The Roseate Ganges, Rishikesh
Condé Nast Traveller India|June - July 2019
The Roseate Ganges, Rishikesh

In the land of spirituality and simple living, Salil Deshpande finds a new riverside retreat that’s plush, unpretentious and peaceful.

Salil Deshpande

In 1969, at the peak of Beatlemania, the Fab Four quit everything and followed a man in white robes to India. Far from a life of excess and attention, The Beatles spent a month in an ashram in Rishikesh, leading an almost ascetic life. “Like, we are The Beatles, after all, aren’t we?” George said. “We have all the money you could ever dream of… All the fame you could ever wish for. But it isn’t love... It isn’t peace inside, is it?”


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June - July 2019