A legacy more than 5000 years old, Yoga is known to have cured even the deadliest diseases where even medical science failed. Now that might be rarity, but it certainly promotes a healthy lifestyle and assures benefits like better digestion, respiration, and body shape.
India, as a yoga destinations, attracts a number of health conscious people from all over the world. If you are also looking for a healthy and refreshing vacation, here are the 5 top Yoga retreats in India.
Uttarakhand – Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas has gained a lot of popularity as one of the best Yoga retreats in the world. This Yoga resort promotes practices such as Shuddhi Kriya, followed by Yogis in the ancient times in order to purify one’s mind, body, and soul. Ananda in the Himalayas was inspired by the Bihar School of Yoga, and matches its standards excellently.
Best time to visit Uttarakhand: All round the year
Kerala – Kalari Kovilakom, and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram
Kerala has always been recognized among the best Yoga destinations in India and the world. Peaceful backwaters fringed with palm and coconut trees make it an ideal location to dive into a transcendental Yogic affair on your Kerala tour.
Kalari Kovilakom and Sivananda Yoga Dhanwantari Ashram also focuses on Yoga lectures, along with adopting pure-veg diet and silent meditation. If you planning to opt for customizable Kerala tour packages, request your trip expert to include a stay here.
Best time to visit: Kerala is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit is between October and April. June to August – the monsoon season – is perfect for Ayurvedic treatments.
Goa – Ashiyana Yoga Retreat
Goa is not just about beaches and parties; it is also a preferred Yoga destination. Ashiyana Yoga Retreat is one of the places where you can re-energise yourself with Yoga. Nestled amid pristine nature, by the lovely Mandrem Beach, Ashiyana makes Goa the perfect destination to relax and unwind, while you chant, meditate, and practise Yoga.
Best time to visit: October to April
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh – Chandra Yoga International
Though Dharamshala is a hot tourist destination, not many people know that it is one of the best places in India for Yoga. Chandra Yoga International believes in simplistic approach in life that is effective in attaining a balance between mind, body, and soul.
The center is Yoga Alliance USA certified and is known for its Yoga teacher training courses. There are two branches of Chandra Yoga International in India, one in Dharamshala and the other is in Rishikesh.
Best time to visit: March to June
Bengaluru – Art of Living International Center
Art of Living is a world-renowned institution that aims at polishing the lifestyle and wellbeing of individuals through Yoga, meditation, and lifestyle courses. This 65-acre campus is located right opposite the Vishalakshi Mantap. The founder – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is famous globally for his preachings, and thus not just Indians, people from around the world make their way to the Art of Living International Center.
Best time to visit: Around the year
Now, embrace a new lifestyle and make Yoga a part of your beautiful life by visiting any of these Yoga retreats in India.