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Parmath Niketan Temple, Rishikesh

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4.1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Relax, meditate and enjoy the gardens of Parmath Niketan Temple, the world famous ashram along the banks of the Ganges in the lap of Himalayas. With over 1,000 rooms and well-maintained gardens set in a huge peach color-painted complex with a clock tower and crimson-lined towers, this largest spiritual monastery in Rishikesh is a popular pilgrimage site. Join morning prayers, yoga and meditation classes or listen to one of the lectures by itinerant sages and spiritual musicians. A private ghat takes you to the river where you can observe a Ganges Aarti, and you can also get some ayurvedic treatment. See Parmath Niketan Temple and all Rishikesh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rishikesh trip generator.
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  • For years I have been coming to Paramarth Niketan studying Yoga. The rest of the place is unique. The temple is perfect for meditation and to attend the evening Aarti.
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  • It's a mesmerizing experience which should not be missed. Make sure to reach before sunset, experience the aarti and stay there till sunset. Experience the divinity. 
  • Must watch Ganga Aarti it was splendid although very cold but the big divas for Aarti lit up the area. Bhajans were excellent as that day birthday of Hinduja brothers was being celebrated and lot of m...  read more »
  • I stay for a week every year, very beautiful and peaceful place , right on the banks of Holy Ganga, this place is an ashram for Yoga and other spiritual activities, don't expect luxuries and facilities like hotel i.e. change of linen or room service etc rather enjoy what you don't get . Good canteen with very good hygenic food at reasonable prices , come , stay and unwind yourself in this divine ashram.
  • Best place in Rishikesh to learn meditation and yoga. Parmarth also has naturopathy clinic that offers a wide range of ayurvedic treatment. If not staying at Parmarth, then you should make a point to at least visit it in evening at the time of Ganga Aarti.
  • I was expecting lots of peace and meditation. But there was no meditation .yes ganga Aarti and yoga classes are good. Need more classes for whole day do as person came from city should learn mediation and self awakening . Need to work more on it .
  • peace of mind, ganga aarti great and food also awesome
  • I came to Parmarth from Canada but I am Indian in background. I stayed here for 7 days from Nov 3rd to 7th 2015. I came to Rishikesh to learn meditation and do yoga so I read this would be the place to go. I noticed though all of the reviews were mostly from Indians from India. I was thinking since I was coming alone they would pair me up with people like a hostel type of situation but no, they gave me my own room with a price tag of 500 rupees a night. I mentioned before I came in email I would live a river, or mountain view but they put me in the basement. If I could share pictures on here I would show you how terrible it is. They put me in the ganga block in the basement floor. It looks like a prison or a mental hospital with no lightening and dirty sheets in piles in the hallway. The room is facing the street and all you an hear is motorbikes, cows, people making noise. The sheets smelled so bad, probably not ever washed and the hot water didn't work. Meditation that they claim is not meditation. They are not teaching you to meditate. You wake up to go to the Satsung hall at 5am. There are no locals or westerners there because this is Satsung not meditation. Just prayers in deep ancient Hindi that not too many people can understand. You sit there for 1 hour listening to singing. Then yoga starts at 7am in the yoga hall, a completely different building. The yoga class was awesome but you know what happened? The next day when I went to yoga there was a sign on the door saying "Yoga cancelled come back Sunday" Sunday was the day I was leaving the ashram so that was 7 days without yoga for no reason or explanation at all. There are no other programs at the ashram, and when you leave the ashram you will enter a world of beggars, cows, cow dung, people going to the washroom in front of you on the street. Not the safest feeling for a single female travelling. The ashram treats you like a number, they don't really care about your experience. I asked to change rooms, they said no, they were full. They aren't interested in your development. I came to India for meditation and Rishikesh was the complete opposite of peace. I didn't enjoy my time here.
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