Adventures in Rajpur, Rishikesh, and the Rajaji National Forest

A few highlights from our time in Dehradun so far:

On Tuesday, we drove to Rishikesh, a beautiful town along the banks of the Ganga (Ganges) River – known a global hub for yoga.  Here the students are entering the Ashram we visited, where we had the opportunity to meet with a Hindu guru.

After lunch at the Ashram, we headed to Rajaji National Forest and took a three hour safari – we saw lots of wildlife including elephants, deer, peacocks, monkeys, and many bird species.

After a hike through an area of Dehradun known as Rajpur, we had a cooking class – we learned to make a delicious chickpea dish and rolled dough to make puris (fried bread).