Many (almost all) areas are inundated by plastic. Previously, India was the best recycling nation, with leaf plates and clay cups and dry toilet systems. But the effects of globalisation has brought to india an inundation with plastics, in form of bags, emballage, bottles, cups and plates, now even the areas that are concidered holy are being polluted and the cow, that for so long and still is concidered holy, has a diet of plastic bags and garbage.
ow to come here - by Train
From Howrah station (twin city of calcutta)
If you are catching a train at Howrah, a clean and less-crowded train to catch is Intercity express, which leaves Howrah at about 3pm (the train does not operate on Sundays.) It reaches Nabadwip Dham by about 5:45pm.
There are trains leaving Howrah and which pass through Nabadwip Dham, practically every hour and a half, but they are sometimes quite crowded. It takes about 3 - 4 hours to reach Nabadwip Dham from Howrah.
Once you reach Nabadwip Dham station, you have to take a rikshaw to Mayapur Ghat and then get on a boat to cross over the Ganga to reach Hular Ghat at Mayapur. Take a rikshaw to come to our farm.
From Sealdah station
Sealdah is a train station located within Kolkata. There are trains leaving Sealdah and which pass through Krishnanagar. Usually these trains are crowded. It takes about two hours to reach Krishnanagar from Sealdah.
From Krishnanagar, you can catch a rikshaw to go to the bus terminal (“bus stand”) and catch a bus to Mayapur. Or, you can get into a three-wheeler to go to Mayapur Ghat in Swarup Ganj (where Bhaktivinoda Thakura used to live), get on a boat to cross over the Jalangi river to reach Hular Ghat at Mayapur. Then take a rikshaw to come to the farm.
If you need to book train ticket, you can do it yourself directly from Indian Railways official online booking website at http://www.irctc.co.in (free registration required). Usualy you have to do booking 1-2 months in advance, especially for popular routes and periods. If you are unable to do advance booking and for all the trains all general quota tickets are already booked, still you have chance to get some extra tickets from TatKal quota, for which booking starts 4 days before the train. TatKal quota tickets will cost you Rs.150 extra.
Alternatively you can also contact us for booking train tickets and taxis:
Phone: +91-0565-2443932 or +91-9800496392
If you receive no answer neither by phone nor email you can always email: vasudeva.das(at)gmail.com