On the slopes of the Himalayas, on the sacred river Ganga, there is Rishikesh, called by India. City of Divinity, a spiritual center that since ancient times has been a destination for saints, pilgrims, and sages. Today, however, the fame of Rishikesh in the West is linked to it’s being considered the world capital of yoga. If foreigners go to Goa for its wild parties, they come to this place under the Himalayan chain in search of some form of spiritual well-being.
They want to meditate, be silent and discover the secrets of yoga. The same curiosity that pushed Lennon and his companions to visit India in 1960, arriving in this place to visit their guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in an ashram that is now abandoned and that, with its round shapes now swallowed by the jungle, represents one of Rishikesh’s attractions.