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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in Rishikesh

Experience the heavenly aura at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in Rishikesh. It is one of the best ashrams to visit in Rishikesh that offers a spiritual retreat. Visiting this place is an experience you must try when you are on your Rishikesh tour. 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram Rishikesh is also known as Beatles Ashram because the prominent international music band Beatles members stayed here. The Beatles came here to grab knowledge and training to gain transcendental meditation, and Maharishi Yogi helped illuminate their souls. So today, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is a famous ashram of Rishikesh. This popularity was achieved by the Beatles but has been maintained due to its effective courses and enchanting aura.

History of the Ashram

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi took 15 acres of land in 1961 from the Forest Department on a 20 years lease. However, after all his efforts, the ashram failed to renew the lease, which expired in 1981. Years later, in 2000, the Supreme Court issued an order asking the Forest Department to get rid of all the illegal occupants from the reserve area and across India. Therefore, the staff of the yogi was vacated, and by 2003, the ashram was left to breathe in peace.

Open-Air Gallery

Maharishi Ashram has been closed officially, but the tranquility has not yet faded. The building is abandoned, but the lecture hall has been turned into an open-air gallery under the project called Beatles Cathedral. Their songs' lyrics and pictures are painted all over the walls. 

Entry Fee

The Beatles Ashram falls under the Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Therefore, the visitors need to pay a charge of INR 150 for Indians and INR 600 for foreigners. 

How to Reach Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram Rishikesh

The ashram could be a bit hard to find, and you may seek help from locals, who are more than happy to help. It is located 700 meters away from Parmarth Niketan Ashram and just one kilometer from Ram Jhula. So visit the ashram if you are looking for a leisure stroll. Taxis are available to Beatles Ashram from Jolly Grant Airport, Laxman Jhula, and Rishikesh Railway Station. 

Apart from ashrams, Rishikesh is fully packed with thrilling activities and beautiful tourist attractions. You can cover all the elements by booking your Rishikesh tour packages through us. We provide fully customizable tour packages that you can alter as your choice.