Parmarth Niketan Ashram

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Parmarth Niketan Ashram, located in the lap of the verdant Himalayas, along the banks of the Ganges, is one of the most popular ashrams in Rishikesh. The ashram specialises in traditional ayurvedic practice treatment, yoga, meditation and various other natural healing techniques. The ashram was founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj. With over 1000 rooms, lush gardens, clean and pure ambience, the ashram provides a calm and serene refuge to devotees and patients alike.

The ashram keeps its doors open for people of all religions, gender, caste, class and nationalities. The ashram is the home to a 14-feet statue of Lord Shiva that has been placed along the river bank. The divine or holy tree, Kalpavriksha, also boosts the sense of spirituality on the ashram campus.  

Various activities of the ashram include different healing yogas, universal prayers and meditation classes, kirtan, daily satsang, spiritual talks and seminars among other events. The ashram with its various activities aims to help people connect with their inner self and rejuvenate their senses. During your stay at the ashram, you can feel being associated with the peaceful surrounding of the ashram as well as nature.

The place has hosted hundreds of holy men, sages and yogis among others from across the globe. Parmarth Niketan Ashram has its own private ghat where Ganga Aarti is offered every evening. This is a blissful sight to witness if you are spending a day or two at the ashram. 



  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 08:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Road : Rishikesh railway station is around 16km from the ashram. If you take a car or auto from the station, you can reach the ashram through Veerbhadra Road.


Ticket Pricing

  • entry is free :
  • basic rooms : Rs. 800

Things to do at the ashram:

1. Yoga and meditation class: You can sign up for any of the regular yoga and meditation classes at the ashram that happens on a daily basis. Expert trainers conduct these classes at nominal fees.

2. Spiritual lecture: The ashram is a hub of various spiritual activities. Daily morning and evening lectures by saints and religion practitioners among them is a vital one. Most of these lecture free and open to all. One can gain clarity over their mind and soul by attending these lectures and talks.

3. Ganga aarti in the evening: This is a major highlight of the ashram. Daily Ganga aarti on the private ghat of the ashram is witnessed by hundreds of pilgrims and devotees. Not only the ashram residents, but local residents and tourists too flock here to be a part of this ethereal ceremony and chant some prayers on the illuminated banks of the river. This is a half an hour event which is performed by lighting lamps and floating diyas on the river.

4. Morning prayers: The resident ashram heads or gurus conduct the morning prayers at dawn every day. This includes surya namaskar and conveying gratitude to the universal god for our existence on earth. The morning prayers generally begin at 6 in the morning. Usually, one should attend the morning prayers after having a bath and dressed in clean clothes. The ashram focuses on the belief that cleanliness is next to godliness.

5. Nature cure and ayurvedic treatment: There are various types of ancient Hindu healing practices and ayurvedic treatments. The ashram has taken up the task to keep the tradition alive by pursuing these methods to provide healing touch to thousands of patients and devotees that come here in search of recluse and physical and mental well-being. Ayurveda experts and natural therapy practitioners offer different paid services as well. To avail of any of these you have to get in touch with the ashram authorities during or before your stay to gather information about the charges and timings among other such things.


Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Rating & Reviews

Based on 9489 reviews
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Vivek Kuriyal
Vivek Kuriyal
09/10/2020 08:26
Every one who wants to come rishikesh knows about paramarth. It is famous for it's Ganga Arti, a good waiting room is available here for those who wait to see the Aarti and offer prayer to maa ganga. (You can attend online session of yoga by joining it's facebook page and it's youtube chennal from 7 am morning.) Not only spiritual aspects, This divine institute is doing a admirable job in the field of social services. For spreading awareness of cleaning ganga, planting trees to save the nature, and many other dimensions.
大田真野 TheWildTian
大田真野 TheWildTian
03/07/2020 01:22
Can’t get a room in here without book a month affront. It is very quiet inside as there is no monkeys, cows and dogs. Met a local friend who booked the room in here, 800rps for a standard room with a kitchen and bathroom. The room is ok, I prefer my room which is located in yoga village with half of the price. There are free classes every day except Sunday. The canteen in here is a highlight, they serve different kinda Indian food. The choices of breakfast are variety. Lunch and dinner is only Thali, and also desserts and drinks. Very good place for staying around in Rishikesh.
Ankush Tiwari
Ankush Tiwari
04/14/2020 17:25
Parmarth Niketan : Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located in the Swarg Ashram area. The Ashram has so many rooms for devotees as well as tourist. Ashram has many religious statues inside. Parmarth Niketan is also host for the Internationa Yoga Festival every year. Ashram is popular among the tourist for Yoga. Every day Ganga Aarti ceremony is organized at the Ghat of the Ashram in Evening.(5 PM in winter and 6 PM in Summer. The aarti is widely visited by the tourists.
Sarbjit Singh
Sarbjit Singh
08/06/2020 15:50
Parmarth Niketan is situated in the lap of the lush Himalayas, along the banks of the Ganges. The ashram was founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj (1901–1965). Since 1986, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj is the President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan. As the largest ashram in Rishikesh with over 1000 rooms, Parmarth Niketan provides a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens to thousands of pilgrims, who come from all corners of the Earth. The daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include daily yoga specializing in Vinyasa yoga, general Hatha yoga and yoga Nidra.Daily activities also include morning universal prayers and meditation classes, daily satsang and lecture programs, kirtan, a Ganga aarti at sunset attended by hundreds of visitors each day at the shore of Ganges, as well as Nature Cure and Ayurvedic treatment and training. Parmarth Niketan is the home to a 14 feet Shiva statue on the banks of the Ganges which provides a perfect view to the ashram. The divine tree of heaven Kalpavriksha was planted at the premises of this ashram by Vijaypal Baghel of Himalaya Vahini.
Rohit Malviya
Rohit Malviya
07/13/2020 09:37
The perfect divine stay for 3 days... amazing simple food and sadhus... to cheer your spritual journey... the place to make you realize that what you have in life and who you are...

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Anytime from late September to November is the best period to visit Parmarth Niketan Ashram. This time, the weather remains quite pleasant and you can visit various tourist attractions in the surroundings without facing the scorching sun or being drenched in heavy rains that the valley witnesses during monsoon.
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