Getting to the Ashram

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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.

There are several trains a day between Delhi and Haridwar, schedule is posted below. You can book tickets online at You can either hire a taxi to take you directly to the ashram as per the directions given above, or you can take a taxi, bus, or rickshaw to the Muni-ki-reti parking lot in Rishikesh which is the parking lot near Ram Jhula (also called Shivanand Jhula). From there you can take a motor boat across Ganga (or walk across the bridge). Then, after crossing, head down Ganga – a right turn – until you see a huge, beautiful clock tower. That is Parmarth Niketan. We are a few hundred meters down river from Ram Jhula.

Jet Airways and Air India run daily flights to the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The airport is listed as Dehradun but it’s actually very close to Rishikesh – between 30 min – 50 min depending on which route one takes. See for flight schedules.

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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