Journey to India

Madurai, Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram

Dec 28-Jan 11, 2021

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LOGISTICS

COST

$3,950, Trivandrum to Chennai, not including airfare.

$2,350, Chamundi retreat by acceptation only
Includes domestic flight Chennai-Kochi

$800 non-refundable deposit for Journey

$500 non-refundable deposit for Chamundi

Balance due June 1, 2020. Payable by check or credit card. Indicate “Journey to India.”

$3950 fee includes all yoga sessions with François, all journaling sessions with Nathalie , art supplies, transportation on AC bus, all meals, hotels, Ayurvedic massage, Kathakali performance, class excursions in Kerala natural areas, visits to sacred temples of Thanjavur, Madurai, Mahabalipuram and Auroville.

$2350 fee includes transfer to/from airports by bus, domestic flight Chennai-Kochi, all accommodations, meals, ayurvedic treatments, all yoga classes with Francois and creative journaling sessions with Nathalie, excursions at Chamundi Hill Palace.

IMMUNIZATIONS

None required at this time. Travel health recommendations for India from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are available at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/ destinationIndia.aspx “

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

A Visa is needed for India. See Travista Outsourcing, http://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing. com/

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Suggested travel insurance: travelex.com or statravel.com

FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

For flight from Rochester to Cochin, return Chennai to Rochester, we have a group rate with a travel agency specializing in Indian travel. You will have to pay for your flight as soon as the reservation is confirmed.

Enjoy a yoga and ayurveda retreat at Mahabalipuram. Share time with the pilgrims at Arunchala mountain and optional week-long yoga, ayurveda and creativity at the secluded Chamundi Hill Palace with François Raoult and Nathalie Alvarez.

As students of yoga and life, going back to the Source and meeting Mother India will be a blessing for our practice and teaching.

ITINERARY

DECEMBER 28, 2020

Depart from U.S. or Europe to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, South India, via Dubai.

DECEMBER 30

Transfer by minibus from Trivandrum airport to Aadithya Lake Resorts in Kollam, Kerala. Nested on the lake, with luxuriant vegetations, a few villas and house boats just for our group. Meals will be traditional vegetarian keralan style. The infinite pool, the lake and the Indian Ocean not far away will cool you off if needed!

DECEMBER 30 TO JANUARY 3

A four day yoga and ayurveda retreat at Aadithyaa resorts. This will be our base for explore regional sites, the spectacular back waters by boat, including elephant bathing, participating in a puja at a local temple etc.. You will also receive two traditional ayurvedic treatments/massages, sirodhara and abhyanga.

JANUARY 3

Depart for the sacred city of Madurai. Stay at Royal Court Hotel, deluxe accommodations with two participants per room. Visit the Great Temple.

JANUARY 4

Depart for Thanjavur.

JANUARY 5-6

Explore Thanjavur. Visit of Temple and Palace.

JANUARY 7

Depart for Mahabalipuram via Gangacholapuram. Stay at Ideal Beach resort

JANUARY 8-10

Explore Mahabalipuram. Swim in the Bay of Bengal.

JANUARY 11

Depart from Chennai International Airport. Arrival in U.S. or Europe.

Download and print flyer: PDF

For more information: yogawave@rochester.rr.com

Option Fee
Non-refundable Deposit, Chamundi $500
Non-refundable Deposit, Journey $800
Chamundi Balance $1850
Chamundi Retreat $2350
Journey Balance $3150
Kochi to Chennai $3950