Plan your Wellness or Meditation and Yoga Tour to India

Plan your Wellness or Meditation and Yoga Tour to India

Yoga tourism in India has been gaining considerable interest and prominence during recent times. This is because of greater awareness of the multiple health benefits derived by the body and the mind through regular performance of some simple yoga exercises.


The missionary zeal of several Yoga gurus has also been instrumental in spreading the awareness of India’s wealth of Yogic discipline to all places around the world, especially to the West.


The discipline of Yoga originated in India during pre-Vedic times, about 4,000 years ago. It involves a high degree of physical, mental and spiritual discipline.  Various types of Yoga practices and their benefits find several references in Vedic literature.


Ascetics of ancient India used to retire to remote mountains and practice the discipline of Yoga to its perfection.


Rishikesh, the Hub of Yoga Tourism in India

Rishikesh is located on the banks of the holy river Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state of North India. Surrounded by hills, dales, pristine flowing waters, clean air and lush greenery, the city exudes spiritual bliss in the lap of nature.  Far from the madding crowd and from the hustle and the bustle of stressful city life it is an ideal place to practice yoga and rejuvenate the body and the mind the same way the ancient ascetics did.


Here are just two of the top Yoga training institutes in Rishikesh:

  • Parmarth Niketan, also known as Rishikesh Ashram, is considered to be one of the best Yoga training institutes in India. It is an ideal destination for those who seek refinement of the body and the soul. It also attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. Different Yoga courses of short durations are offered here for visitors during the International Yoga Festival which falls in the month of March every year.


  • Sivananda Ashram is another popular Yoga centre at Rishikesh. The Yoga teachings here are based on the classical fourfold yoga paths: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. The centre concentrates mainly on the healing powers of yogic exercises. Bookings for the courses along with accommodation facility can be done online. Make sure to plan your trip to be long enough to reap the full benefits of the Yoga training.


The Yoga Centers Around India’s Capital City, Delhi

Numerous yoga and meditation centres have mushroomed around Delhi, the capital city of India, in Northern part of India. While in Delhi, you can also pay a visit to other tourist attractions such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Raj Ghat, and Akshardham Temple etc.


Yoga Destinations in South India

Various parts of South India in Kerala and Tamil Nadu are prime destinations for Yoga tours in India. These destinations include Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Swamimalai Madurai and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu; and Kovalam in Kerala. These centres offer a wide range of holistic yoga therapies to heal the body and the mind.


Yoga Destinations in the Eastern Parts of India

Patna and Bodhgaya in Bihar in Eastern India are some other well-known centres for yoga and meditation. They too offer holistic therapies for the rejuvenation of the body and the mind.

All in all, India has the traditionally rooted knowledge, the spiritual ambience, the mystic appeal and awesome destinations that are ideally suited for yoga tourism.



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