Abhayaranya Rishikesh Yoga Village & Yoga Retreat Rishikesh India
Patna water-fall, Neelkanth Temple Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249304, India
Nestled in a pristine corner at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas and on the banks of the holy river Ganges, the Abhayaranya-Rishikesh Yogpeeth is a yoga school dedicated to spread around the true essence of yoga. Registered with the Yoga Alliance USA, the school provides the perfect environment to learn about the ancient science of hatha yoga in the place of its origin.
The peaceful ambience of this yoga school in Rishikesh and the specially crafted programs will give the visitors the unique taste of life in a yogic ashram. Every teacher is supremely skilled and devoted in transmitting the yogic lessons in their traditional form along with sessions of guided meditations and chants. The yoga teacher training courses conducted here are designed in levels to accommodate each type of student and to guide them towards a spiritual journey.
The delicious satvik food served in the Yogpeeth is prepared to keep the visitors healthy and activities like rafting and trekking are incorporated in the various programmes to make the entire experience more wholesome. This is the perfect place to start a life-transforming journey to explore the path of yoga.
Rishikesh Yogpeeth has four budget hotels and an ashram for accommodating the visitors and students with both private and double room facilities. All rooms have attached bathrooms with 24-hour water supply and regular supply of hot water, twice in a day. The aesthetically designed Mahatma Yoga Ashram is scenically located beside the Ganges and acts as the venue for the yoga retreats and the beginner’s courses in hatha yoga.
How to get 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, Rishikesh Yogpeeth Abhayaranya can arrange to have to picked up and brought to the nearest drop-off point where you hike up to Abhayaranya.
By Taxi: Rishikesh Yogpeeth can arrange a taxi to pick you up from New Delhi airport (distance 260 Km, a drive of 6-7 hours) to the ashram.
By 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 to arrange to pick you up from Rishikesh (where the bus will drop you) the campus.
By Train: The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometers 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. Rishikesh Yogpeeth Abhayaranya can arrange for a taxi pick-up from Haridwar railway station to the campus.