Introduction of Jiva

In Hinduism and Jainism, a Jiva is a living being, or any entity imbued with a life force.

In Jainism, jiva is the immortal essence or soul of a living organism (human, animal, fish or plant etc.) which survives physical death. The concept of Ajiva in Jainism means “not soul”, and represents matter (including body), time, space, non-motion and motion. In Jainism, a Jiva is either samsari (mundane, caught in cycle of rebirths) or mukta (liberated).

The concept of jiva in Jainism is similar to atman in Hinduism. However, some Hindu traditions differentiate between the two concepts, with jiva considered as individual self, while atman as that which is universal unchanging self that is present in all living beings and everything else as the metaphysical Brahman. The latter is sometimes referred to as jiva-atman (a soul in a living body).

The word itself originates from the Sanskrit jivas, with the root Jiv – “to breathe”. It has the same Indo-European root as the Latin word vivus, meaning “alive”


Brief Description

Just 225 kilometers north of India’s capital, New Delhi, and easily accessible by rail, road and air, this exquisite in Rishikesh ‘JIVA Home’ is located main rishikesh city close to the Laxman Jhulla, in a very serene and peaceful environment. On the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. In the evening, the breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus (spiritual men), pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly Ganga Aarti.

JIVA Home is not just a resort in Rishikesh that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings but assists in enabling you to experience both physical and mental relaxation and realize the importance of a moment of calm and personal space in your everyday life. In absolute terms, JIVA is the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where every corner spells harmony and every color soothes the senses.

Services & Facilities


  • Reception
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Doctor on Call
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Front desk
  • LED Television
  • Tour Escort Service
  • Laundry (Chargeable)
  • Pick Up and Drop Facility (Chargeable)
  • Newspapers
  • Taxi service / Car Rental
  • Wake up call
  • Room Service (limited)
  • 24 hours power back up
  • Parking for In-house Guest
  • Room Service, as per guest choice


Jiva Home is 09 keys property offers a comfortable and convenient stay to FIT as well as Business travelers. The Hotel is easily reachable to Triveni Ghat – Aarti Point (03 km), Laxman Jhula (500 meters), Ganga River (500 meters), Rishikesh Railway Station ( 15 minutes’ drive), Neem Beach (300 meters) and various other tourist points.

This hotel has 09 air-conditioned rooms with Free Wi-Fi to the entire in-house guest. All the rooms feature an attached bathroom having all the bath amenities with hot and cold running water, cable LED’s TV in all the rooms, power backup, and doctor-on-call services. It extends 24-hour room service to its guests at Jiva Home.

Our rooms are designed for uninterrupted relaxation with all the conveniences of home. The room accommodation is divided among Three room categories;


Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms are ideal for Couples or Families. These rooms are elegantly designed relax all during a day or night. They are equipped with all modern facilities like; LED TV, satellite connectivity, air-conditioned, dressing mirror, Iron & Iron Board on request, and daily newspaper at Lobby with King Size beds.


Executive Room

Executive Rooms are third higher category of rooms available with approx. 330 Sq. ft. of size, ideal for families with Kids as these rooms are equipped with 01 King Bed. They are elegantly designed with attached balcony where few rooms have to sit out & relax during a day or night. They are equipped with all modern facilities like; LED TV, satellite connectivity, air-conditioned, dressing mirror, Iron & Iron Board on request, hot/cold water and daily newspaper at Lobby with King Size beds.


Premium Room

The Premium Room is ideal for families with children, due to the size (approx. 300 Sq. ft.) which can take 02 adult certainly. Well-furnished along with a balcony, these rooms come with large room. They are equipped with all modern facilities like; LED TV, satellite connectivity, air-conditioned, dressing mirror, Iron & Iron Board on request, dining area, hot/cold water and daily newspaper at Lobby with King Size beds.

Deluxe Room 

Rack Rates Single Double Inclusion
999 999 Room only, Govt. taxes as applicable

Executive Room 

Rack Rates Single Double Inclusion
1499 1499 Room only, Govt. taxes as applicable


Premium Room

Rack Rates Single Double Inclusion
1999 1999 Room only, Govt. taxes as applicable

In and Around

Ganga River – 500 Meters, Walkable
The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism and known as one of biggest river of India Subcontinent and World too. Many Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganga can purify a person’s soul of all past sins, and some believe that it can also cure illnesses. We are just walkable from such a Holy Place.

Laxman Jhula  500 Meters, Walkable 
Just walkable; the Laxman Jhula is a popular hanging bridge situated 70 feet above the River Ganga and 450 feet long. The bridge connects two villages, Tapovan and Jonk, crossing the river from west to east. Lakshman Jhula acts as an adjoining bridge across River Ganga, along the old route to the sacred shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. The construction of various grand temples around the Jhula has made it one of the most visited places in Rishikesh.

Parmarth Niketan – 10 Minutes walkable (approx. 1.5 KM’s)
Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, providing its thousands of pilgrims who come from all corners of the Earth with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens.

Triveni Ghat Ganga Aarti – 15 Minutes walkable (approx. 3 KM’s)
The Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, also called as the Maha Aarti, is an evening prayer performed on the banks of the River Ganga. It is a major highlight of the ghat, which attracts a large number of devotees and visitors. The aarti is accompanied with chanting of bhajans, beating drums and bells. The illuminated lamps in the evening provide a beautiful view from where we are just walkable.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple – 30 Minutes’ drive (approx. 22 KM’s)
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is among the most revered shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is located around 32 km away from Rishikesh. Positioned on a hill above Swarg Ashram, this ancient temple lies at the confluence of the Pankaja and Madhumati rivers, amid three valleys – Brahmakoot, Vishnukoot and Manikoot.

White Water Rafting- 05 Minutes’ Walkable (500 Meters)
If you have a knack for adventure, Rishikesh is the place to be. Apart from the religious humdrum, this getaway is always buzzing with ample opportunities to pump up your adrenaline in a raft while tearing through the white waters of River Ganga. The Booking office of Rafting is just walk able from Petals Krish Grand Hotel, Rishikesh.

Bungee Jumping – 20 Minutes’ drive (approx. 17 KM’s)
Bungee Jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground. The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound. When the person jumps, the cord stretches and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils, and continues to oscillate up and down until all the energy is dissipated. On Request, Pick from Hotel is very much possible, if you are interested to explore this adventure.

Jiva Home

Opposite Maa Yoga Ashram, Tapovan, Rishikesh,

Uttarakhand, India – 249201

Reach Us

By Air
Jolly Grant Airport – 40 Minutes’ drive (approx. 22 KM’s)
Dehradun Domestic Airport, Uttarakhand

By Railway
Rishikesh Railway Station– 20 Minutes’ drive (approx. 5 KM’s)
Railway Station, Bankhandi, Manvendera Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Haridwar – 1.15 Hours’ drive (approx. 32 KM’s)
Haridwar Junctions, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

By Road
New Delhi– 5.5 Hours drive (approx. 240 KM’s)
Drive by Bus or Car from ISBT, New Delhi

Local Bus Stand
Laxman Jhula Bus Stand – 15 Minutes (approx. 7 KM’s)