Do you know, you can stay in Mayapur just for 100 rupees. The answer is Chaitanya Bhavan. Lots of times, it’s happened to us that, We are not getting the proper Mayapur Iskcon temple room booking guide. So, I made this article for you.
Nabadwip Dham Mayapur Iskcon is the holy place of Hindus on the Jalangi Riverbank. It is situated 130 kilometres away from Kolkata and is the best tourist place in West Bengal. The headquarters of Iskcon – (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is here.
First, Iskcon was registered in New York in July 1966. Krishna’s campaign started 500 years ago with the hand of Lord Chaitanya. Iskcon was established by ‘Swami Srila Prabhupada’.
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Table of Contents
Mayapur Iskcon temple room booking / Guest House guide
- Mayapur Iskcon Economy Housing
- Iskcon Mayapur room price
- Popular Bhavans for room booking
- 1. Iskcon Mayapur Conch Bhavan
- 2. Gada Bhavan (All Bhavan’s booking office)
- 3. Chaitanya Bhavan
- 4. Gita Bhavan
- 5. Vamsi Bhavan
- 6. Isodyan Bhavan
- 7. The Cheapest room in Mayapur (The Gauranga Kutir)
- 8. Nityananda Kutir
- 9. Namhatta Bhavan
- 10. Sruti Bhavan
- 11. Gour Nitai Dharamshala
- Room booking Online in Iskcon
- Iskcon mayapur lunch price
- 10 tips before visiting Mayapur
- How can I reach Iskcon temple Mayapur from Kolkata?
Mayapur Iskcon temple room booking / Guest House guide
Sri Mayapur Dham accommodation is for everyone’s budget. At a time, they can accommodate over 1000 pilgrims. Iskon offers to visit Mayapur with online booking facilities as well.
Mayapur Iskcon has guest houses with five different verities like Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, A/c Room, and Dormitory for the pilgrims and visitors to the Mayapur pilgrims.
Please note – At arrival time, they will request you to show the Id proofs in the reception. So please carry a national id for Mayapur Iskcon temple room booking.
Non-veg items are restricted in Mayapur, even tea or coffee. So if you are not comfortable with that, you can stay outside the Mayapur. Even many staying options are in Navadwip too. Famous hotels are:-
Carry anyone bellow –
- Voter ID PAN card
- Driving license.
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Mayapur Iskcon Economy Housing
On the way to Goshala, Gauranga Kutir is located. It has 100 rooms and four staff to take care of this facility. It was inaugurated in 2003. Currently, the room rent is 150 rupees. The next economy accommodation is Mayapur Nityananda Kutir.
Iskcon Mayapur room price
|Gada Bhavan||500 Rupees to 5000 Rupees|
|Chaitanya Bhavan||500 to 1900 Rupees|
|Gita Bhavan||400 Rupees to 3000 Rupees|
|Vamsi Bhavan||Free for Life Members|
|Isodyan Bhavan||1000 Rupees to 3000 Rupees|
|Gauranga Kutir||150 Rupees|
|Nityananda Kutir||Strats from 300 Rupees|
|Namhatta Bhavan||600 Rupees 2500 Rupees|
Popular Bhavans for room booking
For staying, the popular Bhavans for Mayapur Iskcon temple room booking is “GADA Bhavan”, GITA Bhavan, CHAITANYA Bhavan, etc.
My first visit is to the Gada Bhavan for accommodation. It is the main center for booking in Gada Bhavan, Nityananda Kutir, and Gouranga Kutir.
If you still do not get a room in the temple, try to book a hotel room outside the Iskcon.
Mayapur Nearby Hotels
1. Iskcon Mayapur Conch Bhavan
The Conch Bhavan is situated in front of the main temple centre of Mayapur. The Bhavan campus is surrounded by green plants and has a peaceful environment.
In Conch Bhavan, the room fare is 8235 for a four-bedded room, staying six people maximum.
2. Gada Bhavan (All Bhavan’s booking office)
Gada Bhavan’s room rent is between 500 rupees to 5000 rupees. Also, you can get a ticket for Mahaprasad from the Gada Bhavan reception.
The lunchtime is from 1 pm to 2 pm, and the ticket price is 60 rupees. Dinner time is 8 pm to 9 pm ticket price is 50 rupees. If you stay in Gada Bhavan, you can also get Prasad in the room. Please note that Bhavan’s check-out time is 8 am.
Gada bhavan Mayapur contact number: – 094747 51202
3. Chaitanya Bhavan
Next is Chaitanya Bhavan. We can make the room booking from Gita Bhavan, and the rent is 500 to 1900 rupees. Chaitanya Bhawan Guest House is situated in the Brahmachari kitchen.
Here you have to book a room one month before the check-in date. An 8-bedded dormitory room cost 500 rupees but no attached bathroom.
Chaitanya Bhavan Phone Number – 03472-245362.
4. Gita Bhavan
My next visit is to Gita Bhavan. The room rent starts from 400 rupees with a shared bathroom, and the room starts from 800 rupees with an attached bathroom. Try Prasad in Gita Bhaban; it’s best.
Gita Bhavan Phone Number – 03472-245370.
5. Vamsi Bhavan
Next to the staying option is Vamsi Bhavan. Vamsi Bhavan is for Mayapur lifetime members. Those enrolled for a lifetime with 35500 rupees will be privileged with lodging and food here. They also get these facilities in other Mayapur properties all over the world.
6. Isodyan Bhavan
Next, we move to Isodyan Bhavan. You can also stay here. Non-AC room rent starts from 1000 Rupees, and AC room rent starts from 3000 rupees. For booking in Isodyan Bhavan, contact Gita Bhavan.
7. The Cheapest room in Mayapur (The Gauranga Kutir)
Now we are coming to the cheapest room in Mayapur. The Gauranga Kutir room rent starts from 100 rupees with shared bathrooms. Here, 100 rupees will increase to 150 rupees in the future. They make the rooms with fences.
8. Nityananda Kutir
Next, we come to Nityananda Kutir, another low-budget accommodation. They make rooms with bricks, with shared toilets. The room rent is 300 rupees.
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9. Namhatta Bhavan
There Another option for a stay is Namhatta Bhavan. Here you can get Prasad like Gita Bhavan or Gada Bhavan. The room rent starts from 250 rupees for two-person. And for four people the room rent is 600 rupees. Ninety people can stay in the dormitory, and rupees 2500 is the cost.
10. Sruti Bhavan
Sruti Bhavan guest house is another staying option in Mayapur ISKCON Campus, specially made for youth and students. But everyone can stay here. It is in a peaceful and solitary area. That’s why this is the ideal destination for youth and students. They construct this guest house in a spiritual and religious environment.
Youths and students are safely staying here at a reasonable cost. And they can get a 20% discount on room rent. Moreover, they can use the monthly staying package facility in this Bhavan. From the main temple, Sruti Bhavan is 5 to 7-minute walking distance to Gosala.
If you want to stay for an extended period in Mayapur, contact Shruti Bhavan.
Sruti Bhavan Contact Number: 03472-245308. (For booking, contact the Chaitanya Bhavan)
11. Gour Nitai Dharamshala
Besides Namhatta Bhaban, the Gour Nitai Dharmashala is situated. It’s another cheap place to stay, like Gauranga Kutir. Room rent starts from 150 rupees. The toilet is shared.
So which place do you love most? Tell me in commend.
Room booking Online in Iskcon
Mayapur Iskcon temple room booking online facility for the Conch Bhavan, Gada Bhavan, and Vamsi Bhavan.
The Conch Bhavan building is connected to the temple, and the Gada Bhavan building is about a 5-minute walk from the main temple. The Vamsi Bhavan is about 7-10 minutes from the main temple.
I noticed in the Mayapur temple that for Indian citizens, we have to keep the mobile /shoe on a separate counter. But foreigners can easily take a picture inside the temple without prior notice. I can not understand why this kind of discrimination is in my own country.
On my last visit, I found that they allow photography inside the temple between 9:00 am to 10:00 am with a request in the security office beside the lotus Bhavan.
Iskcon mayapur lunch price
The prasad starts from rupees 30. The Rajbhog prasad price is 120 rupees. Or you can do lunch at Govinda restaurant ISKCON. Veg thali price is 200 rupees.
10 tips before visiting Mayapur
- Permission to take pictures is available at the Main Radha Madhav Temple by contacting the security office under the Lotus Building between 9 am and 10 am. You can take pictures, but the video is restricted.
- If an elderly need a wheelchair, he can get one by contacting the office of Padma Bhavan on the left side of the main temple for a refundable amount of Rs.500. You must submit a copy of the photo identity card first.
- Before entering the Radhamadhab temple, a mobile phone, shoes, and power bank should be deposited at the counter next to the temple for 10 rupees.
- Most of all room bookings happened from the Gada Bhaban building.
- Tea and coffee are prohibited anywhere inside the ISKCON complex. Special hot water called Ayurvedic tea is available.
- Every Saturday afternoon, an elephant-drawn procession goes out to the temple premises.
- There are car parking arrangements.
- Mahaprasad starts from 30 rupees. Those who want a full lunch or dinner can eat at Govinda Restaurant (pay per the rate card).
- Harinam chanting takes place 24 hours a day at the Mayapur temple.
- To maintain the decency of dress.
How can I reach Iskcon temple Mayapur from Kolkata?
Iskcon temple Mayapur is easily connected by train from Kolkata. From both stations, you get local trains every hour. Get down at Nabadwip Dham station or Bishnupriya halt station. From Nabadwip Dham station, you get an auto, Toto, rikshaw, or van for Nabadwip Ghat.
You get a boat launch for Hular Ghat to reach Mayapur Iskcon temple. After reaching Hular Ghat, take a van, Toto, or auto for ISKCON’s Mayapur Chandrodaya temple. You can also get down to Krishnanagar station and take an auto/ bus for Mayapur.
By car from Kolkata to Mayapur Iskcon temple is almost 4 hours 30 minutes journey through the NH12. It is 124 kilometres away from Radhanath Mullick lane Kolkata.
Buses are available from Dharmatala and Krishnanagar bus stands. Otherwise, ISKCON Kolkata also provides bus services thrice a week, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Can I stay in Iskcon Temple?
You can stay at Iskcon temple premises. Almost every Iskcon temple has a staying option with different room rent. In Mayapur – The main centre of Iskcon, room rent starts from 200 rupees to 2000 rupees per day.
How can I join Mayapur Iskcon?
You can join Mayapur ISKCON by the membership. They have a lifetime membership option. Donate a one-time non-refundable minimum of Rs.35,555/- only. No renewal fees. Lifetime membership offers privilege options like Seva, Patronship Card, Accommodation, Meals, Spiritual Knowledge Books, and Tax Benefit.
How far is Mayapur from Kolkata?
By train from Howrah or Sealdah station, it is about a 3 hours journey on a local train.
By car, the km distance is 123.4 via NH12. It takes almost 4 hours and 30 minutes.
I want to stay for one month in ISKCON Mayapur. What are the condition and rates?
Book a room at ISKCON Mayapur for one month, pay full in advance and get a 20% discount on the total amount. For more details, contact Gada Bhavan.
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