Our time in SNEHA is finished and our trip in India is coming swiftly to an end. After an emotional goodbye to everyone at SNEHA and spending the last two weeks working our socks off to provide excellent lessons to the children, we decided to treat ourselves on our last few days in India with a trip to Rishikesh!
We didn’t know what to expect since none of the members of the group had visited it before, however we were pleasantly surprised upon arrival as the place was full of life!!
Oblivious to our knowledge there was a Hindu religious festival taking place. We witnessed people bathing in the Ganges river and releasing candles onto the Ganges come sunset. This gave us the opportunity to submerge ourselves fully in the Indian culture, which was amazing! We spent the day exploring Hindu temples and crossing the swinging bridge, which definitely isn’t for the faint hearted!!
Since this is the last weekend in India and as a team altogether we decided to treat ourselves and splash out by staying in a beautiful hotel which overlooked the Ganges river. The views were to die for and we managed to squeeze in a sneaky few hours of sunbathing by the pool as we definitely will not have the opportunity to sunbathe in Ireland!
on Saturday 15 July 2017