Getting to Camp


"Strive on! With tireless enthusiasm, strive on to reach your goal. Without a goal, the best in you can never come out to expression."
~ Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda.

The idea of starting an International School in India was conceived by Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda and was met with an overwhelming response from all over the world. Working together, the idea progressed in leaps and bounds, and His vision became the reality: Chinmaya International Residential School (CIRS) located in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India). This cultural home away from home is the venue for the Global CHYK Camp.

You should arrange your international flight to India through your usual travel agent, although the majority of attendees will likely fly into Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore or Chennai. To book your internal flight to Coimbatore (there are several low cost operators that operate several flights a day into Coimbatore), we recommend using or which are good websites that compare fares and times and allow you to book online.

You should arrange your flight such that you land in Coimbatore on the morning or afternoon of 25-Dec-2019. You should plan to arrive at Coimbatore airport by 1:00PM, with an aim of arriving at the school by 3:00PM at the latest. The camp will formally commence on the afternoon of 25-Dec-2019.

Once you arrive at Coimbatore airport, we suggest you take a taxi to the school. The school is 45 - 60 minutes from Coimbatore airport and is well known by local taxi drivers. Please note that Coimbatore also receives international flights from Singapore and certain cities in the Middle East.

Once you have confirmed your travel plans, you need to communicate the details to your local camp coordinator. As we close in on camp dates, you will be notified of camp attendees who may be travelling at the same date and time as you (irrespective of the mode of transport including flights, train or by car), so it is easy to make your way to CIRS together.

Leaving Camp:

You should book your return flight on the morning of 1 January 2020 and not prior.

Camp Site Address:
Chinmaya International Residential School
Nallurvayal Post,
Siruvani Main Road
Coimbatore - 641 114
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: +91 422 261 3300

Further information about CIRS can be found at