If you are here in Rishikesh try to withdraw today

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Originally Posted by skids ghost View Post ... the pails, lo and behold they were filled with cooking oil!
Seventy years ago, that would have been considered a 'miracle'. Today, we call it 'pollution'.
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Hi,

I started this thread the 28th of February. We are the 28th of April. No problem for withdrawing money in ATM since a long time (sorry, I am a little late).

Sure Rishikesh is crowded. A lot of pollution too.

When the new bridge will be finished in 2019 (am I optimistic?) I hope the two jhula will be reserved to the pedestrians. By now it so streesful to cross the Ganga by walk. I used the boat which is very convenient and not very expensive (10 rps one side, 15 rps jana ana(return ticket)). it is a nice way to meet nice people, mainly Indian tourists.
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Is the pollution you mention in the air, or the river, or rubbish on the ground, or all of these things?

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Good morning Ed,

I don't know about the Ganga because I did not go for a bath till now. I have the feeling that the river is far to be fully clean but I can see fishes , jumping out, somes are quite big sometimes.

Is the Ganga cleaner than the Seine in Paris? I don't think. But till now it is forbidden to swimm in Paris river. In 1988 Jacques Chirac, fighting for a third mandate as Maire of Paris, promised the Seine will be clean in 1993 (ready to swimm). Anne Hidalgo, the actual Maire, is searching a way to remove the pollution before 2024...

I would say the ground is more or less clean (but the cow (monkey, dog) dung... It is ok). There is a company which is cleaning the streets every day in Swarg Ashram.

I would say Swarg Ashram is the non polluted place. But on the other side of the Ganga, all along the very busy Rishikesh Haridwar Badrinath Road...

...the big pollution is in the air. I am in Omkaranda Ganga Sadan (a good place) in Muni ki Reti, just before the south part of the Ram jhula riskshaw stand. You have the double pollution of the cars, horning sound and the exhaust gas...

...and a lot of foreign tourists renting scooties and bikes, probably to visit the less polluted places(eco-friendly?)...
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Hi bitchou,

Thanks for the reply.

It seems many foreigners go to Rishikesh to learn yoga, find peace, meditate... The poor air quality is such a shame. I am glad there is not much rubbish on the floor, poo is at least natural. So many places have plastic waste all over.

I am pleased to see LPG vehicles in many cities there now.

Ed.
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Hi Ed,

I belong to these foreigners who came to practice yoga. I think it is time for me to know my body, to take care of him (he is human, is not him ?).

I met a lot of people here in the Patanjala yoga kendr, I would say, during almost three months, more than 300 students from a lot of different countries, mainly China and Israel. A lot of very nice people.

I am very surprised, with my "hot" temper I got only one "fight" (I considered justified) with a young (wicked, I would say "dark soul") woman. So I think I am ready for meditation, probably vipassana.

This morning, around 5:30, after washing my clothes, ready to drink my coffee I felt the ambiance was good. A good fresh wind, a lot of pilgrims under my balcony on the right beside the Ganga (this is the best time, more Indians, less westerners (snobbery?)). So I took a photo (with my mobile, sorry, I am a too lazy lizard to search for my camera).
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Thanks for the reply and photo, it looks very nice there today! (How hot is it in fact?) How do you manage the hot weather with your hot temper and strong hot coffee?

Sadly, even though folk seek peace and happiness, there may be some who are argumentative, with sinister outlooks.

I think it good to be more with local people than foreigners... Better to see the real India, than live in a "tourists only wealthy ghetto..."

I am envious of your experience there!

Ed.
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Thank you for the modification ViShVa.
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It was hot yesterday. And today it will be less cold. A site announces 43 feel like 45... It's ok I will have yoga at 8am instead of 4pm, and with AC! I don't like AC but...

Sure, it's nice to be there, a new life. All good things come to an end, I am living Rishikesh the 13th and will be back in Paris the 16th in the morning.

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