Krishna-Tal am Balaton

Krishna-Tal am Balaton, Somogyvamos: Address, Phone Number, Krishna-Tal am Balaton Reviews: 5/5

Krishna-Tal am Balaton
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13 reviews
Very good

Budapest, Hungary3,559 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We were very curious about this place. I am an open minded person, but maybe we were just not lucky with our guide. He was very kind but strange. Sometimes he couldn't answer our questions. The meals were perfect, you can buy books, visit their church, have a nice walk through the valley. The people we met during the 3 hours we spent there, were very nice and smiling. The surrounding is peaceful and beautiful. We got a cookie when entering Krishna-village, it was so good. Thanks!
Written September 11, 2019
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Ildikó L
4 contributions
Friendly people, a place to meditate
May 2018 • Family
A well known buddhist monastery-like place.
Friendly people, it is possible to see the everiday life of a religious community.
You can taste the vegan food and participate the religious ceremony.
Written July 10, 2018
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Budapest, Hungary26 contributions
So beautiful and complete, it is hard to believe.
Jul 2017 • Couples
This religious hindu commune is part of a network of similar places in the country and worldwide (search for ISKCON to learn more). The commune occupies a quite large area and exists in symbiosis with the nearby village. In fact, the deputy mayor is one of the commune members. Others here have given a fairly complete review of the facilities. Additionally please notice the wonderful places/open air pavilons for meditation and the greenhouses (they grow cucumbers of a size you have never seen...). Of course, as in many religious institutions collecting money is a central theme (entrance fee, donation requests, overpriced gift shop, even more overpriced restaurant). However, they do this in style. You will find some very helpful and kind people at this place. If you do not do anything and bypass the religious stuff, just sit on one of the benches under the several hundred year old beeches for an hour you will leave with recharged batteries.
Written July 7, 2017
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Perth, Australia307 contributions
The Best!
May 2016 • Family
We stayed here for three days and it was extraordinary! After traveling around Europe for a couple of weeks, this was wonderful respite with peaceful surroundings, warm-hearted people, delicious cuisine, and a beautiful, spiritual experience. I can't even begin to describe the incredible artistic talent, creativity, and love that must have gone into creating such a place.

Accommodation at the Radha Resort was exceptional as was the restaurant.

We are really looking forward to visiting again and had a hard time leaving, especially our children, who fell in love with the cows, fish, and frogs!
Written June 6, 2016
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Matyas M
Somogyvamos, Hungary23 contributions
A spiritual shelter for the urban frustrated
Jan 2016 • Solo
Krishna-valley is many things at the same time. It is, first of all, a beautiful Hindu temple, with Radha-Krishna deities beautifully decorated. It is also an ecovillage with friendly people who are very open and welcoming to visitors.
Before it was acquired by the Hungarian Hare Krishnas, the place was a barren grazing ground for sheep, with almost no trees or animals.
Over twenty years after inception, the place is a beautiful botanical garden as well, with over 500 different kinds of trees, some native, some exotic.
There is also a dairy farm housed in a building which best lends itself to be called a palace for cows. The cows are being milked with the hand which is the least unpleasant to them and they are kept together with their calves. Therefore here the cows are happy and jolly. Needless to say, after they stop giving milk, they are not sent to be killed but kept as long as they live. For older cows, some pastures near the 'palace' are reserved so that they do not have to walk far.
The establishment has a restaurant which offers nice Indian style vegetarian food during the summer season.
There is also a Gurukula, an elementary school built in Bengali style, which is open to visitors as well.
For small children, there is a nice playground with creative toys.
Written February 17, 2016
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Gábor N
38 contributions
A magical place, where time stands still
Jun 2015 • Friends
Before I begin the review, I must state, that I'm not a Krsna believer, in the way that I'm not a regular church visiter etc. So this review is not affected by religious point-of-views.

I've visited this valley, as the residents call it, at summertime, and it was an extremly pleasant suprise. The people, the land, the chuch here are all fantastic, and after some hours of just walking around I've felt that I have already been on a year long vacation. You can eat here, rest here, or even come here for a "camp", where you can work for your food and learn the ways of the people here. If you are not interested in this, you will still find a lot of little hidden places, scattered through this huge area. Since it's Hare Krsna, don't expect alcohol/meat/tobacco, if this wouldn't be clear already. You can come all the way to the main building with your car, park for free, visit for free, eat for a low price. If you are around here, and have a day for this, that please do visit this place!
Written October 1, 2015
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