a traveler United Kingdom
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My time in India was meant to be a time of self study, so I needed somewhere quiet to have my own practice. Vedic Yoga center was that place. It was just a few minutes to all the main restaurants and classes of Lakshman Jhula, but in the opposite direction so less crowded and noisy. I could even go for walks in the morning and not hear a single car horn, an amazing thing to find in India, and have beautiful views of the Ganges.
If you need a quiet place to stay in Rishikesh with access to a kitchen, I highly recommend Vedic. The rooms are beautiful, huge beds, and reasonably priced. My private room and shower was the same price as the dorm in the main hostel on Lakshman Jhula. Don't go to hostels when you can have so much more, plus privacy, for the same price. I had a wonderful experience staying at Vedic for 2 months. Yoga classes, massages, and ayurvedic treatments also happen. And their yoga classes are one of the few in Rishikesh that incorporate kundalini work and kriyas.
There are fruit and vegetable stands just a few steps away and the kitchen was stocked with pots, a kettle, bowls, plates and everything you would need to cook. Plus they give all of your veggie scraps to the cow and I love that nothing got wasted. Permaculture!
Wonderful experience and lovely family that runs this place (and free wi-fi)!