Looking to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth? A meditation retreat in India might be just what you need. India is home to some of the world's most renowned meditation retreats, each with its unique blend of ancient wisdom, modern comfort, and breathtaking natural surroundings.
We've handpicked the top meditation retreats in India, based on various factors such as location, accommodations, teacher quality, and overall experience. From silent retreats to dynamic programs, from traditional ashrams to luxury resorts, we've curated a diverse selection of retreats that cater to different budgets, interests, and goals.
Whether you're a seasoned meditator looking to deepen your practice, or a curious beginner seeking to explore this ancient tradition, we've got you covered.
So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the best meditation retreats in India.
Here is our hand-picked list of the best places for you to check out. If we are missing anything, please let us know!
Amatra By The Ganges is the only award-winning luxury resort in India that is situated right on the bank of the remarkable Ganges river. They have a poolside bar with breathtaking views of the Ganges and a restaurant where meals are prepared by some of the top chefs in the region.
Unleash in a haven of serenity with their wellness treatments specially curated to relax and rejuvenate your inner being. Pamper yourself with their exclusive range of facials, revitalising massages and splendid retreat packages. You can also enjoy an Ayurveda massage, aromatherapy, or a sumptuous body polish session.
Experience the lush greenness of Goa at Aashyana Lakhanpal. It features villas that have a spacious dining area complemented by a garden dining facility for al fresco lunches or candlelit dinners under the stars.
A spa is available where you can have a relaxing massage or a soothing treatment. There is also a vast, open-to-nature, mosquito–screened pavilion that is ideal for yoga, meditation or dance workshops. It is equipped with all professional props and accessories used in the practice of Iyengar yoga. These include the finest quality yoga mats, belts, bolsters, blocks and an extra-ordinary yoga wall.
Mercure Goa Devaaya Retreat is located on the “Island of love” at Divar. The resort features 56 luxurious rooms which include suites and villas with all the modern amenities in Indo- Portuguese style. They have riverside restaurants that serve international and local cuisines.
Immerse into the vast tropical terrain surrounding the resort and have a relaxing holiday through Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga.
Amanbagh is a garden oasis that was once the staging area for royal tiger hunts. Set in an oasis of fruit trees and flowering shrubs, their pavilions and suites feature private pools, terraces and courtyards.
The resort’s spa has expert wellness specialists that offer a range of therapies and treatments. They even have an in-house Ayurvedic physician who personally curates multi-day Individual Wellness Immersions. You can also have your private sunrise session of hatha yoga and meditation at the deserted Pratapgarh fort, which is perched on a hilltop.
Focus on your holistic wellbeing and have an overall peace of mind at Dharana Wellness Centre. Their tailor-made wellness programs combine Nutrition, Yoga and Ayurvedic healing therapies which can help you meet your desired goals.
They offer detox, weight management, stress management, healing, meditation, and different retreats which can boost immunity and refresh your mind. You can also try their EGA – AGE Reversal Rejuvenation Program if you want to reverse the effects of ageing, optimize cell vitality, and improve your energy levels.
Achieve your best spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual self with the many personal paths Vana offers. They integrate Ayurveda, Sowa Rigpa and Yoga in their wellness offerings.
Improve your physical fitness through private and group sessions, stretching, body treatments, complementary therapies, nutritional consultations and the use of outdoor spaces. You can even try reflexology, physiotherapy, sports activities, and various spa treatments to provoke relaxation and deeper rest. They also have a menu that includes vegetarian and vegan choices as well as mindfully sourced meat, fish and poultry.
Carnoustie Ayurveda and wellness resort is an award-winning retreat on the shores of the Arabian sea. Spacious exquisitely designed villas, authentic Ayurveda treatment, naturopathy, marma, pranic healing, yoga classes, and 25 acres of landscaped gardens that provide you with the solace of nature are being offered here.
They also have a fairly large qualified team of experts who offer short and long-term treatments that will help the guest age gracefully, improve organ health and boost the immune system.
Atmantan has its abode in the Majestic Sahyadris, overlooking the pristine Mulshi Lake. It is the ultimate destination for reconnecting with yourself, revitalizing your body and refreshing your mind. It is a place for transformation. Here guests are cared for & served with warm Indian hospitality.
Pamper and invigorate yourself with the various wellness packages, yoga, Ayurveda, and physiotherapy that they offer. There is also a gymnasium, outdoor and indoor salt pools, steam, sauna, a juice bar, a barbecue lounge, and three restaurants.
Set on a tropical garden and prime beachfront location in South India, Somatheeram, welcomes you to the world of Authentic & Traditional Ayurveda. Here you can benefit from traditional Ayurvedic therapy as well as Yoga in a blissfully peaceful environment.
Their special Ayurveda treatments and packages offered include rejuvenation therapy, Panchakarma/detoxification, slimming, stress management, anti-ageing, beauty care and various clinical treatments for cure. Guests can also enjoy an extensive menu of organic creations in the restaurant which serves traditional Ayurveda dishes and regional Indian specialties.