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Directions to Parmarth Niketan from Delhi
- Come to Haridwar
- Pass Haridwar
- Go 15-16 Km.
- You will see the Hanumanji Temple (Baba Neem Karoli Temple) on your left.
- Just past the temple is the IDPL Gate on your right. Turn right at this gate.
- Keep going straight.
- Ask for the Barrage Bridge. Follow the way to the bridge. There will also be signs for Parmarth. Follow these signs.
- Cross the Barrage Bridge. You are now 8 km from Parmarth Niketan.
- Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left.
- Go straight through the mountains. First you will go up, and then go back down.
- There will be a fork in the road. One road goes off to the right, for Neelkanth. Don’t take this road. Take the road that goes left and down
- Head down until there is a left turn. There will be another sign for Parmarth; Turn left.
- Go a few hundred meters to the first road (the only road). Actually it’s more like an alley in the back of the ashrams. It is directly parallel to Ganga, a few hundred feet inland).
- Turn right.
- We are at the end of this road.
If one is coming by taxi (which frequently do not want to drive through the mountain/jungle route to the back of the ashram), the car can come to the Muni-ki-reti parking lot at Ram Jhula and park there. From there, you can cross over Ganga by motor boat or by foot on the foot bridge. Coolies are available at the Muni-ki-reti parking lot for hire if necessary to help carry luggage across the water. After crossing Ganga, turn right (going back down river) and walk until you get to Parmarth Niketan, a few hundred meters. You will walk through the market and shops. There is a large clock tower in front of the Ashram.
When you arrive, ask for Pujya Swamiji’s reception.
If you are going to arrive after 9 pm or before 8 am , please be sure to call or email in advance and let us know as the office opens at 8 am and is usually closed by 9 pm. If you’re arriving outside of regular hours we will arrange for your keys to be with the gatekeeper.
Phone: (0135) 2434301 or from abroad, dial +91-135 instead of 0135
Need help with transport arrangements?
Please contact Bijendra Singh (Biju) directly at +91- 9557836990 or +91-7060350322.
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