Let this vacation not just be a time to take quick selfies in front of hundreds of monuments, but one that brings you close to nature and your inner self. With holidaying taking on a whole new meaning now, how about awakening to the spirit of adventure in a holistic manner as you cleanse your soul and celebrate life to the fullest? Picture this: R‘Oum’ing or meditating in the wilderness, hiking along with a group of like minded trekkers, running marathons in a foreign land, indulging in dance sessions, cultural trips, tasting some yummy bites and participating in other offbeat activities that no one else has ever done before; and all this in the company of like-minded folks from all walks of life. All of us have that need to get away and find ourselves. At the onset of the holiday season, these ingenious entrepreneurs are crafting tailor-made holidays with a twist to give your travel a whole new meaning with yoga, spirituality, trekking, fitness, quirky activities and so much more thrown in to add that extra jazz to your much required break. If you’re planning your next holiday and want to do something different this time, then our holiday guide might be just what you’ve been dreaming of.
Text: Namita Gupta
Natasha Mahindra, Anam Cara yoga retreats specialises in yoga adventure travel. Natasha says, “We have done yoga and scuba diving retreats, yoga jungle safaris, pure yoga and trekking trips. On our retreats we blend nature activities such as hiking, kayaking, para gliding, camping, snorkelling, island trips, diving and more to our itinerary and enrich it with outdoor yoga sessions on the beaches, mountains and forests adding elements of sound therapies and massages.
We’re going on a retreat in April to Kheer-Ganga in the Parvati valley with trekking, bathing in hot springs, yoga, guided meditations, full moon rituals, drumming sound journeys and camping out in the open. We have taken a few groups previously to Andamans, Himachal, Nagarhole, Bir Billing, Goa, Coorg and Kerala. At Andamans we stayed at the Flying Elephant which was out in the nature. At Kabini we stayed at Waterwood, Colonel’s in Bir Billing and the Inner Temple Moira village in Goa. The prices for each of these places vary.”
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