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Satkhol Himalayan Ashram

How to get there

New Delhi Ashram Address (for abhyasis breaking journey in New Delhi):
Yogashram Delhi
Plot 2 Sector 4
Institutional Area
R K Puram
New Delhi 110 912
Phone: +91-11-26197793

Overnight accommodation is available at the R K Puram ashram in Delhi, for those transiting to Satkhol. For further details on registration to stay at Delhi ashram, please contact the Ashram Office on arrival or brother J. S. Mehta.

Mobile +91-9868537075
E-mail: jsmehta13@yahoo.co.in

TRAIN FROM DELHI:

(A) Old Delhi (DLI) to Kathgodam (KGM)----

1. Ranikhet Exp. (15013)-
Departure from Delhi---22.30 hrs Arrival at Kathgodam--05.05 hrs.
2. Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti (15035)-
Departure at--16 hrs. Arrival at Kathgodam--- 22.40 hrs

(B) Anand Vihar Delhi (ANVT) to Kathgodam (KGM)

3. Shatabdi Exp. (12040)
Departure from Anand Vihar Delhi---6.15 hrs . Arrival at Kathgodam---11.40 hrs.

To go back to Old Delhi, the train No. 5014 departs from Kathgodam at 20.45 hrs and arrives in Old Delhi the next morning at 04.45 hrs.
Kathgodam is approximately 270 km from Delhi.
Advance reservations are essential, especially during the months of April to October.

It is possible to buy your train ticket on-line: http://www.irctc.co.in/.
Foreign credit cards are accepted.

Information on local buses and taxis from Kathgodam to Satkhol is further down on this page.

Travel Advisory: All abhyasis travelling to Satkhol are being advised to be aware of pick pocketers. We have had several instances, especially in the Old Delhi railway station of abhyasis losing cash and personal belongings. Abhyasis are requested to look after their valuables and be alert at all times, of the surroundings. It would be advisable to keep copies of valuable documents like passports, pan card, tickets, etc.

BY ROAD FROM DELHI:
Follow the National Highway NH 24 from Delhi to Moradabad and on to Rampur. From Rampur, turn left to take the National Highway NH 87 for Bilaspur, and drive on to Rudrapur, where a night halt is possible. Continue on to Haldwani and Kathgodam. The total road distance is around 270 km up to Kathgodam.

TAXI FROM DELHI:
Company name: SWRAN Tour & Taxi
Address: 1/802, Old DTC Bus Stand, Shahdara, Delhi - 110032
Owner: Mr. Harminder Singh
Mobile Nos.: +91-9891585364 / +91-9350821727 / +91-9350904849
E-mail: swrantourandtaxi@yahoo.com

Taxi Name                                  Rs. Per Km        Driver Rate Per Day in Rs.
1. Indica                                            7.00                150/-
2. Indigo                                            8.00                150/-
3. Desire                                         10.00                150/-
4. Inova                                            11.00                150/-
5. Xylo                                              10.00                150/-
6. Tempo Traveler 11 seater      16.00                 250/-
7. Winger 9 seater                        15.00                 250/-     

The  rates are for one way drop or pick up only.

1. Indica     Rs.  6000
2. Indigo    Rs.   7000
3. Tavera   Rs.   8000
4. Inova      Rs.   9000
5. Winger   Rs.12500
6. Tempo   Rs.13500

Please call well in advance and book your car before you get to Delhi.

BUS FROM DELHI:
Buses start from the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Anand Vihar. Buses ply to Nainital, Haldwani as per the following schedule:

A/C buses to Haldwani
07:00 am
23:30 pm

A/C buses to Nainital
9:30 am
22:00 pm

A/C sleeper to Haldwani
07:45 am
21:30 pm

Hi-Tech bus to Nainital
22:00 pm

You can make reservations on the same day in the morning.

For Satkhol, please take the bus up to Haldwani only, and change into the buses as detailed below.

FROM HALDWANI TO SATKHOL

LOCAL BUSES from Haldwani to Satkhol are available as per schedule below. There are two bus terminals in Haldwani - the KMOU terminal, and the Roadways Bus Station, situated side by side.

From HALDWANI to DOBATIA (Satkhol ashram is 600 metres from Dobatia)
Haldwani KMOU terminal
     Dep. 08.00 hrs - Dobatia Arr. 12.30 hrs
     Dep. 10.00 hrs - Dobatia Arr. 14.30 hrs
     Dep. 12.30 hrs - Dobatia Arr. 16.30 hrs
Haldwani Roadways Terminal:
     There is no Roadways bus from Haldwani Roadways Bus Stand for Satkhol.

FROM DOBATIA TO HALDWANI
DOBATIA - First bus departs at 08.00 hrs. Second bus departs at 09.00 hrs, and the third and final bus departs at 14.00 hrs.

LOCAL TAXIS from Kathgodam to Satkhol: Taxis are available at the Kathgodam Railway Station to go to Satkhol. Contact name, phone number and taxi details are given below:

Kathgodam/Haldwani to Satkhol :
   Rs.1500/ = (For 8 to 10 Seater)
   Rs. 1100/= (For 4 Seater)
Extra charges Rs. 250/= will be charged from Lalkuan or via Nainital Satkhol.

        Owner Name           Mobile Number

1. Nafis Ahmad            +91-9412963653
2. Gajendra Singh       +91-9412040106
3. Sajjad Bhai
4. Vermaji
5. Tahir Ahmad            +91-9927971792
6. Sakir Ahmad            +91-9927251207
7. Bubbly Bhai              +91-9410375296

Note: These are the current rates and may change slightly based on the diesel cost.

Abhyasis should ask for the taxi numbers when they call to book the taxis.