Facilities

Swirled in the mystic mountains of time, and nestled in the lap of historical Kohoj Fort, Govardhan Ecovillage today boasts of world class facilities in complete harmony with nature and ecology. Along with showcasing the best in eco-practices, Govardhan Ecovillage also assures of an ultimate escape from mundane to spiritual through Eco-friendly Cottages, Ayurvedic Center, Yoga studio, Vedic temple and Amenities center. A nursery and a herbal park adds to the symphony with nature by helping to restore and rejuvenate our primal energies with rare medicinal and forest herbs. The residential facilities include private and communal cottages made from eco-friendly materials like earth and fiber to invoke a serene and peaceful ambiance. Also being an ideal destination for Board Meetings and Executive Retreats Govardhan Ecovillage promises an impressive amenities building with seminar rooms and a conference hall with a majestic mountain view of Kohoj Fort to create inspiring venues for high-powered meetings.
 

Eco friendly Cottages

Vrindavan Cottages – 13 rooms

In the precincts of the Yogashala and Ayurvedic wellness center, the communal cottages are a perfect retreat for visiting groups of guests. It comprises of a three sets of spacious buildings.

The First structure is a two-storied building incorporating 7500 sqft area with two staircases, open sky courtyards and 10 rooms – 5 on the ground floor and 5 on the first floor. The bedrooms and bathroom are beautifully appointed with antique fittings and specially handcrafted furniture. Also they have special facilities like cloth drying areas and large space for luggage storage and covered sit outs. With its own private sit outs and courtyards of landscaped gardens, staying at these rooms takes you back in time giving a glimpse of India’s rural past.

The Second structure is a 950 sqft structure consisting of two rooms on the ground floor each having the similar sizes and facilities. The 450 sqft half terrace here acts as a covered hall looking over the magnificent hills and forest, making it a perfect location for group activities or some meditation. The terrace opens up to a pathway connecting to the first structure in the first floor.

The Third structure is a 500 sqft room having the same sizes and facilities as the other rooms. It also houses a beautiful covered terrace, which is approached by a staircase outside the rooms. You can read, meditate and chant peacefully on this terrace.

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Barsana Cottages – 8 rooms + 1 dormitory

Silhouetted by the mountain ranges of Sahyadris and the legendary fort of medieval times, the beautiful private cottages at Govardhan Ecovillage are a dreamer’s escape, which spell comfort and enchantment. With attached bathrooms and toilets, these two storied cottages are each elegantly appointed with two living rooms and an optional kitchen. Besides this, each floor has a sit out to assure an unhampered view of the foothills of the Kohoj Mountain. Each floor and the rooms have a common hall and gallery for a peaceful and serene ambiance to ensure a worthwhile stay.

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Giriraj Cottages – 6 rooms + 1 dormitory

A new addition to our accommodation facilities are the Cob houses that revive traditional living. With the look and feel of a typical village mud house, the Cob houses are hand carved homes made from mud, stone and straw, with flooring made out of wood, stone and cow dung. These traditional, yet considered the strongest construction technology, creates an ambiance of living in an age long forgotten.

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Auditorium

The 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 and is facilitated by two green rooms behind the stage. It’s also ideal for presentations, lectures, workshops and corporate meetings. While chairs can be set up on request, the auditorium has a control room facility for audio visual controls. It also has a projector screen facility. With specially designed lighting and ventilation, ideal for an auditorium, it can accommodate up to 200 people or 125 chairs spaciously.

FACILITIES

  • Green Rooms
  • Wooden Stage
  • Seating Capacity (200 on floor)
  • Chair Capacity (125)
  • Control room
  • LCD projector (on payment)
  • Projection screen
  • Sound system (Wireless and wired)
  • White board with markers
Other salient features
  • Ramped Entrance for disabled people
  • Wash rooms
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Sitting Lobby with Snacks serving facility
  • Reception Desk (on need basis)
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Seminar Hall

Seminar Hall is an eco-friendly structure constructed with the CSEB with a marble flooring it is ideal for presentations, lectures, yoga meditations, workshops and meetings. While chairs can be set up on request, the auditorium has an audio and video projector and screen facility. With good lighting and ventilation, it can accommodate up to 200 people or 125 chairs spaciously.

FACILITIES

  • Seating Capacity (200 on floor)
  • Chair Capacity (125)
  • LCD projector (on payment)
  • Projection screen
  • Sound system (Wireless and wired)
  • Whiteboard
Other salient features
  • Ramped Entrance for disabled people
  • Wash rooms
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Sitting Lobby with Snacks serving facility
  • Reception Desk (on need basis)
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Yogashala

Inspired from the Sri yantra – the traditional Indian symbol for cosmic energy, the Yogashala at Govardhan Ecovillage amalgamates traditional and modern architecture with a unique state of art entry and sit out pavilions to insure an ideal place for balancing mind, body and spirit, and offer complete wellness in the most natural and effective manner. With a circular shaped main hall for a perfect symmetry with cosmic energy, the studio has a capacity for 25 practitioners with an instructor podium; giving a breath taking view of the hills and the pond around. Other attractive features of this Yogashala include high dome made of bamboo and straw and the floor made of cow dung (from the Govardhan Eco Village Goshala) to preserve the energy. When living like this is a part of reverberation of nature then the style and elegance blends modestly to enhance each nuances of serenity making Govardhan Ecovillage a perfect destination for the ardent yoga lovers. Another attraction of the Yogashala is the captivating carvings on the walls made of clay and cow dung.

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Yogastudio

Over looking the majestic Sahyadri mountain range, the Yoga Studio is located in the serene settings of the GEV Cow barn. Situated on the first floor, the Yoga Studio has a beautiful wooden flooring to make your yoga practice more comfortable. This huge facility can house upto 150 people at a time for yoga sessions, with a special podium for the instructors. Fully equipped with centralized sound and light control, projectors & screens, the studio can also house 350 chairs making it a perfect location for conferences, seminars and other events. From the rear end of the studio one can get the scenic view of the mountains through its huge glass walls.

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Ayurvedic Centre

Overlooking the spectacular Kohoj Mountain, this eco-friendly building serves as the Ayurvedic wellness center for all the guests visiting the Ecovillage. Ayurvedic wellness center is a franchise of Birla Ayurveda which is a most comprehensive Ayurveda service provider, synonymous with 100% Ayurveda. Housing three different units – the Doctor’s room, separate massage rooms for men and women and a reception, the Ayurvedic center is surrounded by a herbal garden with a variety of herbs planted for the purpose of making fresh medicines to used in the treatment and massages.

Ayurvedic center mainly provides kerala style massages, Oil based therapies, wellness therapies and stay care treatments. Ayurveda defines health as ‘purity of body, mind and soul’. Birla Ayurveda employs a plethora of services to ensure this purity. Ranging from a combination of special revitalisation and purification therapies coupled with nutritional guidance and herbal medicines, the aim here is on the prevention of body ailments, in addition to curing them. At Birla Ayurveda, they combine authentic and time-tested therapies with the expertise of our trained therapists and experienced doctors. The remedies of yesteryears are now taking care of the future.

For staycare center mail : info@birlaayurveda.co.in or call us : 9819108686 / 9820435344
For more details please visit : www.birlaayurveda.co.in/staycare.html

 

 FACILITIES

  • Eco-Friendly Stay
  • Ayurveda
  • Detoxification
  • Rejuvenation
  • Organic Diet
  • De-stress
  • Breating Exercise
  • Spiritual Content
  • Weight Management
  • Yoga/Meditation Sessions
  • Swimming Pool

 

 DAILY PROGRAM

  • 7:00am Herbal Water
  • 7:30am Yoga & Pranayama Session
  • 9:30am Breakfast(Organic)
  • 10:00am Consultation with Ayurvedic Doctor
  • 10:30am Full body Ayurvedic Massage
  • 1:00pm Lunch(Ayurvedic Diet)
  • 3:00pm Swimming Pool
  • 04:00pm Cyclic Meditation/Nature Walk
  • 5:30pm Yoga & Pranayama Session
  • 7:00pm Thrataka(eye exercises) or Mantra chanting
  • 8:00pm Dinner(Ayurvedic Diet)
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Swimming Pool

The outdoor low chlorine pool based on French technology ripples with sparkling blue water is a perfect way to de-stress your body. With 4 feet depth and a length of 25 meters, the pool features a a special 2 feet deep area for children. Fenced in wood in all directions, the pool adds luxury to your privacy.  With side spaces, there is water lighting also available for facilitating night swimmers. The pool also houses a bath house facility which includes bathrooms, toilets, change rooms and lockers for keeping your belongings. There are separate swimming hours for male & female guests.

FEATURES

  • Low chlorine pool
  • 2 Water purifiers
  • Depth: 4 ft, Length: 20 mts, Width: 5 mts
  • Bath House Facility
  • Bathrooms & Toilets
  • Changing Rooms & Lockers
  • Special area Children
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Our Organisation

Govardhan Ecovillage is a non-profit initiative founded by H.H. Radhanath Swami, a teacher of bhakti-yoga for over 40 years, and student of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna consciousness.

Govardhan Ecovillage Galtare, Hamrapur (P.O),
Wada (Taluka), Palghar (District) – 421303, Maharashtra, India
contactus@ecovillage.org.in (+91) 916-720-4666 (9AM–6PM).

Testimonials

From the moment I entered the grounds I was embraced by a sense of peace and welcome. A scientist at heart I was engaged by the recycling and the manner in which the cows and community work together. A sacred place. Thank you for the blessing.
Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain & Director of the Earl Hall Center at Columbia University

Eco Partners

Serve cows BIOME
Lifelink BAIF
acwadam ARTI

CSR Partners