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If you are attracted and enthused by the sweet chime of ringing bells, the mystic sound of conch shells, echoes of cooing birds at sunrise, exotic flowers & fruits, a culture woven with divinity, and a sublime touch of pure Ganges water, then mark Mayapur at the top of the list for your next holiday destination.
Mayapur is a place for spiritual tourism. It is one of the best place to relax and rejuvenate oneself from the maddening crowd of the city. With a calm and satisfying climate, the riverside picturesque makes Mayapur a place worth visiting. Sit by the river watch the sunset or enjoy the boat rides in the Ganges, there is enough that Mayapur offers to keep tourists on their toes. Apart from the glorious view this place has more for the tourists to explore. This religious place attracts thousands of travellers from all the corners of the world. Mayapur is the land of golden avatar – Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the incarnation of Sri Krsna who appeared 500 years ago and started the Hare Krsna movement. It is surrounded by the nine Islands and Mayapur itself is situated on the Island named Antardvip the beautiful place covered by the river Ganges and green paddy lands. In 1970, His Divine Grace Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada began the Mayapur project and planned a spiritual city, a place of wonderful, spiritual culture and education and which can inspire and attract people to take part in Krsna Consciousness.
The ISKCON Mayapur campus is a beautiful oasis of many, many acres. Having broken architectural records on many occasions, it houses several architectural feats; including the longest building in Kolkata, and the largest dome in Asia with the upcoming largest temple in the world called the Temple of Vedic Planetarium. This is more than 350 feet high and is scheduled to be completed by 2016, 50th anniversary of ISKCON. This project includes a temple hall with a capacity of 5000 devotees and a vedic planetarium describing the universe according to the vedic cosmology.