THE RETREAT set in beautiful tropical gardens with oranges, mango and papaya trees, Basunti’s spacious residences provide comfort combined with spectacular views. The new lodge has four twin-bedded terraced rooms each with its own bathroom, private entrance and balcony. The main house with its large shaded verandah is divided into two distinctive self-contained maisonettes each suitable for three people. The kitchen at Basunti, under the direction of Dave Butterworth (a founder member of Neal’s Yard bakery) produces a mouth-watering array of both European and local vegetarian dishes, whole wheat breads and pastries, fresh juices from its fruit trees and the option of fresh line caught fish from the lake for non vegetarians
YOGA in India is always a magical experience. Basunti, in the heart of a beautiful wildlife reserve, makes it special. Whether you have been travelling in India or just want to escape the bustle of everyday life, yoga at Basunti is the perfect way to unwind, relax and reclaim yourself. There are at least two Yoga classes per day, leaving plenty of time for swimming, bird watching, and exploring on foot or by canoe. Classes are held twice a day, either in the circular, shaded yoga shala or on the roof terraces. The shala, directly overlooking the lake, has a thatched roof and a marble floor that keeps it refreshingly cool at all times of the day. The main terrace has a 360° panoramic view of the lake and is perfect for morning and evening yoga sessions. The atmosphere at sunrise and sunset can be magical. Join Bridget for a yoga retreat in a wildlife sanctuary in the Himalayan Foothills. Enjoy 10 days of yoga and relaxation.
Typical daily schedule…
7-9am Yoga & pranayama (generally a more flowing class)
9-10am breakfast (organic and local grown) 10-1pm time to relax (hike /swim in lake or pool)
1-2pm light lunch 2-4.30pm relax-massage-read
4.30-6.30pm yoga-pranayama-meditation, (on the roof top so we can see the stars in relaxation)
Includes full board (9 nights) and twin bedded accommodation
Not included : Flights and transfer to Basunti
Suggested flights leave London 2nd October to arrive in India, 3rd Oct & then depart Monday after breakfast.
We suggest you fly into Amritsar (a lot of the airlines fly via Delhi)
Travel from Amritsar to Basunti will be organised
Airlines to check:
Air India (sometimes they fly direct to Amritsar )
Jet Airlines British Airways Virgin Atlantic/Jet airline Qatar (via Doha)
If you wish to combine this retreat with some travel around India we recommend you start your holiday with the retreat which will set you in good stead for the rest of your break. If you do plan to travel India please ask Bridget as she can offer suggestions of where to go.