International Yoga Festival 2016
1st March to 7th March
Every year in first week of March International Yoga Festival is organized in Rishikesh. International Yoga Festival is event organized by Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Since last 17 years Parmarth Niketan is organizing International Yoga Festival. Initially Uttar Pradesh Tourism launched this festival in 1999 with the help of Parmarth Niketan and Hotel Ganga Kinare. In 1999 guest were stayed at hotel Ganga Kinare and participated activities at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. After that the stay and activities both are provided at the ashram itself. The number of participants are growing each year significantly. Multiple types of yoga and meditation techniques are demonstrated by teachers across the world. An average 1200 to 1500 participants join this event. Entry is not free. Most of the participants choose the whole package along with stay, meals & yoga meditation classes. Visitors can purchase daily passes but sometime daily passes are not available due to limited seats.