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Swargashram

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Distance (From Rishikesh Railway Station): 5.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: Near Shivananda Ashram

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5.5 km from Rishikesh Railway Station, Swargashram is situated on the left bank of Ganga River, opposite to Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh.

The Swarg Ashram was built in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand, the saint better known as Kali Kamli Wala (the saint with a black blanket) amongst the locals. The area lies amidst forest and hills, with beautiful orchards and free from the pollution of city. The Ashram is maintained by a trust called Kali Kamliwala Kshetra. There are various ashrams, caves, temples inhabited by the saints and rooms that are the residential quarters for students, pilgrims, priests and travellers within the ashram complex. This place is very popular among foreign tourists as well as locals.

The ashram also encompasses different stores, shopping complexes, cafes, parks, libraries, ayurvedic dispensaries, meditation centers, hotels and restaurants. Furthermore, travellers also visit this place for studying ayurvedic medicines and taking yoga tours. The Ganga aarti in the evening can be witnessed from the premises of the ashram.

Swarg Ashram can be reached either by walking through the Ram Jhula across the Ganga River or by crossing the river by boat.