An ashram is, relatively speaking, like a convent. They are places of meditation. Osho, a modern guru with a somewhat controversial reputation, is named after one of the ashram, located in Pune. It has wonderful gardens with streams, bamboo poles, maroon robes, and long, long silences. It's a place to get away from it all and enjoy the yoga, which is always practised with peace and a smile. On the other hand, there are pools, western food and European prices. It is interesting, but is too focused on being a business.
This is the place where you will find the most Indian tourists every day, Vashishta temple. These waters are famous for their medicinal properties and when you go, chances are you will find them crowded (the weekend don´t even bother) . They open at 7:00, one of the few quiet moments of the day and close late, about 21pm. Entrance is free, but you have to pay 1RP to leave your shoes outside,and it is considered sacred and one can not go in with shoes. The toilets are separated by sex, so what I tell you is in the area of women, but I imagine it will be the same for men. The water temperature is high, forcing you to enjoy it slowly and once you get in, staying under will not be easy. There are 5 pipes with water running constantly and a small pool full of sulfurous water and a lot of stuff floating around that do not give much confidence or inclination to try it (well, I must confess that I did, but was gross, it is best limited to jets). Indian women have always dressed in public bathing habit (out of respect to them we left the shirt above bikini) According to legend, Lakshmana shot an arrow of Vashishta In and the water came out, he did so that his guru had not to go far to take his bath.