Surrounded by luxuriant woods, Chinmaya Tapovan is located near the Dhauladhar Mountain range in Sidhbari. The meaning of the word Sidhbari means the ‘abode of the Siddhas’ and self-realized masters. It is said that this was the place which was the home to numerous saints and seers who once walked on this very Earth and made every being pure and self-realized who came their way. They did so by essentially teaching them practices related to yoga.
Yes, there are many ancient scriptures which give the evidence describing the presence of great saints who had flourished their wisdom in the past in this place and helped many to attain liberation. Established by Swami Chinmayananda, this place is home of spirituality to everyone and anyone who wishes to drink from the nectar of peace and contentment. Any such being is welcome to explore this place. While visiting this place, one can feel the utmost peace around the lavish nature. The depth and life exuding energies can be felt all the way to a person's core here. Meditation and yoga are regularly practised in the ashrams of Chinmaya Tapovan.
It was the year of 1977 when Swami Chinamayananda came across a barren piece of land. Right then he knew in his intuition that this place was a consecrated space with holy vibrations flowing through. It was then, that he decided to found the Chinmaya Tapovan Trust along with the ashram which comes under the management of this trust.
After that, somewhere in the year 1981, Swami Chinmayananda successfully established a Vedanta institute commencing a two-year intensive Vedanta course in the Hindi language which was quite similar to the course being offered in the English language. And today, the spiritual camps for both adults and youth are offered at the ashram.
For anyone who wants to explore one’s spiritual side then visiting the Chinmaya Tapovan is a must for any holy seeker. This is the kind of place which is essentially overlooked by the mainstream travellers and tourists. But for the people who seek something real and substantial really shouldn’t miss visiting this place.
Sandeepany HIM's campus - The campus has existed within the premises and has a magnificent and gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. Once you are into the beautiful premise you will feel the bliss. The campus of this place is stunningly vast and is also quite beautiful. And the Shivalingam present here is clearly visible for miles.
Spiritual Bookstore - It is a must-visit store for the Spiritual book lovers! Yes, this premise consists of many spiritual book stores where you can buy several books suiting your spiritual needs.
Meditate and feel great - Here at Chinmaya Tapovan, you can spend some quality time meditating and rejuvenating your soul right under the godly grace of the Yogis and Masters.
Yoga - While you are exploring the beautiful Sidhbari region, you can sit at the ashram for a while and practice Yoga or learn different asanas from the gurus of Ashram. This will surely be helping you create some really productive opportunities for your future self.
The Chinmaya Tapovan is the place that is opened for all day. Though, dwell into the mesmerizing beauty of Sidhbari when the weather is upright in the month of October, November and January.
By Airport - The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport in the Kangra District which is situated at an approximate distance of around 13 km from this place. This airport is quite well-connected with other nearby and major Indian cities such as Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh etc.
By Rail - The Chinmaya Tapovan can be reached more quickly if you deboard at Pathankot Railway Station, Himachal Pradesh which is situated at a distance of around 85 kilometres from here. After deboarding the train, you will need to get some means of transportation like a cab or something else.
By Road - Travelling to Chinmaya Tapovan via road is quite an amazing opportunity to explore the scenic vistas which one comes across upon the unending roads. One can easily travel to this place from nearby and major Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Bengaluru etc. From these places, it will take you a time frame to reach 9 hrs, 35 hrs, 5 hrs, and 45 hrs to reach here. You can take routes like NH44, NH52, NH503 etc.
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