~ GUEST HOUSE WITH CHARM ~
* Directed by monks of Yogalaya Ashrama
"Completely safe, clean, healthy and silent"
In Ganga Vatika Boutique Guesthouse everything is open and full of light so that the traveller can relax. The freshness, the pure mountain air and the cadence of mantras that at certain times of the day can be heard from the different monasteries that surround the area help the rest and wellbeing of those who choose to stay here.
Ganga Vatika Boutique Guest is situated in apartments, in a complex with 24 hours security Guards. There are many Monasteries surronding the Complex and temples near by. Located near Dehradhun airport. Close to the Ram Jhula Rickshaw stand and behind the Great Ganga Hotel.
Our Guest House is a place qualified as very clean and comfortable, under the western standards, were you can enjoy Yoga and Meditation Classes and wonderful vegetarian pure food cooked by the monks.
Beautiful, new and modern. Each room is personalized, sunny and spacious. Large kitchen with water purifier, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. Air conditioning and WIFI connection in the rooms are also available.
There are large sunny terrace and views over the Ganges river.
All the Guests are invited to participate in a free and non committed way in the morning and evening sadhana directed by the monks of the Vedic Foundation of Yoga Laya Ashram. These sadhana consists of: meditation and mantrams recitation.
It is a wonderful place, peaceful and quiet. A perfect relaxation and stress free environment. Vegetarian meals and Hatha Yoga & Vyayam Yoga classes available. The cost per class/ per person is 400 Rs.
Ganga Vatika Guest House was the perfect home base for my first visit to Rishikesh (and India!). The room was well-appointed and immaculate; the grounds are lovely; and the location is convenient walking distance from Ram Jhula bridge. What really made this stay amazing was the company/staff at Ganga Vatika and its attendant Yogalaya Ashrama. Ana is a caring, supportive host, who made me feel safe and welcome. As a woman traveling alone, this meant so much to me. Ana arranged harmonium lessons for me with Bhagirathi, another wonderful staff member at Ganga Vatika. I learned so much and was truly touched and humbled by that experience. Bhagirathi was kind enough to let me practice the harmonium post-lesson on the roof of the Guest House headquarters, which has stunning views out over Rishikesh. So incredible! I also participated in yoga classes on site, attended aarti (a traditional light-offering ritual), and experienced my first homa (or havan), a fire ceremony performed by one of the resident monks, Vedanta, who led me through a series of gorgeous chants and tailored the ceremony according my Nakshatra (or birth star) in Hindu astrology. It was beyond reasonable description. But suffice it to say that many aspects of my trip felt "once-in-a-lifetime," and my experiences at Ganga Vatika are inextricably connected to that feeling. I traveled other places after leaving the charm and comfort of the Guest House, but I continue to think of the place and people there long after I left. Highly recommend.
Super room, super location, super clean and on top of those very friendly and helpful hosts ! The guesthouse is located in a new and safe residential complex a bit on the hill side but just ten minutes walk to Ram Jhula. Well I booked only 3 nights and ended up staying for about 1 month ! Also Ana can provide you with delicious and not spicy European food which I really enjoyed. I absolutely reccomend this place and I would myself go back on my next trip to Rishikesh !
It was my second time at Ganga Vatika and I am sure about choosing it whenever I visit Rishikesh. This place is not only charming but also very peaceful and relaxing. Its located in the best neighbourhood in Rishikesh!
+ You get to see the amazing Yogalaya ashram ( Built and maintained by Ana and group)
+ Ana is a great host and a wonderful person! she takes all the effort to make sure you have a comfortable and pleasant stay. Also she showed around the ashram and told us the inspiring story of her Guruji. (I will make sure to re-visit when Guruji is in the ashram)
Amazing Experience! Would recommend to all :)
We had a very good relaxing stay in Ganga Vatika. The place is well kept, clean, organized and relaxing. It is really easy to reach, close to every thing but away from the main road so there is peace and quite all day long.
We enjoyed the lovely breakfast you served us, and dinner at your place was a nice enjoyable lovely veg-meal we also enjoyed the yoga exercises we had at your place, it gave our days a different start.
Thank-you for a lovely stay. Hope we will come again one day.
It was a pleasure staying in the Anna's guest house and what I found was an absolutely fantastic room, all AC's were perfectly working, area is just so beautiful cant explain in words... I visited with my family and it was a pleasure to stay at the guest house which had all 5 star amenities... well breakfast was lil hey way as we are north Indian Punbajis.... but overall I am impressed.
What an amazing place you have created - in the heart of Rishikesh, but away from everything; it was very peaceful and charming - we really wish we could have stayed longer, and we'll definitely be back!
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