In this 21st century, every human being is bound with their duties which led to humdrum struggles and stress in life. So, to search the inner peace and invigorate the mind, body and soul numerous travellers around the globe has been venturing to India which is considered as the land of the spiritual arousing. Since, 3000 BC the Yoga has been the answer for all the human stress.
So vast is the Yoga teaching and learning in India that it has turned as one kind of tourism boosters in India. Rishikesh often crowned as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ and Gods Own Country Kerala are the two popular places in India where thousands and thousands of tourists across the globe visit to learn and to search what we want in our life.
Rishikesh: The small city of Rishikesh in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state is gratified with emerald and serene surroundings which makes it an ideal location for a spiritual holiday retreat. Home to the 133 year old Kailash Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham (institution devoted to protect and endorse the ancient Vedanta studies) where famed personalities like Swami Vivekananda and Swami Sivananda have studied, the vicinity of this place which is a perfect destination for seeking the answers of life was also visited by The Beatles, Beach Boys and other famed artists to meditate and contemplate.
Parmarth Niketan: Placed in the lap of the lush Himalayas, Parmarth Niketan is the largest Yoga center in Rishikesh with over 1000 year decorated rooms and well maintained gardens. Founded in 1942; satsang, daily yoga and meditation practice are held every day for the well sake of every visitor.
Ananda-In the Himalayas: Formerly a royal palace of the Maharaja of the Tehri Garhwal, in 2000 AD it was established as a destination for spiritual yoga and spa retreat.
Propagating the ancient Yoga practice, Tattva Yoga Shala, Himalayan Yoga Gurukul, Vid Nikethan Ashram are among other centers which are aimed at giving their best to any guest. Festooned with all the luxurious amenities, these centers provide the best quality of yoga practice in emerald vicinity for best results. Lectures are also conducted timely by prominent Yoga gurus of India.
Kerala: Set alongside the serene waters of the endless Arabian Sea, Gods own Country Kerala is another place of spiritual retreat in India. There are number of Yoga centers nestled at the foot of the Western Ghats Hill and in close proximity to a beach side of Arabian Sea which provides an excellent spot for Yoga learning. Indulging in Yoga while in Kerala is a life time experience for any of the travellers owing to its much hyped sites and location which are all art of beauty. Yoga Shala in Kovalam, Ayurveda Yoga Villa in Karakula, and Sanathan Yoga in Cochin are some of the top centers in Kerala for offering the best quality of Yoga practice and teaching with great service and hospitality.
This Indian state is also acclaimed for providing great Ayurvedic treatments for the seekers. But remember one thing that Kerala is not only a place famed for the Yoga learning and Ayurvedic treatments but there are lot of things to explore in Kerala including the boat races, geographical beauty, exotic beaches and the pristine backwaters. Some resorts and hotels which also offers the Yoga teaching and spiritual retreat in Kerala are:
Isola di Cocco: This Ayurvedic beach resort placed in Poovar is an ideal place to free all your worries and rejuvenate yourself. Set in a verdant surrounding with an azure water front and a blue sky, this 30 acres of resort offers you the best experience of spiritual retreat while in Kerala.
Kalathil: Placed in the middle of a water body in the north side of Kumarakom, the lavish surrounding of swaying palm trees and azure blue waters makes it a perfect place for a soothing experience. Decorated with an aquatic spa and fresh water pond, the tranquility and serenity of this resort will make you feel like spending your time in the middle of a lovely and friendly forest.
The Elephant Court: Best suited for business as well as recreation, the Elephant Court spread on 4 acres in Thekkady greets guests with jasmine garlands and serve them with their best ever Yoga and other recreational therapy for higher standard of results. Festooned with luxurious furniture and forest like background, it is sure to create a magic in your body while indulging in yoga or any other therapy.
Many Yoga ashrams in both of these places also offers courses for the kids and the elder person.