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“Lord Chaitanya birthplace”
Review of ISKCON Mayapur

ISKCON Mayapur
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lord Chaitanya birthplace”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Its a great place to visit if you are looking for a religious soul searching retreat. The temple has superb guest houses full air conditioned and thousands of foreigners visiting each year also hundreds living there permanently. Its by the flowing serene river Ganges considered holy by many. Food is only vegetarian.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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“pure vegetarian food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's always a pleasure to eat on this restaurant if you are interested about pure veg food. one of my favorites in Kolkatta
De la vraie nourritue indienne pure végetarienne. mon favori

Visited April 2013
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5 Thank domdom69
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New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Good pure veg food”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The food is pure veg without even garlic and onions. Although a hard core non-veg i enjoyed the food very much. Service is fast and efficient and the variety is good to choose from. Go at least once for the experience

Visited December 2012
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4 Thank R_S_Pathania
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“5* Temple”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Brilliant work with great ambience nd an attitude resmbling hindu religions basics. Atithi debo vabo. Worshipping here is truly peaceful n spreads happiness in all. Prasadam is xcellent n idea of distributing is fabulous.

Visited May 2012
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5 Thank deep90gupta
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
117 attraction reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This complex is a rather unworldly experience whilst in India. Outside the gates, it's (not surprisingly) chaotic with a lot of traffic, many small shops and restaurants, and pedestrians, bicycle rickshaws, cars, buses, and random animals competing for road space, but once inside, it's as if one has been transported to another planet! The architecture is absolutely stunning and as mentioned by others, there are lovely gardens and green fields.

There is a range of accommodation and dining, but nothing in the high-end range.

At the moment (March 2013), there is a large walled off area where a huge new temple is being constructed. It was quite fascinating to tour the construction site. According to the guide, it will be the tallest Hindu temple in the world and have a capacity of 10,000. Along with the temple, there are also new higher end guesthouses and such coming up.

And as mentioned many times, it is quite surreal to see the incredibly diverse international community here living together in such unity. To see people from all over the world (literally everywhere -- Africa, China, Russia, America, Australia, all parts of India!) coming together to pray in a really harmonious, loving way was touching. And they welcome everyone to observe or even join in.

If you can, try to arrange a trip to the school (gurukula) where the boys live in a traditional Vedic village in beautiful huts set within elaborately designed gardens and fountains. They cook on traditional mud stoves built into the ground and learn the Sanskrit scriptures. Talk about a time machine!

There is no other place I've found to experience India as it would have been hundreds of years ago. Ironically, the inhabitants aren't all Indian!

Go for this one!

Visited March 2013
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9 Thank RS108
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