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10 Day Meditation & Yoga Retreat in McLeod Ganj, Upper Dharamsala

Guest house, Upper Bhagsu Trail, Bhagsu Nag, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh 176215 India

India Yoga Retreat

Located in the beautiful nature blessed village of Dharamsala called Upper Bhagsu, Shivam Neelkant Yoga Kendra offers ten days yoga retreat in Dharamshala that provides a nurturing environment to develop your practice and cultivate a better life.

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Bipan Gill
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Yoga philosophy and lifestyle
  • Relaxation and find your inner voice
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

10 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Gaggal Airport (US$15 per person)
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Rooms are available, above the school and next door. They are comfortable, clean, and simple. Some rooms have attached toilets, others are shared; the majority are Western-style toilets.


  • 06:00 Wake up and gather for meditation in the hall
  • 06:15 Meditation
  • 07:00 Warming exercise and pranayama
  • 08:00 Hatha yoga exercise / Ashtanga yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast (Ayurvedic light breakfast)
  • 11:00 Theoretical lecture: Ayurvedic diet / philosophy of yogic life
  • 12:00 Lunch break (Ayurvedic healing food)
  • 14:00 Rest and relaxation
  • 16:00 Intensive yoga practice (adjustment of postures, healing workshop, deeper work)
  • 18:00 Meditation and open talk
  • 19:30 Dinner


Bipan Gill Yogi Shivam

Retreat location

Shivam Neelkanth Yoga Kendra (Center) is located just outside of McLeod Ganj in the hills of Upper Bhagsu where students can view the valley below. It is a peaceful location a walk away from McLeod Ganj and a car ride to lower Dharamshala.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Morning tea
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Yoga practice twice daily
  • Meditation
  • Talks

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Taxis / auto Rickshaws

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Location: Upper Bhagsu, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

How to Get There


Kangra Airport (DHM), 19 kilometers about 50 minutes away

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Amritsar (ATQ), Punjab, India, 125 km about 4.5 hours away


  • Inter State Terminal Dharamsala, 6.6 kilometers about 26 minutes
  • McLeod Ganj Bus Stop 2.4 kilometers about 10 minute


  • Patankot Railway Station (PTK), 90 kilometers about 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Patankot Cantonment Railway Station (PTKC), 94 kilometers about 2 hours 22 minutes; this is the train station before *Patankot Railway Station (PTK), if you are looking to take the Kangra Valley Railway it leaves from Patankot Railway Station (PTK)
  • Kangra Valley Railway (Toy Train; Narrow Gauge); Patankot Railway Station (PTK) to Kangra Railway Station; then 27 kilometers about an hour by taxi.

Arrival by Airplane

The nearest airport is Kangra Airport (DHM). There are generally four daily flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (DEL) flown by Spice Jet and Air India. Flights sometimes are delayed, especially during winter due to fog. Please budget extra time into your plans accordingly.

The nearest international airport is, Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (ATQ) Amritsar. Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple, and some international students visit before or after coming to us for training.

If you are new to travel in India we recommend flying into New Delhi (DEL) and then flying to Kangra Airport (DHM).

Arrival by Bus

There is daily bus service from Delhi to Dharamsala every evening; the two bus stands are: The Inter State Terminal Dharamsala which is in Lower Dharamsala 6.6 kilometers about 26 minutes from Shivam Neelkanth Yoga Kendra and McLeod Ganj Bus Stop 2.4 kilometers about 10 minutes by car or 40 minutes walking.

Thye recommend booking a Volvo AC bus which will take you to the McLeod Ganj Bus Stop (Upper Dharamshala) if you are planning to travel by bus.

Arrival by Train

Patankot Railways Station (PKT) is the closest large gauge Railway station to McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamshala). Please note that there is Pathankot Cantonment Railway Station (PKTC) before Patankot Railways Station (PKT) you want to book your ticket for Pathankot Railways Station (PKT), especially if you want to continue on Kangra Valley Railway. Please note that trains are sometimes delayed in winter due to fog, choosing a higher priority train can help delays, but please budget time into your travels for this.

Airport: Gaggal Airport Airport transfer available: Gaggal Airport (US$15 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.

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