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I've been planning a visit for a while and it looks like it's happening, for 4/5 days. I had a quick look at transport from Delhi - anyone have experience or preference with journey options? And what do you like about the place (if you like it...)
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Shatabdi express to nearby Haridwar but these days I fly to jolly grant airport nearby. Which is cheap especially if you book in advance . I have been going to rishikesh for many years so p.m me if you want To know good places to stay nearby things to see etc. I love it there!.
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Shatabdi Express is a good option to get to Haridwar, from where there are a number of options.
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Originally Posted by Aliciamcd View Post I've been planning a visit for a while and it looks like it's happening, for 4/5 days.
When? If you are planning to go in next few days, then do note that Kavad Yatra is going on, and the whole area will be crowded. The road option should be out of question, and it may be difficult to get train tickets.

If you are interested in religion, want to observe the event and do not mind the crowd, then it no problem being there now, otherwise, postpone the trip.
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Originally Posted by Aliciamcd View Post I've been planning a visit for a while and it looks like it's happening, for 4/5 days. I had a quick look at transport from Delhi - anyone have experience or preference with journey options? And what do you like about the place (if you like it...)
if you know Paharganj Area outside New Delhi Railway station there are daily private buses for Rishikesh loaded with Tourists.

Or Else you can take a Bus from Kashmere Gate ISBT (Govt buses)
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Originally Posted by captain kit carson View Post Shatabdi express to nearby Haridwar but these days I fly to jolly grant airport nearby. Which is cheap especially if you book in advance . I have been going to rishikesh for many years so p.m me if you want To know good places to stay nearby things to see etc. I love it there!.


Oh thanks Captain Kit! I have been wanting to go for a while! I may just PM you nearer the time )))
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post When? If you are planning to go in next few days, then do note that Kavad Yatra is going on, and the whole area will be crowded. The road option should be out of question, and it may be difficult to get train tickets.

If you are interested in religion, want to observe the event and do not mind the crowd, then it no problem being there now, otherwise, postpone the trip.


Great tip! Luckily I'm not heading that way for s couple of months - phew.
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We are finally heading to Rishikesh this weekend for a week! Any recommendations for places to hang out or particular guides or establishments will be very welcome. Oh, and I want to do some cooking courses. Anyone tried any out? Thanks in advance!


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The Welcome Center offers a cooking class.
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I just did the best cooking class Aarosh! I literally feel like I can feed the world now!
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Can you share your experience for the benefit of others?
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Good point! I'm so useless with this app - is it best if I start a thread all about the cooking class? Find a thread on rishikesh and add there? Or write in this thread, agghhh'

Thanks
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You can write in this thread.
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Ok! Search Cooking Masala! Once organised a lovely man called Amit Jain will welcome you into his home, teach you, feed you have you leaving feeling like you can't wait to cook curries for everyone for evermore! I feel so accomplished now!

I've always loved cooking and tried making various Indian dishes, but I realised I had be doing it wrong! You never add powdered spices to oil for example, only once water is in the pan. (It's whole spices to oil and onion - der!!!)

In my class I was with 3 burly kayakers from NZ and a lovely Dutch lady. Amit took the time to try to get to know each and every one of us while we spent the day with him. We learn how to make
The main gravy - which he calls 'red magic sauce' for nearly every curry (North Indian), and then how to adapt it to make different curries.
THE BEST RICE I EVER TRIED - what have I been doing!
Chai masala
Chapati
Roti
Paratha

And all of these using beautiful spaces and blends of masala. His family have a business producing and selling them. Obviously there was the obligatory buying of these spice blends but I did so with joy and peace of mind (I might have also purchase two handmade aprons that his wife makes - she is also the bread maker, so it was her who showed us how to make the dough and create perfect breads.

There is no turning back, now that I'm a pro!!

Do this class, it's so worth it, especially eating at the end - end result of the curry adventure was a palak paneer and yogurt fry!
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How about sharing some recipes?

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