7 Days Beginner's Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

  • Raj Resort, Badrinath Road near Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India


Rishikesh Yoga Retreat India

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Raj Resort presents this yoga retreat that will give you the opportunity to live in a spiritual environment along with holiday activities like rafting, trekking and local sightseeing. You will understand the yogic way of life that could lead you to discover that yoga can transform your life into something more meaningful. Engage in a dynamic experience through yoga, meditation, connection to nature, music, breath work, and Vedic wisdom.


    • Morning yoga classes
    • Relaxation with Nidra yoga
    • Meditation sessions using Dhyan
    • Guided transformational breathing workshop
    • River rafting and river valley waterfall trek
    • Ganga Aarti ceremony at Rishikesh
    • 3 vegetarian meals a day
    • 6 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    The resort provides you comfortable and favorable accommodation. There are single and double rooms with attached baths and hot water, balcony with spectacular views, and a garden. Some of the rooms have air conditioning, while all of them have a TV and intercom.

    You will learn about asanas with an in-depth study of each asana and transition. It is also covers the modifications for each asana and methods to improve the practice. Youll practice the techniques of pranayama, which covers the theory, and application of numerous pranayamas. Students learn how to work with prana, or life force energy, using a safe yet precise approach. You will also do meditation using the Dhyan method and mantra chanting. And to top it all up you will attend to lectures on yogic philosophy, patanjali, and yoga sutras.

    River rafting (depending on availability)

    Rishikesh has become one of the famous white water rafting destinations. The key ingredient is the tremendous white water streams that course through the spectacular mountain scenery. Rafting through the Ganges is an above the world experience.

    Trekking in the Himalayas

    Rishikesh is located on the foothill of the Himalayas. The mountains are spectacularly beautiful and as you trek through them, they offer unlimited opportunities to experience not only the natural beauty but also the unique mountain culture. During your stay at Raj Resort, you will also get to see Neer gaddu waterfall. This is three-tiered waterfall that captures nature at her best and is awe inspiring.

    Raj Resort is situated in a town called Tapovan near Laxman Jhula area, three kilometers away from busy Rishikesh city. The resort is the best choice for any tourist who wants to have a peaceful stay. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests and it takes only a five minute walk to reach down to the banks of river Gange and famous Laxman Jhula bridge.

    The holy city of Rishikesh is home to many of the strongest and the most dedicated yoga practitioners in the world, centered on the banks of Indias most sacred being, the Ganges river. People from all over the subcontinent travel to Rishikesh to bathe themselves in the holy Ganges, and it is said that the water element present in this area stemmed the fluidity of the ancient yogis.

    Nearby places

    • Rishikesh - 3 kilometers
    • Boating
    • Hiking
    • Massage
    • Mountain walking/trekking
    • Shopping nearby
    • Swimming
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Balcony
    • Caf nearby
    • Garden
    • Multilingual staff
    • Restaurant
    • River
    • Yoga studio
    • Currency exchange
    • Medical assistance
    • Parking lot
    • Tour assistance

    The price of this retreat includes three vegetarian meals a day.

    The distinctive environment of Rishikesh offer a host of options that make the area ideal for river rafting, trekking, visits to tribal villages who still follow an ancient way of life, plantation tours, or visit the many other attractions in Rishikesh.

    River Ganga

    The Ganges river is the most sacred river for the Hindus, which originates from Gomukh, Himalaya. The river is considered one of the best rivers rafting sites in the world.


    • Neer Gaddu waterfall is three-tiered waterfall. These falls capture nature at her best and its a famous spot for waterfall trekking.

    Ganga Aarti

    The sunset Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan draws between hundreds and thousands of visitors each day from all cultures, all languages, all religions and all walks of life. Regardless of one's religion or ability to understand Hindi or Sanskrit, the power of the aarti is universal. Ganga Aarti transcends the borders and boundaries of language and culture, diving straight into one's heart, carrying one to Heaven.

    Beach camping

    • Get the extreme experience of camping and rafting in Rishikesh with a natural and beautiful stay at the holy river Ganga beach camp.

    Bungee jumping

    Bungee jumping is one of thrill-seeking activity in Rishikesh, where a long elastic cord is attached to the ankles or harness, and the person jumps off a large height.

    Wildlife sanctuaries

    • The Corbett National Park located at the foothills of the western Himalayas in the state of Uttranchal is definitely worth a visit.

    You will be able to get a massage or an Ayurveda treatment on location, for an extra price.

    • 3 daily vegetarian meals
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Daily yoga classes and meditation sessions
    • Ganga Aarti ceremony in Rishikesh
    • Guided transformational breathing workshop
    • River rafting, depending on availability
    • River valley and waterfall trek
    • Yoga Nidra practice
    • Spa treatments are not included in the price.

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Raj Resort an inquiry.


    • Review by Araj from Mumbai, India

      "The staff was very entertaining, everything was in limit. We enjoyed it a lot. The cottages were very good and we rented two. They provided us with free Wi-Fi, room service was very fast, and you could feel the real nature there."

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    • Review by Mark Sawyer from California, USA

      "I stayed here for a long solo visit in 2008, and again, with a lady friend, in 2013. I view the place as sort of a home away from home, and the staff always treated me well. It's close to stores and many good restaurants are a nice walk away. The hotels restaurant was fantastic in 2008, but in 2013 it depended on who was cooking. Good location for Laxman Jhula activities. "

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    • Review by Perter Lema from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      "I stayed here in January, 2013 for a few days. The rooms are priced differently depending on which floor you stay. I chose a mid price room which was fairly clean and one, maybe two floors up. Nice room with TV, hot shower and balcony facing mountains view. There was also free Wi-Fi Internet service in the hotel which was accessible in the room, restaurant and garden area.There is a restaurant and the garden too where travelers can meet up and get to know each other but I preferred to eat out although most places close early so the restaurant was a useful alternative for evenings. Hotel staff can arrange almost every activity or service you want, from transport to Delhi and surroundings, to rafting on the Ganges and trekking in Uttarakhand."

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    • Review by a traveler from Turin, Italy

      "One of the best hotels I found in India. The staff is young, kind, and cool, rooms are nice and clean. There is a restaurant in the garden, they are quite slow to bring you your food but you can stay there and talk about your Indian experience with other backpackers. My room was at the top and I had beautiful view from my balcony. There is also a TV in the room."

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    Rishikesh, India

    A popular economy resort in Rishikesh, Raj Resort provides comfortable and affordable accommodation to give you the chance to stay in peaceful and tranquil environment.

    Speaks English

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