Fireflies Intercultural Centre (approximately 30 KM from Bangalore City)
Phone: +91-80-28432725 | 32918936
Queries regarding getting around in Bangalore City, the airport, etc. can also be directed to Prof. Satyanarayana Sangita <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GETTING TO FIREFLIES
Fireflies Ashram and Intercultural Center is located in Dinnepalya Village, about 30 KM from Bangalore City. Click here for more detailed maps. The nearest airport and railway station are those of Bangalore. Shuttle services will be made available to transport guests from the airport/railway station to their place of accommodation. Alternatively, guests may use the services of prepaid taxis available at the airport and the railway station. This will bring you directly to Fireflies.
Congress2008 Panelists will be provided with boarding and lodging on the Fireflies premises. Hotels are also available nearby for those who do not wish to stay on Fireflies premises. For those staying in Bangalore, shuttle services will be provided twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening) between the hotel and Fireflies.
Hotels close to Fireflies: (All the hotels have travel desks)
1.Hotel Athithi comforts
A/C double rooms 1100 + 12% tax
Non A/C double room 900 + 12% tax
Same rate for single occupancy
Sri Athithi Hotels pvt ltd.
# 18/2, C-3, Konankunte cross next metro
Bangalore – 62
Ph:- 0091 80 26860101,26860102
24hrs checkout 17kms from Fireflies
2. Vaishnavi Residency
Single deluxe A/c US$ 40
Standard Non a/c US $ 35
# 67, Kanakapura Road
Bangalore – 78
Ph: 0091 80 40315555, fax 0091 80 40315577
Email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
12% tax extra
18kms from Fireflies
3 R.C.N. Comforts
Double room non a/c Rs. 1025
Double room a/c Rs. 1300
Same rate for single occupancy
# 33, yalechanahalli
Ph:- 0091 80 26664142/3, 41552313/4,32514776 fax 0091 80 22451028
Email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
18 kms from Fireflies
4. Angana, the Courtyard.
With six rooms and two cottages, they charge Rs. 4000/- a day for a double room and Rs. 5000/- a day for each cottage.
# 55, Pattareddy Palya,
Kaggalipura, 25th KM
Phone: 9448384320 (Mobile)
0091 80 28425623
The Fireflies Intercultural Centre holds regular workshops round the year on themes such as ‘Religions and Ecology’, ‘Conflict-Resolution amidst Inter-religious Conflict’, ‘Water Conservation’, ‘Organic Farming’, ‘The Empowerment of Women in Poor Communities’, ‘Creative Literature and Personal/Social Meaning’, ‘Yoga’, and ‘Spirituality for Our Times.’ The workshops bring together teachers, students, social workers, women, intellectuals, writers and businesspeople. In addition to discussions, participants also have the option to commune with nature, meditate, read poetry and explore personal and social journeys.
It has also organized international workshops dealing with development themes in Thailand, Philippines, Nepal, Japan, Australia and other countries. The first international planning meeting of the World Social Forum in India in the year 2001 was held at this centre. The meeting was convened by Mr. Siddhartha, Executive Trustee of Pipal Tree. More information is available at this Website