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Directions to the ashrams

Kerala ashrams

Shanti Madom Ashram – The nearest town to the ashram is Kannur (also known as Cannanore), about 20 minutes by taxi. (Buses and rickshaws are also available).

The second ashram – Sri Chaithanyapuri Ashram – at Nayattupara in Kovoor is about 30 km east of Kannur.

By Flight

To Kozhikode (Calicut)

The nearest airport is Kozhikode (also known as Calicut) [airport code is CCJ]. Kozhikode Airport is about 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi to Shanti Madom Ashram. There are also trains from Kozhikode station to Kannur station or buses.

There are no direct flights from outside India to Kozhikode. Some of the airlines, such as Emirates and Qatar Airways, stop over in places like Doha, Bharain, Dubai.

There are also flights from other domestic airports, e.g. Chennai (Madras), to Kozhikode Airport.

From Mumbai to Shanti Madom Ashram

Take a flight from Mumbai to MANGALORE (not Bangalore). The flight takes under 2 hours. From Mangalore Airport you can then either take a taxi – 3 to 4 hours by car; or a train to Kannur Railway station. Mangalore Train station is about 1 hour (or more) by taxi from Mangalore Airport.

Karnataka Ashram

Sri Chaithanyapuri Ashram – the ashram’s location is north-west of Bangalore.

By Flight

Bangalore Airport.

By taxi

From Bangalore airport it will be at least 1 hour by taxi to the Ashram.

From Bangalore:

Coming from the centre of Bangalore or the railway station Yesvantpur: jump on the bus 253 to Hesaraghatta (straight connection) or any bus going to Jallahalli cross.

See below for follow up from Jallahalli cross.

By bus from Majestic take platform 20 and bus 253k & 253j to Hesaraghatta/Dasenahalli. Sometimes early morning it can take over 1 hour, then take from the same Majestic platform 20 the bus to Jallahalli cross.

From that point you are on Tumkur Road, from there you pass through 2 traffic-lights more west to T-Dasenahalli. At that point you see on the right side an Indian Oil petrol station. Here you turn right into the Hesaraghatta Main Road.

Till Hesaraghatta busstand it will be about 15 km. From here it is about half an hour walk but easier to take a rickshaw.

From Hesaraghatta busstand you go straight along the main road on the left side till you pass after 1 km first the government school on the left side and then a private school “Jnana” also on the left side. After 100 metres turn right at a small concrete bridge.

After about 1 km you pass a few houses on both sides, and then take the first (sandroad) on the right and after 200 metres take the turn to the left. From there you see the ashram 100 metres away.

From Mangalore

If you come from the direction of Mangalore just before or after the toll booth turn left onto the service road and stay there for a few km. Continue, please see above from Indian Oil petrol station, but from this side you have to turn left into Hesarghatta Main road. Continue, see above.

From Mysore

Just before Bangalore there is a Big Ganesh Golden Statue on the right side, exactly opposite is the entrance to the Nice Road.

Take the Nice Road till Tumkur road (toll booth).

At the end after the toll booth keep in the right lane and this will pass over the Highway Tumkur Road.

Take the left turn and keep left on the service road, a few km, till on the left side you see the Indian Oil petrol station.

Turn here to the left and see above for the rest of the direction.

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Exact ashram location marked with a green arrow on google maps:

http://goo.gl/maps/5L8vq