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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

All visitors to Krishna Valley should buy an entry ticket.This includes guesthouse guests too.

Exceptions exist for Krishna Valley residents and their immediate family members, Somogyvamos residents, MKTHK volunteers and missionaries, Counselling System members and Nama Hatta members.

Tickets can be bought on our website while booking your room. They can also be bought upon arrival at the reception where the elephants are located.

Krishna Valley and its guesthouses are open to visit all year round.

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

Kamala guesthouse
There is parking available in the garden.

There are three options for guests to choose from:

The temple restaurant is open from 11:30 to 17:30 every day (Only from May to October). Please contact us to inquire about restaurant operating times during off-season.

Devotee prasadam (served in the temple during the colder months and in the large event tent next to the temple during the warmer times of the year).
Breakfast:  8:30
Lunch:  13:30

Kamala snackbar (to order, please contact our receptionists)

Our guesthouse, as part of our spiritual farm community is subject to the rules of conduct expected in a holy place. The inhabitants of Krishna Valley strive to live a clean, close to nature life. We also ask our guests to pay attention to this during their stay in the Krishna Valley guesthouses and to help the families and residents, as well as their visiting companions, who wish to relax and recharge. Therefore:

  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Avoid gambling this includes all forms of online gambling too.
  • Practice the principle of celibacy as at a place of pilgrimage, which is to refrain from sexual activity.
  • Avoid eating meat, fish and egg products..

Act in consideration for other guests: Please be quiet during the evening and early hours.

During your stay, it is very important that you follow the instructions below:

Check-in time is between 14:00 to 17:00 and check-out time is by 10:00am.

When booking a room, please complete the guestbook with the required information such as your passport number and/or bank details. 

Your room key provides access to the building’s main door and your individual room.

When making a reservation, our online booking system will show you the rooms that guests can use and provide information about the services we provide.

Children under 6 years old are not required to pay for their stay in single or dormitory rooms, if they share the same bed as their parents

The accommodation fee includes utilities and other overheads. Bed linen is provided for our guests.

Pets are not allowed in the guest room!

Disclaimer: Neither the owner nor the operator, Venu Kft. are responsible for the loss or damage of any valuables ​​taken to or left at the accommodation.

In the event of loss of the building/room key(s) provided, guests are required to inform the receptionist immediately and reimburse the establishment for the price of either the lock or key’s replacement which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Furniture, equipment and/or appliances in the apartment or room may only be rearranged with the prior consent of the owner.

Neither the owner nor the operator , Venu Kft. shall  be liable for any material damage nor accident resulting from the improper use of the equipment or facilities provided.

Damage caused by guests due to the improper use of the equipment or facilities, shall be compensated  to the owner directly by the guest(s).

Guests are required to observe the guesthouse’s regular hours of business policies, with particular regard to morning, evening and night hours.

If you have any problems with your room or guesthouse during your stay, please inform the person in charge as soon as possible.! We cannot adequately rectify complaints arriving days, weeks or months after the fact.

We kindly ask that our guests remember to give their key to the guesthouse receptionist when leaving the room as well as when guests check out!

When you arrive in Somogyvámos please proceed to the Kamala guesthouse located at Fő utca 15. Our guesthouse’s reception is located inside the main building and you can receive your keys there as well as instructions on how to find your room.

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 in the temple then please do not hesitate to ask the resident devotees – they will be more than happy to help.

More details about the time schedule for each ceremony can be found in the questions and answers section below.

We offer daily guided tours for any of our guests in the temple building. The tour guide will be happy to answer any of your questions so please don’t be shy to ask.

For those who are 18-35 years old we hold various programs throughout the year where one may learn more about Krishna Consciousness.

From the link below you can read about what courses are available. Please note: All courses are in Hungarian and we can not currently provide translation services.

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

If you have any questions please contact the following devotee:

Lilasuka Das

+36305306369

[email protected]

There are camping facilities available at the Kamala guesthouse.

Please visit our accommodation page for more information.

We strongly advise you to contact us before your planned arrival – just in case all of our facilities are fully booked.

Please visit our Terms and Conditions page for more information.

Wifi is available in all accommodations.

Devotee questions

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
08.30  – 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

If you would like to join any of our services when you are here in New Vraja Dham then please email our volunteer department at: [email protected]

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 in advance what to bring.

Head Pujari:  Asta Sakhi dd
Email:  [email protected]
Telephone:  +36 30 600 1459

Getting here

From Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest:
The easiest way to come from the airport is by the Krishna Valley taxi service, please check our Amenities page for more information.

Traveling by train:
Nearest stations: Fonyód (train from Budapest Deli) or Somogyvár (train from Fonyód).
The official webpage for train schedules in English can be read HERE
Cost: 10-15 EUR from Budapest
On arrival at either station, you will need to be picked up. Please, consult this page for the prices of the transfer. Please try to inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival, since cars are not always available for this service.

Traveling by bus:
You can take a bus from Budapest Nepliget Bus station to Öreglak, then take a bus to Somogyvár and from there take a bus to Somogyvámos. Alternatively, a pickup service from Öreglak or Somogyvár can be arranged. Please contact us for more information.
Bus timetable.

Taxi services:
What if I don’t want to use public transportation?
We will be happy to arrange a car ride for you from Budapest or Fonyód using our taxi service. For more information, please check our Amenities page.

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 showing where to locate us. Krishna Valley is 23 kms from Fonyód.

If you approach the farm from Budapest on the 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: 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 systems 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 unusable !!

The 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.

You can find that info here

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application then please write us here: [email protected]

Money matters

Starting in 2021 we will be able to accept Szép Cards to pay for your accommodation. Unfortunately we are still not able to accept Erzsébet Coupons for this purpose.

For each online reservation 50% of the amount due must be paid as a deposit. Deposits can be paid by Paypal, credit card or bank transfer (details below). !! NOTE !!  Deposit payments must be paid within 7 days from the date that the online reservation is made,  otherwise the reservation will automatically be cancelled. You can pay the remainder of your Krishna Valley accommodation fee by cash or credit card on arrival.

PayPal account:
[email protected]

Bank details:
Account holder: Venu Kft
Address: H-8699 Somogyvámos Fo u. 38
Name of the bank: MKB Bank Zrt.
Address of the bank 1056 Budapest, Váci u. 38.
SWIFT (BIC): MKKB HU HB

HUF account:
Account number: 10300002-10632408-49020012
IBAN: HU16 1030 0002 1063 2408 4902 0012

If you are coming from abroad then you should make sure to change your money before you come to Krishna Valley.
We are not  able to exchange or accept as payment, any foreign currency here.
You will not be able to buy things from the shops locally in a foreign currency (Although we can accept donations to Krishna Valley in any currency).
Be aware, we have no currency exchange services locally. The closest would be located in the hallway of Tesco’s in either Kaposvar or Balatonboglar, both about 30 minutes away by car.
There are also ATM machines in the next village, Somogyvar where you can withdraw Hungarin Forints.

For Nitya Seva, Seva Puja, Festival and general donations please contact Anuragi dd:
Email: [email protected]
Tel:  + 36 30 748 0812

For Goshala donations please contact Aryadeva das:
Email: [email protected]
Tel:  +36 30 279 26 95

If you have a Krishna Valley discount card then you are entitled to a 5% discount on accommodation at Gurudeva Bhavana, and the Kamala guesthouse.

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

Additional information

Krishna Valley is situated 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

Besides coming to see Sri Sri Radha Krishna on the altar in our 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 what programs are available.

Whilst here there are many walks and gardens to explore, vegetable gardens, the school buildings. Make sure to visit Krishna’s cows in the cow sheds, we can guarantee that you have never seen a cow shed like this.🙂

If you fancy getting your hands dirty in the garden or do some other volunteer work, please contact our Volunteer Department, English speaking member, Sukhayanti Devi Dasi at: [email protected]

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: Mon – Sat: 8:30 – 10:00 and 16:30 – 18:00. Sun: closed.

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