Settled away from the hustle-bustle of city life, the ashrams in India are also the best yoga retreats. They are perfect for spending time in peace. These are mainly placed near the holy spots to help you connect with your inner self and the Almighty.
So, if you are tired of your hectic and stressful life and wish to spend a few days of a simple lifestyle, come and stay in the ashrams in India.
What do ashrams in India offer?
Indian ashrams have everything to serve you, from suitable accommodation to healthy food to rejuvenating meditation and yoga sessions. Many ashrams offer free stays as these run on donations made by pilgrims and devotees.
The pilgrims and devotees stay for long, and the revered saints get settled here for a lifetime. Similar to schools and other teaching places, ashrams in India also, in a way, teach something to everyone.
There are various sessions held on yoga, spiritual music including bhajans and chanting, classical dance, religious talks, and meditation held at the best yoga ashrams in India. All the sessions are done under the guidance of masters.
Where are ashrams located in India?
If we talk about particular destinations in India, then Mysore, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Chennai, Trivandrum, and Bangalore top the list, with great numbers of ashrams.
Parmarth Niketan is one of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh and a top yoga center in India. As the ashram is settled on the banks of River Ganga, the ashram's tranquility and simplistic structure attract devotees and pilgrims in large numbers.
Sivananda Ashram is well-facilitated and more of a yoga center that mainly focuses on five teachings-relaxations, meditation, postures, breathing, and diet.
Other important ashrams in Rishikesh are Phool Chatti Ashram and Yoga Niketan Ashram.
Prem Nagar Ashram is a popular ashram in Haridwar. The serenity and the cleanness of the place offer great peace and power to its visitors. The ashram has a Satsang hall and a separate meditation room.
Shanti Kunj Ashram also offers good facilities and is essentially for those serious about meditation, sadhna, and mantras.
Sai Baba Ashram is the main ashram for Sathya Sai Baba. The ashram is also a spiritual center for devotees and pilgrims from different parts of the world. The accommodation offered here is simple and inspiring.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry offers affordable stay and an educational center. The ashram is named after Sri Aurobindo, a great philosopher, spiritual leader, poet, and yogi.
Sri Raman Ashram in Tiruvannamalai, south of Chennai, attracts devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Some of the other Ashrams in India are
- Bihar Yoga School (Munger, Bihar)
- Integral Yoga Institute and Isha Yoga Center (Coimbatore)
- Sivananda Yoga and Sivananda Kutir (Uttarkashi)
- Osho Meditation Retreat and Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute (Pune).
If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, Ashrams in India are the best option. Book a tour to visit the ashrams in India in Rishikesh, Chennai, Bangalore, or Haridwar with Tourism of India’s customized tour packages.