Guesthouse activities in India
Summer Holidays hires mountain bikes (per day from Rs400) and organises daily cycle-back tours to Khardung La, where jeeps take you up but gravity brings you back down. The Rs900 per person fee includes bike hire, permit and support vehicle.
A large ashram set in beautiful gardens on the road to Rishikesh, this is an inspirational community (founded in 1971) that offers simple accommodation. It suits serious students of sadhana (spiritual achievement), as meditation and mantras start at 5am, followed by yagyar (fire ceremony) and meditation in a hall dominated by a model of the Himalaya. Contact the foreigners office (the ‘Abroad Cell’) for further information. The ashram has established its own university and runs ‘spiritual camps’ (in Hindi and English) running from nine days to one month.