There are electrical outlets in every room, however, please be conscious to bring only what you absolutely need and conserve energy. You are reminded that international converters and/or adaptors (for Asia) might be needed for your electronics. Each dorm/cottage has toilets and showers (either private or shared) rooms have clean bedding provided. We remind you again, it is an ashram, furnishings are simple and there will be some items of convenience that will not be available. There is a small gift shop available onsite for you to purchase certain necessities as well as some clothing and other treats.
WIFI and CELL PHONES
There is limited wifi access available at the Govardhan Eco-Village. If you’ll need to get online, it is recommended to bring a hotspot device or enable your cell phone as a hotspot. International SIM cards are available for purchase in Mumbai, however you’ll need ID and passport photo to purchase one and it may take several hours time to apply.
Power can sometimes go in and out in India, especially in the mountain villages, though its nothing to worry about (there is a back up generator) the internet can be unreliable. It is recommended you consult with your mobile service provider to select the best plan for yourself while in India should you choose to have one.
There is laundry service provided for a fee. Please bring enough clothing to allow for a 48 hrs turnaround time. Laundry fees will be charged to your room, you should cash to pay for these services.
Laundry rates are approx. as follows:
Saree — Rs 70/- each.
T-shirt,shirt,pant,dhoti,kurta — Rs 60/- each.
Undergarments — Rs 50/- each.
Salwar-Kameez,Kurtis,Tops — Rs 50/- each.
Socks — Rs 30/- each.
There are wash basins provided in your rooms, in shared bath areas. We recommend that you bring non-chemical detergents and hand wash your clothing, especially whites. There are ample drying areas and things dry quickly during the day.