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Global Vipassana Pagoda

Reaching the Pagoda

Reaching Global Vipassana Pagoda by Road from Mumbai City / Domestic Airport / International Airport / Railway Stations in Mumbai

  1. Reach Western Express Highway and go North towards Dahisar/Borivali/Ahmedabad.
  2. Cross the Dahisar Toll Booth and keep going straight.
  3. When you reach the Mira-Bhayandar crossing, turn Left towards Mira-Bhayandar. The crossing has a statue of Shivaji Maharaj positioned at the centre.
  4. Keep going straight till you reach Golden Nest Circle. At the Golden Nest Circle, take a left turn and stay on the main road.
  5. Keep going straight till you take a hard right turn at the end of the road. This point will come after Maxus Mall, which comes on your right. After the hard right turn, take a left at the T point junction.
  6. Keep following directions to Esselworld or Global Vipassana Pagoda from this point forward.
  7. When you reach the Esselworld Parking Lot, go ahead a few metres and take a right turn towards Esselworld. Tell the guard at the security post that you want to go to the Pagoda.
  8. Keep going straight till you reach the Helipad. At the Helipad, take a right turn to the Global Pagoda Road through the Sanchi Arch.

The Pagoda is about 42 km from the Domestic Airport Terminal.

Reaching Global Vipassana Pagoda by Road from Thane / Nashik / Igatpuri / Pune / Navi Mumbai

  1. Reach State Highway 42 / Ghodbunder Road from NH3 (Agra Road) / Old Agra Road / Eastern Express Highway.
  2. Keep going on Ghodbunder Road till you reach NH8, Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway.
  3. At the Ghodbunder Junction (Sai Palace Hotel), take a left turn towards Mumbai city.
  4. Keep going straight till you reach the Mira-Bhayandar crossing (Shivaji Statue).
  5. Take a right turn towards Mira-Bhayandar.
  6. Keep going straight till you reach Golden Nest Circle. At the Golden Nest Circle, take a left turn and stay on the main road.
  7. Keep going straight till you take a hard right turn at the end of the road. This point will come after Maxus Mall, which comes on your right. After the hard right turn, take a left at the T point junction.
  8. Keep following directions to Esselworld or Global Vipassana Pagoda from this point forward.
  9. When you reach the Esselworld Parking Lot, go ahead a few metres and take a right turn towards Esselworld. Tell the guard at the security post that you want to go to the Pagoda.
  10. Keep going straight till you reach the Helipad. At the Helipad, take a right turn to the Global Pagoda Road through the Sanchi Arch.

The Pagoda is about 22 km from the Ghodbunder Junction.

By Public Transport from Mumbai City

  1. Reach Borivali Station on the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban line. This station is a major terminal on Western Railway’s Mumbai suburban services. It is also well connected by State Transport Buses from Thane, Navi Mumbai & Mumbai cities.
  2. Exit on the Western side. From Chandavarkar Road, which is perpendicular to the railway line on the North End of the station, take BEST Bus no. 294 and 247 to Gorai Creek (Also known as Gorai ‘Khadi’ in vernacular)
  3. Alternatively, you can take an autorickshaw to the Gorai Creek. The Creek is about 3.8 km from the Borivali Station.
  4. At the Gorai Creek, you will have to take a boat to the other side of the creek. There are two options for this: Take the Esselworld Ferry Service, costing Rs. 35 for a return trip, or the local ferry service, costing Rs. 5 for a one-way trip.
  5. If you take the Esselworld Ferry Service, you will disembark at the Esselworld jetty, from where you can walk to the Pagoda following the signs for the same. The last ferry leaves to the Global Vipassana Pagoda at 5.25 pm
  6. The jetty on the other side of the creek for the local ferry is quite far from the Pagoda; hence you may have to take public transport on the other side. BEST runs a bus service, Bus no. 711 between the Pagoda and the local jetty every Sunday between 11 am to 6 pm.
  7. From Bhayender Station (W) MBMT (Mira Bhayandar Municipal Transport ) route no. 4 Bus is available for Global Vipassana Pagoda. Timings 6.30 am to 6 .45 pm. Fare from Bhayandar Stn to Global Pagoda is Rs. 13.

There are alternative routes to reach the Pagoda, including an Esselworld Ferry service from Marve Beach, which is reached via Malad Station on the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban Line. However, the route(s) recommended above are the best possible and fastest routes to reach the Pagoda.