Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh, India

Getting Here

India requires that all foreigners obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. You can check out the arrangements for obtaining a visa in your country at your local Indian consulate or embassy website. You can also directly visit the official Gov Visa Online Portal.

Here are some helpful links:

Indian Consulates

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Please apply for a tourist visa only. Travel or Tourism should be indicated as the the purpose of visit. 

Apply for your visa about a month prior to your departure. Your visa will be valid as of the date of issue. Usually, for most countries a basic tourist visa will get you a visa that is valid for 6 months, but please check with the Indian embassy in your country. Please make sure you understand any limitations on your visa before you travel.

India has introduced an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) scheme for the nationals from many countries, which can be applied for and obtained online. This allows for visitors from eligible countries to apply online a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of arrival. These visas are one entry and valid for 30 days. Immigration at IGI airport in Delhi is one of the nine Indian airports that accepts this form of visa.

To apply for an e-Tourist Visa click here.

Airport Information

The most convenient airport to fly into is Indra Gandhi International Airport. From there you can either fly to Dehradun domestic airport, which is close to Rishikesh, or take road or rail transportation. The advantage of landing at Dehradun Airport is that arrival procedures are quick and easy and Rishikesh is a 30 minute taxi ride away, which saves the 6 hour taxi ride from Delhi to Rishikesh.

Please note that all airports do have their oddities, but IGI has a special one you should bear in mind. Be aware that once you leave the building after arrival you will not get back inside! Double-check before you leave the arrival hall if you need foreign exchange/ATM, public phones or missed your taxi – all are located inside!

Please arrive at least one day (24 hours) prior to your course start day! Orientation is on the day before course starts. To make things easier, accommodation with us is free of charge one day prior to you course start as well as an additional night at the end of the course. If you want to arrive earlier than please let us know in advance so we can check room availability or suggest another guesthouse for you to stay.

Getting to Rishikesh

Depending on how you choose to travel to Rishikesh, it may take you up to 8 hours or more, so keep this in mind when making your travel arrangements.

There are multiple ways of getting here:

By Plane:

Fly to Dehradun domestic airport, which is only a thirty minute drive from Rishikesh. Prices vary, so try to book your flight in advance to get the best possible price. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airport if you let us know in advance for 1000 INR. Otherwise there is a prepaid taxi counter inside the airport that you can use to get here. The price should not be more than 1000 INR.Book Taxi Service

By Taxi:

Most convenient way for the first time visitor to India. Tattvaa Yoga Shala can arrange the pick up for you. Please contact us for reservations and pricing. We can also let you know if there are other students with whom you can share the taxi for a for economic and enjoyable option. From Delhi the taxi is about 4,500 INR and approximately a 7 hour drive.Book Taxi Service

By Train:

Take a train to Haridwar, which will take about 5-7 hours from Delhi depending on the service used. Fares range from about 500 to 1200 INR depending on the service and level of comfort you select. Once in Haridwar, take a taxi or a bus to Rishikesh. Tattvaa Yoga Shala can organise taxi pick ups from the train station, which costs 1,000 INR. Please let us know in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements and ensure you arrive smoothly.Book Taxi Service

A Guide to the India Railway System and the Indian Train:

India Railways

By Bus:

A cheap and a real experience. Buses cost up to 500 INR from Delhi to Rishikesh. Please be sure to go to the correct bus station in Delhi. You can buy a ticket either online or at the station.

The travel time is estimated at 6 hours, but it may take 10. This is India, after all.

Please keep in mind that there are various levels of comfort on Indian buses. We don’t recommend the standard Indian buses, as they are slow, crowded, and bumpy. Look for the AC buses or Private buses to ensure you have a comfortable and efficient trip to Rishikesh.

Tattvaa Yoga Shala is located at Ram Jhula across the river from the bus terminal. We recommend taking a rickshaw taxi from the bus terminal to the Ram Jhula bridge, from where you will have to walk the last 2km or twenty minutes to Tattvaa Yoga Shala. You may also be able to arrange a porter to help you with your luggage.

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There are following ways to reach Rishikesh –

  • Take a flight from New Delhi International Airport to Dehradun Airport.(45 min.)
  • Take a train from New Delhi to Haridwar (Approx. 6 hrs.)
  • Take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh bus stand (Approx. 7 hrs.)

Tattvaa Yoga Shala offers a private car/taxi for pick up from New Delhi International Airport, Dehradun Airport, Haridwar Railway Station, Rishikesh Bus Stand or any other location of your choice. To book a taxi, email us or use our taxi booking form. We will send you a confirmation email about 2 or 3 days prior to the pick-up date.

From New Delhi:

Taxi fare from Delhi International Airport to Tattvaa Yogashala Rishikesh (Approx. 7 hrs. drive)

Small Car: INR 4500 (Suitable for 2 people)*

Big Car: INR 7000 (Suitable for 3-5 people)*

From Dehradun Airport:

Taxi fare from Dehradun Airport to Tattvaa Yogashala Rishikesh (Approx. 45 min. Drive)

Small Car: INR 1000 (Suitable for 2 people)*

Big Car: INR 1800 (Suitable for 3-5 people)*

From Haridwar Railway Station:

Taxi fare from Haridwar Railway Station to Tattvaa Yogashala Rishikesh (Approx. 1 hr. Drive)

Small Car: INR 1000 (Suitable for 2 people)*

Big Car: INR 1800 (Suitable for 3-5 people)*

Tattvaa Yoga Shala is located 500 meters (15 min. walking distance) from Ram Jhula taxi stand. You need to walk and cross the bridge and turn right and come near the Choti wala Restaurant, The big Shala is on left hand side just before the Choti Wala restaurant and small shala on the right towards Parmarth Niketan Ashram road.

*Rates are subject to change negligible without any prior notice.

*You can cancel the taxi any time 24 hours in advance without any charge. If cancelled after this time, we’ll have to charge the full price.

*All payments to be done at Tattva Yoga Shala reception Rishikesh.

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