DHAMMANAND is located in Markal village, 30 km. from Pune railway station and 25 km from the airport.
It can be reached by public bus in about one hours time. There are two routes of approach
- 1.) Via Alandi village (a famous holy pilgrim spot, where devotees of the saint Dnyaneshwar visit)
- 2.) Via Nagar road (highway to Ahmednagar)
People going from corporation to Markal need to change bus at Wagholi. Same is the case when they return from markal to wagholi.
|Bus timing from Corporation to Wagholi and Vice versa:|
|The public bus (PMT- Pune Municipal Transport) is available for every 15 Min|
|Bus timing from Wagholi to Markal |
| 7.25 a.m.
||11.05 a.m. Preferred
||15.45 p m.
|Bus timing from Markal to Wagholi :|
| 6.40 a.m.
|| 8.10 a.m.
|| 10.20 a.m.Preferred
|| 11.50 a.m.
|| 16.30 p.m.
|| 18.00 p.m.
|| 20.10 p.m.|
From Alandi jeep taxis are easily available to reach Markal (9 km away), costing Rs 5
to15/- per person.
The Vipassana centre is a one kilometer walk from the bus/jeep stop at Markal.
All course students must reach the Vipassana centre by 4.00 pm latest on the day the course commences.
In case you get to Pune a day earlier do not get to the Pune Vipassana centre on your own. There are no
facilities for non-meditators or female meditators to stay at the centre between the courses. Put up
in some lodge or hotel near the railway or bus stations. Give a call to any of the following local
meditators. Dr Hamir or Dr Mrs Nirmala Ganla +91-020-26633746, they will guide you in case of any