Reading previous reviews, no need for me to clarify the ashram/hotel difference. Outside the gates it's bustling and is part if a vibrant, local, vocal community of humanity and animals. Inside more chilled, nice gardens, food was ok, yoga classes terrific, aarti awesome. People are friendly, but you really have to go searching for information on where things are and at what time. My suggestion from personal experience is avoid the Ganges view room if you are looking for a quiet meditative spot (better head to an ashram away from the town). If you're up for the awesome views, then it's great. Felt a bit like a youth hostel, and probably people don't know about the silence periods within the ashram. Budget-wise you can get better value elsewhere in more comfortable rooms very close. I probably wouldn't go back to this ashram, however I do recommend consider staying for a night or two and make your own mind up, depends on the experience you're looking for.
- Also Known As:
- Parmarth Niketan Ashram Hotel
- Parmarth Niketan Ashram Hotel Rishikesh