By Marcia Rodrigues & Sibi Arasu for India Today
If it’s a perfect holiday destination you are looking for then here’s the place you should visit. Atali Ganga is nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, overlooking the scintillating waters of the Ganga in Rishikesh. Located 256 kms from Delhi, the place offers it’s guests an outdoor experience within the comforts of a resort-like setting. It pledges to be the first ‘activotel’ in India, a hotel that offers various adventures activities like rafting kayaking, mountain climbing and more. The hotels astronomy sessions are sure to get your kids excited as the scenic beauty helps you get away from the chaos of the city.
Atali Ganga is a one stop shop for people who want to have a memorable and active vacation, but without the qualms of planning and waiting in lines. The resort has plenty of facilities from adventure sports, such as rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, to active exploration of the property through hiking and organised picnics.
Groups of family or friends who want to experience nature and adventure in the lap of luxury.
Atali Dogi, Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Tehri Garhwal, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Starting from Rs 12,500 per night plus taxes
Atali Ganga values the need for privacy and space, offering only cottages for stay options. You can pick from one-room cottages, which can accommodate upto three people, two-room family cottages with interconnecting rooms suitable for 2 adults 2 kids and two-room unconnected duplex family cottages.
Atali Ganga is ideal for an active family or group of friends who are more keen on having an adrenaline packed holiday than a spa-cation. Here are the activities Atali Ganga organises and includes in its package.
Definitely head to the main town to witness the ancient ritual of Ganga aarti at the ghats. While you are there, you can also hike to the famous Beatles Ashram from Ram Jhoola. If you are more curious about the culture of places around Rishikesh, then ask the resort to arrange a bicycle for you, and ride it to the revered Kunjapuri Devi Temple near Narendar Nagar.
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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Address: Milestone 30, Badrinath Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India