Parmarth Niketan is a Spiritual heaven which is located at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. Pujya Swami Shudevanandji Maharaj founded this ashram in 1942. It is the largest ashram in Risikesh. Thousands of tourists come to this place every year. This ashram provides accommodation to the visitors of this place.
What to see at Parmarth Niketan: Activities of this Niketan are morning universal prayers followed by daily yoga and meditation class. Daily Satsang also conducts here. Kirtan which is world famous Ganga Aarti conducts at the evening. Other activities conducts at this place are Nature cure and Ayurvedic treatment and training. Vijaypal Baghel of Himalaya Vahini planted Kalpavriksha, divine tree of heaven at this premises. This ashram is the home to 14 feet Lord Shiva Idol. This ashram provides several courses on Ayurveda, Reiki, Acupressure, Stress Management, Pranayama, meditation and Yoga. Without discrimination of creed, caste, religion, nationality, race all the invited to this place.
What to see around Parmarth Niketan:
Tera Manzil Temple: Different idols of Hindu gods and goddesses can be seen here. From this place sun set looks so beautifully. It is located 5kms away from Ashram.
Shri Tryambakeshwar temple: Lord Shiva is worshipped here. Some people say that it is one of the Joyothirlingas. It is located 15kms away from the Ashram.
Lakshman Jhula: It is a suspension bridge which was constructed in 1939. In 1889, it was a Jute Bridge. It is believed that Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana used this bridge to cross the Ganga River. From this place visitors can see River Ganga, Ashrams and temples. It is located 11kms away from the Ashram.
Triveni Ghat: It is the confluence of 3 sacred rivers such as Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga. People believe that taking a dip at this place will wipe off all the sins. Maha Aarti is the major attractions of this place. It is located 17kms away from the Ashram.
Bharat Mandir: It is one of the oldest temples of Rishikesh. Adi Guru Shankaracharya built this temple. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here. It is located 14kms away from the Ashram.
Lakshman Temple: It is another ancient temple of this place. At this site Lakshman performed Tapa. It is believed that Lord Rama and Lakshmana built a twing bridge near this temple while they were going to Himalayas. Rishi Kund is the major attraction of this place. Lord Rama and Lakshmana had taken bath here to wipe off all the sins of killing Demon Ravana. It is located 10kms away from the Ashram.
Neelakanta Mahadev Temple: Lord Shiva is worshipped here. It is located on the top of the hill. From this place, people can have a spectacular view of Brahmakoot, Manikoot and Vishnukoot. It is located 10kms away from the Ashram.
Getting to Parmarth Niketan: This Ashram is well connected with road ways. From Rishikesh railway station and bus stand buses and taxis are available to visit this place. Rishikesh is well connected with road and railways. From Kotdwar, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri buses come to this place. Rishikesh railway station is well connected with all the major cities. Nearest airport is located at Dehradun.
Getting around Parmarth Niketan: Ashram can be explored on foot. Buses and taxis are available to visit the surrounding place of Parmarth Niketan.
Best time to visit Parmarth Niketan: In the month of May heat at this place is unbearable. Remaining all the months of the year are best months to visit this place.
Where to stay in Parmarth Niketan: Ashram is having 1000 rooms. It provides accommodation to the tourists. Along with this plenty of accommodations are available at Rishikesh.
Where to eat in Parmarth Niketan: Ashram provides food facility to the people who were staying at that place. Non vegetarian is strictly prohibited in this area. Plenty of restaurants are also available at Rishikesh.