his experience at Atali post our reopening.
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With people ready to travel differently and responsibly, here’s your chance to breathe some fresh air in the Himalayan foothills, checkout the sunrise and sunset, the wildlife and the night sky, when was the last time a city offered you this?
Rishikesh beckons. Nestled in the verdant foothills of the Himalayas, the holy town in north India sparkles like a jewel in the hazy afternoon sky. To get there, I have to cross a narrow suspension bridge called Lakshman Jhula. It sways above the sacred jade waters of the Ganges, which is believed to wash away all sins.
I was cold and wet, my heart beating a mile a minute, and seconds later I would be caught in the Crossfire. And boy, was I looking forward to it! Living up to its name, the rapid Crossfire pushed the raft to a side, almost slapping its four occupants against the rocks. But we survived—with huge smiles plastered on our faces.
Our property is an oasis surrounded by Reserved Forest, and it is a thorough privilege to be so close to nature. If you book, come with the purpose of living in the valley of India’s holiest life force, the Ganga, for the call of the barking deer, or the midnight roar of the leopard ; and for that lovely dull ache after a busy day in the great outdoors. 80% of the property is built on a hillside, and you will have to walk a series of steps to reach your cottage. If your group includes infants, small kids and infirm elders, do request for cottages closer to the Cafe´.
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