'GoT's Khaleesi, Ygritte vacationing in India, were robbed by monkeys
Rishikesh has been a 'been-there-done-that' tourist destination for an eternity but if you happen to be in the holy town, you might just run into the Mother of Dragons. Months after the conclusion of Game of Thrones, actors Emilia Clarke (who played Daenerys Targaryen) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) hopped on a girls' getaway to the Indian Himalayas, living their best Eat Pray Love moments.
On Friday, Clarke took to Instagram to share pictures from her Rishikesh trip with Leslie, where they're staying at the Ananda In The Himalayas spa-cum-resort. It's probably a late-Gram to avoid stalkers, so if you're thinking of heading off to Make My Trip to book yourself a room, be warned. In fact, a source confirmed to the Mumbai Mirror that they've already skipped town.
Speaking to the Mirror, the source revealed, "Emilia and Rose had planned the visit well in advance and stayed there for 15 days." The source added, "As a part of a wellness program, they took part in several daily practices to rejuvenate themselves. They also participated in the Ganga aarti and did a bit of sightseeing as well before heading home on Thursday."
However, as much as Clarke raved about "yoga" and "spice" on Instagram, the trip may not have been as calming as the duo had hoped. The actress revealed that they were "being robbed blind by monkeys" during their Rishikesh getaway (as one does). Although, as per her confession, they "hardly put up a fight." Fortunately for the monkeys, Khaleesi didn't have Drogon hanging around.
NAMASKAR India. 🙏🏻🙌✌️ NAMASKAR #anandaspahimalayas this is NOT an ad, this is just two gals buzzed off our faces on India, peace, being robbed blind by monkeys, (we hardly put up a fight) the best two books I’ve read in years (#theoverstory should be mandatory reading the world over), yoga, spice, mamma earth and figuring out that all you’re ever looking for can be found within. Corny as hell but my god is it true. #breathebabyandletthemadnessmeltaway #brainalteringjoy #roselesliehasmyheartandsoulwrappedupinhers #DONTFORGETTHELOVEPEOPLE! #bollocksdoesthatmeanitstimetoworknow? #🙌 #✌️ #🐒 #saltwaterbook #AMUSTREAD! @itbeginswiththebody
Predictably, Clarke's post was flooded with comments from excited Indian fans. Actor Surbhi Jyoti wrote, "Welcome Khaleesi. But we ain't have any slaves here, enjoy your holiday." Actor Aashka Goradia also commented, "Oh my god!!! This Goddess is in the country! Welcome dragon mamma." Another user quipped, "If you plan to visit any temples and just happen to hear someone ringing the bells...just stop."
After Game of Thrones wrapped up in May, Clarke took a bit of a breather and will only be seen next in the November release, Last Christmas, a romantic comedy where she will star alongside Crazy Rich Asians actor Henry Golding. Meanwhile, Leslie, who was killed off on GoT in Season 4, is already taking it easy, even exiting CBS's The Good Fight.