Travel Information

To ensure the safety of those living in the ashram and new arrivals, please review our Covid Safety Guidelines prior to making travel arrangements

HOW TO GET HERE

By Air
From the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) International Airport, take pre-paid taxi or on-line taxi UBER directly to the ashram (recommended). About 1 hour or so. The pre-paid taxi booth is situated near the exit as you come through Arrivals.

By Bus
From Trivandrum Bus Station (KSRTC Central (Thambanoor) Bus Station), located across the street from the Trivandrum Central Railway Station. Two options by bus 1 Take a bus to the town of KATTAKADA, relatively frequent, departing from Platform No.1 or 2. From KATTAKADA take an auto-rickshaw directly to the ashram  (20 minutes) Or 2 Take a bus directly to NEYYAR DAM which run irregularly once or twice an hour from Platform 1 or 2. The bus will drop you at the bottom of the hill. There is then a ten-minute steep walk to the ashram.

By Train
Trivandrum Central Railway Station (TVC) is connected by rail to all main cities in India. Train e-tickets can be booked via www.irctc.co.in up to three months in advance or through travel agents. Then by taxi/auto-rickshaw/bus

VISA AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport The Ashram accepts only those Foreign Nationals with a valid visa Indian Nationals are required to bring a valid photo ID A visa is required from most countries to visit India

VACCINATIONS

Guests are advised to check with their local health authority regarding vaccinations required for visiting India

MONEY

The Ashram accepts credit card payments (not American Express) A travel agent visits the Ashram once a week from October to April. Guests may exchange foreign currency and cash travellers’ cheques on payment of a commission fee. The Ashram does not accept responsibility for this service The Ashram itself cannot exchange foreign currency or cash travellers’ cheques There is an ATM available a short taxi ride from the Ashram