A spiritual abode dedicated to the wellbeing of visitors, Parmarth Niketan, is one of the many ashrams in Rishikesh located at the foothills of the Himalayas, along the bank of River Ganga. The ashram aspires to help visitors find inner peace and attain their spiritual goals with a journey that involves morning prayers, yoga and meditation classes, satsang and lectures, kirtan, the popular Ganga Aarti at sunset, as well as Nature Cure and Ayurvedic treatment. Frequent camps are conducted for pilgrims from across the globe who visit revered saints, acclaimed musicians, spiritual and social leaders and others.
Location: Near, Main Market Road, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304.
What to do at Parmarth Niketan: Yoga, Ayurveda, Universal Prayers, Meditation, Satsang, Kirtans, Ganga Arti, Spiritual/ Cultural programs and lectures.
Location: Near, Ram Jhula, Ganga Vatika, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.
What to do at Sivananda Ashram: Satsangs, Feast, Yoga sessions, meditation. Read at the library, attend cultural and spiritual conferences, discourses and training.
Swami Dayananda Ashram
Location: Astha Path, near Yes Bank Atm, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.
What to do at Swami Dayananda Ashram: Yoga, meditation, reading, learning Sanskrit, seek blessings at the temple.
Surrounded by blooming gardens, mango trees, a lotus lake and serene surroundings, the ashram is a perfect destination for finding inner peace, learning the art of yoga and purifying your mind and body. This is one of the celebrated spots to learn yoga in rishikesh.
Location: Ram Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201.
What to do at Sadhana Mandir: Deepening Breath, Deepening Meditation, Holistic Living, Meditation, Yoga, Self Transformation, Himalayan Tradition.
Location: Muni-Ki-Reti, Ramjhula, P.O. Shivanand Nagar, Near-Ganga Vatika Flats, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192.
What to do at Yoga Niketan: Read books at the library, toga, meditation camps, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy.
Location: Neelkanth Temple Road Paliyal Gaon, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302.
What to do at Phool Chatti: Yoga, meditation, breathing (pranayama), chanting, Mauna (silence), Pooja (worship), kirtan (sacred singing), and other essential aspects.
Himalayan Yog Ashram
Location: 256, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192.
What to do at Himalayan Yog Ashram: 200 hour yoga training, yoga therapy training, asana courses, Ayurvedic treatments, detox, anti-stress, customised intensive healing.
Osho Gangadham Ashram
A rare beauty amidst the many Rishikesh ashrams, this one is designed with common dormitories, deluxe rooms, a beautiful Meditation hall to accommodate 100 people for meditation amidst the sanctity around, and a beautiful sculpture garden one can instantly feel the energy and positive vibes of Osho as they enter the premises. The ashram also serves hygienic, delicious vegetarian meals to all those residing in the ashram.
Location: Jaanaki Cottage, Lease No-52, Badrinath Road, Brahmpuri, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201.
What to do at Osho Gangadham Ashram: Dynamic meditation, Dance meditation, Kundalini Meditation, Evening Satsang, Workshops and extensive programs, massages, yoga and spiritual activities.
Location: Neelkanth Temple Road Patna, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302.
What to do at Rishikesh Yogpeeth: Yoga, meditation, rafting, trekking, local sightseeing, complementary Ayurvedic massage, self-transformation.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation
PIYF believes that while there are plenty of modern methods of teaching yoga, the ancient art is the only true way of understanding yoga and meditation which connects you with your soul. The institute tries to therefore abide by the old-school teachings while offering an array of programs and training sessions.
Location: Badrinath Rd, Tapovan, Luxmanjhulla, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192.
What to do at PIYF: Yoga teacher training, yoga therapy, Ayurveda, meditation, workshops and seminars.
Omkarananda Ganga Sadan
Location: Badrinath Rd, near Taxi Stand, Shivananda Nagar, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192.
What to do at Omkarananda Ganga Sadan: Attend lectures on the Bhagavad Gita, attend the daily aarti, yoga, meditation, and spiritual talks.
Anand Prakash Ashram
The ashram offers all the necessary facilities that you may need for a calm, satisfying stay here, along with a library where you can read more about the ancient art of meditation and yoga. Anand Prakash Ashram is known for teaching and advocating Akhanda Yoga, while offering a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program and week/ month-long yoga classes too.
Location: Tapovan, shivananda nagar badrinath road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192.
What to do at Anand Prakash Ashram: Asana, pranayama, unwinding, mantra, contemplation, readings on the yogic way of life, yoga reasoning.