directions to reach Dhamma Paphulla Centre
take 2 hours or more to reach the Centre from the city. In case
arriving from out of Bangalore, please keep a margin of 3 to 4
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.
Direct Buses to Alur:
Majestic Bus Station: 257E,
City Market: 257,
frequency of direct buses to Alur is extremely low. Hence it is
better and advised to take a bus to Makali Bus Stand (see below)
and then proceed to Alur by Auto Rickshaw.
Bus routes via Makali Bus Stand on Tumkur Road: Get
down at Makali Bus Stop
Himalaya Drug Company on Tumkur Road).
A) From Majestic Bus Station:
Platform No. 20 B: 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.
Bus Station is also
known as KBS or Kempegowda or Main City bus stand. Majestic
Bus Station (KBS) is very close to the Bangalore City Railway
Station and can be reached through a sub-way (underground
Bus Station services are more organized than that of City Market
Bus Station. All buses going to Nelmangala will stop at Makali.
Bus ride from City Bus stand to Makali bus stop will cost around
Rs.11-14 (Non-AC) and Rs. 20 (AC Volvo) and may take 1-2 hrs
depending upon traffic.
From Yeshwantpur Railway station: All buses going to Nelmangala
will stop at Makali bus stop.
After getting down at Makali
the intersection opposite Makali bus stop (you need to cross the
road), the distance to Alur village is 3 KM. Auto rickshaws are
available at about Rs.6 per person on sharing basis and full Auto
3) Own Vehicle/Taxi: 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.
from South Bangalore may find it much faster to come via the NICE
(Nandi Infrastructure) Road. NICE Road is a Toll Road (Car Appx
Rs.85/- Bike Appx Rs. 25/-). 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.
4) Connectivity with Airport
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.
A) 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. It will cost around Rs.700/- and 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 à Parle Biscuit
Factory > Jindal Naturopathy
Centre > Exhibition Grounds. Please Refer above
mentioned details (Point 3 above) 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
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.140 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 (Point 1 and 2).