It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha (liberation), as does a dip in the holy Ganges river that flows through town. Once made famous by the Beatles’ visit in the '60s to the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Rishikesh is full of ashrams enjoyed by yogis from all over the world. Experience the sounds of temple bells ringing as sadhus (spiritual men), pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti ceremonies. The lighted diyas floating on the Ganga create a spectacular sight. Head into the Himalayan foothills to explore Hardiwar, literally "Gateway to God," a center of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries. An experienced guide will accompany us throughout the journey to provide historical perspective each step of the way.