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“It's all about money....Another Business center.”

Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you want to see discrimination between white(foreigner) and normal Indians(not a devotee), visit Mayapur ISKCON. If you are a white, foreigner, in devotee dressing you can even enter from exit door, allowed to take mobile inside the temple and you can take a picture of the idols etc. If you are an Indian, not a devotee, then you have to keep mobiles outside in a counter by paying Rs 5, forget about entering from the exit door.

The only thing I liked in Mayapur is 'Bhajan kutir' where kirtan is live 24 hours since many years. Very small place near chandrodaya building, near entry gate. You can sit there, listen and enjoy. In evening, it's a perfect time.

In the name of prasadam, they sell a lot of things. But basic lunch (prasadam) is available for Rs 30. They serve a lot. Worth more than money. You can also visit go shala (cow shed)(free entry), museum (Rs 10 entry), small children's park(free) which is behind temple etc all are inside the temple complex.

I met and stayed with "devote" who are staying there since a decade and I have seen they are in "maya". I found people who do not pray to god can give you real smile and after enjoying lots of kirtan and chanting, I found most of these ISKCON devotees are still misarable! If you really like to see the temple, visit Amritsar golden temple. Do not forget: If you found this review helpful, please click THANK below.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It is the temple of lord Krishna.. temple is very beautiful. The prists in the temple are basically foreners.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Its a wonderful place people who like peach its a best place to go.Its not like other tourists places where you ll find very congested .Its completely different feeling if someone is filling down ....Not able to manage hectic day to day life come and Visit.

There are Six Bhaban where you can stay.Its really very nice place to Stay.Rates are 800 -1000 with attached Bath...where four persons can stay.
350-500 with common toilet.
All booking can be done online or from Gada bhaban.There are few luxury stay aswell like Suits.
Best bhawan is Gada or Conch as its near to Temple.
There are other options Like Gita Bhaban price is same as above.but its management is different.
There are few cheeper option aswell Like Gouranga kutir or Nityananda kutir.Price 100-200.per room.
Other than these there are plenty Dharmasala for stay but I ll suggest any of above within ISKCON.

There's two primary options for food.
A- Gita Bhawan 50 for Lunch/Dinner...its best in terms of quality of food.
B- Gada Bhawan 75 , 150.Food is ok not like Gita but served in better way.

These two coupon can be found at the Entrance or inside reception of the said hall.
Other than these two there are two more options Sulav Kitchen @30 inr only lunch.Its best in taste but its ll have huge crowd.It ll be found in front off Prabhupad Samadhi.
If you get into Morning Arati @4.30 am then they ll get food coupon for free @Annnadan Bhawan.

Site Seeing:
There are lot of Toto who ll take you to akk Bhawan inside ISKON they charge 200.
Which is very overprice .For any two Bhawan they charge 10-15 which is really overprice.
There's a ghat called Hulor Ghat they asked me n My Wife 25 inr each but when I went outside ISKON local van asked 10 per head.

There are lot of things which can be Visit @200 (Book Outside temple)
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu birthplace
His Masir Bari
King Ballas sen's Trance etc

Other than this I ll suggest take a Ganga ride@6 inr per head from Prabhupad Ghat(5 min Walk from Temple) reach Nabadwip Ghat... taste their famous Red Yogurt...n Take a boat ride to Hulor Ghat @ 2 inr each...with this ride yoy can see both River Jalangi and Hooghly are mixing and their colors are different.
From hulor ghat take a van @10 per head to reach temple.
To see the true color you must take this ride morning 10 or evening 3.30 - 4...with high and low sunlight its not visible.

If you want to explore Nabadwip dham you can take a Toto for local site Seeing.

There's a direct Bus from Esplaned to Mayapur 6am n return 3.30 pm.I guess Fare is 90.
Other than that take a Train from Sdah to Krishna Nagar..from there take a Auto..to reach Hulor Ghat .
From Howrah take train to Nabadwip Dham then toto to Ghat n Cross the river.

3  Thank Ghanadip
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Reached by car with my wife, son and daughter-in-law 13th August evening , stayed at Conch guest house . The guest house has all the facilities , and adjacent to existing temple premises , overlooking the grand Chandrodaya temple under construction.We had morning Aarti darshan at 4.30 AM. The pilgrims start coming early morning and our visit coincided with 3 holidays , the rush was terrific. All over chanting of Hare Krishna reverberated . We had dinner at Govinda's restaurant nearby.The place about 150 Km from Kolkata is worth its visit . Since we travelled by car , the lush green scenic beauty all along was kept us mesmerized.The banana and jute tree plantation was all along the stretch. We would recommend that Mayapur chandrodaya temple will be much more worth visiting when complete , even though one must visit even now .

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Mayapur is located in Nudea district, famous for the ISKON temple. One should catch Krishnanagar city local train from Sealdah and from Krishnanagar station they will get bus which will take around 1 hour to reach the temple. It is a very nice well maintained place. God Krishna and Goddess Radha is worshiped here. Hotels are available nearby with good quality food.

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