TEAM & TEACHERS
Jessica Walker. Founder & Director.
Yogesh Arunachala. Kirtan.
Camilo Zaffora. Chief Coordinator.
Prem Kumar. Production.
Priyanka Xavier. Teacher. Production.
Loida Farelo. Translator.
Gonzalo Santos. Photosgraphy & Video.
Maria Martin. Partner.
The place where the Festival will take place is the Mountain Retreat. This beautiful resort is located just 4 km from Ramana Maharishi Ashram, and its landscape is dominated by the majesty of Mount Arunachala.
The space is prepared to attend all the needs of the attendees, to provide an atmosphere of care and provide nutritious meals and rest to their guests.
HOW TO ARRIVE
The resort where the event is held is located on the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai, in the state of Tamil Nadu.
We will create a WhatsApp group for the attendees to the Festival, so that you organize among yourselves for sharing transportation (Flight, Taxi, Bus, Rickshaw).
FLIGHT TO INDIA
The nearest airports to Tiruvannamalai are Chennai (3 and a half hours) and Bangalore (four hours).
The most confortable option for flying to India is Lufthansa: they offer a weekly direct flights from Europe to Chennai (one stop in Frankfurt).
VISA FOR TRAVELING TO INDIA
You need a Visa to be able to enter in India. You can obtain it through this official site of the indian government.
The cost for the e-Tourist Visa (30 days) is USD 25. If you wanna stay longer than a month you must go for the 1 year Visa, it’s USD 40.
Regarding health aspects (food, vaccines, etc) you can find out everything you need to know in this webpage.
TAXI FROM AIRPORT TO ARUNACHALA
We provide you the contact of a taxi that charges good price to bring you from Chennai airport to Tiruvannamalai. His name is Logu, his telephone number is +91 9787 163 123 and his mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to contact him a few days before your arrival, to make sure he picks you up at the airport. The trip from Chennai airport to Tirumannavalai is 3800 rss.
BUS TRIP FROM AIRPORT TO ARUNACHALA
If you’re a first timer in this beautiful country, the bus trip is not recommended. The taxi will be easier and more confortable for you.
The bus option is only for those who have experience traveling through India: it’s cheaper but it’s a pretty chaotic trip, usually hot and sometimes with no glasses in the windows.
If you want to travel by bus, take a metro from the Chennai Airport to the Chennai Bus Station. You have buses to Thiruvannamalai (six or seven hours trip) leaving every 15 minutes.
Once you arrive to Thiruvannamalai bus station, the way to arrive to the Mountain Resort is by rickshaw. We provide you the contact of a rickshaw that will charge you good price. He’s called Kamal, his number is +91 94428 09982.