Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh: Why it is so famous?

Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh is a large, holy complex located on the banks of the river Ganga in Swargashram, Rishikesh. It has several discourse halls and over 1,000 rooms available for the comfortable stay of devotees, free of cost. Geeta Bhawan is a major destination for devotees from far away places, as they are able to take part in religious activities such as listening to discourses and meditating, in addition to taking a dip in the holy river Ganga.

Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh Contact Number : 074569 42900

Our Experience

We visited the main complex of Gita Bhawan and saw the temple there. We also visited the Geeta Press books shop, where you can purchase a large collection of Hindu religious books in different Indian and English languages at very reasonable prices.

Gita Bhawan Rishikesh, as told by our tour guide, has several discourse halls and over 1000 rooms for the comfortable stay of devotees, free of cost. It offers pure vegetarian food to devotees at a very low cost. Photography is not allowed inside Geeta Bhawan, but one can see the “Ram Naam Stambh” temple built by the Gita Bhawan management. There are 31,000 million Ram Naams chanted and written in booklets by devotees from all parts of the world in the foundation and walls of the Stambh.

Geeta Bhawan in Rishikesh

Every summer, Geeta Bhawan fills up with thousands of devotees from all over the world who come to attend Satsang and other meditational programs. Geeta Bhawan provides a number of conveniences to the devotees such as food and drinks at a nominal price, paid ferry boat service, cloth, books, Ayurvedic shops, etc. Geeta Bhawan also serves all saints free food and cloth. Bathing Ghats 1 and 3 are in the Geeta Bhawan complex for a holy dip in the Ganges.


This place is, was, and always will be the main attraction of Rishikesh. Every tourist or pilgrim must visit this site. However, Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh room booking here can be quite difficult as most rooms are free. We weren’t interested in staying in a free room anyway. The khadi store outside Gita Bhavan wasn’t that attractive to us either.

Book Shop

Geeta Bhawan Book Shop is your one-stop shop for all religious and spiritual books. With a wide selection of popular titles such as “Ramayana”, “Ramcharitra Manas” and “Bhagwat Geeta”, you’re sure to find the perfect book for your needs at a price that won’t break the bank.

How to Reach

Geeta Bhawan is located in Swargashram, Rishikesh, and can be reached by foot or cycle rickshaw from Ram Jhula. The nearest railway station to Ram Jhula is Rishikesh railway station (3 km) and the airport at 22 km.



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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