Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFriends, Solo, Couples
Rank7 out of 45 attractions in Rishikesh
Places to stay near The Beatles Ashram
Reviews of The Beatles Ashram • 4
Being big fans of The Beatles, we wanted to go the Beatles Ashram. The sharing-auto we took costed us Rs.50/person. We reached the Ashram at around 1 P.M and bought entry tickets for Rs. 150/- each. We spent the entire afternoon enjoying each other's company, accompanied by the serenity of the place. We had a little picnic at the beautiful ruins of the abandoned, former Transcendental Meditation ashram which is AKA Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram.
Our next stop was the famous Beatles' Ashram. It's an easy 15-minutes walk from Ram Jhula. This place originally was called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram. But in 1968, the Beatles came to Rishikesh and stayed in this ashram for several weeks. They sought spiritual wisdom and apparently attained it here. A major part of Beatles' album The White Album (released on 22 November 1968) was conceived here.To us, the place was holy. The ashram has 12 caves where the Beatles stayed. The inner walls of these caves were painted with awesome graffiti. While some believe that the graffiti were done by the Beatles themselves, some others opine that in 2016, a group of 4 professional artists did all the paintings.
While the objectives were clear from the word go and we just wanted to make merry (that means drinking in spartan J), we ended up not having much. I was simply blown away by what Rishikesh can offer more. I along with my friends managed to relive what the Beatles must have and in words of a dear friend of mine, "the world has surely F*C**D itself up post that era". While its nothing out of the ordinary for the minds who don't believe in the existence of greatness but the Beatles Ashram as its popularly was the highlight of the visit.
Built in 1962, Closed in 1998, re-opened on 8th Dec 2015, paintings done by world renowned artists in Feb 2016