8 Stunning Places Where You Can Stay For Free In India & Enjoy A Budget Trip

by Suchismita Pal
8 Stunning Places Where You Can Stay For Free In India & Enjoy A Budget Trip

Staying in picturesque destinations do not always require shelling out a huge chunk of money. In India, you can take a halt in the lap of the mountains, in the heart of a lush green forest or right by the sea for absolutely free or by paying a little amount. India is home to some beautiful ashrams, yoga retreats and similar establishments in stunning locations that won’t really charge you for staying. In most of these places, your stay will be coupled with a noble purpose. Here is a list of 8 such places.

1. Isha Foundation

Isha Foundation is around 40 kilometres from Coimbatore and sits on the foothills of the Velliangiri mountains. This is the spiritual centre of Sadhguru which houses the magnificent statue of Adiyogi Shiva. If you are willing to volunteer at the centre, you can stay in its dormitory for free.

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2. Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, Himachal Pradesh

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara lets guests stay for free in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh and also offers free parking and food. The Gurudwara is set beside the gushing Parvati River also has special heated rooms which can be availed on request. You can stay in the Gurudwara for as long as you want.

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3. Anandashram, Kerala

Known as the Abode of Bliss, this ashram is nestled in the echoing greenery of Kerala. You can stay here for free. Ashram-cooked food, low on spices, will be served three times a day. Just in a couple of days, Anandashram will offer profound rejuvenation to your body and soul.

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4. Geeta Bhawan, Rishikesh

Located right on the banks of the holy Ganga, Geeta Bhawan offers free food and accommodation to visitors. The ashram has around 1000 rooms for guests from all over the world. Meditation sessions also take place in the ashram to help you attain calmness and peace of mind.

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5. Govind Ghat Gurudwara, Uttarakhand

This gurudwara is located on the bank of the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. It offers free accommodation to trekkers, pilgrims and other visitors. The gurudwara offers breathtaking views of the river and the mountains.

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6. Nyingmapa Monastery, Himachal Pradesh

This monastery is set in the Himachali town Rewalsar and the Rewalsar Lake flows near it. You can stay at this gorgeous monastery amid the towering mountains at ₹200-₹300 per night. You can also hoard antique pieces from the local market nearby.

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7. Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sarnath

This historic monastery in Uttar Pradesh offers overnight stays at prices as low as ₹50. It houses a marvellous statue of Sakyamuni, a form of Lord Buddha. The monastery is maintained by Lhadhan Chotrul Monlam Chenmo Trust.

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8. Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Chennai

Volunteer in the humanitarian programmes of Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Chennai and stay in the establishment for any number of days you wish to. The ashram has branches in other parts of India too.

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