9 – 10 hours
Duration
Light
Activity level
Somogyvámos, Zalaszanto, Keszthely
Location
All year round
Dates

This experience is a daytrip in which we will visit some interesting places in Hungary that are related to religious sustainable community called Nava Vraja Dhama and see their way of life in a quiet countryside not far from lake Balaton. On their property we will have a tour of the temple and other buildings used in their everyday life and see how they managed to become so sufficient.

Next we will visit the largest Buddhist peace stupa in Europe, near the village of Zalaszanto. The stupa is 30 meters high, located on a small hill in a serene environement, and it was consecrated by Dalai Lama. The stupa itself contains the teachings and relics of Buddha. It is a great place from where to send out the prayer of peace, and in the meditation house next to it we can spend some minutes trying to reach silence inside ourselves (optional).

Our last stop on this trip will be Keszthely town on the lake Balaton. It hosts a beautiful palace of Festetic family, a unique baroque beauty with a garden.

Additional information

START TIME7.30 AM and 8.30 AM are start times from Zagreb and Varaždin respectively
START/RETURN LOCATIONIf private tour – the lobby of your hotel. If open booking – in a convenient stop in city center.
INCLUDEDGuided service; Transportation; Vegeterian Indian Meal in Krishna Valley; guidance in Krishna Valley
NOT INCLUDEDPersonal expenses
NUMBER OF PEOPLE7
Pricing70 euros per person for minimum of 6 persons. Or base cost of 340 euros.
Age15 – 75
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We start this tour from where you are staying in Zagreb (if private tour, otherwise the start is from a convenient location in the city center). The trip of 2. 5 hours will take us through countryside of the northern Croatia and Southern Hungary, until reaching our first stop:

– Nava Vraja Dhama is a religious community of people that live sustainablly and aim to live more in harmony with nature. The famous Hare Krishna movement aspires for long time to live in nature, and have achieved building their environment based on vedic principles of architecture and living. There we will join their guided tour.

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Next we drive towards a village of Zalaszanto, to visit Buddhist peace Stupa – the largest Buddhist Stupa in Europe. It is located in a serene environment, perfect for taking in the nature and for a moment of reflection and silence.
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At the end we go to Keszthely town, situated next to infamous Lake Balaton. We will have free time there to relax, admire architectural beauty of Festetic palace, or go for a swim (if warm enough).
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After this experience, we will return back to Zagreb.

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