A coach group of Hindu pilgrims smile for the camera by a yellow minibus at Skanda Vale Ashram

Coach group booking

COVID19 update – December 2021:

  • We are now accepting one coach booking per day.
  • Devotees will attend two pujas – the morning Maha Shakti Puja at 6.30am, and Sri Ranganatha Puja at 9.30am, then return home afterwards.
  • Coaches to arrive at 6am and leave at midday.
  • We can serve breakfast prasadam but all pilgrims must be able to walk for 20 minutes up and down the hill to the dining rooms.
  • We are currently unable to offer minibus transport to and from the coach park.
  • Devotees must wear face masks in all indoor areas.
  • We ask that all devotees take a lateral flow test before coming to Skanda Vale, and do not come if you have Covid symptoms.

Basic information

  • You must apply at least two weeks before organising your pilgrimage.
  • We are unable to accept any last-minute bookings.
  • We are unable to provide overnight accommodation.

No tourists please

  • We are not a tourist attraction.
  • Groups travelling as part of a sight-seeing tour will not be permitted to use the temple facilities.

Not for profit

  • Everything at the ashram is free of charge; this includes accommodation, meals and pujas.
  • A rough guide price for coach pilgrimage to Skanda Vale is in the region of £35 per person.
  • If your group organiser charges you significantly more than this, please inform us, as we do not allow operators to exploit our pilgrims.

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