Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram in Dwarahat

Date of Travel: [11 July 2019]

Location: Dwarahat, Uttarakhand, India

As I embarked on a journey to find inner peace and connect with my spiritual side, I discovered the Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram Dwarahat in the quaint town of Uttarakhand, nestled in the majestic hills of  India. This serene and tranquil ashram, founded by Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, promises to be a haven for those seeking solace and self-realization.

Day 1: Arriving in Dwarahat

After a scenic drive through the winding roads and lush greenery of Uttarakhand, I finally reached Dwarahat. The air was crisp and filled with a sense of spirituality that was palpable. The ashram is located on a hilltop, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and snow-capped peaks.

Day 2: Immersing into Yogic Practices

The mornings at the Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram begin with meditation and yoga, which is a perfect way to align the mind, body, and soul. The serene environment and the guidance of experienced yogis enhanced the experience. The ashram follows the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the renowned spiritual leader, and author of “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

Day 3: Exploring the Ashram

The ashram grounds are vast and well-maintained, offering peaceful walks amidst blooming flowers and lush gardens. The main prayer hall, with its exquisite architecture and tranquil ambiance, served as an ideal spot for contemplation and reflection.

Day 4: Engaging in Service

One of the core principles of the ashram is selfless service (seva). Engaging in various seva activities alongside the ashram community brought a sense of fulfillment and humility. Helping with gardening, cooking, and assisting in community programs allowed me to connect with the people and the essence of the ashram.

Day 5: Satsang and Spiritual Discourses

Every evening, a collective satsang is held, where the residents and visitors come together to chant, sing devotional songs, and listen to spiritual discourses. The atmosphere was filled with devotion and positivity, leaving me with a deep sense of peace and connection.

Day 6: Exploring the Surroundings

Taking a break from the routine, I decided to explore the nearby attractions. The town of Dwarahat has ancient temples and historical sites that reflect its rich cultural heritage. Visiting these places and interacting with the locals gave me a glimpse into the simple yet fulfilling life they lead.

Day 7: Farewell to Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram

As my time at the ashram came to an end, I felt a profound transformation within myself. The teachings, the practices, and the sense of community had left a lasting impact on my journey toward self-discovery. I departed with a heart full of gratitude and a determination to carry the lessons learned into my daily life.

In conclusion,

My visit to Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram in Dwarahat was an enriching and soul-stirring experience. This hidden gem in the lap of nature offers not only spiritual growth but also an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals on a similar path. Whether you are a seasoned spiritual seeker or a curious traveler in search of serenity, this ashram is undoubtedly a destination worth exploring. Dwarahat and the Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram will forever hold a special place in my heart, reminding me to find stillness amidst life’s chaos.


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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