Internationally: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Domestically: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand
By Train: To either Haridwar or Dehra Dun and then taxi to Aurovalley Ashram, Raiwala [between Haridwar and Rishikes]
By Road: To Aurovalley Ashram, Raiwala [between Haridwar and Rishikesh]
The rooms at both Aurovalley and Parmarth Niketan Ashrams have 2 beds, hot water for shower / bath, bath soap, western style toilet with toilet paper, bed linen and towels. Single rooms and Triple share rooms are available upon request.
Filtered water is available at the Ashram and in the dining room. You are welcome to bring your own refillable water bottle. The water in your room is safe for brushing teeth and bath but not for drinking.
Please bring your personal toiletries including shampoo and body lotion. Basic toiletries are available for purchase at Aurovalley Ashram. There are shops just outside Parmarth Niketan Ashram where you can purchase anything you need.
Laundry Service: is available for a fee. You are responsible for laundering your undergarments. Small packets of dry laundry soap is available to purchase in the shop at Aurovalley Ashram and in the shops just outside Parmarth Niketan Ashram.
Rishkesh is cold in February 5C / 41F – 11C / 52F at nights and 20C / 68F – 25C / 77F during the day.
Please bring warm clothes, sweaters / jackets / shawls, socks / gloves, thermals, etc. for morning and evening activities.
Keep all doors and windows to your room closed at all times. Do not feed the monkeys. Keep all fruit and food in bags when outside of your room.
Yes, they will be available at the venue for a nominal amount (between Rs.600 Rs.750).
Proficiency in Sanskrit is not mandatory, but it helps if you are familiar with the sounds of Sanskrit.