Monday, May 9, 2011

The Trip to Rishikesh, Haridwar and Chilla

On 6th May the SIHI group along with 2 volunteers Akanksha and Naveen started for the 4 day trip to Rishikesh, Haridwar and Chilla.

6th May: The group visited Vashishta's Cave and Brahmpuri in the morning. After lunch the group reached Parmarth niketan where they were to stay for 2 nights. In the evening the group experienced the aarti at the Parmarth niketan followed by a walk on the Ramjhula bridge and dinner.

7th May: The day began with the Community service for the Clean Himalaya Foundation. The group with the volunteers helped in picking up the garbage along the roads in Rishikesh. After lunch the group visited Sivananda Ashram and hospital followed by a meeting with Bill and Susan. The group then enjoyed a refreshing walk along the Ganges.

8th May: The group reached the holy city of Haridwar. They visited the Chandi Devi temple through a trolley ride and also some temples in the vicinity. After lunch the group reached Chilla , a national park, where cottages were booked for their stay.

9th May: This morning the group set out for a Jungle Safari scheduled at 6A.M. They saw Deers, Peacocks, elephants,langurs and wild boars. After the Safari they had breakfast and came back to Samagra Dehradun and took the day off.

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