Dhamma Paphulla is located, at Alur village in the north-western outskirts of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in the southern part of India. Dhamma Paphulla is about 23 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station and 16 Kms from Yeshwantpur Railway Station. One needs to travel 3 kms off the Tumkur Road / Bangalore-Pune Highway (NH-4), to reach the location. Please read below for detailed instructions for travelling to Dhamma Paphulla.
1. Direct Buses to Alur:
2. Bus routes via Makali Bus Stand on Tumkur Road: Get down at Makali Bus Stop (Landmark: Himalaya Drug Company on Tumkur Road).
From Majestic Bus Station:
- Platform No. 20B: Bus Nos. 256, 258, 258C, 258H, 258K or 258W.
- Platform No. 2: Air conditioned Volvo bus number 258C (goes almost every half hour)
From City Market Bus Station (Platform opposite Masjid): Bus Nos. 256, 258.
From Yeshwantpur Railway Station: All buses going to Nelamangala will stop at Makali bus stop.
After getting down at Makali Bus Stop, cross the road using the green overbridge. The distance to Alur village is 3km and auto rickshaws are available at the intersection which will take you to the centre on a shiaring or individual basis.
The center is also reachable via the Metro Green Line, you need to get down at the Nagasandra Station (Last Stop) on the Tumkur Road and then take a bus to the Makali as advised in the previous section. If you live in South or North Bengaluru then you can directly take the Green Line to get to Nagasandra, however if you live in the other parts of Bengaluru then you need to reach Magestic and then take the Green Line towards Nagasandra.
The Centre is located off Tumkur road. (There is a new toll road which has recently come up on Tumkur road. It is necessary to take the service road on the left instead of the middle toll road since there is no exit from the toll road at the required place to go to the Centre). While driving from the city, you will pass the following landmarks: Yeshwanthpur Railway Station > Jalahalli Cross > Parle Biscuit Factory > Jindal Naturopathy Centre > Exhibition Grounds. Soon after this, you will find Himalaya Drug Company on your left side (Makali bus stop). After Himalaya, take the first U-turn under the flyover and then take a left for Alur (look out for road sign saying 'Alur'). Drive down the winding village road for about 3 Kms, until you reach Alur Gram Panchayat. The Center is only a few meters ahead from here. Ample parking space is available at the Centre.
Participants driving from South Bangalore may find it much faster to come via the NICE (Nandi Infrastructure) Road. NICE Road is a Toll Road. The advantage of NICE road is that there is hardly any traffic on this road. One can get onto the NICE road either from Bannerghatta road or Kanakapura road or from Mysore road (after Kengeri). NICE road will join Tumkur road a little after the Jindal Nature Cure Institute. Please refer above instructions for proceeding from there.
Bangalore is well connected by Air to cities both within India and abroad. It takes about 1:45 hours from Mumbai, 2:35 hours from New Delhi and 45 minutes from Chennai to reach Bangalore by Air. There are several flights every day. From Bangalore International Airport, you can either take a taxi to reach the Centre or take a Bus to the City Bus Stand followed by another bus to reach the Centre. Please see the website www.bengaluruairport.com for details of transport options at Bangalore Airport.
Taxi from Airport:
Taking a taxi from the Airport would be more convenient to reach Dhamma Paphulla. After coming out from the Arrival gate, go to the Airport Taxi service on the left hand side. All Taxis available here will charge Rs.15/- per km. May take about 1-2 hrs depending upon traffic. You should ask for Alur Village via Makali on Tumkur Road (Landmark: Himalaya Drug Company). The Taxi will go through National Highway 7 (Bellary Road) > Yelahanka > right turn below Hebbal Flyover > Outer Ring Road > Goraguntepalya to get on to Tumkur Road. While driving on Tumkur Road, you will pass the following landmarks: Jalahalli Cross > Parle Biscuit Factory > Jindal Naturopathy Centre > Exhibition Grounds. Please Refer above mentioned details (Coming by Car) to reach Dhamma Paphulla after reaching Exhibition Grounds. The Taxi driver may take another (shorter) route which will bring you to Jalahalli Cross on Tumkur Road.
Bus from Airport:
Regular Shuttles (A/C Volvo Bus) to the City are available from the Airport. You should take BIAS-09 which goes to Majestic (City Bus Stand). Airport Shuttle to Majestic will cost Rs.230 (approx) and may take 1 to 1.5 hrs to reach Majestic depending upon traffic. From here, you can take a bus to reach Dhamma Paphulla as described above (Coming by Bus).