India has been an attraction for many who seek for spirituality, self-realization and serenity. There are many such ashrams and retreat spots that teach you the ancient Indian practices of meditation, yoga and Ayurveda. These comprise of meditation centers, luxury spas and massage centers. These are spread across the Himalayas, and down to the South.
Some of the well known centers are mentioned below:
Art of Living Ashram:
Situated in Bangalore, this Ashram is spread across 65 acres land. It is located on the peak of the Panchagiri Hills and gives a serene ashram experience. It is surrounded by mountains, garden lakes, and organic farms. A peaceful and calm place, this ashram has visitors from all across the world. They are seen voluntarily helping in the daily chores such as cooking, cleaning and maintaining the ashram.
Osho Meditation Resort
This is located in the hub of Pune called the Koregaon Park. Even if it is in the middle of the bustling city, yet the gardens provide natural calm and serenity. It offers both natural and traditional experience along with luxury getaways. One can get a course of meditation here. It has organic gardens, swimming pool and pathway made of marble stone. Single occupancy here costs $55 every night.
Tushita Meditation Centre
Located at Dharamsala in North India, Tushita Meditation Centre has Buddhist roots. It’s a experience to get back to the simple basics and reconnect with the soul. Silence is a primary virtue with meditation classes conducted every day. The Dalai Lama’s nearby residence is a must visit.
Ashiyana Yoga Retreat
A perfect retreat to get rid of the busy life, this place is located near the Mandrem River. It provides therapies, nutritious meals and exercises that can be refreshing. It comprises of three packages which can be chosen as per your requirements. The stay can be of minimum 7 days and can range up to 21 days.
Shreyas Yoga Retreat
Situated in Bangalore, this is centre for relaxation classes, spas, meditation sessions and organic vegetation. It stretches across 25 acres of land and is at a distance of an hour from the airport. It has tents that cost $280 every night. This place offers luxury in sync with the nature. A perfect getaway to people who are under tremendous stress and need some ‘me’ time.
These resorts can be a perfect holiday destination, if you aim is to practice Yoga and meditation. Most of these are situated in places that blend with nature, and true to the principles of Yoga.