Satkhol Himalayan Ashram
How to get there
New Delhi Ashram Address (for abhyasis breaking journey in New Delhi):
Plot 2 Sector 4
R K Puram
New Delhi 110 912
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.
TRAIN FROM DELHI:
Take the Delhi-Ranikhet Express - Train No. 5013
Old Delhi: Dep. 22.40 hrs
Haldwani: Arr. 05.45 hrs
Kathgodam: Arr. 06.15 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
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
A/C buses to Nainital
A/C sleeper to Haldwani
Hi-Tech bus to Nainital
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
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.1350/ = (For 8 to 10 Seater)
Rs. 1000/= (For 4 Seater)
Extra charges Rs. 250/= will be charged from Lalkuan or via Nainital Satkhol.
Taxi Number Owner Name Mobile Number
1. Qwalis/UK04/Ta0394 Nafis Ahmad +91-9412963653
2. Qwalis/UA06/3444 Gajendra Singh +91-9412040106
3. Qwalis/UA04b0957 Sajjad Bhai
4. Tata Sumo/UA04/040871 Vermaji
5. Indico/UK)$TA1614 Tahir Ahmad +91-9927971792
6. Indica/UK04/TA1494 Sakir Ahmad +91-9927251207
7. Indica/UK04/TA0096 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.