Swarved Mahamandir is located in Umraha in Varanasi.
From Varanasi, the traveler should reach Sarnath Railway Station (12 Kms approx from Varanasi). From Sarnath Railway Station, the traveler has to proceed in Varanasi – Gazipur National Highway. Swarved Mahamandir is situated at Mudali Village in Umraha (14 Kms from Sarnath Railway Station).
Traveler has to reach Surat Railway Station (Gujarat) through train. From Surat a person can take bus which will go to Vansda. There are many Buses available from Surat Bus station. Vansda town is 115 km far from Surat.
If a person is coming from Northern part of India, Mumbai is main Railway station. They can board train for Surat (Gujarat). They should get down at Bilimora Junction (Gujarat), and get bus from Bilimora Bus Station to Vansda. Vansda town is 45 km far from Bilimora.
If a traveler has own vehicle, and coming from Mumbai, they can use National Highway NH # 8 going to Ahmadabad. They should reach Chikhali town in Gujarat after Valsad City. From Chikhali, they can use internal road State Highway ST-14 to reach Vansda.
If a traveler is coming from Ahmadabad by private vehicle they should use NH-8 going to Mumbai. After they pass Surat and Navsari they will reach Chikhali. From there they can use internal State Highway ST-4 to reach Vansda town.
Dandakvan Ashram is 3 km far from Vansda town. From Vansda Bus station a person can take auto to reach Maharshi Sadafaldeo Dandakvan Ashram.
Traveler has to reach GAYA through Train / Bus. Madhumati Ashram is situated in Janakpur in Gaya. The traveler can take direct Auto for the Ashram from Railway Station / Bus Stand
If you come by private vehicle, follow the route given below:
** The charges are only indicative. It may vary during journey.
The Closest Railway Station from Ashram is Kotdwara. Travelers can board Mussorie Express (Train No – 4041) from Delhi to reach Kotdwara. Buses from Delhi are also available. The approximate time of journey is 6 hrs.
Note: It is highly recommended that every traveler must refresh in the train itself, as there is lack of refreshment facility in Kotdwara.
After reaching Kotdwara, one needs to get the jeep from Jhanda Chowk. Jeeps are generally available after 8 AM. The jeep drops the traveler to Balli. The charges are around 50 Rupees / Person. You can also book the complete jeep for the journey to Balli. It costs around 350 Rupees.
After reaching Balli, the travelers must keep their luggage in the safe custody of the mule owner. There is only one mule owner – Puran Singh, one of the young girls who keeps the luggage in the shade and is responsible for bringing the luggage of travelers to the Ashram. She generally charges Rs.100/- per mule. With the luggage safely handed over, now the traveler is free to start the journey on foot towards the Ashram from Balli.
Note: For new travelers it is recommended that they should inform the ashram in advance to meet them in Balli and lead them to their destination.
The foot distance from Balli to Shoonya Shikhar Ashram is 7 Kms. At intervals there are signs of “Aa” marking directing towards the ashram. At some distance from Balli is Idamalla village which is again a renowned landmark leading towards the Ashram.
In the return journey, traveler needs to follow the same route and preferably one must get the train return tickets booked in advance. The train departs from Kotdwara for Delhi at 10 PM. Buses to Delhi are also available, but fewer.
How to Reach Allahabad is well connected via road, train and air.
Travel directions from Allahabad city:
Delhi to Buxar: Buxar is well connected via train from Delhi. A taxi can be hired from Buxar to reach the Ashram located in Pur Pakri. The route is as follows – Buxar -> Fefna -> Garwar -> Ratsar -> Pur Pakri. Delhi to Ballia: Ballia Station -> Pur Pakri (7 Kms Approx) In Pur Pakri, a rickshaw can be hired for Vrittikut Ashram in Pakri Chowk. The Ashram is around 2 Kms from Pakri Chowk.
Alight at Varanasi Airport. The route from Varanasi Airport is: Varanasi -> Gazipur -> Fefna -> Garwar -> Ratsar -> Pur Pakri. In Pur Pakri, a rickshaw can be hired for Vrittikut Ashram in Pakri Chowk. The Ashram is around 2 Kms from Pakri Chowk. The approximate distance from Varanasi to Vrittikut Ashram is 150 Kms.