Shantikunj was founded in 1971 on a modest piece of land by Shriram Sharma and Bhagwati Devi Sharma. Over time, it expanded into Gayatri Nagar.
Operated under the Shri Vedmata Gayatri Trust, led by Mrs. Shailbala Pandya, both Shantikunj and Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya are part of this trust.
Situated 6 kilometers from Haridwar’s railway station towards Rishikesh/Dehradun on NH58 in India, Shantikunj is conveniently accessible. The nearest airports are Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and Indira Gandhi International Airport.