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11 Day Yoga Retreat in a 15th Century Palatial Homestay in Rajasthan

Rajmahal Bhindar, Ravli Pol, Bhinder, Rajasthan 313603, India

Yoga for ultimate happiness

Join Beyond Highways on an 11-day of culture, adventure, and yoga. Come and follow the footsteps of the vintage savor, this retreat spells perfectly exquisite settings of a royal house availed to you as something closer to home.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Yoga classes in various places
  • Enjoy a welcoming 15-minute relaxing massage
  • Classes led by experienced teachers
  • Daily delicious breakfast and dinner
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


10 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • ATM / banking
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

Rajmahal Bhindar is a 440-year old house of the Shaktawat family of Mewar, Udaipur. Built in the 15th century as the residence of Maharaj Shakti Singh (the younger brother of Maharana Pratap the warrior).

The current residents are the 21st generation of the same family. To maintain the palace and retain the staff they always had the family considered starting the homestay in 2011 when Parthvi got through her masters in Human Resources, she is currently managing the operations with personalized service.

The palace has 14 well-appointed rooms to offer, 4 open courtyards, and a swimming pool. The Bhindar farm is 10 minutes from the residence and has about 5 horses, they grow wheat and a few veggies there the same is supplied to the homestay for daily meals hence the food is authentic healthy and delicious.

Program

Day 1

  • Arrival at The Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR)
  • Pick up from the Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR) (price not included)
  • Check-in and brief Introductory session
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Beyond Highways' traditional masseurs would be waiting for you at the poolside to give you a 15-minute relaxing foot massage, inclusion from the hotel as a welcome gesture!
  • Dinner at the Bagichi Garden with campfire

Day 2

  • Breakfast time as suggested
  • 16:30 Leave for the farm and yoga class surrounding the green fields

The Bhindar farm is 50-acre farmland, a serene and quiet place with horses and unique birds around. Beyond Highways promises you a rejuvenating experience.

  • 18:30 Traditional stove Masala Tea is served
  • Back to Rajmahal for dinner

Day 3

  • Breakfast time as suggested
  • 12:00 Heritage Walk

Bhindar is a uniquely lively and colorful village. It's a shopping hub for the surrounding 20 villages hence it's always full of local folk. Taking into consideration the uniqueness of the town, Beyond Highways had designed a 60-minute walk that would take you through the village taking you through all the eminent places around.

  • 16:30 Bird sighting at Menar Lake

The Menar lake is a home for many migratory birds such as the pelicans, flamingoes, geese, bar-headed goose, common cranes, etc. A unique birding experience is arranged for you to spend the evening there.

  • Juice served
  • Back for dinner

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • 18:00 Cooking session at Bagichi Garden for 2 hours followed by dinner

Beyond Highways aims to follow the age-old techniques of cooking yet feasible with the modern ways of today's life. Cooking is an art that should be spread all across. Hence in order to share a few secrets of Indian cooking, you are invited for a fun class by Parthiv.

Day 5

  • Breakfast as suggested
  • 11:00 Udaipur sightseeing (conveyance charge not included)

The city of lakes or the Venice of the East is an hour away, a sightseeing tour is thereby designed to cover the City Palace, Boat ride to Pichola. The entry tickets are to be borne by the guests on arrival as they cant be booked in advance. There will be shopping in the old city famous for silver and leather goods, the best place to buy souvenirs.

  • 18:00 Depart from Udaipur
  • Dinner at Rajmahal

Day 6

  • Breakfast: Fruit and tea / coffee only (as today's yoga session is in the forest)
  • 8:00 Leave for the Sitamata Sanctuary (50 minutes drive)
  • Venue for yoga session: Under a 700 years old Banyan tree, the single tree spreads to over an acre
  • Brunch Post yoga
  • After relaxing for a while, Beyond Highways will take you trekking within the Jungle (7 - 8 kilometers)
  • Tea served
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Spot the Flying Squirrel. The forest is the home to the squirrel that glides from tree to tree could only be spotted at sunset.
  • Back to Rajmahal for dinner

Day 7

  • Breakfast as suggested
  • Yoga indoor
  • Dinner with folk singers

Day 8

  • Breakfast
  • Relax during the day
  • 18:00 Arti (prayers) at the Shrinath Ji Temple in the premise.

Attend the evening Bhajans and prayers at the Shrinath Ji (Form of Krishna). It's auspicious to attend the ceremony and marks the positive start of the coming 12 months.

  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 9

  • Breakfast
  • Leave for a visit at the Akola Block Printing Factory (40 minutes drive)

The only block printing facility of the Mewar region, special demonstration of printing followed by a unique buying experience from the direct wholesaler.

  • Leave for Chittorgarh Fort, the second largest fort in Asia. Sightseeing and conveyance charge not included (This is optional)
  • Dinner at Rajmahal

Day 10

Provision of beauty parlor treatment or full-body massages as per choice:

  • Facial: 2000 INR
  • Clean up: 1000 INR
  • Manicure: 1000 INR
  • Pedicure: 1000 INR
  • Full Body Massage: 700 INR
  • Head Massage: 300 INR
  • Foot Massage:400 INR
  • Body Scrub: 3000 INR

On prior bookings only as Beyond Highways shall call for a saloon help from Udaipur while massages by the local masseur.

Day 11

  • Breakfast
  • Departure

Retreat location

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All the inclusions mentioned in the itinerary
  • 11 breakfasts 10 dinners
  • 10 nights accommodation in deluxe rooms

What's not included

  • Lunches
  • Entry tickets at various sightseeing places

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to arrive at Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR). Airport transfers are not included but feel free to send an inquiry to Beyond Highways for more information on how to get to the venue.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 9 days before arrival.
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