Haridwar is a religious town so it is also well-known for its several ashrams. In Haridwar every division of Hindu has their own ashram. In Haridwar there are several ashrams. The work, culture and rules in every ashram is their own and different from each other. If you visit these ashrams you will find that different ashrams have different purposes. Each and every ashram has their own traditions so if you visit that particular ashram you have to follow their rules & regulations. You can also see that some ashrams are devoted to particular religious personalities and some are recognized to serve mankind, some are for doing yoga & other particular activity. Spiritual leaders from all over India often visit these ashrams. There are some ashrams which are recognized for their social & religious activities. Life in these ashrams is very peaceful and so thousands people are living. Do visit these ashrams to know the culture and do meet the people living in ashrams and if you are coming here for long stay & have spiritual purpose.
Shantikunj Ashram :
One of the biggest & most popular ashrams in Haridwar is Shantikunj Ashram. Worldwide it is also known as Gayatri Parivar. There are hundreds of rooms in the ashram for devotees. During the day several social & spiritual activities are going on in Shantikunj Ashram. Do visit if you want to learn about Ashrams.
Anandamayi Maa Ashram :
In Haridwar Anandamayi Ma Ashram is also recognized as Maa Ananda Mayi Ashram. Located in Kankhal area the ashram is 05 kms from Haridwar Railway Station. This Ashram is devoted to a well known spiritual leader, Sri AnandaMayiMaa.
Patanjali Yogpeeth :
Patanjali Yogpeeth is one of the well-known ashram & Yoga institute in Haridwar. The Institute is opened under the flagship of Baba Ramdev. Patanjali Yogpeeth is famous for research & development in Yoga & Ayurveda and treatment. The Ashram is situated at a distance of 22 kms from Haridwar Railway Station at Delhi – Haridwar Highway.