Raga on the Ganges and The Beatles in The Telegraph

50 years ago the Beatles famously came to Rishikesh, India to explore transcendental meditation. John Lennon and George Harrison arrived in India on Feb 15, with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr following four days later. Ringo, who brought a suitcase packed with cans of baked beans as a safeguard against spicy curry, seems to have been the least impressed by what they found.

In this wonderful piece by The Telegraph, travel Writer Stephen McClarence explores the journey the band took and looks at why Rishikesh remains a pilgrimage spot for many.

Want to visit? The article recommends a stay at the Amritara Private Hideaway – which is part of Shanti HospitalityRaga on the Ganges. 

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