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Radhadesh - Chateau de Petite Somme

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Address: Petite Somme 5, Durbuy 6940, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 86 32 29 26
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A nice surprise in the Ardennes

I visited this place twice in the last 3 years and took the guided tour of the castle. The first time we were just two and our guide was quite new but we spent there 2-3 hours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I visited this place twice in the last 3 years and took the guided tour of the castle. The first time we were just two and our guide was quite new but we spent there 2-3 hours with him, had lunch with the devotees and could talk to many of them about their beliefs. The second time, this summer, the... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We visit the Watford temple in the UK and was informed about the Radhadesh. It was well worth the visit. The same amazing peaceful atmosphere in a breathtaking surrounding. Must visit if a follower or just interested.

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State of Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Unusual experience for a HareKrishna ashram: a temple inside a castle, though the temple seems to be just one room of it. In addition to a simple and great complex - bakery, restaurant, art gallery and guesthouse. Plus bookshop, beautiful garden. Strictly vegetarian. One can also eat with the residents for 5 euros breakfast (9h), 7 euros lunch (13h:30) -... More 

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Schilde, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

It is amazing how this castle and the whole area around it has developed during the past 10 years. Thanks to a group of believers in Indian religion a lot of investments were made. There is a restaurant (strictly vegetarian) and a bakery (brilliant bread). Visiting the castle is an experience as you are explained how things are run and... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's an old castle turned to a ISKCON temple. We stayed here for a night. The guest house is quite and clean. The timings for breakfast and lunch are fixed. We tried the breakfast it was awesome. The inside temple is very beautifully made. It's worth the visit and staying is also a different experience. Car parking is available on... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Radhadesh is an impressive chateau turned into a temple complex by ISKCON group. The medieval period chateau's architecture is worth seeing which has been enhanced by the traditional Indian decorations inside. The complex has a hotel premises to stay besides a wonderful restaurant too

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Somogyvamos, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The chateau is a gem in French Gothic style, built around the 15th Century. In the 1980s it was acquired by ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and has been used as a temple, ashram and college. The beauty of it that the complete change of function did not harm the aristocratic charm of the building which used to... More 

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netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We went to Radhadesh last year for a tour and we went back this year and it was still a joy to visite. The tour is worth doing and also visite the bakery, boutique and the restaurant. The people are kind and helpfull.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Beautiful deities and good place to stay and the palace is converted to temple by devotees themselves

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went for the summer Holi festival. For me it was the first time and I was surprised how beautiful the surrounding of the castle is. There is an excellent restaurant, a shop, an exhibition and a temple of Lord Krishna. The hotel is clean and neat and not expensive. The atmosphere is serene, a place for anyone to feel... More 

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