FAQ’s

General Questions

Do I need to buy a ticket to enter Krishna Valley?

All visitors to Krishna Valley should buy an entry ticket – Guesthouse guests included.

!! Exceptions are Krishna Valley residents and immediate family, Somogyvamos residents, MKTHK volunteers and missionaries, Counselling system members and Nama Hatta members.

Tickets can be bought a the reception where the elephants are located.

Opening times & Seasons

Krishna Valley is open to visit all year round.

The guesthouses are open as follows for 2018.

Gurudeva Bhavan
Open to guests all year round.

Elephant Guesthouse
April 1st – Oct 31st

Kamala Guesthouse
Open to guests all year round.

Kamala Cottage
April 1st – Oct 31st

Where can I park my vehicle?

Gurudeva Bhavan
Please note, no parking at the accommodation – Parking only in Gauranga square in front of the temple.

Elephant Guesthouse
Please note, no parking at the accommodation – Parking only in the reception area.

Kamala Guesthouse
There is parking available in front of the house and in the gargen.

Kamala Cottage
There is parking available in front of the house and in the garden.

Where can we eat?

Our temple restaurant is open from 11:30 to 17:30 every day.

Devotee prasdam
Breakfast:  8:30
Lunch:  13:20
(in the colder months prasadam is served in the temple or restaurant, warmer months in the large event tent next to the temple)

House rules

Szálláshelyeken

A Gurudeva Bhavan és az Elefántos Vendégház Krisna-völgy területén találhatóak, ezért a szent helyekre vonatkozó szabályok érvényesek rájuk is.

Krisna-völgy lakói igyekeznek mindennapjaikban a természethez közelálló, tiszta életmódot követni. Vendégeinket is arra kérjük, hogy a krisna völgy-i vendégházakban ittlétük alatt legyenek tekintettel erre és segítsék a családok és itt lakók életét, s az idelátogató, pihenni, töltődni vágyó társaikat.

  • kerüljék a  dohányzást, az alkohol és kábítószer fogyasztást
  • kerüljék a szerencsejátékot,
  • gyakorolják a zarándokhelyen a cölibátus elvét, ami tartózkodást jelent a nemi élettől
  • kerüljék a hús, hal, tojáskészítmények, hagyma és gomba fogyasztását

Más vendégek pihenésére való tekintettel kérjük, az esti és hajnali órákban csendesen tevékenykedjenek.

Tudnivalók

Itt tartózkodásuk alatt nagyon fontos, hogy az alábbiakban leírtakat vegyék figyelembe!

  1. A szálláshely elfoglalása az érkezés napján 14-18-ig történik, elutazáskor pedig 10 óráig áll rendelkezésre a szoba.
  2. Szobafoglaláskor kérjük, hogy a vendégkönyvet kitölteni szíveskedjen, hivatalos okirata bemutatásával együtt.
  3. A szobához kapott kulcs az épületbe és a szobába való bejutást biztosítja.
  4. A szobafoglalás esetén a szállásadó megmutatja azokat a helyiségeket, amelyeket a vendégek használhatnak, illetve tájékoztatást ad az általa biztosított szolgáltatásokról.
  5. A szállásadó előzetes hozzájárulásával 4 éven aluli gyermek részére nem kötelező (pót) ágy árat fizetni. Ebben az esetben a gyermek részére sem ágy, sem ágynemű nem jár.
  6. A szállásdíj tartalmazza a közüzemi díjakat és egyéb rezsi költségeket. Ágyneműt huzatot biztosítunk vendégeink részére.
  7. Háziállatot tilos a vendégszobába bevinni!
  8. A szálláshelyen hagyott értékekért sem a szállásadó, sem a Venu Kft. nem vállal felelősséget.
  9. Az átadott kulcsok esetleges elvesztése esetén a vendégek kötelesek azt haladéktalanul jelezni és annak az árát, illetve zárcserét a szállásadónak megtéríteni.
  10. Az apartmanban illetve szobában levő berendezést csak a tulajdonos, szállásadó előzetes hozzájárulásával lehet átrendezni.
  11. A szállásadó és az üzemeltető Venu Kft nem vállal felelősséget a nem rendeltetésszerű használatból adódó anyagi károkért vagy balesetekért.
  12. A vendégek által a nem rendeltetésszerű használattal okozott kár a vendégek részéről a szállásadónak közvetlenül megtérítendő.
  13. A vendégeknek a ház házirendjét figyelembe kell venniük, különös tekintettel a reggeli és esti illetve éjszakai órákra vonatkozó csendrendet illetően.
  14. Amennyiben a tartózkodás alatt a szobával, vendégházzal kapcsolatban bármilyen probléma felmerül, kérjük, haladéktalanul értesítse arról a szállásadót! Utólagos reklamációt nem áll módunkban elfogadni.
  15. Megkérjük kedves vendégeinket, hogy a szoba elhagyásakor a kulcsot adják le a szállásadónak, vagy Krisna-völgy recepcióján!

How can I get access to my room?

When you arrive then please give the guestmaster a call, he/she will take you to your room and give you the keys.

Use the contact number at the bottom of the page.

Can I take part in the ceremonies in the temple?

Anyone can take part in the temple programs regardless of gender age or ethnicity.

Please come! You are more than welcome!

If you have any questions while you are there in teh temple then please do not hesitate to ask the resident devotees – they will be more that happy to help.

More details about what time ceremonies take places two questions below in the FAQ 

Where can I learn more about the Krishna Conscious lifestyle?

We hold various program throught the year where you can learn more about Krishna Consciousness.

From the link below you can read about what course are available – please note all courses are in Hungarian and we can not provide translation services.

http://tanfolyamok.krisnavolgy.hu/tanfolyamaink/

If you have any questions please ask the following devotee:

Lilasuka Das
06305306369
lilasuka.d@gmail.com

Are there camping facilities available?

There are limited camping facilities available at the Kamala Guesthouse.

The price for camping is 800 HUF per person per night.
(Approx. 2.5 Euro / 3.1 USD / 2.25 GBP)

It would be very strongly advised to call the guestmaster before you arrange camping here – just in case all our facilities are fully booked.

Please use the contact info at the bottom of the page.

What are your Terms & Conditions?

You can find our terms and conditions info page here:

Terms and Conditions

Is WiFi available at the accommodation?

Wifi is avalable in all the accommodation except the Kamala Cottage.

Devotee questions

What are the Darshan times?

Altar opening times:
04.30 – 04.57
07.00 – 07.50
08.20 – 11.50
12.40 – 13.10
16.00 – 17.20
18.00 – 18.30
19.30 – 20.00

Temple opening hours and the timing of the programs:
03.00 – opening of the temple building
04.30 – 04.55 – Mangala arati
04.57 – 05.02 – Nrsimhadeva mangala arati
05.05 – 05.15 – Tulasi arati
05.15 – 06.55 – Japa meditation
06.55 – 07.00 – Greeting of Laksmi Nrsimhadeva
07.00 – 07.10 – Greeting of Radhe Syama 
07.10 – 07.20 – Srila Prabhupada guru puja
07.20 – 07.40 – kirtana 
07.40 – 08.30 – Srimad Bhagavatam class
08.40 – 09-00 – breakfast
12.40 – 13.05 – bhoga arati
13.15 – 14.00 – lunch
16.00 – 16.10 – afternoon arati
18.00 – 18.30 – Gaura arati
19.30 – 20.00 – evening darshan
21.00 – closing of the temple building

How can I get an invitation letter for a Visa?

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application then please write us here: 
vendeghaz@krisnavolgy.hu

What service can I do in Krishna Valley?

If you would like to do some service when you are here in New Vraja Dham then please contact the following devotees:

Pujari:  Manjuwali dd
+36 30 263 8835

Goshala:  Aryadeva das
+36 30 279 2695

Temple cleaning:  Gopaldeva das
+36 20 343 4390

Gardens:  Bala Modhaka das
+36 30 700 3836

Guesthouses:  Szűcs Lóránt
+36 30 239 9265

 

What presents can I bring for Radhe Syama?

If you are coming, then don’t miss the opportunity to do some seva and bring something for Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara.

If anyone is charitably disposed, it will be very good for Him to give charity only to Krishna… Krishna is present as the Supersoul in every living being, and if we can satisfy Him, then every living being will automatically be satisfied.(Srila Prabhupada’s Krishna Book, Chapter 74.)

!! It is always best to ask the head pujari first what to bring !!

Head Pujari:  Asta Sakhi dd
Email:  Asta.Sakhi.SRS@pamho.net 
Telephone:  +36 30 600 1459

 


Getting here

How to come by car?

Travelling by car:

If you contact us well in advance (a month before), we can organize airport transports for individuals and for groups also.

Fees:
Car (1-3 person) 30.000 HUF
Minibus (max 8 persons) 36.000 HUF
Please Note: (extra fees will be charged for waiting after 45min)

Contact: Guesthouse devotees
Email: vendeghaz@krisnavolgy.hu

If you come with your own car or a rented car:

GPS coordinates: 46.57076, 17.67956

If you are coming from the north, east or west: you should follow the signs towards lake Balaton. When you reach Fonyód town, follow the signs towards Lengyeltóti, then Somogyvár. When in Somogyvár take a left to Somogyvámos and follow the road signs of where to locate us. Krishna Valley is 23 kms from Fonyód.

If you approach the Farm from Budapest on M7, you have to leave at junction 150 and follow the signs towards Lengyeltóti (Kaposvár), then Somogyvár. When in Somogyvár take a left to Somogyvámos.

If you come from the south: you go to Kaposvár, from there follow the signs towards Fonyód. When you reach Somogyvár, take a right turn to Somogyvámos. Krishna Valley is 26 kms from Kaposvár.

Airport Car Rental information: http://www.bud.hu/english

There are 2 petrol stations in the 15 km area of the Farm and they are open from 6am-6pm.
One is located in Somogyvár and the other is in Lengyeltóti.

!! Please take note that some maps and GPS system indicate that you can go to Somogyvamos from road number 67 via Gamás and Vityapusztá
PLEASE IGNORE – it is just a dirt track and in many places impassable!!

How to get here

By far the easiest way to come from the airport is to use this service:

http://www.fixshuttle.com/in-english/

the price will be around 100 Euros for a vehicle with up to 3 passengers… or about 20% more for 4-8 passengers

Tell them you want to come to Krishna Valley.

 

Travelling by train:
NOTE!!  –  if you come by train, then the temple is a 15 minute drive from the train station and there are not always devotees or vehicles available to make a pickup

Nearest station: Somogyvár.

Once there, you will need to be picked up or if you wish you can walk 6 kms to the Farm.
Please try to inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival, since cars are not always available for this service.

You can contact the Guesthouse devotees in this regard (vendeghaz@krisnavolgy.hu) The pick up will cost 8 EUR/car (3-4 people). 

The official webpage for train schedules in English can be read HERE
Cost: 15-20 EUR from Budapest

 

Travelling by bus:
NOTE!!  –  if you come by bus, then the temple is a 15 minute drive from the bus stand and there are not always devotees or vehicles available to make a pickup

To Öreglak by bus, Öreglak to Somogyvár. From Somogyvár by bus to Somogyvámos.

Do I need a Visa for Hungary?

You can find that info here

What is the weather like?

Budapest climate is characterized by warm sunny summers and short cold winters.
The average temperature in summer is around 25 degrees Celsius (77° Fahrenheit)

  • During the months May, June, July, August and September you will experience pleasant weather with a nice average temperature.
  • On average, the warmest month is August.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • June is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don’t like too much rain.
  • October is the driest month.

Money matters

Szép Cards / Erzsébet Coupons

Unfortunately we do not accept either Szép Cards or Erzsébet Coupons to pay for accommodation.

How can I pay for accommodation?

There are presently 2 ways to pay for your accommodation:

!! NOTE !!  – for each reservation made online there is a 5,000ft booking reservation fee – this should to be paid with either of the two options below.

Online with PayPal
You can choose to pay the 5,000ft reservation fee online with PayPal when booking your accommodation – you can then pay the remainder by PayPal, Credit card or cash on arrival.

Bank transfer
You can choose to pay the 5,000ft reservation fee by bank transfer – you can get the bank details when booking your accommodation online – you can then pay the remainder by PayPal, Credit card or cash on arrival.
!! IMPORTANT !! – The bank transfer should take place 5 days from the date that you made your online reservation – otherwise the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 

 

Money Exchange / buying Forint

If you are coming from abroad then you should make sure you change money before you come to Krishna Valley.
We will not be able to change your foreign exchange here.
You will not be able to buy things from the shops locally in foreign exchange.
(Although you can give donations in Krishna Valley in any currency)

Be aware, we have no currency exchange locally. 
The closest would be located in the hallway of Tesco’s in either Kaposvar or Balatonboglar, both about 30 minutes away.

There are also ATM machines in the next village, Somogyvar where you can withdraw Hungarin forints.

 

Where can I make a donation?

For Nitya Seva, Seva Puja and Festival & general donations please contact Anuragi dd
Email: nityasevaoffice@krisna.hu
Tel:  + 36 30 748 0812

For Goshala donations please contact Aryadeva das
Email: ad@1108.cc
Tel:  +36 30 279 26 95

Krishna Valley Card

If you have a Krishna Valley discount card then you are entitled to a 10% discount on accommodation at Gurdeva Bhavana, the Elephant guesthouse and the Kamala guesthouse and cottage.

You can find more about eh Krishna Valley discount Card here.

What to see and do?

What is there to see and do in the local area?

Krishna Valley is situation close to Lake Balaton where there are many places to visit.
Other places of interest:

Csisztapusta medicinal spa baths
Marcali medicinal spa baths
Somogyvar Abbey ruins

Tripadvisor list for Somogy district

What is there to see and do in Krishna Valley?

Besides coming to see Sri Sri Radha Krishna on the altar in Their temple, there are lots of things to see and do.

If you are coming in a group and are not familiar with our lifestyle, then be sure to contact the tourist guides who can tell you of what programs are available.

Whilst here there are many walks & gardens to explore, vegetable gardens, the school buildings. Make sure you go and see Krishnas cows in the cow sheds I can guarantee you will never have seen a cow shed like it 🙂

If you fancy getting your hands dirty in the garden then please call our head gardener and ask him for some service:
Bala Modhaka das: +36 30 700 3836


Where can i buy…

What shops are locally?

Most basic supplies and sundries can be purchased in the devotee shop located in the corner of Gauranga Square in front of the temple next to the library
Opening times:

Other than that there is the Jacobfi Shop in Somogyvamos village – or Tesco’s located in Kaposvar or Balatonboglar (30mins drive from Somogyvamos).