Retreat in Kerala
Have a great restorative & transformational experience with a small group travelling to luscious tropical Kerala in South India, with local facilitators.
The 3 & 4 stars resorts have all facilities including swimming pool, garden, private beach or lake access, as well as being near temples which held magnificent functions.
12 Days Retreat in Kerala
2/3 – 14 February 2019 ~ €899 pps
We are committed to ethical, environmental and spiritual values, and to lead a healthy and harmonious lifestyle. We like to provide vegetarian food – good food is like a medicine for spirit and body. Our programs are a blend of Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga, including Pranayama (breathing techniques), Meditation and contemplative walks in nature.
Its culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demographics, have made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. National Geographic’s Traveller magazine names Kerala as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 must see destinations of a lifetime”.It has been named also as “One of the 100 great trips for the 21st century”.
The best time to visit is September to February, peak time is December to January
The most popular tourist attractions in the state are beaches, backwaters and hill stations; Ayurvedic tourism, wildlife sanctuaries and bird-watching are very popular activities. Amazing beautiful temples, mosques and churches can be seen almost everywhere.
Schedule February 2019
February 2: Leave from your local airport for the international flight to Trivandrum
February 3: Arrive at Trivandrum airport – pick up and drive to hotel – relax in hotel
February 4: Trivandrum sightseeing, including the Ayurveda Ashram near-by
February 5: Morning, drive to Kanyakumary (~2.5h drive), the tip of the Indian subcontinent and the point of convergence of three seas – the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and The Indian Ocean. On the way stop at the Suchindaram Temple
February 6: Sightseeing in Kanyakumary, including the visit to Swami Vivekananda Temple in the middle of the Ocean
February 7: Morning drive to Kovalam – on the way stop and visit the Ashram famous for its devotion to Sri Hanuman
February 8 & 9: Kovalam sightseeing
February 10: Morning drive to the backwaters of the Ashtamudi Lake, to board our houseboat trip – night stay on the houseboat
February 11: Morning, after disembarking the houseboat, we are driving to Varkala – settle in our beach resort
February 12: Sightseeing of local temples
February 13: Enjoy our beach resort, local excursions on foot, visiting the local village
February 14: After breakfast, drive to Trivandrum Airport to catch the return flight / onward destination
Each Day (when not travelling):
6.00am: Meditation and yoga
Rest of the day: travel as above, time for Ayurvedic treatments and free time for one’s choice
6pm: Meditation or Reflections
Included: a luxury houseboat cruise excursion on the backwaters, with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included, cooked and served on the boat
Please note: this is a land tour, flights are not included. Price include transport to/from airport and to/from destination, accommodation in hotel on a sharing basis, breakfast, other meals as above described; use of the facilities, yoga & meditation activities as above and when possible through the trip schedule – excludes tips and all extra activities not specifically indicated – We encourage sharing and we can organise for people to meet before the trip; single supplement is otherwise €699.
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