They are the distinguished ashrams in the district of Kanhangad. The Anandashramam was found by Swami Ramdas, a distinguished Vaishnavapietist in 1939 and is located around 5 kms away from the Kanhangad Railway Station towards the east. The ashram is set amongst picturesque surroundings of coconut and mango groves. The followers retreat for meditation on a hill which lies to the east of the ashrama
The Nityanandasramamwas started by Swami Nityananda and it is located on a hill about half a km away from the office of the Hosdurg Taluk. Originally it was a forest area but around 45 caves were built by the Swami in a mountain slope. The temple was later built in 1963 according to the design and style of the Somnath Temple of Gujarat. The main attraction of the ashrama is the structure in the sitting position of Swami Nityananda which is made of Panchaloha.