Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh
Amidst the Himalayan range, on the bank of holy Ganges in Swargashram, stands the beautiful hermitage for the homeless and travellers, Geeta Bhawan. The Bhawan, at once, can accommodate more than 1000 devotees and provides them free stay. Although the Bhawan remains crowded round the year, the best time to visit is during summer for the day long Satsang programmes organized by the devotees.
Geeta Bhawan provides pure vegetarian food, grocery items and Indian sweets, free ferry ride and dispensary. Other amenities available at Geeta Bhawan include Geeta Press book store, apparel shop and Ayurvedic department, which sell pure herbal products. Inside the Bhawan, there is a sacred Banyan tree, which was once the place where many saints like Swami Ramtirth, have performed penance. Presently, the tree is considered as a haven for people seeking spiritual enlightenment through yoga and meditation. Geeta Ashram also has two ghats where devotees are often seen taking a holy dip in the Ganges.
07:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Open all days
Gangapar P.O., Swargashram, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand