The itch to travel is at its peak - deprived of the outdoors (anything beyond our local supermarket), devoid of any and all vacations and subjected to some of the most monotonous experiences — but we must remember this is done to keep us and our loved ones out of harm’s way.
After months of pushing through such situations, a short trip may feel like an appropriate gift to yourself, only if you promise yourself to make it a safe one, for you, and for those around you.
A haven for those who seek adventure, as well as those who just crave some down-time, Rishikesh is now home to a new Zostel establishment. The city that encourages people to leave their comfort zones by way of adventure sports and backpacking has been introduced to a more social and communal kind of living — the kind Zostel has always been known for.
With an opportunity to make the most of the serenity by the Ganga and the stillness of nature, Rishikesh also takes pride in its adrenaline-inducing activities such as water rafting and bungee jumping. Making this pandemic travel dream seem a little easier is Zostel with its range of accommodation options — dorm rooms as well as private rooms. Even if you choose to spend a day in, the establishment has you covered with foosball, pool, cafe and even a mini-library (for you to hold a book up in front of the mountains and post its picture on Instagram, of course). It is also equidistant from Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula in the city.
All said and done, we must remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging, and that we must do all that is possible to maintain everyone’s safety. Zostel themselves were kind enough to issue guidelines to be followed by each Zosteler. According to them, sharing is not caring any more — avoid sharing any belongings to minimise physical contact and hence, chances of infection. They encourage cashlessness and urge their guests to make all payments through third-party apps or online transfer. Practising social distancing and sanitising touch-points, too, remain of utmost importance. While these are just some of the precautions to be taken, we urge you to be a responsible and safe traveller and read their entire list of rules here.
The magic of Rishikesh is difficult to resist — even thinking about leaving the premises of our homes and experiencing all that the spiritual and energetic city has to offer makes our heart beat faster. Clad in warm winter clothes, we too wish to breathe in the crisp air and witness the wonder of Rishikesh. With Zostel there to responsibly take care of all our COVID-19-related as well as non-related needs, it makes the opportunity sound all the more tempting, doesn’t it?
Book your stay at Zostel Rishikesh here!
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