Check-In & Check-Out Times

Check-in time is between 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the day of your arrival.
Check-out time is 12:00 pm on the day of your departure.
Please let us know if you will be arriving past the check-in time.

**Check-in before 3:00 pm and after 8:30 pm will incur a $50 early/late check-in fee. Avoid arriving after 8:30 pm as we close our gate at this time.


The closest airports are Dallas Ft. Worth International airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).
Both airports are the same distance from the center, which is approximately 80 miles.

Transportation to/from Airport

Option 1
Car rentals are available at both DFW and Dallas Love Field airports. If you will be visiting the center for only a few days or even a week, then renting a car might be the most affordable option, also providing you with the most freedom for flight arrival times.

Option 2
Other transportation service that you are familiar with such as Uber or Lyft. Please note that these companies will bring you to the center, however, they do not offer the service back to the airport, so in this case you can use option 1 for your returning ride.

International Travelers

Many of our guests come from all around the globe to attend our world-class retreats.
If you require a US visa for your visit, click here for more information.

If you use a credit card for any transactions during your US travel, you may incur foreign transaction and international
fees by your bank or credit card. Instead, you can bring Travelers Cheques or pay in cash with USD.

Local Transportation

Local transportation is available once you’re at the retreat center. If you would like to visit the nearby historical towns of Bonham and Honey Grove, or go to nearby shopping centers (10-40 miles away), you can arrange your transportation directly with TAPS. This service is not to be used as an airport shuttle as this service is not offered.

Transportation can be arranged with TAPS Bus by calling (903) 893-4601 or (800) 256-0911 THREE days before your trip. Transportation times are limited during the week and weekends. Visit their website for more information at

Items to Bring

We encourage bringing clothing that is comfortable and helps you feel more relaxed. Also, bring your personal towel and hygiene items. Due to the many seasons of Texas, it is important to bring the appropriate clothing by checking the weather ahead of time.

In the winter, it is especially important to bring warm sweaters, a heavy jacket, leggings, hat and gloves. In the spring and summer, it is important to bring light clothing as it can get very hot. If you plan on hiking, bring boots. In the spring, summer and fall, bug repellant is a good idea.
We recommend bringing an umbrella when raining, and a flashlight for walking at night.

For classes, please make sure to bring a notebook and 2-3 pens, so that you can take notes. Also, you may bring a shawl for mantra & meditation classes. Because this is a spiritual center, please do not wear short shorts, short skirts, tank tops, and similar revealing clothing.

WiFi Options

If you need internet access during your stay, you can purchase or bring your own internet USB or sim-card. Past guests have purchased the StraightTalk Web prepaid card at Wal-mart and it worked great for them.

You can also visit two local libraries (5-10 miles away) that offer free internet access.

We do not provide wifi/internet service at Siddhayatan.