Luxury Yoga Retreat to India with Yogiraj Tamara Graham and Yogiraj Mona Anand 2019
Join Yogirajs Tamara Graham and Mona Anand on Yoga Retreat in India.
We’re going to Rajasthan, known as the jewel in India’s crown and we’d love you to come too!
We’ve chosen Jaisalmer, on the edge of the Thar Desert, and Samode, outside of Jaipur. From fairy-tale palaces and epic forts to colourful festivals and wildlife encounters, you’ll get to enjoy India at its vibrant best.
In Jaisalmer, for the desert citadel portion of our Retreat, we’ll be staying at Suryagarh, a 5-star boutique fort hotel – a destination in itself.
We’ll then be visiting Jaipur, famous for its forts, palaces, and old temples – every part of this walled-city is worth exploring. Our stay will be at the Samode Palace, a 475-year-old palace that’s a celebration of the senses, think contemporary luxury and enchanting hospitality.
There’s several options for your India Retreat experience. Come for the pre-retreat sightseeing to the Taj Mahal, travel to the Desert Citadel Retreat for 3 days, then venture with us to our 7 day Palace Retreat and afterwards tour New Delhi for our post retreat sightseeing! Or join for just part of this great adventure: the full Retreat to Suryagarh and Samode, or just one week at the Samode Palace Retreat. There’s pricing for each leg of the journey and three different choices of rooms – single, twin share or triple share.
You can choose to add the pre-retreat sightseeing expedition to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and/or stay after the retreat on our tour of New Delhi.
We start our adventure in Delhi. If you’re joining us for our pre-retreat sightseeing we travel together to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world and the most extravagant monument ever built for love.
Then we come back to Delhi to officially begin our Retreat flying into the desert together to stay at Suryagarh. This hotel represents a unique way of life, carefully preserving the traditions of the past. Previously inaccessible by air, this magical area has been quite untouched meaning we’re lucky to be able to get the sense of the path less travelled, discovering secrets of a land that have been long shrouded in myth and legend.
Jaisalmer – The Desert Citadel. A place that perhaps epitomizes the lonely, awesome beauty of the Rajasthan is the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer, perched atop a hill and surrounded by miles of soft, fine, gleaming sand. This magical and incomparably romantic desert fortress is straight out of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Because of its strategic location on the route between India and Central Asia, Jaisalmer was once a very wealthy place. The merchants and townspeople built magnificent houses and mansions all exquisitely carved from wood and sandstone.
10 Day Desert Citadel + Palace Retreat: March 12 – March 21
5 Star Accommodations
A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode hotels – a magical hospitality and rare courtesy.
7 Day Palace Retreat: March 16 March 21
Pre Retreat Taj Mahal Sightseeing: March 10 – March 12
Agra city is a virtual gateway to a world of discovery. It has witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan, all of whom lavished on this fabled city, their love and riches to transform the land into one of the greatest centres of art, culture, learning and commerce. Much of the city’s impressive past lives in evidence even today, in the haunting presence inside the monuments and in the majesty of the buildings.
Post Retreat New Delhi Sightseeing: March 21 – March 23
The British created their own Delhi with large well planned avenues and planted 10,000 trees with a 112 kms of hedges that it would be green round the year abundant with flowers a botanical paradise. The seat of the British Empire, Delhi of 1911 was planned to resemble ‘an Englishman dressed for the climate’. Its planners and main architects decided that it would be neither Hindu, nor Muslim, nor Buddhist, nor English nor Roman but IMPERIAL a house for the Viceroy thata “giant Indian bungalow, embattled Rajput fortress and Mughal tomb with shades of Buckingham Palace with English country house comforts”.
Delhi is perhaps the only city in the world that fuses its past present and evokes its future without losing an iota of its identity. 1300 monuments speak of her antiquity, of the ambitions of men who thought they could hold on to her but history proved otherwise. A popular superstition is that it is also known as the ‘graveyard of dynasties’ with every one of its cities built there heralding the death the dynasty that built it.
Thus, Delhi is a Melting Pot of cultures, politics and religions of India’s colorful past in its monuments, its palaces, and in the faces of its people that themselves narrate the story of their glorious past.