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Getting to Dhamma Giri
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Dhamma Giri is situated in the town of Igatpuri which is about 137 km from Mumbai on the Mumbai -Nasik Central Railway route. From Igatpuri station, taxis and three- wheel taxis(autos) are availabe for Dhamma Giri. It would take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the station.

 

 

You could reach Igatpuri in any of the following ways:

 

From Mumbai:

 

 

1. By State Transport bus from Dadar (West)

 

2. By Central Railway "Suburban Local" trains. These are running between Mumbai CST and Kasara. From Kasara one has to take a taxi or bus to reach Igatpuri (about 18 km). Right click here to download the timetable for Suburban Locals for Mumbai- Kasara -Mumbai section.

 

3. By Central Railway long distance trains - 
Right click here to download the timetable for long distance trains for Mumbai to Igatpuri and onward to Nasik

   

  

From Nasik:

 

1. By Central Railway long distance trains from Nasik road station -
Right click here to download the timetable for long distance trains for Nasik to Igatpuri and onward to Mumbai

 

2. By shared taxi and State transport buses from CBS bus stand at Nasik,

  

  

Transit Accomodation at Mumbai

 

There are many hotels available in Mumbai. A small list is provided below where Vipassana students are staying regularly. Please note that VRI is not responsible for any services provided by these hotels.

 

Near Mumbai International and Domestic airport (Free airport transfer is available)
Hotel Columbus,
Vile Parle East, Tel +91-22-26182029

Hotel Suresha,Chakala,
Andheri East, Near Airport
Tel +91-22-28232323, +91-22-28261212,

On the Western Express highway and closer to Dhamma Pattana ( next to Goregaon Station East)
Hotel Karan Palace Plot No.8, Sonawala Road , Goregaon (E), Mumbai - 400 063.
Tel +91-22-26861615

Hotel Sai Leela
Plot No.9, Sonawala Road , Goregaon (E), Mumbai - 400 063.
Tel 26865350

Near Mumbai main business district
Hotel Lawrence +91-22-22843618
Hotel Residency +91-22-66670555  residencyhotel@vsnl.com

   
  

 

Getting to Dhamma Pattana, Gorai Mumbai

 

The Dhamma Pattana center is situated inside the Global Vipassana Pagoda Complex. To reach it you have to come to Borivali and take a ferry boat from the Gorai jetty.



From Borivli(W) To Global Vipassana Pagoda


On Borivli Station come out on the west exit gate of the Station, take Bus Number 294 to Gorai Bus Depot or an Auto Rickshaw (smaller version of a taxi). The Bus Fare is Rs. 4/- and Auto Rickshaw Fare is Approx Rs. 22/-.


After getting down at the Gorai Bus Depot take a Ferry from Gorai Jetty (adjacent to the bus depot)which will take you to Esselworld. Then from Esselworld to Pagoda the walking distance is 3 minutes.    

 

  
From Airport To Global Vipassana Pagoda


One can drive directly to the Global Vipassana Pagoda Site from the Airport ( tell the taxi driver to take you to Essel world and the approx fare should be Rupees 600 to 800 for a non air conditioned taxi ) the approximate driving time should be (1 1/2 hour). A ferry Service is available at the Gorai jetty to Essel World. Then from Esselworld to Pagoda the walking distance is 3 minutes.

    
For Further Assistance Contact :-


Tel: +91-22-2845 2111, +91-22-2845 2261, Fax : +91-22-2845 2112
Contact Person - Mr. R.K. Agrawal
        
       
Drive
to the Global Vipassana Pagoda


You can also drive directly to the Global Vipassana Pagoda - if driving from Airport, then take the Western Express Highway upto Dahisar. On the Mira Bhayander road, take a left at the large Shivaji statue at Dahisar. You should see a signboard for Esselworld. Keep proceeding on the same road and take a left when you see the signboards for Esselworld. Drive all the way to the gate of Esselworld  and inform the security that you want to go to the Global Vipassana Pagoda.

 


Vipassana Research Institute
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