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The Beatles Ashram

Address: Rishikesh, India
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Rishikesh
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

In February 1968 The Beatles came to Rishikesh and stayed at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, writing many songs for the White Album and others, including Revolution #9 in the small meditation huts you can see in eight of the last ten photos on my blog. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr left in March, returning to England, but John... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Although its long past its hey day, the Beatles Ashram in Swarg Ashram is a fascinating step back in time to see how they would have lived and meditated and partied during their transformational Indian years. Best go to Hotel Nirvana Palace to arrange a tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We wandered away from the busy streets down a back road ( cows and dogs still) then on to a temple track....didn't see another tourist for an hour ...couldn't go not the ashram as all locked up and getting overgrown but Indian babaji told us about it...followed the creek back down to Ganges and wandered back in to rishikesh...take a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Before ashram we met with baba who is very old and funny guy. He escorted us and talked about stories. Architecture of area is very interesting and it really inspired me even there is no life inside anymore. It was like that still someone was living there because of some art activities inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We paid the guard at front gates to let us look around and also paid someone to show us the key places and some Beatles history. Its an abandoned ashram now which is a shame but really interesting to mooch around and see the Beatles legacy following their visit to Rishikesh and their transcendental meditation training. Also the Maharishi house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Interesting to see where the Beatles wrote some of their songs. Great energy and close to the Ganga,

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's not allowed to enter at the Ashram as I think the government already closed it but we were able to enter cuz you can pay the guard! It's cool and a must see when you're already there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

For 100rs you can walk about the old abandoned TM ashram..woman shouldn't go alone because this place is creepy and an archaeologists dream.....I tagged onto a big group to find the Maharishis dwelling overlooking the Ganges....Beatles original houses were #9! Thru 12 apparently...great art galleries in some buildings and an unbelievable underground catacomb complex of meditation cells......unforgettable!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Definitely set aside half a day to go and see this place. It's beautiful derileict site and plays a unique part in 20th century history

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

First negotiate the guard's "Privet Fee", and then be very very disappointed from the ugly ruins... Must have been nicer in the 60's...

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