Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram, Rishikesh
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, also popular as Beatles Ashram, is one of the mystical attractions in Rishikesh. The ashram gained prominence in 1968, after the world-famous musical band Beatles stayed here. They came to this place to get advance training on transcendental meditation. Through meditation, Maharishi Yogi imbibed a new vision of life in the Beatles.
Their visit to this ashram suddenly brought Rishikesh in the limelight, on an international level, and made it a popular tourist destination. Not only this, their visit also changed the world's opinion about Indian spirituality. People started taking yoga and meditation as serious activities, which could introduce them to inner peace. It is believed that owing to this incident only, Rishikesh became a hub of spiritual healing among international travellers.