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Dhamma Salila
Dehradun Vipassana Centre

Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Updated on February 16, 2016

Travelling to Dhamma Salila

General Information

Dehradun Vipassana Meditation Centre is on the left bank of upstream of Rivulet Noon. Further upstream of Rivulet Noon, on the right bank is the pilgrimage place, Santala Devi temple which is about 2 Kms Kilometer from our Vipassana Meditation centre. Our Meditation centre is well connected by Road, Rail and Air.

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By Air

People reaching Dehradun by Air can avail taxis (Cabs) from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun directly to the meditation centre. It is about 49 Km and takes slightly more than an hour. A Cab drive would cost around Rs. 1200/- to Rs.1500/- from Airport to Meditation Centre.

From Dehradun

City buses (Public transportation) regularly ply between ‘Parade ground’ in Dehradun city to Santala Devi temple. Our Vipassana Meditation Centre is on the way to Santala Devi temple through the famous Garhi Cantonment Market and further through the Birpur/Ghangora area. It is about 12 Kms from Parade grounds. ‘Parade ground’ is about 3 kilometers from Dehradun Railway Station and about 9 kms from ISBT (Inter State Bus terminal). Jantanwala Bus stand on the right bank of the river is the closest point to alight from the Bus and cross a bridge on the river to reach our Vipassana Meditation Centre which is on the left bank of the river. Jantanwala Bus stand is about 1 km from our Meditation centre and students may need to walk this small distance.

NOTE -- Autos: There are no metered autos in Dehradun. Autos from ISBT and Railway Station to the centre cost about Rs.300 and Rs.400 respectively . Guide them to Garhi Cantt Chowk from where you will be guided easily. Taxis also do not have any meters installed and generally charge about twice the auto fare. Taxis: also do not have meters and charge about twice more than the Autos.

Shared Transportation

We are providing a shared transportation service on zero day i.e. starting day of the course, from Dehradun city to our Centre. The meeting point in Dehradun city is at 33 Gandhi Road, near Hotel Gaurab. The meeting point is about 1.3 Kms from Railway Station and 6 Kms from ISBT. An SUV (sports utility vehicle) - Tata Sumo and a Tempo (3-wheeler) are plied between City and Meditation center between 01 pm and 5pm on the day the course starts. It takes about 45 minutes to reach our place. The cost of the shared transportation per head is Rs. 80/-. You may choose to come directly to the centre also.

And on the last day of the Course, at our campus shared transportation is provided. A mini-bus is arranged to drop people from our Campus to ISBT on the last day after the course completes. The Bus fare per head is Rs. 80/-

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Feel free to contact on the numbers mentioned below for assistance.
1. For registrations at Tel: +91 135 271-5189
2. For travel related information and directions - +91 - 94129-94475
3. For serving in courses, any other information - +91 88021-16766
4. Centre Manager at Tel: +91 7078-398-566, (135) 210-4555

Dhamma Salila- Dehradun Vipassana Centre
Village Jantanwala, Closer to Dehradun Cantonment,
Near Santala Devi Mandir
Dehradun 248001

Centre Management: [91] 7078-398-566, (0135) 210-4555
Registrations: [91](0135) 271-5189
Fax: [91](0135) 271-5580

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