One can take the train or hire a cab for the day to travel to Mayapur. Trains that stop at Mayapur are, Puri Kamakhya, Sealdah Jangipur, Kamrup Express and others. The train will consume 2 hours. From the station any car or bus will drop you at ISKCON temple.
It was a family trip and we took the car, started early morning at 4am. It roughly takes about 5 hours to travel to Mayapur. With a few halts and breakfasting time, more time is taken up in travelling.
Mayapur is well known for its ISKCON Temple or the Chandrodaya Temple. It is actually a part of the Nabadwip meaning nine islands which hosts around 180 temples in the area. It the land of the holy.
It is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is the founder of the sect Gaudiya Vaishnavism. It is believed that Lord Krishna took birth in the form of Chaitanya to teach people about Krishna and his ideals. Thereby he earned the name Mahaprabhu. He became the spiritual leader teaching the truth about Krishna and the world.
The famous ISKCON temple is located on a huge plot of land. There is the Sri Sri Radha Madhav Complex, the Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa Samadhi Mandir, the resting place and guest house for devotees, the gaushala, restaurant, etc.