Accommodation and food
The ashram offers good accommodation facilities in numerous
buildings and cottages. Most rooms are semiprivate. There are also dormitories
and suites for families. Most rooms have attached batherooms. Bedding
is also provided. The ashram has also laundry service. Book in advance
during winter months. One can stay at the ashram for one to two week only.
The food is typical vegetarian south indian food, served on banana leaves
with curd, buttermil, and milk from the ashram cows. Meals are only for
those staying at the ashram. Mineral water is available in the dining
Those who want to stay longer, find outside accommodation
and most of the accommodation in Thiruvannamalai is restricted to basic
lodges and small budget hotels. Those who want to stay in Ramanashram,
reserve room in advance. The ashram offers for over one hundred people.
There are also dormitories which suites for families.