Visit to the Museum is optional. The ticket will cost you INR 10. It portrays the life of Srila Prabhupada. The moments are well captured in the gallery, using fiberglass exhibits and it leaves a mark on you for its natural look.
Radha Madhav Temple
You can always take a Toto to see the place around including the Goshala, the life style of people, the local culture, saffron robed devotees but then, people’s preferences vary – why distract the spiritual seeker in local mundane if you can just sit in Radha Madhav’s Temple and absorb the quite tranquility of the place in spite of the ongoing Kirtan and accelerate your inward journey.
Lunch & Prasadam
You can choose to have lunch in ISKCON premises between 12 to 3 PM, at a nominal cost of INR 30 or 45 and pick dry prasadam for friends and relatives from the stores around who claim to source it from the temple. You can try Italian Pizza in Gourango Pizzaria or the Govinda Restaurant for light food.
If you want to pick mementoes, books and gifts, there are plenty of shops apart from ISKCON’s in-house stores.
Nabadwip – the birthplace of Sri Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is another attraction, which is just a ferry away from Mayapur. Alternatively you can do this place on another day using the Katwa local train.
Mayapur is approximately 130 kms from Kolkata and can also be reached by car or a bus from Esplanade. In train, the trip will cost you just INR 150 per person, including lunch in ISKCON premises.
Disclaimer: It is always better to read and know more about the place before you visit. Jai Sri Krishna. Hare Rama Hare Krishna are common utterances there.
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