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    Like Master Oogway said in “Kung Fu Panda”, “Your mind is like water, my friend. When it’s agitated, it get’s difficult to see but if you let it settle, the answer becomes clear.”

    So, it’s almost needless to say how important it is for us to get some physical as well as mental healing, from time to time. And India with it’s centuries of reputation in the field, have numerous places for tranquility, holistic healing and wellness.

    Here’s a list of best 6 meditation retreats in India.

    1. Gethia, Nainital

    Meditate on a hill in the forests at Gethia Nainital

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    Nainital – If you fancy meditating on a serene hill in the pine forests, Gethia is the place for you. With techniques like dance meditations, sacred chants and chakra balancing, a quick escape to Gethia will leave you refreshed and energized. What’s more? You might also master the law of attraction!

    Facilitator: Bindu Maira
    Venue: Two Chimneys Gethia
    Duration: 3 Days
    When to go: August
    Approximate Cost: INR 29,500/-
    Organizer: Bindu Maira
    Website: www.bindumaira.com

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    2. Kasauli

    Meditating in Kasauli

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    Serene Blue Mountains embrace Kasauli. Pine trees envelope this beauty with tranquillity and classic colonial buildings theoretically scattered add an old world charm to this hill station. The cool allure of this place sets the perfect backdrop for past life regression.

    Facilitator: Dr Trupti Jayin
    Venue: Denisford Estate
    Duration: 2 Days
    When to go: 1st to 3rd May
    Approximate Cost: INR 23,500/-
    Organizer: Soul Centric

    3. Agra

    Meditate at Taj Mahal i Agra on a full moon night for an enchanting experience

    Agra – It is believed, there are places on our planet that can be addressed as ‘Power Spots’ as they hold the quality to energize, heal and rejuvenate. These places emit energies that can lift us to a higher state of consciousness. Taj Mahal is one such place. A silent meditation here automatically takes you to a higher state.

    Facilitator: Bindu Maira
    Venue: Taj Mahal
    Duration: 1 Day
    When to go: April
    Approximate Cost: INR 13,500/-
    Organizer: Wanderers

    4. Dharamshala

    Rejuvenate in the land of Dalai Lama surrounded by the tranquil vibes and positivity

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    The land of Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is the epicentre for the study of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. This lends a tranquil vibe to the place. If you want to develop a deeper connection with yourself and let go of the negative thoughts engulfing you surrender to the Hypnosis Meditation that takes place here.

    Facilitator: Ma Deva Madita
    Venue: Osho Nisarga
    Duration: 7 Day
    When to go: 13 to 19 April
    Approximate Cost: INR 12,000/-
    Organizer: Osho Nisarga
    Website: http://oshonisarga.com

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    5. Bodh Gaya

    Surya Namaskar - one of India’s most ancient technique of meditation

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    This tiny temple town is bookmarked on the world map as the place where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment. Thus, it is flooded with tourists who come for prayer, study and meditation. Come to this place and explore one of India’s most ancient technique of meditation.

    Facilitator: SN Goenka
    Venue: Bodh Gaya International Vipassana Meditation Centre
    Duration: 10 Days
    When to go: It happens throughout the year
    Approximate Cost: Courses are run solely on donation basis
    Organizer: Bodhi Dhamma
    Website: www.bodhi.dhamma.org

    6. Himalayas

    Relax, rejuvenate and unwind at the Ananda Spa in Himalayas

    Your search for an impeccable place for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul ends here. The calming lush greenery marries the fresh mountain inside the luxurious therapeutic rooms.

    Facilitator: Various visiting Masters such as Leela and Frank, Chris James, visit this place
    Venue: Ananda Spa
    Duration: Depends on the course you opt for
    When to go: Throughout the year
    Approximate Cost: Depends on the course you opt for
    Organizer: Ananda
    Website: www.anandaspa.com

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