Shri Avdhoot Ashram is a decades old Ashram established by Shri Chandan Dev Avdhoot ji maharaj and his disciple Swami Shri Raghuwar Dayal Shastri Shankhya Yog Vedantacharya Ji in 1961.

The Ashram was established to facilitate sages and scholars who visit Rishikesh in search of truth and tranquility. The ashram serves its purpose till date and is one of the most preferred places for sages and visitors coming to Rishikesh.

The Ashram has added a newly constructed wing to its facility with modern amenities and facilities to makes the visit of western learners comfortable and delight them with great hospitality.

Ashram staff is trained with professional hospitality experts to ensure that the scholars do not face any trouble during their stay. Most of the staff either understands English or is assisted by someone who will help you communicate with them.

The new facility of the Ashram is dedicated to TTC and other special programs of the Ashram, there are ample security and hospitality provisions to make sure that the students do not face any trouble.

IYMS appoints a dedicated manager to ensure that the needs of the students are met by the ashram staff. However, there are limitations to services, the students need to stick to the Ashram schedule to avoid any inconvenience.


About Rishikesh


Situated on the bank of Ganges, Rishikesh is one of the holiest pilgrimage places in India. For thousands of years, it has been chosen retreat of saints, sages and pilgrims who after retiring from worldly involvement pursued a solitary life of study, meditation & austerity.

Shri Avdhoot Ashram is situated on Rishikesh the town of Haridwar, near the major pilgrimage places of Haridwar. Located as it is between the swiftly-flowing yet serene Ganges and the foothills of the Himalayas, it is an ideal and tranquil setting for spiritual practice.

The sounds of nearby temple bells and devotional songs are carried on the morning and evening breezes, mingling with birdsong and augmenting the peaceful and contemplative atmosphere of the Ashram.

Rishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrim centres and gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Yoga Centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place.

From this point, the great Ganges leaves behind her mountain home and enters the vast plains of Northern India. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practiced penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.

At present, it is the unofficial Yoga capital of the world with people from around the world coming to learn the practice of Yoga from the source.