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8 Days Kerala Yoga Retreat at Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort

  • Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa, CP11/709 Nedungolam P.O, | Paravur, Kollam 691334, India

Overview

Kerala Yoga Retreat

Yoga / Ayurveda holidays at Fragrant Nature Kollam are getting popular across the globe. There are regular groups who run retreats for 7 to 14 nights and even longer ones. The right mix of yoga, Ayurveda and nature are the reason for the success in effectively projecting Spirit Journeys Worldwide as a unique experience for the most discerning. The retreat center is just an hour drive from Trivandrum International Airport and 40 minutes from the nearest railhead. Major countries that presently conduct yoga programs here are Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, France, Italy, US, UK, Australia and Portugal.

Highlights

  • Yoga counseling and yoga session
  • Pranayama session, meditation and yoga Nidra
  • Shirodhara-oil therapy for head and Abhayangam
  • Wellness consultation, Ayurvedic consultation and lifestyle consultation
  • Daily herbs and dietary supplement according to individual prescription
  • Transfer from/to Trivandrum Airport or Kollam Railway station
  • Boat trip on the lake and 2 cookery classes by the chef
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa is an exclusive 4 star resort offering the ultimate in relaxation and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life.

With 29 premium luxury lakeside accommodation (4 categories), the resort lies nestled amongst graceful palms, on over five acres of beautifully landscaped, waterside land, on the breathtakingly beautiful and serene Mala lake near Paravur, in Kollam district.

In addition to the mesmerizingly beautiful surroundings, this luxury lake resort caters to all your needs with world class facilities, delicious dining, entertainment and a host of enjoyable leisure activities.

Lakeview rooms

The Lakeview rooms have a traditional Kerala appearance that blends with the landscape. The interiors are modern and luxurious and provide a cozy and comfortable stay close to nature.

Features

Terraced and single storied

Constructed of eco friendly materials

Modern interiors with high quality fittings

Built close to the lakeside, provides excellent lake view from the bedrooms

Accommodation comprises

Double or twin bed types

Flower arrangement

Tiled balcony with excellent lake view

Bath with high quality fittings

Air-condition

Television with a wide variety of satellite channels

Telephone

Mini bar

Locker facility

Hair dryer

Internet connectivity

Tea and coffee making facilities

Information packs

Premium Lakeview rooms

The Premium Lakeview rooms are set in a magnificent staggered elevation with breathtaking view of the lake. With a private deck, sun decks, beautifully landscaped surroundings stay connected to the fragrant world of nature.

Features

Terraced and single storied

Constructed of eco friendly materials

Modern interiors with high quality fittings

Built close to the lakeside, provides excellent lake view from the bedrooms

Accommodation comprises

Double or twin bed types

Fruit basket and flower arrangement (on arrival)

Tiled spacious balcony with excellent lake view

Air-condition

Mini bar

Locker facility

Hair dryer

Internet connectivity

Tea and coffee making facilities

Television with a wide variety of channels

Telephone

Bath with high quality fittings

Information packs

Premium Lakeview villas

Discover yourself anew in the serene luxury of our private villas which have been designed for couples with privacy in mind. Built on a terrace overlooking the beautiful lake, the exclusive private villas are of Kerala styling and have a private garden with an elevated balcony facing the lake.

The staff will be glad to lay a table for you in the villa, complete with candles and flowers, on request. These villas are also suitable for small families.

Features

Eco friendly materials used for construction

Modern interiors with high quality fittings

Built out from a terrace and elevated facing the lake

Accommodation comprises

Double or twin bed types

Fruit basket and flower arrangement (on arrival)

Balcony with excellent lake view

Living room with dining area

Bath with high quality fittings

Private gardens

Shaded sit out

Air-condition

Mini bar

Locker facility

Hair dryer

Internet connectivity

Television with a wide variety of satellite channels

Telephone

Tea and coffee making facilities

Information pack

Yoga retreat packages at Fragrant Nature Kollam have always been appreciated by the discerning travelers who look for more than holidays in India. These yoga packages are crafted to develop the spiritual side in you and created to practice asanas, pranayama, yogic Kriyas, yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation. Spirit Journeys Worldwide has also added Ayurvedic therapies and consultation with the in-house Ayurvedic doctor to experience a lifestyle in the true Indian way.

Yoga in the serene backdrop of Mala Lake is sheer magic and there are packages that include daily yoga, meditation sessions, consultations with doctor and yoga master. The food is sourced from own farmlands which are fully pesticide-free and micro-nutrient balanced. Prana, the Ayurveda spa offers therapeutic packages designed to clients body constitution. Many of the yoga packages are tailor made to suit the interests of the individual / group. The cooking classes with own chef helps one to learn how easy is to lead a healthy life with the right choice of food!

General guidelines

As Ayurvedic system of treatment is strictly personalized, the exact treatment and medicines can be fixed after detailed consultation with the doctor. The treatments, which are given along with the packages, may vary according to the body constitution and condition. Uniquely prepared herbal oils specially suited for your body constitution will be used for massage. Gentlemen will have male masseurs and ladies will have female masseurs for body massage and other health programs.

Prakrithi analysis printed report should be given after the package.

The treatments, which are given along with the packages, may vary according to the body constitution and condition.

Every day treatment duration is approximately 75 to 90 minutes.

Herbal internal medicaments should be supplied every day.

Uniquely prepared herbal oils specially suited for your body constitution will be used for massage.

If you have a previous medical history of heart disease, blood pressure, allergies, chronic skin diseases or asthma, please confirm your consultation

The above given are general descriptions. The exact personalized treatment plan will be made by the Medical Officer on assessing the individuals condition and requirement

The nature excursions include boating in the serene Mala Lake, spending time in the fishing spots, visits to a nearby village-market and more.

Fragrant Nature Kollam is undoubtedly an idyllic destination for yoga for those seeking experience beyond a normal retreat. The resort is located in the much famed backwaters of Kerala, Gods Own Country. Ranked No. 1 in TripAdvisor, the resort delights all its guests with a private balcony for every room that offers panoramic view of the lake and ensures that nature is never far from one's door step. Coconut groves, lush gardens, butterflies and quaint waters transcend one to an ethereal world far away from the modern complexities. However, the highlight of yoga at Fragrant Nature Kollam is the experiential content in the perfect setting amidst a village, lake and gardens.

Activities
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Having belief in offering strictly pure food as part of yoga programs, the food produce is majorly sourced from Aroma Fresh (Fragrant Natures own chain of healthy food outlets) offering nutrient balanced and 100% pesticide free fruits, vegetables, pulses and cereals. Aroma fresh presents a wide range of food products that are cultivated in own poly farms, some even collected fresh from the wild, all of which assure the customer a healthy food choice. "Eat Pure, Stay Healthy".

Extra activities

Bicycles hire to explore the village

Bird watching on the lake and river

Boat trips from the resort jetty (Cruise boat, punt boat, speed boat and pedal boat)

Cultural programs such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Kalaripayattu, classical music, etc.

Elephant riding and feeding

Fishing from the fishing spot or from the boat

Local industry visits

Picnics

Sunbathing and swimming at Varkala

Sunset boat trip

Village cookery demonstration

Walking the scenic coastline at Kappil

Day trips

  • Escorted shopping trips to Paravur or Kollam
  • Kollam town and Thankassery fishing village
  • Kottukal rock cut cave temple
  • Monroe Island backwater trip
  • Palaruvi waterfalls
  • Shrine of Sree Narayana Gurudev at Sivagiri, Varkala
  • Temple visits with local guides
  • Thenmala ecotourism project

Prana Wellness Spa

The wellness spa offers excellent service highly experienced professionals and wide range of rejuvenating and relaxing therapies in harmony with nature. Treat yourself to an experience that will leave you rejuvenated and revitalized.

  • 1 Abhayangam
  • 1 Ayurvedic consultation
  • 1 lifestyle consultation
  • 1 Shirodhara-oil therapy for head
  • 1 wellness consultation
  • 1 yoga counseling
  • 1 yoga Nidra
  • 2 cookery class by Fragrant Natures chef
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 4 pranayama sessions
  • 5 yoga sessions
  • 7 nights full board accommodation
  • Boat trip on the lake (depending on the weather conditions)
  • Daily herbs and dietary supplement according to individual prescription
  • Traditional welcome
  • Transfer from/to Trivandrum Airport or Kollam railway station
  • Use of the outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sunbeds and fitness centre, Wi-Fi
  • Wellness drinks in accordance with the spa therapist
  • Flights (can be arranged as a supplement)

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Spirit Journeys Worldwide will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by train

  • The nearest train station is Kollam railway station. Spirit Journeys Worldwide will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Distances

  • Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) - 1 hour
  • Kollam railway station - 40 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Spirit Journeys Worldwide an inquiry.
  • Review by Traveller
    9 out of 10

    "Accommodation throughout were of high standard,transportation was excellent,the tour guides,the southern guide was excellent,the northern guide didn't have the personality for me.Overall really pleased I went and experienced India,would like to see more."

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  • Review by Carol
    10 out of 10

    "We had the most fantastic time in India, with a fantastic local guide whose knowledge about the areas visited was exceptional, we were picked up from our hotel each day via mini bus and our adventures began. All hotels we stayed in were of a very high standard of cleanliness and meals, with staff so friendly and accommodating. We toured the North known as the golden triangle -Delhi then train to Agra, road trip to Jaipur then flights to Cochin in Kerala our first night we stayed on a houseboat then it was time for relaxation and me time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Spirit Journeys Worldwide- Julia was so helpful in organizing the trip and helping with visa's etc.India has so many contrast it is a must visit even just to see the splendour of the Taj Mahal but there is so much more to explore. Overall a fantastic trip."

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  • Review by Brenda
    10 out of 10

    "What an experience our contact was Julia she also found flights at reasonable prices. We were picked up at the airport on arrival which was also organised for us. The hotel was clean the buffet breakfast had a good selection and the metro service was a 5 min walk away. The excursions were great value for money. We went on a city tour, the desert safari, and dow cruise, all included. I couldn't ask for a better service and fabulous holiday would definitely recommend."

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  • Review by Ali
    10 out of 10

    "An absolutely wonderful trip.... From beginning to end India is a must if you have never been before then it is a definite From awesome sightseeing trips organised and tailor made nothing was too much trouble for our various guides, beautiful landscapes and sights off course the Taj Mahal, breathtaking.... Hotels in each destination different and yet superb, individual, unique, top class rooms, service fantastic, food divine. Riverboat trip the best ..... Kerela and Cochin a favourite for relaxation ..... Jaipur a must to return too Can't wait to go back to India Or my next adventure"

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Spirit Journeys is a UK based company and are registered with both ATOL and Travel Trust Association. They provide specialist holidays, retreats, and tours in Europe, Asia, and South America.

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