Route map to Ashram

How to reach Amritapuri

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The two closest airports are in Trivandrum (110 km south of Amritapuri) and in Cochin (140 km north of Amritapuri).
International visitors may order an ashram taxi to pick you up at the airport or from a hotel in Cochin or Trivandrum by completing the online form here.
Indian visitors, let us know that you are coming, click here.

If you have not ordered a taxi in advance, at the airport you may go to the “Airport Taxi Service” counter and ask for a Prepaid taxi to “Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram” at Amritapuri.

The journey from Trivandrum airport takes about three hours ( cost ₹ 5000/- Car capacity 3 passengers with 3 check in bags). From Kochi airport, the journey takes about four hours (costs ₹ 5500/- ar capacity 3 passengers with 3 check in bags) as on Feb 2024.  Please note the terms, conditions and current prices for the taxis from here { link}

You can ask to come by the “Beach Road” from Karunagappally. This road crosses the backwaters by a road bridge and brings you directly into the ashram premises. Otherwise, you will be dropped off in Vallickavu, from where you can cross the backwaters over Amrita Setu, the ashram’s pedestrian bridge. If you find yourself on the other side of the backwaters with heavy luggage you may also take a hand-poled boat across the backwaters.

Kayankulam (12 km north of Amritapuri) and Karunagapally (10 km south of Amritapuri) are the closest towns to reach. Small auto-rickshaws can bring you to Amritapuri premises as explained above Vallickavu village to the Ashram.) There are also regular buses from Kayankulam Railway Station (KYJ) to the foot of the Amrita Setu bridge.