India’s holy River Ganges, said to ‘stir a million hearts’ plays a central role in the life of Hindus not just in India, but across the world and the Ganga Aarti is the most important ritual of devotion to the River Goddess, Ganga. A shining beacon of devotion and bliss, that makes for a truly magical and spiritual experience. 

Every evening in the foothills of the Himalayas in the holy city of Rishikesh, as dusk descends and the last rays of the sun are reflected on the pristine waters of the Ganges, devotees gather reverently in prayer, songs, chants and rituals. Thousands of oil lamps are offered to the river, an unforgettable sight as they float on the calm waters. The Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is a more intimate and relaxed affair than the aartis at Haridwar and Varanasi. Time stops, one forgets all stresses, strains and unites with the universe in an encompassing spirit of undisturbed joy and reverence. 

The Roseate Ganges is an unparalleled luxury retreat with 16 Villas, an Aheli Spa and infinity pool perched upon the riverbanks with breath-taking views across the sacred waters below. The Roseate Ganges offers guests complimentary transfers daily at 5.30pm to experience the Ganga Aarti. 

The Roseate Ganges start from £360 per night including taxes on a half board basis. For more information please visit www.roseatehotels.com