Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh: The Great Ashram, Interesting Facts

The Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh is a very popular ashram among both local and foreign tourists because of its traditional and historical nature with Ganges views and, its ethnic touch. Its popularity mainly stems from the fact that it was built in memory of the saint known as Swami Vishudhanand, who was more famously known as Kali Kamli Wale  (the saint with a black blanket). 

Swargashram Rishikesh

The location of the ashram is Gangapar at Ram Jhula.  Several religious activities, like chanting and meditation, take place inside the Swarg Ashram on a daily basis. There are many other establishments in and around it that offer various services like accommodation such as Vanprastha Ashram Rishikesh.

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Ganga Views from Swarg Ashram Rishikesh
Ganga Views from Swarg Ashram Rishikesh

Swarg Ashram Rishikesh

The ashram also has different stores, shopping complexes, cafes, parks, libraries, ayurvedic dispensaries, meditation centers, Sanskrit schools, hotels, and restaurants for the guests. Several processions, chanting, birth, and death ceremonies are daily activities in Swarg Ashram. There are various ashrams, caves, temples settled by the saints, and rooms for students, pilgrims, priests, and travelers within the ashram.

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Swargashram Rishikesh
Swargashram Rishikesh

Accommodation Type

Swargashram Rishikesh Trust Dharamshala offers two bedrooms as well as private single, double and triple rooms each with an attached bathroom. For families or groups traveling together, it offers two-bedroom dormitories or deluxe single or double/twin rooms equipped with ensuite bathrooms.

How To Reach

There are two ways to reach Swargashram in Rishikesh. One is by boat, the other is by foot. Swargashram is located near the Ram Jhula in Rishikesh. Walking from Ram Jhula will lead you directly to Swargashram, which is approximately 500 meters southwards.


While staying at the Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh, you will have the opportunity to experience what life is like in the mountains and the jungle. The ashram stays are completely worth the money you have spent, and the experience will stay with you forever. The ashram provides basic amenities for tourists, but you can also choose to stay in a private cottage for extra privacy.



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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