So this is one image that sticks with me from a recent trip to Anand Lok - a village with an Ashram come Hotel about 24 km beyond Rishikesh. We arrived in the middle of nowhere on the road to Dehradun. The taxi stopped and the driver said, "Just leave your bags there and walk down to the river, they will be brought on, but you need to take the boat across. This was the boat that ferried us across the Gunga to Anand Lok. And yes our bags did follow.