• The closest International Airport is in Mumbai (Bombay), and flights arrive daily from cities around the world.  Most flights arrive between 11 pm and 3 am. You can choose to stay at a hotel in Mumbai for the night, or you can travel directly to Sangam.
  • Arrive at Sangam on the day prior to the event commencing. It is important to have this time to rest after a long trip.
  • Travelling time between Mumbai and Pune is at least three hours one way by taxi or bus, four hours by train.
  • Sangam is located about 20 minutes by rickshaw from the airport, bus or train station in Pune.   Rickshaws are small three wheeled vehicles that operate like taxis.  They hold up to three people (less with large pieces of luggage) and operate on a metered price system. 
  • Travel light.  Watch your luggage at all times and never let go of your travel documents and money.
  • Carry a photocopy of all your important documents: passport, visa, tickets, itinerary and emergency contacts.  It is also a good idea to leave a copy of these documents with someone at home.  
  • All airline tickets must be reconfirmed once you are in India for your outward journey.  This service can be coordinated by Sangam for a fee.
  • Sangam has basic washing (by hand) and ironing facilities.  Washing powder is available in nearby shops.  There is also a dhobi (washerman) service available.  The dhobi will come and collect your clothes, wash and iron them and deliver them back the next morning, all for a small fee.
  • Sangam has both Western and Asian flush toilets. Toilet paper is provided.  
  • The food served at Sangam is a mixture of Indian and Western, and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian is available.  Usually lunch is a typical Indian meal and dinner is a Western meal.  Breakfast is Western with an Indian dish included occasionally.
  • All of Sangam's drinking water is filtered and safe, and filtered water is used to wash all fresh fruits and vegetables served at the Centre.  Bottled water is available to buy throughout India, and you will be able to fill your bottle from a water cooler at Sangam.
  • The most efficient way to make calls home is by using direct dial international telephone booths located all over India (ISD/STD booths).  There is one located just outside the Sangam gates. 
  • Calling long distance over the internet is increasingly an option at internet cafes, however at this time connections are sometimes slow.  
  • There are two internet stations available at Sangam for a small fee.