Go here for: Pilgrimage, Weekend Break
Located about 130 km north of Kolkata, Mayapur is a destination of choice for discerning travellers. It is the district headquarters of Iskcon in West Bengal and no wonder a town deeply steeped in Krishna bhakti. Mayapur is also a popular weekend destination frequented by Krishna devotees and families looking for a quick break from the daily grind. Since the town is easily accessible from Kolkata with regular train and bus service, it has become a popular family getaway.
Positioned on the banks of the Hoogly near the confluence of the Hoogly and the Jalangi, Mayapur is one of the nine islands of Navadwip. It was founded by Bakti Vinod Thakur and was earlier known as Miyapur. The Iskcon Temple at Mayapur holds a special significance to the followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, since + more about Mayapur