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Locations of Rishikesh Yogpeeth - India

Rishikesh Yogpeeth conducts its courses in two locations just outside Rishikesh, India known as Abhayaranya and Ganga Campus respectively. Kindly find the details below :

1. Abhayaranya Campus

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It is recorded in history and tradition that yogis and seekers of India sought the solitude of the Himalayas to deepen and perfect their practice. They believed there was a special energy in these mountains that aided their efforts. True to this tradition, Rishikesh Yogpeeth has built a campus called Abhayaranya in a place that is situated on a hill-side, away from the bustle of Rishikesh, near a tiny Himalayan village called Patna. What strikes the visitor is the quietness cradled by the surrounding hills. This quietness is broken by the muted sound of the holy Ganga flowing below, almost out of sight, reminding you of her presence. Abhyaranya can be reached by a short, but stiff trek on foot from the nearest drop-off point on the Neelkanth Mahadev road from Rishikesh, just before Phool Chatti.

Accommodation at Abhayaranya

We have 18 cottages with two well appointed, spacious and comfortable rooms in each cottage. Each room has twin beds, attached toilet with shower and running hot water. Each room can have either single or double occupancy. You will be asked your choice (single/sharing) while booking the course. Meals are taken in a large dining hall in the ashram. The arrangement is traditional where you sit on the floor in rows and are served lovingly by our staff and student volunteers.

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2. Ganga Campus

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The Ganga campus is located at Shree Vithal Ashram, right next to the river Ganga. This campus is just off the Ram Jula Bypass Muni Ki Reti, about 2 kilometres from Rishikesh Main City.

Accommodation at Ganga Campus

There are 10 cosy cottages at Ganga Campus. Each cottage has twin beds, attached toilet with shower and running hot water. You have a choice of single or double occupancy in these cottages. Meals are taken in a common dining area.

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Getting There

By Air

For International travellers, New Delhi is the nearest port of entry. Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi.
Once you reach Jolly Grant airport, we can arrange to have to picked up and brought to the nearest drop-off point where you hike up to Abhayaranya. We’ll also help carry your luggage up the mountain trail. If you are going to the Ganga Campus, the taxi will drop you inside the campus.

By Road

Taxi: We can arrange a taxi to pick you up from New Delhi airport (distance 260 Km, drive of 6-7 hours) and bring you to the ashram.
Bus: Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxury coach.
You will still need to inform us to arrange to pick you up from Rishikesh (where the bus will drop you) to bring you to the campus.

By Train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities including New Delhi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express.
We can arrange for a taxi pick-up from Haridwar railway station to bring you to the campus.

Please communicate with us about your arrival and pick-up well in advance. We can also help other students to share pick-up taxi with you to make it cheaper.

Ashram Life

Being in a remote location, there are no shops or markets nearby. Everything needs to be brought in from Rishikesh town. While we provide a few basic items of daily use like toiletries, it is wise to come prepared with the things you feel you must have and cannot do without. Please see the FAQ for more information.