Chinmaya Tapovan is a modern day ashram situated at the foothills of the majestic Dhauladhar ranges
of the Himalayas
. It is about 10 km from Dharamsala
, in Himachal Pradesh
Situated on the banks of Bindu Saras, the ashram was founded by late Swami Chimayananda, a great exponent of the Gita. The ashram complex has a 9 m high image of Lord Hanuman, a Ram temple, a meditation hall, a school, and a health and recreation center.
Chamundi Mandir, Jwalaji, Kangra Devi and
Mcleodganj are the nearby interesting places. A mini forest of pine trees, which is a few hundred yards away, is a very good picnic spot with absolutely no noise around.
Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station. Regular bus connects the ashram with Dharamsala and Pathankot.