This well-known ashram is 30km west of Coimbatore. Outside, there's a massive black sculpture of Shiva – claimed as the world's biggest bust-statue; inside are a series of artistically designed temples, including one housing the Dhyanalinga, believed to embody all seven chakras. Visitors are welcome for meditations; if you want to stay or take yoga courses, book ahead.

Direct buses to the ashram leave from Coimbatore's Town Bus Stand (Gandhipuram) – go to the website and click on Travel Information for timings and bus numbers.