Unique Wellness invites you to enjoy a relaxing short break in the beautiful exotic Nainital mountains of Kumaoun Himalayas and discover what yoga and meditation can do for you while you explore how deep spirituality is all over India! In addition to yoga practices, there will be some daily free time / play time / talent display time with the teacher along with the retreat participants, so that it will create a joyful and healthy vibe among the participants.
You will be accommodated in comfortable and luxurious suites of Ashok Hotel. The rooms are separate twin sharing for ladies and gentlemen. Do please note that hotel may change as per the peak season and availability to the nearby hotels.
Nainital is one of the most beautiful place of India. It is famous for its lakes and breathtaking view, after which it is named Nainital. The region of Nainital was once called the ‘City of Lakes’ or ‘Chakta’ as there were 60 lakes in the area beside the Naini Lake which is the major attraction of the region. The other lakes are at Bhimtal, Naukhuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal, and Shymaltal.
The most prominent of the lakes is Naini lake which is ringed by hills. Nainital has a varied topography. Some of the important places in the district are Nainital, Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal. Nainital’s unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother Nature.
Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendorous and varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘Lake District’ of India.
Nainital is referred to the ‘Manas Khand’ of the ‘Skanda Purana’ as the Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, the lake of the three sages, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha who were reputed to have arrived here on a penitential pilgrimage and finding no water to quench their thirst, dug a hole and siphoned water into it from Mansarovar, the sacred lake in Tibet. The spot where Sati’s eyes (or Nain) fell, came to be called Nain-tal or lake of the eye. The goddess of Shakti is worshiped at the Naina Devi Temple on the north shore of the present day lake.
The second important mythological reference to Nainital is as one of 64 ‘Shakti Peeths’. These centers were created wherever parts of charred body of Sati fell, when Lord Shiva was carrying around her corpse in grief. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here and this gave rise to patron deity of town Nainital. It is said that the lake is formed in the emerald eye shape. Naina Devi temple is located at the northern end of the lake. Thus, name of Nainital is derivated from Naina and the Tal (lake).
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You will be served with Indian vegetarian meals in breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner for the first 3 days of the retreat. On the fourth day, no breakfast, tea, or snacks will be provided. If you want, you can have it on your own expense by paying it directly to the hotel.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).
Nainital does not have direct air connectivity. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, is the nearest commercial airport to Nainital. As every flight of all domestic and international airlines connect Delhi with rest of the world, you can board a flight until Delhi if you are travelling to Nainital. Private taxis from Delhi can be hired to reach Nainital.
Daily bus service to Nainital is available from Delhi and Kathgodam. Coaches like Volvo, air conditioned, and non-air conditioned are available in this route. Boarding an overnight bus from Delhi is the most convenient way to reach Nainital.
Kathgodham Railway Station, located around 34 kilometers away, is the nearest rail head to Nainital. Plenty of trains connect Nainital with Delhi and Dehradun. Passengers coming from Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra, and Mathura can even take a train until Kathgodam and then hire a private cab or shared taxi for Nainital.