Finding Peace…Within and Around

 

‘The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.’

-Anonymous

Finding Peace within and around at the tree of life himalayan hideaway lodge rishikesh

 

So last night we were chilling in bed, curled up and looking through pictures from our recent trips together… reminiscing the glorious moments that we will forever cherish…when one particular trip took us back to that feeling of pure Zen… and I knew that’s what I wanted to share with you here on the blog.

We always try our best to plan our trips wisely, so we can make the most of them, explore the max, see and do everything that’s possible within the time frame… making our trips very ‘activity-heavy’, with maybe a day (max) to take it easy, kick back and relax. However, the last time we visited home (our hometown), Karan decided to surprise me with an unexpected 1 day trip… not very far from where we live.

I was excited, yes!… but at the same time also wondered WHAT it could be that we hadn’t explored yet, keeping in mind it was just an hour’s drive from where we’ve lived all our lives. So we packed light and our journey began early morning…we hopped into a cab that took us through the most Beautiful and Spectacular journey of my life! We drove for a little over an hour through roads that were surrounded by hills on one side and the beautiful Ganges rives flowing in all its glory on the other side…a moment I will never forget!

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The view all the way …

We checked into a quaint little place called the Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway … a calm, serene, tranquil little hideaway that truly took our breath away! The place has beautiful cottages surrounded by lush green forests and the breathtaking Holy Ganga flowing below.

The minute we stepped in we knew this was not going to be anything like our usual getaways. Well, to begin – there is no cellphone network (maybe one odd spot on the entire property where you’ll get a weak signal), no internet and best of all – NO TV!

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Reception Area @ The Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway Lodge
tree of life himalayan hideaway, Reception Area
Soaking in the Sun!

This place ensures that you rest, recuperate, be with ‘just yourself’, let go off to-do-lists and unfinished business and really become one with nature. I think Karan and I found the perfect place for a day to kick back and relax…because it was unbelievable how calm and at ease we felt after all the madness we go through in Mumbai….we truly found peace – within and around!

I think I’ll stop the rambling now and let you see for yourself why i’m smitten with this place ❤

Entrance to the cottage, tree of life himalayan hideaway lodge rishikesh
Cottages @ The Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway Lodge
Our Cottage
Our Cottage ‘Herman Buhl’ @ The Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway Lodge… all cottages are named after Mountaineers
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View from inside the room …@ The Tree of Life Himalayan Hideaway Lodge
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On our way down to the Ganges ❤
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On a trek down to the water…hubby boy carrying yoga mats!!!
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Taking a BREAK!!!
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Spot for Rafting
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In AWE of the surroundings!
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I sat there for hours in an attempt to capture the beauty around…
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Camp site on the other side of the river…great if you like being outdoors and love camping:)

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tree of life himalayan hideaway lodge rishikesh
Time to reflect…
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Not wanting to leave 😦
Sundown...by the Beach
Sundown…by the Beach
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…to a beautiful new morning!

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tree of life himalayan hideaway lodge rishikesh
Morning Tea with a view for the soul!
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…and some Yoga! ❤
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Our favourite corner….called ‘The Circle’ ❤

 

I think they ought to put a board here that reads:

finding peace... within and around

 

With that my lovely people, it is time to say goodbye…until we meet next…

 

Much Love,

Ankita & Karan

xoxo

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