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The Beatles Ashram
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Ranked #15 of 64 things to do in Rishikesh
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Beetles Ashram today is an abandoned structure at the extreme end of the Swarg Ashram area - about a kilometer's easy walk from Parmarth Niketan or Vanaprasth Ashram. Other than the fact that you are walking around the place where the Beetle came for solace - to participate in advanced Transcendental Meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in February 1968,[riddled with it's own controversies] this place has only the Murals - Artxpan - that blew my mind.
The murals really add a contemporary meditative quality and context to this hall - without being literal or historic. Done with amazing skill, loved the choice of size, scale, colour and placement of the art pieces that I'm sure will be appreciated by one and all whether or not you are familiar with The Beetles' work! Kudos to the mural artist and the forces that are allowing such interpretations to take place in our art and cultural scene. Worth a visit just for this!
Carry your earphones and own Beetles' music while you walk around. We sang aloud to the lyrics [on a wall] of 'Jai Guru Deva'. Carry water too though you will find piping hot Maggi, basic snacks and water & shakes at a small canteen [not to be confused with the Beetle/Delmar cafe - that is near the Laxman Jhoola]. There is also a washroom.

Thank Rachna2013
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

we made it there just before 5 pm closing time.. walk in as far as you can, because the art work in deep inside among the abandoned structures.. try enter one of those meditation cells theyre interesting from inside too..

1  Thank Freyaan
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

I enjoyed my little sojourn of the so-called Beatles Ashram, which is actuallythe Chaurasi Kutiya Ashram. This was the ashram of the controversial Mahesh Yogi. But it came to limelight due to brief but eventful trip by the 4 members of Beatles in 1968. The ashram today is in much dilapidated condition. I think this must have been restored and given a retro looks. There are some 84 meditation pods here so it is called Chaurasi Kutiya. For me Rs. 150 entry fees is not so much but i also think that Rs. 600 entry fees for foreigners is rather steep.

What i loved about this ashram is its quite atmosphere that catapults all visitors into sort of meditation. It is also a great place for rejuvenation after facing maddening crowd in Rishikesh. I think high entry fees helps in maintaining the decorum of the place as it is also part of the Rajaji National Park. The view of Ganges from Ashram is amazing. The place is sort of pilgrimage for fans of Beatles while an average person can find much solace and peace here. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Raviagni
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We thought about going by, taking it easy.. Have a walk, taking few pics
.. Not really a big Beatles fan but let’s go and see!

And then a huge sign on the entrance: FOREING FEE : 600 Rupee!!

Are they insane?! I mean, almost same fee than TAJ MAHAL! Just-NOT WOTH IT.

1  Thank GoAlMa A
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you can get past the exorbitant entrance fee to the park it is worth it. The abandoned ashram is eerily beautiful and knowing who walked the grounds in search of transcendence makes it feel powerful. Bring a good camera and read up on your Beatles history before coming to get the most out of the experience. You can also walk from main Rishikesh, it is a leisurely 40minute walk down a treelined market clad road full of chai stands and street food delights.

Thank Hannah L
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