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Dharamshalas in Rishikesh

Seated in the lap of the Himalayas with the mighty River Ganga flowing right through it, the scenic city of Rishikesh is famous for its surreal landscape, peaceful atmosphere, transforming ashrams,  and adventure sports. 

Rishikesh is also known as the “Gateway to  the Garhwal Himalayas” and “Yoga Capital of the World.” It also serves as the gateway to the holy sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri  (Char Dham). 

People from across the country and all over the world visit Rishikesh as a spiritual center. Along with spiritual quest,  people also visit Rishikesh for yoga courses, pilgrimage and adventure sports. White water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, camping, hiking, and rock climbing are some of the famous adventure sports in Rishikesh.

There are many yoga centers and ashrams in Rishikesh that offer different courses and workshops on yoga. Most of the centers offering yoga and meditation courses require you to stay there throughout the course and follow the daily routine outlined by the center.   

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The dharamshalas and ashrams that we have included here offer accommodation as well as meditation and yoga facilities. However,  this is not a list of dharamshalas for yoga courses. Our primary criterion here is accommodation. They may offer yoga and meditation courses, but the primary facility caters to accommodation.

If you are looking for yoga specific dharamshalas, then you may search for ashrams that offer your preferred yoga and meditation courses.

1. Geeta Bhawan

Geeta Bhawan, Rishikesh

Located on the banks of River Ganga in  Swargashram, Geeta Bhawan is one of the most famous ashrams and dharamshalas of  Rishikesh. With over 1,000 rooms, Gita Bhawan offers accommodation services to  pilgrims visitingHaridwar and Rishikesh. Along with accommodation services,  Gita Bhawan includes a meditation hall, an ayurvedic department, a temple  (Laxmi Narayan Temple), two ghats for holy dips, book store, cloth store, ayurvedic  medicine shop, and a satsang hall. Gita Bhawan also provides vegetarian food  and free ferry rides to the pilgrims. 

Gita Bhawan is one of the best places to  stay in Rishikesh at very affordable price with a peaceful environment. The  bhawan is famous for its satsang and meditation services.

For booking, you can call at the given  number or visit the ashram directly. 

Location: Gita Bhawan, Gangapar, P.O, Swarg  Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249304

2. Parmarth Niketan

View of Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

Founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Sukhdevanandji,  Parmarth Niketan is a well renowned ashram in Rishikesh located on the banks of  River Ganges. Parmarth Niketan provides a serene and peaceful environment to  the pilgrims with its beautiful, clean, and serene atmosphere.

Parmarth Niketan offers economic  accommodation facilities for pilgrims along with daily yoga, morning prayers  & meditation, daily satsang, kirtan, ayurvedic treatment, and Ganga aarti. The  ashram also holds cultural and spiritual programs which is honoured by the presence of respected saints, musicians, and spiritual and social leaders.

For reservations and any queries, you can fill in their registration form here. Along with  dharamshalas, you can also book for 

Also, do not forget to check their accommodation guidelines  before contacting Parmarth Niketan for queries.

Location: Near Main Market Road, Ram Jhula, P.O.  Swargashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249304

3. Sivananda Ashram

Situated near Ram Jhula, Sivananda Ashram was started by Swami Sivananda. The prominent feature of this ashram is its meditation and yoga classes. A large number of people visit the ashram and engage in their yoga and meditation courses.

Along with yoga and meditation, the ashram provides Dharamshala facilities to pilgrims visiting Rishikesh. Healthy vegetarian food is served to the pilgrims. 

Sivananda Ashram is also known as the Divine  Life Society. The society is engaged in various educational and social works. It organizes Personality Development Camps for children and youth, provides medical facilities to poor patients through Sivananda Charitable Hospital,  cares about the handicapped and hopeless patients at Sivananda Home, and supports three leper colonies of Brahmapuri, Laxman Jhula, and Dhalwala in  Rishikesh.

Your queries and bookings, you can call,  mail, or drop by at their center.

Location: Near Ram Jhula, Rishikesh,  Uttarakhand, 249137

4. Baba Kali Kamli Vanaprastha  Ashram

Set amidst lush greenery and founded by  Baba Kali Kamli Wale, Baba Kali Kamli Vanaprastha Ashram is a serene ashram ideal for pilgrims who wish to spend a peaceful time at Rishikesh. Baba Kali  Kamli is revered for the rigorous penance that he had undertaken to please  Goddess Kali. Pleased by his devotion, he was granted a wish upon which he asked Goddess Kali to reside at the very place where he conducted his penance.  A temple named Baba Kali Kamli Wale Ji temple which is dedicated to Goddess  Kali was built here.

Baba Kali Kamli was famously known by this name as he always wrapped a black colored blanket around him (kali = black,  kamli = blanket). 

The ashram built by Baba Kali Kamli is a  distinguished ashram in Rishikesh which provides accommodation and Dharamshala services along with daily kirtans, bhajans, and aarti. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities and a beautiful garden with a variety of colorful flowers is present.

Location: Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh,  Uttarakhand, 249304

5. Punjab Sindh Kshetra  Dharamshala

Located on the banks of River Ganga, Punjab  Singh Kshetra Dharamshala is a clean and peaceful Dharamshala that provides an ideal stay for pilgrims. The accommodation cost is cheap and basic facilities are provided with ease. 

Punjab Sindh Kshetra Dharamshala is also engaged in numerous charitable activities and pilgrims can donate for the same her.

For accommodation and other queries. You  can call them or visit their office.

Location:Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand,  249201

6. Chaurasia Dharamshala

Ambient and spacious, Chaurasia Dharamshala is a beautiful Dharamshala offering comfortable accommodation facilities to the pilgrims. The Dharamshala includes the Shri Laxminarayan’s Temple inside its premises and the entire environment is peaceful and spiritual.

For bookings, you can call, email, or visit their office. For queries, you can fill in their contact form included here.

Location: Super Market, 99, Maniram Marg,  Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249201

7. Swami Dayananda Ashram

View of Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

Set at a peaceful location on the banks of  River Ganga, Swami Dayananda Ashram is the parent Vedanta Institute of the  Arsha Vidya Gurukulam group. The ashram is renowned for its course on Vedanta  and Sanskrit, the ashram includes a spacious lecture hall overlooking River  Ganga, a temple, a library with more than 5000 titles, and a yoga studio. Swami  Dayananda Ashram also holds many events regularly.

Along with its courses, the ashram also  provides accommodation facilities to the pilgrims. It is ideal for pilgrims who  want a peaceful stay and also want to learn about Vedanta, yoga, meditation,  and other related subjects.

Location: Swami Dayananda Nagar, Muni Ki  Reti (Rishikesh) – 249137, Uttarakhand

8. Shri Swaminarayan Ashram

Shri Swaminarayan Ashram is located in Muni  Ki Reti along the banks of River Ganga. Muni ki Reti, along with Tapovan, is  known as the land of great Tapasvis where saints and rulers came for hard  tapasya leaving behind all of the worldly pleasures. 

The ashram is ideally located amidst  beautiful Shisham trees and offers a peaceful getaway for pilgrims traveling to  Rishikesh. The ashram was established for the ease of food and accommodation of pilgrims, especially for those from Gujarat.

Along with accommodation, pilgrims can be a  part of other activities in the ashram like Yagna/Annashetra, Ganga Aarti, Mahapooja,  and Goseva. The ashram also holds yagna during special occasions and festivals.There  are many temples and attractions near the temple which can be explored easily by the pilgrims.

For bookings, you can call, mail, or visit their office. For queries, you can submit the form at their contact us page.

Location: Street Number 12, Bank of River  Ganga, Shisham Jhadi/Muni ki Reti, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249137

9. Swargashram Trust

Temple and Ghats in Swargashram area in Rishikesh.

Built-in the memory of Baba Kali Kamli  Wala, Swargashram Trust is located at Swarg Ashram. The ashram is maintained by a trust named as “Kali Kamliwala Kshetra” and is one of the most renowned ashrams in Rishikesh

Swargashram Trust is a small township lying on the banks of River Ganga, opposite Shri Shivananda Ashram. Swargashram provides Dharamshala facilities to all the pilgrims visiting Rishikesh and  Haridwar. There are many ashrams and temples, stores, shopping complexes,  cafes, parks, ayurvedic dispensaries, meditation halls, Sanskrit schools,  libraries, hotels, and restaurants around the ashram. Swargashram Trust is an ideal place full of peace for spiritual seekers. Pilgrims can be a part of daily puja and bhajans.

Location: Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh,  Uttarakhand, 249304

10. Sadhana Mandir Ashram

Surrounded by lush greenery and a serene atmosphere, Sadhana Mandir Ashram offers an excellent stay to pilgrims looking for a peaceful stay. The ashram works towards spreading the Himalayan tradition and ancient wisdom. It holds various yoga and meditation retreats for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

The accommodation facilities at Sadhana  Mandir Ashram are impressive. The ashram offers single, double, and dormitory facilities to the pilgrims. Healthy vegetarian food is served three times a day.  Along with accommodation and food, the ashram offers library and internet facilities too. There is also a bookstore cum gift shop inside the ashram.

For bookings, you can call, mail, or visit their office. You can also write your queries at the contact form provided here

Location: Ram Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand,  249203

Along with accommodation, there are many ashrams in Rishikesh that offers yoga training courses. For the sake of simplicity, we have included those dharamshalas which cater to the accommodation of the pilgrims. Some of these dharamshalas do offer yoga and meditation courses, but if you are looking for yoga specific dharamshalas, then you may search for ashrams that offer your preferred yoga and meditation courses.

Rishikesh is an ideal place for people looking for a peaceful getaway and pilgrims in a spiritual retreat. We recommend everyone to visit this lovely city at least once and enjoy its scenic ambiance. 

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