Having spent quite some time scouring the Internet for the answer, I came to the conclusion that finding the Beatles ashram is not easy or clear. So for the sake of those wishing to visit I thought I’d create a guide to visiting this amazing, if slightly surreal, place.
Firstly, you’ll need to navigate yourself to the far (East) side of Ram Jhula, Rijshikesh, shown on the right of this image.
Turn right and follow the road. You will come across a kink in the road, just follow it, with the Ganges on your right head through the shopping area, walking through a covered bazaar and a range of shops and stalls. This road goes on for approximately 1Km, passing some beautiful ashrams mixed with debris, litter and beggars that are sadly so common in India.
If you persist in walking down this road, the shops thin out into a less populated area, then eventually the space opens up. When we went down the road we took this photo, but I suspect this will soon change.
Give yourself plenty of time to look around as the area is huge, if the weather allows it, wear long trousers to avoid being scratched by the undergrowth.
You are free to climb all the stairs in the buildings and I would recommend finding the numerous halls (we found three) to get a real feel of what happened here. There is also the large central building which you can go into and there is a stairway to the top. Here you can get great views of the mountains, take pictures and meditate in the ‘beehive’ structures (also a welcome area of shade).
I hope you enjoy your look around, please comment and let us know how you got on.