The Beatles Ashram
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  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Abandoned beauty
    This ashram is surprisingly large and deserves a few hours of exploration. It has been reclaimed by the forestry department and is now acting like a park. The abandoned buildings have a quaint charm to it, and they are enhanced with beautiful graffiti in parts.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Tally Teo
    Graz, Austria1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and serene atmosphere
    Pretty place, I would expect them to maintain this a bit better given the entry fee charges. The natural trails are beautiful and you are pretty much on your own to explore the entire place and read up on stuff. But the caves and buildings are getting pretty old and definitely need to be maintained before we lose these marvelous structures
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Anonymous925
    631 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Way Different/Better than Expected
    So, if you're expecting a clean and organized Disneyland kind of experience, you'll be disappointed. I really enjoyed this place. It's like the people just walked away and left everything as it was, sort of a dilapidated hippie time capsule. There's a bunch of newer murals and graffiti, but getting to explore all those old buildings is something that would never happen in the litigious Western world. I could've spent a lot more time there. Great views from there as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India2,092 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit place
    After immersing yourself in the serene experience of Gangaji aarti, the Beatles Ashram stands out as the second most visited place in Rishikesh. To reach this iconic spot, cross Janki Setu from the Muni ki Reti side, turning right and walking approximately 200-300 meters through a narrow lane. Upon turning left, you'll find the entrance to the Beatles Ashram. Notably, there are no prominent displays after crossing the Janki bridge, making it essential to follow the given directions. Managed by the forest department, the entry fee is Rs.60/- per person, and it's crucial to retain the ticket until leaving the ashram, as it will be checked during your return. Facilities near the ticket counter include drinking water and toilets. Inside the campus, a small canteen provides refreshments. The ashram covers a vast area, so be prepared for extensive walking to explore its various facets. Ensure you carry enough water for the journey. The Beatles Ashram, once the residence of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, offers a captivating journey through history. Amidst the serene surroundings, you can witness the remnants of the printing press, post office, student hostel, kitchen, mess, staff quarters, meditation cottages, and more. The ashram provides ample opportunities for photography, allowing visitors to capture the essence of this historic and tranquil retreat. Prepare to be enchanted by the spiritual ambiance and rich history as you explore the Beatles Ashram, a place that seamlessly blends nature, history, and the legacy of the renowned Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,782 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    interesting to visit
    this was an interesting place to visit (expensive admission for foreigners...1200 rupees). We went with Rishikesh walking tours led by Arjun. He did a good job showing us around. We really enjoyed getting to know him. So glad to have visited this now mostly ruined site.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Slack M
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive but worth it
    It was definitely worth it to visit this place. Despite the expensive entry tickets for foreign (1200 INR per Person) , we had a great time walking around this abandoned ashram. So many art work on the walls that you can take pictures of and amazing views to the Ganga . Also make sure to sit in one of the meditation huts and practice breath awareness.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2024
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Gulab Singh
Jaipur District, India3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
A very poor experience when I visited the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh. The staff is rude and impolite. If you talk about entrance for foreigners it's INR 1300 which is a lot. It's not worth. Don't visit this. It's a wastage of money and time.
Written 11 May 2024
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Nikita T
Chittaurgarh, India17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Overhyped place. Nothing to see there. Completely in ruins. Big dissappointment as the govt charged 250 bucks to see this dialapidated place.
Written 25 April 2024
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Jason B
New York City, NY90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Had interesting walks, caves, huts, and of course murals. Was very peaceful and not crowded like some parts of Rishikesh.
Written 4 April 2024
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Coastal46954550628
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Everything was super.. especially the staff who were do warm and indulgent.. they did everything to make us feel comfortable
Written 23 March 2024
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Slack M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was definitely worth it to visit this place.
Despite the expensive entry tickets for foreign (1200 INR per Person) , we had a great time walking around this abandoned ashram. So many art work on the walls that you can take pictures of and amazing views to the Ganga .
Also make sure to sit in one of the meditation huts and practice breath awareness.
Written 16 March 2024
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P a
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Was kind of shocked to see price has gone from R600 to R1200 talk about trying to milk the tourists.
Maybe they price will put some people off ?!

I came here cos I am a massive Beatles fan but tbh this is a lot more than it being about beatles.

It is all abandoned so if you are expecting some kind of exhibition then this place isn't for you.

I loved how it was all abandoned though and you can walk all around the old buildings my imagination going wild thinking about how it all used to be.

Please read about the history of the place before coming as it will add to the experience.

There is a very small cafe that sells some drinks, sandwiches and super noodles

The park itself is clean with very little trash about.

So if you are a Beatles fan, love street art and abandoned buildings then you will love this place, if these things are not you cup of tea then I would avoid.
Written 5 February 2024
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
this was an interesting place to visit (expensive admission for foreigners...1200 rupees). We went with Rishikesh walking tours led by Arjun. He did a good job showing us around. We really enjoyed getting to know him. So glad to have visited this now mostly ruined site.
Written 27 January 2024
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ankur kandoi
Siliguri, India1,386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Its a perfect place to spend some time in solitude,,, since its far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

you will find it very peaceful here..

had it been well maintained, i am sure it would have been a much more better place and lots of more tourist visiting this place..
Written 14 January 2024
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India2,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family

After immersing yourself in the serene experience of Gangaji aarti, the Beatles Ashram stands out as the second most visited place in Rishikesh. To reach this iconic spot, cross Janki Setu from the Muni ki Reti side, turning right and walking approximately 200-300 meters through a narrow lane. Upon turning left, you'll find the entrance to the Beatles Ashram.
Notably, there are no prominent displays after crossing the Janki bridge, making it essential to follow the given directions. Managed by the forest department, the entry fee is Rs.60/- per person, and it's crucial to retain the ticket until leaving the ashram, as it will be checked during your return.
Facilities near the ticket counter include drinking water and toilets. Inside the campus, a small canteen provides refreshments. The ashram covers a vast area, so be prepared for extensive walking to explore its various facets. Ensure you carry enough water for the journey.
The Beatles Ashram, once the residence of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, offers a captivating journey through history. Amidst the serene surroundings, you can witness the remnants of the printing press, post office, student hostel, kitchen, mess, staff quarters, meditation cottages, and more. The ashram provides ample opportunities for photography, allowing visitors to capture the essence of this historic and tranquil retreat.
Prepare to be enchanted by the spiritual ambiance and rich history as you explore the Beatles Ashram, a place that seamlessly blends nature, history, and the legacy of the renowned Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Written 4 January 2024
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Geeta R
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Sadly run down. Enjoyed the photo gallery in 2 dingy rooms. Nostalgic reading the song lyrics by famous artists who visited and were inspired there. Wish it magically gets a face lift.
Written 3 December 2023
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