KaivalyaDhama

Kaivalyadhama Lonavala

A short comfortable drive from Mumbai and Pune, Kaivalyadhama is surrounded by India’s Western ghats also known as the Sahyadri mountain ranges. We relish a stunning green landscape and pleasing weather throughout the year.

As one enters Kaivalyadhama, the hills and natural backdrop are a treat for all senses. The sight of plantations and flowers, the sounds of birds, the breath of highly oxygenated air, the flavour of freshness, and the contact of renewal, energise the whole expanse. The soothing vibrations provide the perfect retreat for solitude and harmony, away from the routine rush and crowd.

Kaivalyadhama was started in a bungalow called Gool Ville at Lonavala by Swami Kuvalyananda in 1924. Today, the eco-friendly campus spread over 180 acres, offers the most comprehensive Yoga experience in a calm and peaceful setting. Located 600 metres above sea-level, Kaivalyadhama provides the absolute environment for rejuvenation, learning, and innovation, equipped with excellent infrastructure and facilities.

A short comfortable drive from Mumbai and Pune, Kaivalyadhama is surrounded by India’s Western ghats also known as the Sahyadri mountain ranges. We relish a stunning green landscape and pleasing weather throughout the year.

As one enters Kaivalyadhama, the hills and natural backdrop are a treat for all senses. The sight of plantations and flowers, the sounds of birds, the breath of highly oxygenated air, the flavour of freshness, and the contact of renewal, energise the whole expanse. The soothing vibrations provide the perfect retreat for solitude and harmony, away from the routine rush and crowd.

Kaivalyadhama was started in a bungalow called Gool Ville at Lonavala by Swami Kuvalyananda in 1924. Today, the eco-friendly campus spread over 180 acres, offers the most comprehensive Yoga experience in a calm and peaceful setting. Located 600 metres above sea-level, Kaivalyadhama provides the absolute environment for rejuvenation, learning, and innovation, equipped with excellent infrastructure and facilities.

 Campus Tour

Meditation & Yoga Halls: Vasishta, Manana, Adinath, and Matsendranath provide ample space and tranquil for practice of Yoga

Healthcare Centre for Naturopathy: A range of therapies for relaxation, healing, lifestyle disorders, and regeneration using the five elements of nature

Health Care Centre for Ayurveda: Provides various traditional herbal treatments for detoxification, ailments, recovery, and restoration

Diploma Course in Yoga Therapy

Yoga Studio: Our yoga studio Prajna, is well-equipped to spread Yogic wisdom and wellbeing to the world, online

Project Anand: The upcoming holistic health centre for cancer survivors and disorders due to lifestyle conditions

Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis: For training and education of Yoga teachers, with highly experienced faculty, modern learning facilities, large classrooms, and spacious lecture halls

Scientific Research Department (SRD): Recognised by the SIRO, SRD houses an advanced laboratory for revolutionary discoveries and systematic inquiry in yoga

Philosophico-Literary Research Department (PLRD): PLRD facilitates high quality philosophical and literary research and publication with a well-equipped library with over 30,000 books and 240 yoga Manuscripts

Guest Rooms: Our guests can experience wellbeing and comfort in our customised rooms offering standard, executive, deluxe and cottage category accommodation

Hostels: Gayatri & Amruta Girls Hostels and the Maharishi Kapil Boys Hostel offer a secure, quiet, and relaxing ambience for enhancing learning and teaching competencies

Staff Residences: Quaint bungalows and cosy apartments of staff members and their families including the management, therapists, teachers, researchers, and other co-workers, lend charm and warmth to the campus

Green Campus: Outside vehicles are not allowed to ply inside the campus. We recommend exploring and savouring the delightful panorama by foot, a healthier alternative. Cycles and electric buggies are made available on request

Solar Energy Plant: A 75 kWA solar plant inside the campus as a sustainable alternative for supplying power

Windmills: Kaivalyadhama is equipped with windmills for electricity generation

Harit Vanam: Organic crops and food garden for select fruits, vegetables, and herbs, while retaining their nutrients

Sacred Grove: Garden of indigenous plants including a unique seed bank for native flora and fauna

Aushadhi Vanam: Medicinal garden for traditional herbs used in treatments and therapies; and vermi-composting plant

Kamdhenu Vatika: Organic farming and special plantations for cattle, while conserving the soil

Samadhis: The resting places of Swami Digambarji and Swami Kuvlyanandji are open to visitors and students for offering prayers and finding silence within.

Swamiji’s Kuti: The residing place of our mentor, Swami Maheshanandji

Hills Insides the Campus: Trekking trails for breath-taking views and finding solace; meditation cave used by Swami Kuvalyananda

Dining Halls: Annapurna and Sadapurna provide campus residents and staff with fresh, tasty, hygienic, and sumptuous saatvik vegetarian meals

Gaushala and Dairy: Constructed in an area of 5,000 sq.ft., it accommodates 100 cattle which are fed and bred naturally

Utpatti: The visitors’ centre and campus store with books, organic products, and Yoga merchandise is one of the oldest structures inside the campus

Utpatti: The visitors’ centre and campus store with books, organic products, and Yoga merchandise is one of the oldest structures inside the campus

Sattva Café: Sattva Café offers a space to rest, reboot, reflect or simply converge and relax with a range of healthy juices, fresh salads, and quick snacks to energise your mind and body

Utilities: Laundry, general store, and a salon to meet your utility and service needs

Temple: The Hanuman temple provides space and serenity for finding assurance in the divine

Kaivalya Vidya Niketan: A fully functional CBSE School up to Grade 12 nestled at the foothills, with a large playground inside the campus

Sattva Café: Sattva Café offers a space to rest, reboot, reflect or simply converge and relax with a range of healthy juices, fresh salads, and quick snacks to energise your mind and body

Fitness: Sports grounds, badminton court, table tennis enclosure, and gymnasium for exercise and leisure sports

 How to Reach Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

By RoadFrom Mumbai120 km by Mumbai-Pune Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits
From Pune60 km by Pune-Mumbai Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits
By RailFrom Mumbai/ PuneSeveral Comfortable and Quick Options Available by Indian Railways from both Mumbai and Pune
By AirVia Mumbai/ Pune:Kaivalyadhama is Easily Accessible by Road from Mumbai/ Pune Airports
By RoadFrom Mumbai120 km by Mumbai-Pune Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits
From Pune60 km by Pune-Mumbai Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits
By RailFrom Mumbai/ PuneSeveral Comfortable and Quick Options Available by Indian Railways from both Mumbai and Pune
By AirVia Mumbai/ Pune:Kaivalyadhama is Easily Accessible by Road from Mumba/ Pune Airports

 Campus Tour

YOGA AND HEALTH

YOGA AND EDUCATION

Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis: For training and education of Yoga teachers. Students have access to highly experienced faculty members, modern learning facilities, large classrooms, and spacious lecture halls.

YOGA AND RESEARCH

 Accommodation and Apartments

Guests: Our guests can experience wellbeing and comfort in our customised rooms offering standard, executive, deluxe and cottage category accommodation.

Students: Gayatri & Amruta Girls Hostels and the Maharishi Kapil Boys Hostel offer a secure, quiet, and relaxing ambience for enhancing learning and teaching competencies.

Staff Residences: Quaint bungalows and cosy apartments of staff members and their families including the management, therapists, teachers, researchers, and other co-workers, lend charm and warmth to the campus.

 Eco-Friendly Campus

Organic Plantations: The campus is home to specialised bio-gardens such as

Harit Vanam: nutrition garden

Sacred Grove: for indigenous plants including unique seed bank for native flora and fauna

Aushadhi Vanam: medicinal garden, and a Vermi-Composting Plant

Kamdhenu Vatika: For organic farming and plantations for cattle

Green Campus: Outside vehicles are not allowed to ply inside the campus. We recommend exploring and savouring the delightful panorama by foot, a healthier alternative. Cycles and electric buggies are made available on request.

Solar Energy: A 75 kWA solar plant inside the campus as a sustainable alternative for supplying power.

Windmills: Kaivalyadhama is equipped with windmills for electricity generation.

 

 Essential & Accessible Amenities

The resting places of Swami Digambarji and Swami Kuvlyanandji are open to visitors and students for offering prayers and finding silence within.

The residing place of Swami Maheshanandji.

Meditation cave that was used by Swami Kuvalyananda, also trekking trails for breath-taking views and finding solace.

Annapurna and Sadapurna provide campus residents and staff with fresh, tasty, hygienic, and sumptuous saatvik vegetarian meals.

Sports grounds, badminton court, table tennis enclosure, and gymnasium for exercise and leisure sports.

The campus has a cowshed located near Swamiji’s kuti. Constructed in an area of 5,000 sq.ft., it accommodates 100 cattle which are fed and bred naturally.

Visitors’ centre and campus store. One of the oldest structures inside the campus, it houses a bookstore, organic products, and Yoga merchandise.

Sattva Café offers a space to rest, reboot, reflect or simply converge and relax. It offers a range of healthy juices, fresh salads, and quick snacks to energise your mind and body.

Laundry, general store, and a salon to meet your utility and service needs.

The Hanuman temple provides space and serenity for finding assurance in the divine.

 

Kaivalya Vidya Niketan School kaivalyadhama

A fully functional CBSE School up to Grade 12 nestled at the foothills, with a large playground inside the campus.

 How to Reach Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

By road

From Mumbai:

120 km by Mumbai-Pune Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits

From Pune:

60 km by Pune-Mumbai Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits

By rail

From Mumbai/ Pune:

Several comfortable and quick options available by Indian Railways from both Mumbai and Pune

By air

Via Mumbai/ Pune:

Kaivalyadhama is easily accessible by road from Mumba/ Pune airports

By Road

From Mumbai: 120 km by Mumbai-Pune Expressway, take Khandala / Lonavala Exits

By Road

From Pune: 60 km by Pune-Mumbai Expressway, take Khandala/ Lonavala Exits

By Rail

From Mumbai / Pune: Several comfortable and quick options available by Indian Railways from both Mumbai and Pune

By Air

Via Mumbai / Pune: Kaivalyadhama is easily accessible by road from Mumba/ Pune airports