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Mayawati Ashram

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22 km from Champawat and 9 km from Lohaghat, this ashram is situated at an altitude of 1940 meters. Mayawati shot into prominence after the Advait Ashram was established here. The ashram attracts spiritualists from India and abroad. Amid and old tea Estate, is the Advait Ashram of Mayawati. During his third visit to Almora in 1898, Swami Vivekanand decided to shift the publication office of 'Prabuddh Bharat' from Madras to Mayawati, from where it is published since then. The only presence that has become a part of the peace and solitude of Mayawati, is that of the mighty Himalaya in all its splendor. On request the Ashram provides board and lodging to visitors. There is also a library and a small museum at Mayawati.

The very first story of his first book (Man Eaters of Kumaon) is related to Champawat.

General Information

•Season :Round the year

•Clothing Summer: light Woolens or cotton, Winter: Heavy Woolens

•Language: Kumaoni, Hindi and English

•Local Transport : Jeeps/Taxis/Ponies/Dandi

•Area : 5 Sq. kms.