Govardhan Ecovillage Palghar Maharashtra
Govardhan Ecovillage, Address - Galtare, P.O. Hamrapur, Wada Taluka ,District Palghar – 421 303,
As you drive away from the city, a mere 108 km from Mumbai, lies a world that moves to a different time. The Ecovillage itself lies near the picturesque Kohoj Fort, in a region that is one of the top ten biodiversity hotspots in the world. You can meet many a winged wonder during your stay here. This is not just a retreat, it is a living embodiment of a way of life. It is a place that inspires an inner transformation allowing you to appreciate the gifts of the earth and what it means to live simply in keeping with spiritual and eco-friendly principles. If you’re not attending one of our retreats, we encourage you to take advantage of the experience offered by our daily schedule.
At Govardhan Ecovillage you will experience life as a fusion of Vedic wisdom and modern science. You will discover a spiritual ecology, that lets you live in harmony with the earth. In Vedic times, life was focused on service to the world and its inhabitants – both human and animal – not their exploitation. It is this spirit of empathy that lies at the heart of this retreat. GEV is now an award-winning eco-community, that you can visit and experience a living example of sustainable and harmonious living.
Room Type :
- Vrindavan - 13 rooms - In the precincts of the Yogashala and Ayurvedic Wellness Center, these charming communal cottages are a perfect retreat for visiting groups of guests. You can choose your stay from three spacious sanctuaries.
- Barsana - 8 rooms, 1 dormitary - Silhouetted by the mountain ranges of Sahyadris and the legendary fort of medieval times, the beautiful private cottages at Govardhan Ashram are a dreamer’s escape, which spells comfort and enchantment. With attached bathrooms and toilets, these two storied cottages are each elegantly appointed with two living rooms and a kitchen.
- Gokul Single Housing - 20 rooms on ground floor, 25 rooms on first floor - Housed in 2 double storied structures opposite the amenities center, the Single dorms have been custom designed to suit the requirements of western guests. With the view of farmlands one side and mountains on the other, these well ventilated single accommodation rooms offer comfort with privacy.
- Luxe Jungle Cabins - Double Room - The Luxe Forest Cabins, a new addition at the Govardhan Ecovillage are set in lush green forest areas of the retreat. Each luxury tent accommodates two with a personal writing desk, a private wardrobe and an attached shower room with independent cabinet shelves for each person sharing the space.
DAILY SCHEDULE :
7:00am – Asana class & Pranayama.
8:00am – 10.00 am – Breakfast.
9:30am – Yoga Nidra relaxation therapy.
10:00am – Talk (Josd / Vegetarianism / Ecology).
10:40am – Nature Walk / Vrindavan parikrama
12:00noon – Temple aarti
1:00pm to 3.00pm – Lunch/Free time.
3:00pm – Video show
3:30pm – Bhagavad Gita Class.
4:15pm – Asana Class & Pranayama
5:10pm – Goseva, vrindavan 7temples aarti
6:20pm – Yamuna aarti
6:30pm – Kirtan in temple hall
7:00pm to 9.00pm – Dinner
8:30pm – Rest or Self-study.
Auditorium - Our auditorium is an eco-friendly structure constructed with the CSEB walls and floored with marble. It has a wooden stage ideal for performing dramas and other cultural events with two green rooms behind the stage. It’s also ideal for presentations, lectures, workshops and corporate meetings.
Seminar Hall - Our Seminar Hall is an eco-friendly structure constructed with the CSEB with a marble flooring. It is an ideal venue for presentations, lectures, yoga meditations, workshops and meetings.
Yogashala - Inspired by the Sri Yantra – the traditional Indian symbol for cosmic energy, the Yogashala at Govardhan Ecovillage brings traditional and modern architecture together. It offers a perfect space for balancing mind, body, and spirit. The walls of the Yogashala are covered in intricate carvings. With a circular hall for a perfect symmetry and a high bamboo and straw dome, the studio can accommodate 25 practitioners with an instructor podium. It is surrounded by the breath-taking view of the hills and a serene pond. A perfect fit for ardent yoga lovers, this is a space that welcomes you to reconnect with your inner energy.
Yoga Studio - Situated on the first floor, the Yoga Studio has beautiful wooden flooring to make your yoga practice more comfortable. This huge facility can house up to 150 people at a time for yoga sessions, with a special podium for the instructors. Fully equipped with centralized sound and light control, projectors and screens, the studio can also house 350 chairs making it a perfect location for conferences, seminars, and other events. A panoramic glass façade at the back offers gorgeous views of the mountains, bringing the outdoors within.
Swimming Pool - Our open-air, low-chlorine pool has been built, based on French technology. The tranquillity of the pool offers a great way de-stress your body. It also features a shallow wading pool for children. Lit up at night, it invites you to take midnight dip.There are separate swimming hours for male & female guests.