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A home away from home, an experience like no other, nestled in the rustic lush green fields, surrounded by mountains, birds, fresh air, and peace. Accommodation is old Indian style cottages with attached Western style toilet and shower. It is double sharing cottages. Come experience true Indian heritage.
Some of the benefits of the program are:
Children will learn the importance of perfect physical, mental, and emotional health, and the role of healthy food for perfect health. They will also discover the importance of curiosity and the art of questioning, what self-doubt is and why it is important to understand the self. Students will be better able to clear their fear, anger and excitement, understand temptations and how to change vices into virtues. The importance of hygiene, internal body cleansing, and mind-thought cleansing is also emphasized.
This retreat will take place in Dharamsala, India. The area around Saptrashmi is famous for its trekking tours that are a wonderful way to explore the mountains. Motorbikes can be hired and there are many beautiful roads leading through small villages and towards the incredible views around Triyund, right at the snow line, as well as places such as Dharmakot and Bhagsu-Nag. There is a rich cultural life in the area with some lovely temples dating from the early medieval period.
Nearby is McLeod Ganj, a former British hill station and now famous for the Tibetan Government in exile and the palace of the Dalai Lama. There has been a strong Tibetan Buddhist presence in these mountains for several decades, which complements the peaceful meditative atmosphere.
Among other well-known meditation centers in the region are the Karmapa's Norbuglinka monastery, the Vipassana center, and Tushita meditation center. All these areas are replete with traditional Buddhist temples, rich Tibetan art and larger than life Buddha statues.
The Chinmaya Mission Ashram called Tapovan is also located nearby. The prayers that are held in the evenings in His Samadhi have a strong meditative energy with Sanskrit-chanting coupled with a marvelous view of the mountains.
About 80 kilometers or 49.6 miles away, lies Bir Valley, one of the most beautiful regions of Kangra and a world-famous destination for paragliding.
Sidhpur is one of those villages that is still stuck in time, which is the characteristic feature of this tranquil haven.
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You will be fed organic vegetarian meals prepared with emotions of love and with mantra chanting. The menu is varied, and delicious and healthy Indian cuisine is on offer, using mainly local and organic ingredients. Brunch and dinner daily are included in your package, with teas, herbal teas, juices, and snacks available at all times.
You will have four Ayurveda full body massages for better blood flow of all muscular and bone systems, in addition to a herbal steam bath to cleanse your skin, and detox therapy every morning to cleanse the digestive and respiratory systems.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kangra Airport, Gaggal (DHM). Alternatively, you can also arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Airport transfers can be arranged by Saptrashmi at an additional cost.
There are night buses from Delhi to Dharamsala by Himachal Tourism Development Corp (HTDC), by Bedi Travels, and Volvo, and these can be booked online. Coming by bus to Dharamsala, it is convenient to get down at Chetru, 6 kilometers or 3.7 miles before Dharamsala for easy access to Saptrashmi. From there, catch a taxi or another bus to reach your destination. You may also get down at Gaggal and order a taxi.
Regular daily and night train services run from New Delhi and old Delhi railway stations to Pathankot as well as Chakki Bank, which is another railway station in Pathankot. After arriving at Pathankot or Chakki Bank, you may either order a taxi, which takes about two hours of travelling time, or else you may catch a bus to Dharamsala. Complimentary railway transfers can be arranged by Saptrashmi at an additional cost.
From Pathankot, Chakki Bank railway station, or from the airport, you may book a taxi in advance to Saptrashmi by telephone.
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