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This special retreat will take place at the beautiful Dewa Retreat Centre in Rishikesh and each day will be filled with the practices of yoga, mantra, myth, and meditation along with ample free time to explore this richly historical city. This retreat is ideal for yoga students who want to experience the wonders of India while diving deeper into their practice with two passionate and inspired guides. In addition to twice daily Vinyasa yoga classes, there will also be a host of optional activities to choose from, from river rafting to temple visits, and more.
Each room at Hotel Dewa Retreat offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan hills and a private quiet balcony area to relax, sip a cup of tea, or just read a book to the sound of the river Ganges and the wind kissing the hills. They provide you with a truly boutique experience with exclusive designed rooms giving you a true experience of space and luxury.
The four-storied retreat has 30 contemporary Himalayan mountain facing rooms, each designed with keeping the local Himalayan feel and contemporary aspects in mind.
The retreat takes place at the beautiful Dewa Retreat Centre in Rishikesh, India in a luxury hotel in the foothills of Himalayas and one of the top 10 hotels in Rishikesh. The hotel also has a swimming pool with stunning views and a serene spa for some rejuvenating optional treatments.
Tapovan-Rishikesh is a city of pilgrimage for Westerners and Indians alike, and is where The Beatles came to find meaning to life with the maharishi and stayed long enough to write over 50 songs. It is still a perfect spot to de-stress, deepen your yoga practice, and connect to yourself and your surroundings.
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Breakfast and dinner are included in this retreat.
Lunches are not included in the retreat.
The most well known Ganga aarti in Rishikesh is held on the bank of the scared River Ganga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. The aarti is a pleasant ritual of worshiping the Ganga. The aarti happens at a very picturesque place on the bank of Ganga in front of the statue of lord Shiva built on the river. The aarti starts at 17:30 with children studying Veda and the bhajan singers and the performers walking into the ghat, as the sun sets and it gets slightly darker, the statue of lord Shiva is lighted up and looks beautiful. The aarti continues with lamp in various shapes and size lighted up and passed on from people to people.
Mountain biking is a popular sport which consist of riding a bicycle off road often over rough terrain using especially adapted mountain bikes. It is a sport which requires lots of stamina, endurance balance, core strength, bike handling skills, and total focus. Mountain biking will offer you with all the adventure and trill you have longing for paddle downhill, take glimpse of the lush green meadows and you will also come face to face with the beauty of the diminutive villages scattered here and there.
At Dewa, guests have an opportunity to spend half a day at a village up a hill about one-hour hike. Here you can see the herb, agricultural, and rice paddy fields. You are guided by a resident team of farmers to learn more about the various items that are grown in and around Dewa. Activities include harvesting, planting, weeding, and watering the various food and herbs that go into their food and rejuvenation oils. Please note the agricultural activity is seasonal in villages.
Other activities that you may participate in include day trips to the Beatles Ashram Maharishi Mahesh yogi ashram, morning trips to Ananda Prakash Ashram for a traditional Indian yoga class with Swami Vishvektu, visits to the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, which is a temple of Shiva and is 32 kilometers away from Rishikesh, visit to the Rama Osho Orphanage cafe, and treat yourself to spa treatments at the hotel spa.
Hotel Dewa Retreat in Rishikesh organizes local classical musical and dance recitals occasionally where staff of the hotel take you to a neighboring village to witness the festivities of the numerous spiritual and cultural activities that take place every month.
The excitement and thrill of white water rafting are beyond comparison. River rafting is a recreational outdoor activity and can be enjoyed by anyone serving the minimum age criterion of 12 years old.
There are four starting points of river rafting in Rishikesh, ranging from basic to difficult ones, which mean there are four different trips to choose from packages that can be customized accordingly. The months of September to December and March to June are considered as the best period for the ultimate enjoyment of rafting.
Spa treatments are available at Dewa Retreat Center's Holistic Wellness Ayurveda Panchakarma Center and Health Spa for an additional cost. Over 2000 years ago, Ayurveda was born and developed in India. Ananta Ayurveda Panchakarma Center and Spa is the finest and best spa in Rishikesh for a variety of Ayurvedic massage therapy and treatment, apart from bursting gamut of day spa therapies.
Ayurveda treatments are an anxious relaxation treatment, various Ayurvedic massages treatments, Ayurveda beauty therapy, Ayurveda treatment therapies for body and mental troubles, Ayurveda slimming therapy, and health spa. They offer a variety of Ayurvedic massages like abhyangam, shirodhara, pizhichil, etc.
The Ayurveda massage are a relaxation massage aimed to ease the body and give peace of mind. Other categories of Ayurveda massage offer by the spa are rejuvenating and relaxing massage, skin glowing massage, beautification, massages for treatment of certain diseases and body massages, and ailment for specific objective.
This well-resourced, experienced, and reliable spa center provides various types of internationally acclaimed massages in addition to Ayurvedic massages, including Swedish massage, Thai massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu, deep tissue massage, etc.
In addition to these beautification massage services, Ananta spa also provides packages from time to time, which contain diverse combination of these relaxation services in order meet each and every need of Ayurvedic massage in India.
These refreshing and relaxation massages cover the categories of hand and feet massages, back massage, head and face massage, shoulder and head massage, health spa, and the whole body massage.
Additionally, massage oil used by therapists are prepared herbalised oil for massages made from sensitive plants such as country mellow and winter cherry. Sesame oil and olive oil are the most common base oil for the preparation.
Please book your flight to arrive from New Delhi International Airport (DEL) to Jolly Grant Airport (DED).
This is a 45-minute direct flight from New Delhi. Rishikesh is just a 25-minute drive from the airport.
A five-hour journey on Shatabdi Express from the New Delhi railway station to Haridwar and then a one-hour drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh by taxi will bring you to the retreat.