Yoga Hotspots in India That You Should Check Out

Some Instagrammable Yoga Hotspots in India

We have curated a list of the top five yoga hotspots in India that you should check out. India has always been a sacred land of yoga and spiritual knowledge. But some places in India are even more special just because of their history and the serene spots they offer. Here is a list of places you should check out if you are into yoga or looking to start the journey.

1. Kerala

With its backwaters, greenery, and calm environment, Kerala is the ideal place for a yoga vacation. With numerous centers teaching yoga and hosting retreats, Kerala has actively taken steps to become a top yoga destination. Kerala is also well-known for its Ayurvedic massages and treatments.

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2. Rishikesh

Rishikesh may have become a commercialized tourist spot, but it remains one of the top yoga destinations. It has a cluster of ashrams and is also called the ‘yoga capital of the world.’ The spiritual significance of yoga and heritage makes the town a major attraction for people worldwide. Rishikesh has also been the choice for many famous Yogis to set up camp and establish their ashrams. This includes the famous Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose ashram The Beatles had visited.

3. Puducherry and Auroville

Puducherry is a small town on the sea-side with French architecture and the most amazing cafes. The yoga culture in Pondicherry ( Puducherry) is huge. Home to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry offers multiple options if you want to start your spiritual journey. Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga (Sri Aurobindo Ashram — Sri Aurobindo and His Yoga) is different from traditional yoga.

The main idea rests on achieving full consciousness and integrating that into everyday life. Auroville, a smaller town just a few kilometers from Puducherry, also offers a calm and splendid place to practice yoga. The area is full of people from different nationalities, so the place sees a unique blend of the sessions with daily life. Yoga retreats at Auroville should not be missed.

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4. Bihar

The Bihar School of Yoga, established by Satyananda Saraswati in 1963, is one of the oldest and most popular yoga schools in India and the world. Located in Bihar, the Bihar Yoga Bharati is first of its kind institute in the world that is wholly dedicated to yoga.

5. Pushkar

Pushkar is a holy place known for the Brahma Temple and Pushkar lake. The place has a very Zen-like spiritual energy, making it an attractive hub for many foreigners. Yoga institutes and classes can be found in every nook and cranny of this small town. It is a must visit yoga hotspot.

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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