The Glasshouse on the Ganges honours an extraordinary geographical site where the Ganga turns around and flows north towards Gangotri – its source. It is a magical natural spot. Set in a lychee and mango orchard of the Maharajas of Tehri Garhwal, this garden of tropical plants, full of rare birds and butterflies, has a sand beach of its own. After the maddening hustle of the crowds which throng the daily Ganga dip or the seasonal melas, there is no better haven of calm anywhere in the vicinity of Rishikesh. It is known for its serene and spiritual atmosphere. You can easily commute between the Glasshouse and the crowded pilgrimage spots without feeling the strain of its fascinating but continuous oppression of numbers. You can enjoy an evening Arti at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram. You could also visit the Ram Jhula and the Lakshman Jhula at Rishikesh.