There are 5 best ashram to stay in Rishikesh, are considered to be the best attractions of Rishikesh as well. Where many spiritual aspirants are living for the purpose of spiritual development.
Aurovalley Ashram near Rishikesh in the Himalaya is the best place to stay for the spiritual aspirants. Anyone can visit Ashram to stay for a short or long period as a guest to be a part of the ashram spiritual activities like meditation, Satsang with Swami Brahmdev ( founder), Asanas, Bhajan & Kirtan) or as a student of the Integral Yoga program for a short or a long term.
It is located on the western bank of the river Ganges at foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.
Aurovalley Ashram of Rishikesh is in the midst of Nature. Surrounded by the forest of the Rajaji National Park, the sound of chirping Himalayan birds, the aspirants of any religious or spiritual background can feel the universal atmosphere to get connected their own spirit.
This Ashram welcomes all age group of people from across the globe. This ashram has permanent residential buildings, offering accommodations to all, conducting short term and long term residential educational, a spiritual program for the wellbeing of the people, daily yoga classes, spiritual activities & teaching of Integral Yoga.
SWAMI BRAHMA DEV (the founder of Ashram) -He was born in the Northern state of India in a very rich family. He grew up differently from, having different interest & passions, was searching beyond, and he founded this Ashram in the service of humanity.
Sivananda Ashram is perched on the western bank of Ganges in Rishikesh near to Ramjhula Bridge. The ashram has gained an international reputation among spiritual seekers and visitors. The Ashram stretches up to the edge of the bank, structurally the set up of ashram for monastic aspirants where they could enhance the spiritual knowledge.
The establishment took place in 1936 under the guidance of Swami Sivananda as Divine Life Society under, now this society runs various charitable trust and publications (the divine life society) across the world.
The Divine Life Society helps to the poor and the needy through its different projects, offers free educations, sanitation, free hospitals, social activities and free yoga dropping classes.
Apart from the free services, also provides the accommodation to the true aspirant of spiritual seekers in the Ashram.
Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh is supposed to be the oldest Ashrams among all the Ashram in Rishikesh and located on a hillock by the sacred river Ganga, near to Ramjhula Parking. Swami Yogeshwarananda Saraswati Maharaj Ji laid the foundation in the year 1964 with the purpose of spreading the wisdom of Yoga & knowledge of spirituality in the world.
The position of the Ashram is superb, overlooking by the Ganges, having 180 views of the Himalaya from the premises of the Ashram in the midst of nature and monastic set up. The Management of the Ashram provides wonderful stay to visitors with basic amenities, meals, snacks, daily morning & evening your classes and Satsang.
Yoga Niketan Ashram offers nearly 100 well-furnished & ventilated, A/C, non-A/C and cooler rooms for its aspirants. Each room has a private bathroom with 24 hours of hot/cold water, and electricity.
The Ved Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh also known as International Vishwaguru Yoga Vedanta Academy. Which is situated on the eastern bank of the Ganges River at 20 minutes walkable distance from the Ramjhula (a suspension bridge) Parking near to Parmarth Niketan, where Maharshi Mahesh Yogi who passed many years as ascetic in this Ashram before Beatles in 1960 and later he shifted in Chaurasi Kutiya (The Beatles Ashram) taught transcendental meditation to “Fab Four “the Beatles in 960.
Now, The Ved Niketan Ashram run by the ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION, So, the foundation has renovated & beautified this Ashram with modern amenities to accommodate foreign tourists as well.
Now, this Ashram, under the guidance of the Sri Sri Ravishankar, the Ashram authority conducts several courses on Yoga & Ayurveda;
- Ayurveda Panch Karma Centre
- Asana & Pranayama Course
- Six month Yoga course for the Indian nationals
- Residential Yoga course and Teacher Training Programme
- Ashram Accommodation
Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh is a voracious spiritual shelter on the eastern bank of the Ganges on the foothills of the Neelkantha Mountain near to Ramjhula suspension bridge. It is supposed to be the largest residential ashram, located on the bank of the Ganges in Rishikesh. This ashram attracting thousands of pilgrims across the globe who come to stay in the ashram for spiritual development. The ashram has a very clean and spiritual atmosphere with beautiful lush green gardens including the Rudraksha tree. The ashram comes with more than 1000 rooms AC / Non AC blended with western amenities & facilities. The location of the Parmarth Niketan is in area of Swargashram ashram area the main alley which runs along the bank of Gange towards east just on the left bank of the Ganges.
The everyday religious and spiritual activities including morning Ganga Aarti prayers, daily morning and evening yoga, and meditation classes, daily, in the evening Satsang and Kirtan activities Naturopathy, Ayurvedic treatment and evening rituals, Ganga Aarti.