Agonda, South Goa, India
Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Goa is known as the beach capital of India.
South Goa is one of the most convenient and safe places in Goa with its spacious beautiful golden long strip of white-sand beaches with blue water, surrounded by exotic palm groves and several small bays. It is a natural peaceful beauty with lush nature by the coasts and inland with many undeveloped areas.
Safe and vibrant social life
It has a laid-back vibe and a dash of vibrancy with its beach cafes, bars, restaurants, bustling shopping streets. It is easy to socialize or to be alone depending on the mood and is also a safe destination for foreigners men and women to travel to.
All year round destination
South Goa’s climate is tropical, warm all year round, with a long sunny season roughly from mid-October to mid-May, and a rainy season roughly from late May to October. Rain falls mainly from June to August; the days are humid while the nights are cool and pleasant.
During the monsoon season South Goa is very picturesque and scenic, the nature blossoms and becomes wilder and lusher. The village becomes more serene and peaceful, perfect to retreat oneself and experience the traditional local vibe and Goan way of living. Most local shops remain open.
Goa International Airport more commonly known as Dabolim Airport is located in the city of Dabolim in Goa, India. It is the only airport in the state. The Dabolim Airport is around 63 kilometres to Agonda Beach. It is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore and supports nearly all the domestic airlines. You can also access via train or bus from big cities.
Our yogasala is located at Agonda Shanti Village Resort. It is few meters away from the beach and surrounded by nature.
You have the option of booking the course with or without accommodation. We suggest you to book your accommodation directly once you are arrived because it will be cheaper. Although if you want to book your room through us then it will be more expansive as we will have to put efforts in it. If you can afford then no issues, we can book for you. Otherwise, there are all sorts of guesthouses, hotels, home-stays, flats, houses for all kind of budgets and it gives freedom to book according to one’s preferences. For that, we recommend you to arrive a couple of days before the start of the course so you have time to look around and choose according to your budget and taste and negotiate directly to get good rate. And also, for the peace of mind we suggest you book in advance a couple of nights via an online platform so you know where to land comfortably.
Specially for clients coming from BookYogaRetreats.com, BookRetreats.com and others retreats platforms, we keep this option to book our trainings/retreats with accommodation as we are obliged with their conditions and rules. Accommodation will be located around Agonda Beach area with attached bathroom according to the availability at the time of booking. Check-in on the starting day and check-out on the following morning after the end of the Training/Retreat.
For the moment we have felt not to include meals in our training so students are free to eat as they feel and there are plenty of good economical choices around and opportunities to interact with others. Also many students are not into eating Indian food every day and it’s good to eat according to the need and taste of ones culture to keep the mood happy.
South Goa is not just about exotic beaches, it is abundant in natural beauty where seekers can experience their true self and grow in peace and harmony. Mother nature helps to heal and rejuvenate faster as we are part of it.
Rishikesh town is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand by the Ganges River.
Vibrant and Safe Town
For centuries Rishikesh is a pilgrimage destination for spirituality and the World Capital of Yoga. The town is organized around the sacred holy Ganges River creating a feminine and peaceful energy with a unique diverse crowd and a safe destination for foreigners to travel to, men and women.
Here, plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops, temples, spas, places to chill out by the river, etc. The famous suspended bridges Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula across the river Ganges connect the 2 villages on the east and west banks.
Nested in Nature
Rishikesh is nested in a valley with natural forests all over. Within the town, you can easily get out of the busy market streets to find peaceful walks, plenty of places to sit such as beaches, stairs and ghats by the exotic river banks.
Plenty of other routes are there to explore outside of town in the untouched green mountains all around, visit waterfalls, do trekking, climbing, rafting, riding motorbike, etc. You can even bathe in the River Ganges as pollution hasn’t affected this area
Rishikesh is less than an hour by domestic flight from New Delhi International airport with few flights per day. Rishikesh nearest airport is Jollygrant at Dehradun town which is 21 kms away. A prepaid taxi booth is at the arrival where you can book a taxi for a fixed price.
You can also access via train or bus from New Delhi and others main cities.
Our yoga hall is located in Tapovan village nested in nature with amazing view of the lush mountains all around. We are only few minutes’ walk to small market streets and the main market.
You will be accommodated in a private room with attached bathroom nearby the yoga shala depending on the availability at the time of booking. Check-in on the starting day of the Training/Retreat, followed by the opening ceremony in the afternoon. Check-out on the following morning after the end of the Training/Retreat.