Rishikesh, India

Travel Arrangements

Please do not book flights until your registration has been confirmed and you have received the link to the course Trip Preparation Documents.

Airport Pickup And Transport

Please book your flights so that you arrive at Dehradun’s Joly Grand Airport on Thursday between 7AM and 2PM for pickup. You will then be transported to the Ashram for checkin and an orientation at 3PM.

International flights usually land at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, and you would have a connector flight. Some international flights arrive in the morning allowing for an easy connector to Dehradun. However, other international flights would arrive in the evening (Wednesday) or the wee hours of the morning (Thursday). You may notice when you book your flights that you therefore have to wait till 6AM for a connector to Dehradun. However, Delhi airport has both sleeping pods and spa lounges with showers. These services can be booked on the airport’s website (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/sleeping-pod.aspx).


If you plan to fly out fairly shortly after the course ends, please do not book a flight leaving Delhi before Saturday evening. Graduation is Friday evening and all students are expected to attend. Most students stay until check-out (Saturday at 10AM) and and fly from Dehradun in the afternoon for a Saturday late-evening departure from Delhi to an international destination.

If you have time, it is a wonderful opportunity to integrate all of the teachings and experiences you have had during the course by staying at or nearby the ashram for a few days. Please only plan to stay longer at the ashram itself if you intend to continue with the ashram classes and lifestyle. If you plan to stay Saturday night and onwards, bookings can be made in advance with the Ashram office at ashram@akhandayoga.com.

Because students all have different travel plans for after the course, they are responsible for making their own way back to Dehradun/Delhi or on to further Indian travel destinations. The ashram office can assist with transit plans if necessary and there are many travel agencies in Rishikesh.