Swarg Ashram in RishikeshSwarg Ashram is a place that allows you to have a slice of the fabled ashram life of India. The best part is that you can stay in the ashram either for free or by paying as per your will. This ashram is situated on the eastern bank of the River Ganga and 5 Km upstream from Rishikesh just opposite to Shri Sivananda Ashram.
This a perfect place for solitude seekers. You can meditate on the banks of River Ganga for hours or just sit watching the sun rise from the Shivaliks, setting fire to the cold and the glistening waters of Ganga. The Ganga aarti in the evening can be witnessed from the precincts of the ashram, and you also have the chance to partake in the rituals. Thus, as the name suggests “Swarg Ashram” (Heavenly Adobe) is a beautiful place situated at the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas.
Sage in Swarg AshramThis ashram was built in the fond memory of Saint Swami Vishudhanand who was also known as Kali Kambliwale (the saint with a black blanket) among the locals.
The main office of this ashram is situated in Rishikesh and its branches are spread all over the pilgrimage centres of Garhwal. They also have their branch at the highest altitude region of Himalayas up to Kailash. The main motive of this ashram is to provide accommodation to the pilgrims.
Also, one can find restaurants, hotels, stores, cafes, parks, libraries, shopping complexes, meditation centres, ayurvedic dispensaries, etc. present in the vicinity of the ashram. Several processions, chanting, birth and death ceremonies take place regularly in Swarg Ashram. Travellers also visit this ashram to study about ayurvedic medicines and taking yoga as per their interest.
How to Reach Swarg Ashram in RishikeshNearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station to the ashram is Rishikesh railway station junction which is some 6 Km from the Omkarananda Ashram. From the railway station head in the direction of south at 79 m turn slight left towards Haridwar Road and when you walk for 900 m turn left at Rajsthani onto Haridwar Road Pass by petrol pump on the left in 1.0 Km and at 2.0 Km continue onto Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Rd/NH 58 and pass by the Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.0 Km) and the colonhydrotherapyindia on the left in 1.6 Km and at 6.0 Km turn right onto Neelkanth Bridge Road, pass by Glacier tour (on the left in 450 m) and at 950 m turn right onto Neelkanth Temple Road and at 2.2 Km slight right and 3.3 Km turn right at 290 m and again turn right at 110 m you will find the ashram.
Nearest Bus Depot: From the bus depot, head towards Haridwar Road in the eastern direction on Nirmal Aashram Road when you walk for 600m turn left at Girnari Lal Jugmandar Das Jain Shop on to Haridwar Road and pass by the petrol pump on the left in 500m when you continue to walk for 1.6 Km continue onto Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road/NH 58 pass by colonhydrotherapyindia on the left at around 1.6 Km when you continue on the same road for 6.0 Km turn right onto Neelkanth Bridge Road and pass by Glacier tour on the left in 450m and continue for 950m turn right on to Neelkanth temple road walk on for 2.2 Km and take a slight right and continue to walk on for 3.3 Km and then turn right and continue to walk for 290m and again turn right and walk for 110m and you will find the Swarg Ashram.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Jolly grant airport, yamnotri which is some 14 Km from the Swarg Ashram. From the Airport, head south towards Dehradun Rishikesh Road at 200 m take the 1st left on to Dehradun Rishikesh Road and pass by Amrapali Aadya Trading & Investment Pvt Ltd (on the right in 15.5 Km) and at 15.7 Km. At Prabhat Transport Co continue onto Dehradun Road and pass by Puri Hospital on the left in 750 m and at 1.8 Km turn left at vna infrastructure onto Haridwar Road. Pass by petrol pump on the right and at 1.8 Km continue onto Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Rd/NH 58 Pass by colonhydrotherapyindia (on the left in 1.6 Km) and at 6.0 Km turn right onto Neelkanth Bridge Road, Pass by Glacier tour (on the left in 450 m) and at 950 m turn right onto Neelkanth Temple Road and at 2.2 Km take a slight right and at 3.3 Km turn right and at 290 m turn right and you will find the ashram at 110 m.
Entry fee is not charged and the ashram is opened to public on all days of the week and it will take 1 hour to take a round at the ashram and you can also stay in the ashram. Pets are not allowed.
Address: Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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