India, the birthplace of yoga, is a treasure trove of ancient wisdom, spiritual teachings, and practices that promote holistic living. With its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and strong connection to nature, India offers the perfect setting for a rejuvenating yoga retreat. In this blog, we will delve into the various aspects of yoga retreats in India, including the benefits of practicing yoga in a natural environment, the different types of yoga retreats available, and what to expect from a typical 7-day retreat. So, whether you are a seasoned yogi or just starting on your yoga journey, join us as we explore the beauty and serenity of yoga retreats in India.
Welcome to day 1 of our yoga retreat in India! As you land at Madurai Airport at Kodai Road train station or Kodaikanal town, our friendly drivers will be waiting to collect you and bring you to the beautiful farm where you will be staying for the next 7 days. As you arrive, a warm cup of tea or coffee and some delicious sweets will be waiting for you, giving you the perfect start to your yoga retreat experience. After some time to rest and settle into your room, we'll gather together for an orientation tour around the farm. Here, you will learn about the natural environmental solutions for ecological living and the harmonious lifestyle that's practiced on the farm. Get ready to immerse yourself in the serene and peaceful surroundings, and embark on a transformative journey towards holistic living.
Day 2 of Yoga tour in India promises to be a full day of activity on the farm, aimed at promoting a deeper connection with nature. The day kicks off with an invigorating yoga and meditation session at 8 am, followed by a wholesome breakfast at 9:30 am. After breakfast, participants can choose to attend a meditative art session or a lecture on holistic living at 10:30 am. This session is designed to help participants cultivate a more mindful and conscious way of living. A sumptuous lunch is served at 1 pm, after which participants can take a break and relax or explore the farm. At 4 pm, tea/coffee is served, and participants can choose to go on a meditative walk-in nature or attend another yoga and meditation session at the centre at 5:30 pm. The day ends with a delicious dinner at 7:30 pm, after which participants can retire to their rooms and enjoy a restful night's sleep, ready to take on the next day's activities.
Day 3 of the yoga retreat promises to be a day of adventure, exploration and fun in the lap of nature. After an early morning session of invigorating yoga and meditation, it's time for a hearty breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead. Get ready to stretch your legs and set off on an exciting trek through the rugged terrain and picturesque mountain range, to reach the quaint little town of Adukan. Here, you can soak up the local culture, try some delicious food and mingle with the friendly locals. After a picnic lunch, it's time to wind down with a cup of tea in the charming nearby village of Vatakanal, before returning to the farm for a sumptuous dinner under the starry sky. Come and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of nature with our exciting day 3 activities!
On day 4, get immersed in the tranquility of a local farm. We will start our day with an invigorating yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast sourced from the farm's organic produce. After that, take a guided tour of the farm and learn about sustainable farming practices. We will have the opportunity to get our hands dirty as we help with various farm activities like planting, harvesting, or watering crops. This hands-on experience will help us connect with nature and appreciate the hard work that goes into producing the food we eat. As the sun sets, we will wind down with a relaxing yoga practice and reflect on the day's experience, feeling grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with the earth.
Day 5 of tour promises to be an exciting day full of adventure and exploration as we head to the charming town of Kodaikanal. Starting the day with a short yoga and meditation practice, we will fuel up with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a meditative walk through the enchanting Eucalyptus forest. From there, a 4x4 jeep will take us to the picturesque Kodaikanal Town, where we'll stop for tea at the popular "Pastry Corner." Afterwards, we'll embark on a tour of the town and take a trip around the scenic town lake, whether by foot, bicycle, horse riding, or boat in the lake. Have your lunch at beautiful Carlton Hotel, offering stunning views of the lake. Afterwards, we'll have some free time for shopping and exploring before meeting back at the farm for dinner. Get ready for a day full of new experiences and unforgettable memories!
Day 6 of the tour is all about experiencing the beauty and tranquility of nature as we spend the entire day on the farm. We begin the day with an invigorating yoga and meditation session amidst the lush greenery and fresh air of the farm. After a hearty breakfast, we delve deeper into holistic living with a meditative art session or an enlightening lecture by our expert instructors. The farm provides the perfect backdrop for this immersive experience, allowing us to connect with the earth and our inner selves. A sumptuous lunch fuels us for the afternoon activities, which include a meditative walk-in nature or a rejuvenating yoga and meditation session in the center. As the sun sets, we come together for a warm cup of tea or coffee, basking in the peaceful atmosphere of the farm. We end the day with a delicious dinner, feeling rejuvenated and nourished both inside and out.
With sunset, it comes as an end of a transformative journey at the yoga retreat in India. The day begins with a refreshing yoga and meditation session that sets the tone for a peaceful departure. Following the practice, guests indulge in a sumptuous breakfast, reminiscing about the memories created during the retreat. It's then time to pack, but not before bidding farewell to the serene surroundings that have been a home away from home. As the clock strikes 11:30, it's time to say warm goodbyes and depart for the airport or train station. For those who wish to take in a little more of India's rich culture before heading home, the driver is more than happy to take them to the famous Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, adding an unforgettable experience to a rejuvenating retreat.
|Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast.
|Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.
|Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
|Driver allowance (food & Stay)
|All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
|English Speaking guide at the time of sightseeing.
|Any international/domestic air/train fare.
|Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.
|Government Service Tax (GST) 5% on the tour package.
|Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.
|Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.