Dhamma Salila is an alternative to Dhamma Sikhara for those who'd prefer a mountain setting, especially during summer. It's nestled into the Doon Valley of the Himalayas not far from Dehradun in Uttarakhand, and has a soothing riverside location. This center was established in 1995, and is relatively small. It can accommodate about 40 students in double rooms with communal bathrooms. However, it has a pagoda with separate meditation cells. 10-day courses are held twice a month throughout the year, except in January. If you don't like the cold, avoid going there from November to March.