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  • 21 February 2016

In the midst of Himalayan foothills, and a mere drive from the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, lies Ananda In The Himalayas. A destination we love for its spiritual pathway, where Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta meet International therapies and attention to detail. Ananda’s prime selling point is its location: forget the hustle-bustle of the city—here, you are surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance. The Yoga and Meditation at Ananda, takes a ‘pure and traditional’ approach, selling itself as a holistic location for physical, mental and spiritual renewal—you will find no needles or electric currents here. The experienced teachers are well trained to understand your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Ananda and beyond, which makes it on our go-to for a real-time retreat. Leave it to the experts to design a program specifically to assist you through your journey of life, balancing your being and help you achieve health and well being.


What: Ananda In The Himalayas
Where: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri, Garhwal, Uttarakhand
For appointments, call 0091-1378227500


Allow us to introduce you to one of the world’s first Ayurvedic resort, and also our favourite, the Somatheeram Ayurveda. Located at Chowara Beach on a hill hock 9km south of the famous Kovalam Beach in Kerela, Somatheeram offers a very comprehensive take on Yoga and meditation. It has an experienced team led by doctors and therapists who specialise in administering Ayurvedic treatments, and a luxurious accommodation facility with a touch of Kerela tradition. Their aim? To make you feel good inside and out. Whether you want to get some quiet time and take a long walk at their beach, or enjoy Kerala’s cultural art forms, this is the place for a truly unpretentious approach. Once you are there, Somatheeram will make you realise that finding the time and space to escape, unwind and rebalance is no longer a luxury but a must.


What: Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Where: Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela
For appointments, call 0091-4712268101


An-hour drive from Bangalore International Airport, in a sprawling green oasis, perches Shreyas Retreat. This is the kind of place that takes you in, makes you forget the world exists and throws you out transformed. It’s not just the astonishing décor, 3 different kinds of cottages, unrivalled service, or their own organic garden that does it. This is a place with positive energy, gorgeous views of 25 acres of greenery, crystal-clear waters and no jet lag, so that you can catch up on the authentic spiritual tradition of Yoga in a holistic manner. The retreat boasts daily Yoga sessions to rejuvenate and cleanse the body; meditation sessions and other Yoga practices to calm the mind; spa treatments to relax the body and remove toxins; and an environment that allows its guests to benefit from the incredible energy of nature. Apart from a variety of readily available packages, Shreyas is also happy to customise one that specifically caters to your needs. Here’s to a journey of self discovery.


What: Shreyas Retreat
Where: Shreyas Retreat, Santoshima Farm, Banglore.
For appointments, call 0091-9916117773/6



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