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Not-so heavily traveled, amazing hide-out- The Beatles Ashram. The place where the band of the Rock music The Beatles had come for a stay for meditation transcendental journey in the 60's under the Yogi Maharishi Mahesh.

Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

The graffiti with the backdrop of the dilapidated (-in right ruins) built structures since 1997 when it was abandoned. Near the Rajaji National Park with the river Ganga flowing quietly behind it, this place is the perfect ground for exploration of art and nature's intervention on it.

Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

Graffiti of Paul Mccartney, one of the four key members of The Beatles.

Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

Portrait graffiti of Yogi Maharishi Mahesh in the centre.

Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

The built-up man-made caves structures where the pilgrims from around the country coming to Rishikesh used to meditate.

Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of The Beatle's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

A cave in the mountain rock, where Sage Vashistha is believed to have meditated. It has Shivalinga in it and the temple is now dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Photo of Vashishtha Guha Temple, Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road, Shivpuri Range, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

A small down hill trail that leads to this temple/gufa.

Photo of Vashishtha Guha Temple, Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road, Shivpuri Range, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

Towards the down side of this Temple, one touches the river base and could spot rafting boats in the magnificent currents of the water.

Photo of Vashishtha Guha Temple, Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road, Shivpuri Range, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
Photo of Vashishtha Guha Temple, Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road, Shivpuri Range, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

View from the Shivpuri base point for Rafting adventure sport.

Photo of Vashishtha Guha Temple, Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Road, Shivpuri Range, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

Evening aarti (prayer) in front of radiantly lit Ram Jhula with the backdrop of beautiful natural craft of mountains' silhouette. (2018)

Photo of Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami

Same ritual aarti (prayer) a year before in 2017.

Photo of Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Shubhangi Goswami
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