My first stay in an Ashram. I stayed here for almost a month. I also took up a yoga course here for 2 weeks.
Who should go here : If you are looking out for some peaceful time, cost effective and wish to see Hindu culture closely, you should stay here.
Right on the banks of river Ganga, Parmarth is famous for its amazing evening Aarti. Some or the other religious activities alos take place almost on a daily basis here.
This is close to Ram jhula, in Swarg AShram. The lane to the Ashram is dirty but the ashram in itself is neat and clean.
i was staying here in the yoga area of thew ashram. my accommodation had one basic room on twin sharing basis, one store room/kitchen, separate toilet and wash room and a small verandah. It was actually a cozy room.
I had a schedule to follow. get up at around 4:30 am for an optional chanting session in the ashram, followed by yoga class untill 8:00 am in the morning, breakfast, vedic chanting class, philosophy class, shramdaan, lunch at 1:00 pm, a short break, yoga class at 4:00 pm followed by yog nidra, then Ganga Aarti , followed by meeting Swamiji and Sadhviji where both address problems of people, followed by dinner in the ashram.
this was pretty much my day in the ashram. Far from the masdness of the world , here you are truely amidst divinity of God, taking a bath in the Ganges or just strolling down the narrow lanes from Ram Jhula to Lakshman jhula.
Charges of room with food is Rs 500 per day. (sharing basis)
If you want to chill, move to the other side which is the Laksman Jhula.
Must go places/ cafe's
- Maharishi Ashram ( where the Beatles stayed, close to Parmarth)
- Pyramid Cafe, Budha Cafe, East West Cafe, Freedom Cafe
If you wish to take yo yoga teacher training course, Rishikesh is a hot pick.
there are variety of drop in classes of a variety of styles of yoga, there are proper courses as well. If you want to know more about where to take up a yoga course, you might want to drop in a messgae.
Parmarth has various yoga courses, wellness programs, spiritual retreats.
To attend any of these courses you need to book in advance.
So if you wish to explore yourself, this is a place to stay. Please do not expect any kind of pampering.
- Also Known As:
- Parmarth Niketan Ashram Hotel Rishikesh