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Pagoda Tour

Notification

Under Covid 19 appropriate Behaviour (CAB) Notifications issued by Government of Maharashtra, visitors entry to Global Vipassana Pagoda, Gorai shall be permitted only to those who are double vaccinated and have Universal Pass or proof of the same, follow social distancing and wear face masks.

No Entry Fee

Please note there is no entry fee or charge to see the Global Vipassana Pagoda. There is no charge for the tour guides at Global Vipassana Pagoda.

Inside the dome

Please note only old Vipassana meditators are allowed to enter the dome and meditate. All other visitors can view the inside dome from visitors' gallery.

Days and Timings

As per the Govt. Regulations dated 31st Dec 21;
Pagoda timings shall be from 9am to 5pm till further notification.

Reaching The Global Vipassana Pagoda

  1. Coming from Mumbai City / Domestic Airport / International Airport / Railway Stations in Mumbai
  2. Travelling by Road from Thane / Nashik / Igatpuri / Pune / Navi Mumbai
  3. Reaching By Public Transport from Mumbai City
  4. Hotels nearby

Identity Proof

Identity Proof is mandatory for foreign visitors. (Passport/ driving licence/ certificate from respective embassy)

Concept & Planning

Planning for the construction of the Global Vipassana Pagoda began in 1997, while actual building work started in 2000. The pagoda consists of three sub-domes. The first and largest dome was completed when bone relics of Gautama Buddha were enshrined in the central locking stone of the dome on October 29, 2006, making it the world's largest hollow stone masonry structure containing relics of the Buddha. The relics were originally found in Bhattiprolu, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, South India.
The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.
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