If you wish to take your excursions inward, than the Hari Om Ashram in Bilodra might serve the serenity to bridge those pathways. In this ashram, first established as maun mandirs (silent temples), you can find a space of solitude for quiet reflection. Sincere seekers take a vow of silence and shut themselves voluntarily inside these rooms to penetrate into the silence within themselves. For a token donation of Rs. 5/-, the ashram provides these seekers food in their closed room through a window as well as laundry facility. This hermitage is run entirely on donations. It was founded by Pujya Shree Mota, a well-known saint of Gujarat, who had dedicated his life to selfless service of Harijans. It is a one-kilometer walk from the ST bus stop. Contact manager at Tel: 0268 2567794
How to get there
By road: Dakor is in Thasra taluka of Kheda District, 43 km northeast of Anand, and 35 km east of Nadiad. Private and ST buses are available from Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Anand.
By rail: Nadiad and Anand are the nearest major railway stations. There is also a slow-train branch line terminus at Umreth, 7 km away.
By air: The nearest airport is in Vadodara- 78 km south, but the Ahmedabad airport- 90 km to the northwest, is not much further and has far more flights.