Krishnamurti Retreat Centre (KRC) is located on the banks of the Bhagirathi river at Village Ranari, Block Dunda, Dist. Uttarkashi (previously, The Uttarkashi Retreat), which is on the ancient pilgrim route from Rishikesh to Gomukh, the origin of the river Ganga.
Sitting atop the high bank of the river, on about 1.4 acres of land, the retreat has as its backdrop the steep mountain slopes covered with pine forests. Set in the quiet rural environs of Ranari village, the retreat is surrounded by mountains and green fields on all sides. The whole ambience lends itself to quiet reflection and exploration.
The Retreat is essentially meant for those who wish to be alone and quiet in natural surroundings and wish to delve within on fundamental questions of life in the light of J. Krishnamurti's teachings. Here you have the leisure to sit under the shade of the trees, watch the river flow by, or go high up into the mountains and contact unknown energies.
How to Reach:
From Haridwar/Dehradun to Devidhar:
You could come to Devidhar (on the Uttarkashi Highway N 94/108) from Haridwar or Dehradun which are well-connected railheads. Between Dehradun and Rishikesh, there is an airport with daily flights from Delhi.
**From Haridwar station you could take a taxi (6-7 hrs) or a bus (7-8 hrs). Shared jeeps are available from Natraj Hotel at Rishikesh, which is on the way to Uttarkashi and about 45 minutes drive from Haridwar.
**From Dehradun take a jeep, taxi or bus.
From Devidhar stop to the Retreat / Ranari Village (4 Kms on motorable road):
At Devidhar Bend (11 kms from Dharasu) turn right to take the motorable bridge, and proceed north on the road that winds along the river on your left and brings you right upto the retreat gate.
From Dunda Market to the Retreat/ Ranari Village (walk 30 min.)
Alternatively, instead of turning right at Devidhar bend, you may carry on upto Dunda, Main market, on the same Highway (about 3 kms). From there on your right you will enter the narrow lanes of Tibetan settlement and soon you will hit upon the hanging bridge that takes you across the river. About 30 minutes walk on the mountain path brings you to Ranari village and to The Retreat Centre.
Stay and Facilities
For those who wish to study there is a library of Books and Video-Audio Recordings of Krishnamurti's works.
About 8-10 persons in 4 independent cottages can be accommodated at a time in the retreat campus. The cottages are modestly furnished. Since only few rooms are available, kindly send in your request in advance. Sometimes you may have to share a room with another person.
The expected contribution from those working in India is Rs 700 per day per person and from those working abroad, USD 25 / Euro 20 per day per person. On request 50% discount may be given. The charges include simple vegetarian food (pan-Indian cuisine) and stay.
We would just like to indicate that your contributions will help us to keep the place viable.
In keeping with the ethos of the place, guests are requested not to smoke or drink alcohol nor eat non-vegetarian food.
Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain. Day-time temperature is generally pleasant except during May and June when it can be around 36-40 degrees C. Mornings and evenings can be generally cold (below 20 degrees C) except during December to February, when the temperature dips even lower. Retreat is equipped with all amenities for all seasons.
You need to bring only your personal articles, including woolens, walking shoes and a torch.
For more details, please contact
Krishnamurti Retreat Centre,
Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI)
Village and Post Ranari, Dunda Block
Dist. Uttarkashi, Pin 249151
Phone: 9415983690, 09412436429
For guidance on arrival at Devidhar/Dunda call at 80065 35188