The Beatles Ashram
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Ana Muñoz
Bogota, Colombia27 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this ashram. The architecture is immersed in the jungle and it’s is very interesting. Vero cool place to take pictures. Read a bit before going since there’s not much info on site. Just a couple of signs.

We found it a bit expensive for foreigners compared to the local’s rate.
Written 3 November 2022
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Thomas R
San Francisco, CA113 contributions
Oct 2022
It is NOT "THE BEATLES ASHRAM." It is Chaurasi Kutya Ashram, and you should visit with that in mind.

This is where Maharishi Mahesh Yogi gave instruction and teacher training to expand his worldwide introduction of Transcendental Meditation. The Beatles' visit was a blip in the march of time.

Maharishi's organization leased the land from the National Park in the 60s and 70s. When the lease ended, the park service retrieved the land, but let the buildings succumb to the forces of nature.

It is a beautiful experience, as now it is an international center of graffiti art on the decaying buildings. I don't know what the one-star reviewers were expecting (Beatles music?) but for me it was a peaceful reflection on meditation, nature and an important part of India's history.
Written 24 October 2022
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louisa_hump
Brackley, UK34 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Firstly, it’s 600 rupees per person if you’re a tourist (we’re from the UK) and you have to queue for ages whilst they check ID…

From the outside you would not know it was the Beatles ashram as it says tiger reserve.

The place itself is a little underwhelming - there’s a few signs telling you what buildings are but most of the ashram seem to have been built after the Beatles stayed here. The thing we found more disappointing was the lack of information / photos showing what it all looked like in it’s prime - you can find this online.

Some of the graffiti is quite good, some of it is a little amateur!!

Given how much money this place pulls in from tourists it could be better and I get the feeling that the money isn’t being used to maintain it.

Not sure it’s worth the visit - maybe if you have nothing else to do but there’s better things to do in Rishikesh.
Written 12 October 2022
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MPSRathore
Jodhpur, India28 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Off just put it off the travel bucket list. Quite some time before the place js under Govt Jurisdiction and has nothing authentic related left to beatles. Needless to say the fee, time and value is not worth.
Written 2 October 2022
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MDR
New Delhi, India7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
A very disappointing place, there is nothing to see Seeing the location from the start point, the mood is turned off, it is a very dirty road, it is very difficult to drive,According to 150 per person, it is not even worth paying or any special facilities This is just a forest in the name of the ashram where there is a lot of broken building,Ticket counter staff is also very rude The staff of the canteen is also very rude, the food is over priced, so I would suggest that no one visits here tourists are being robbed in the name of beatle asharm, there is nothing worth visiting or seeing here!The employee of Rajaji Park have made the worst condition of this place.
Written 26 July 2022
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Subje
New Delhi, India12 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Good place. The place was clean and maintained. The entry fees was a bit high but we got discount with the student ids. I recommend people to go when the weather is cloudy or pleasant as it gets too hot in the afternoon. It was a nice photogenic place.
Written 16 July 2022
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Satish
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This place is erstwhile Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, where Beatles Band spend time doing yoga and meditation. During their stay they wrote and composrd many songs. This place was opened for public viewing last year. It is inside Rajaji Tiger Reserve area and under forest department. It is in dilapidated condition. After Mahesh Yogi left this place, it was left to ruin. Inside, on a hillock, by riverside, the ashram was built with close to 100 double storied cave like rooms with attached toilets for yogis, deciepels and students. There are several administration buildings, kitchen, dining, postoffice, reception, conference halls, meditation halls, temple....many have wall paintings of Beatles members and their activities...overall it takes 2 to 3 hours to explore the ashram. It feels good if one is a fan of Beatles and know about Mahesh Yogi.
Written 7 June 2022
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johnnb
Silver Spring, Maryland40 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Mostly a ruin, but much of the White Album was written here. Many little meditation huts which postdate the Beatles, but you can still walk through the bungalows they stayed in. Now managed by the govt as part of Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Entry fee of Rs 600 for foreigners, 150 for Indians is steep by local standards. There is a small cafe and photo gallery. It's a bit of a walk from town, so you might want to take a taxi and ask them to wait for you while you visit
Written 19 May 2022
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village1231
Noida, India69 contributions
Apr 2022
Quite a long drive from our hotel which was on the riverside, not much signage so the driver had to ask his way several times. It is shown as Rajaji National Park ( no mention of the Beatles ashram)!
Had to pay an entrance fee and climb up a bit to reach the actual ashram. Not at all well maintained , had a neglected feeling about it, and very few visitors probably because of the entrance fees- which could be a good things as it was left unspoilt and not much done to maintain the buildings.

Otherwise interesting with some nice graffiti and photographs.

No gift shop, restaurant or toilet that we could find.

Written 15 May 2022
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Big Zee Industries
New Delhi, India8 contributions
Jan 2022
This is one of the most overhyped places in Rishikesh. People generally come to visit the place because of it's name but it's just a garden for couples.
Written 28 April 2022
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