Govardhan Retreat Center

There is no better place to go on retreat than sacred Govardhana Hill. Srila Prabhupada taught us that Govardhan is hari-dasa-varya, both Krishna and Krishna’s best servant, who gave his whole body for the service of the Lord and the Lord’s devotees. Even attempting to remember Krishna at Govardhan inspires the merciful Govardhan to fulfill our spiritual desire to serve Krishna.

Recharge Your Spirit

Retreat at Govardhan

Welcome to the Govardhan Retreat Center, located at the foot of the most sacred Govardhan Hill! We invite you to stay at the Retreat Center and experience our world-class hospitality as you immerse yourself in the sublime atmosphere of bhakti that Govardhan has to offer.

We accommodate groups and individuals for one day to one month. Discounts are available for both large bookings and extended stays.

What to expect

Let Us Take Care of You!

The first expectation is a transformation of the heart. The holy land of Govardhan has that affect on us! Beyond that, we offer:

Good drinking water

Access to safe and clean drinking water is crucial for human health and well-being.

Dual AC/heat units

Convenient and efficient way to regulate your indoor temperature.

Healthy and tasty meals

Maintaining a balanced diet and promoting overall well-being.

Hot water for bathing

Comfortable and effective bathing, helping to cleanse the body and promote good hygiene.

Attached baths

Private access to bathroom facilities directly from your bedroom.

Grounds for children

Safe and well-maintained grounds for children provide a space for outdoor play.

Versatile Retreat Center

Accommodations & Event Spaces for Various Needs

The retreat center offers a wide range of accommodations to suit various needs, including hotel-style twin bed rooms, two-room suites, and six-bed dorms that can accommodate up to 260 people. Additionally, the center features three seminar rooms with capacities ranging from 40 to 150 people. For larger gatherings, a spacious kirtan & lecture hall is available that can host up to 800 guests, making it an ideal venue for conferences, workshops, and other events.

Enter a green, serene backdrop for your spiritual quest!

Inspire contemplation and spiritual growth

The Potency of Holy Sri Vrindavan-dhama

Knowing well the profound potency of holy Sri Vrindavan-dhama, our vision for a spiritual retreat center at the foot of Giriraja Govardhan is founded on the devotee community’s ever-increasing need to have a place in Vraja to enter deeper into spiritual practice in the association of other sincere seekers. We wish to provide a setting for individual and group retreats in this sweet and most holy of places.
A Journey through the History

Discovering the Roots of the Retreat Center

The Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) has been hosting retreats at Govardhan since 2001. What started as a small gathering grew over the years to 100s of attendees. The experiences were wonderful; they were full of spiritual enlivenment.

We used rented facilities for 20 years, but the primary presenters at the retreats— Sacinandnana Swami and Bhurijana dasa — came to realize that the experience could be enhanced by having a dedicated retreat center equip with everything to our liking.