LETHAL COCKTAIL OF LIFE
Alcohol and yoga may not seem like the most likely combination, but health experts do say that wine in moderation is good for you.
Yoga retreats are a time of restoration and there are not more few things more relaxing than a glass of wine.
It only makes sense in this tour put two together, it gives you an opportunity not only see the finest vineyard in India but staying inside it, subject to availability. This tour is one of the all inclusive yoga retreats.
It gives you the experience of one finest Spa Centers with Yoga Ashram at Goa and is one of the best Ayurveda retreat India
Day 1: Departure
Namah Shivay, smile you are in India
Arrive Mumbai by flight. Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel. Mumbai once used to be a cluster of seven islands of Colaba, Mumbai, Mazagaon, Old Woman’s Island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga Sion, which were the homes of the Koli fishing community. Situated on the western coast, it became an important trading center and port city after the English King Charles the Second gave it to the East India Company in 1668. The islands were named ‘Bombay’, meaning ‘good bay’ in Portuguese, by the Portuguese. In 1996, it was officially renamed Mumbai, the name being derived Mumbadevi, the goddess of the Kolis. Overnight stay in the hotel in Mumbai.
The morning after breakfast excursion to Elephanta Caves ( closed on Monday) en route visit Gateway of India. The Gateway of India is a treasured monument that was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. It is complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone.
9 nautical miles across the sea from the Gateway of India lay Elephanta, also known as ‘Gharapuri’. Visit this green island for the wonders of the 7th century, the painstakingly hewn rock-cut cave temple, dedicated to Shiva. The Maheshamurti panel in which Shiva is shown as a creator, protector, and destroyer, is a sight that should be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime.
Come back from the Elephanta caves and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon drive past a popular seafront, Marine Drive is a winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and sea on the other. It was once called the Queen’s Necklace because of its curved shape. Tours continue with the visit to Mani Bhawan & Hanging gardens. Mani Bhawan used to be the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the important places to visit in Mumbai. It has a reference library with over 2000 books and other of the Mahatma’s belongings. The Hanging Gardens or Ferozeshah Mehta Garden and Kamla Nehru Park are located opposite each other. Both the gardens provide lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea. The latter has the famous “Old Woman’s Shoe” that is a delight to all children.
Also, visit Dhobi Ghat – A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next, they are ironed and piled into neat bundles.
Dinner at hotel Overnight in Mumbai.
The morning after breakfast drive to Nashik
Upon arrival check in at Sula Vineyard stay at Beyond the Sula OR Source of sula.
The Story of Sula wines:
Owner Rajeev Samant’s introduction to wines took place during his early years studying at Stanford University and working at Oracle in California, neither grapes nor wine were at the top of his mind when he returned to India in the early 90s. A chance visit to his family’s land in Nasik – a region well-known for growing table grapes – in 1994 led to the seed of an idea, and before he knew it, he began pursuing the idea of growing wine grapes in Nashik. His curiosity piqued, Samant spent three months at a small winery in California that belonged to his friend and mentor – and now Sula’s Master Winemaker – Kerry Damskey. Working on the frontlines of wine production gave him an inside look into the world of wines and what it would take to set up a successful business.
In 1999, Rajeev Samant established Sula Vineyards, Nashik’s first winery and paved the way for the emergence of India’s Wine Capital, with almost 35 other wineries the following suit in the region over the next decade. The name “Sula” came from his mother’s name – “Sulabha” – and symbolized the rich, Indian heritage of his wines. This was a wine that took pride in being Indian, being the first company in the country to use an Indian logo. Today, Sula is India’s leading wine company and is leading the charge of Indian wine across the wine world.
Deeply influenced by his travels and his personal values, Rajeev Samant firmly believes in being a steward of the land and in sustainable business practices. Under his guidance, Sula is one of the most eco-friendly companies in India, with a significant amount of its resources committed to sustainable winemaking practices and ensuring fair livelihoods for Sula’s community of farmers across Maharashtra and Karnataka. A large number of Sula’s workers come from disadvantaged communities and have seen a significant change in their standard of living through their employment with the company; this has been nothing short of a revolution in the surrounding villages.
Samant is also a leading advocate for India’s wine industry and is actively sought out to represent the interests of India’s wine producers and farmers to national and state Governments.
Post checking, the Wine Tour (Vineyard Discovery) would begin. Most prominent wineries “Sula”. OVERNIGHT Sula Vineyard stay at Beyond the sula OR Source of sula.
Soak in the view, relax by the pool, play a little tennis, bicycle through idyllic fields and enjoy the full vineyard and winery experience at the world-renowned Sula Vineyards. Rejuvenate yourself at the Vinospa – or simply enjoy delicious organic food while sipping on some Sula at the Source!
To conserve, to sustain and to heal. The multiple award-winning Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa has been rated as “The Best Luxury Resort” in Asia by Business Destinations magazine and has also been rated as one of the Top-5 new luxury resorts in India
SWAN offers yoga retreats, yoga vacations, yoga holidays, meditation retreats, yoga detox retreats, yoga weight loss retreats, yoga therapy retreats, yoga retreats for specific diseases, Ayurveda massage, Ayurveda treatments, Ayurveda cooking, Ayurveda course, Ayurveda therapy training course, Ayurveda Panchakarma treatments to name a few.
Swan offers daily drop-in yoga classes in Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. The venue organizes specialized retreats in silent meditation, teachers’ training, yoga and dance retreats.
Yoga philosophy is imbibed in the lifestyle at SWAN, being one of the very few retreats in India which involves fire cleansing ceremonies and homas as part of their yoga sessions.
Set inside open clay cottages, SWAN provides traditional Ayurvedic therapies and treatments such as Shirodhara, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Naravarkihi, Sirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Snehapanam, Kizhi, Dhanyamladhara, Kativasthi, Urovasthi and Thalam amongst others. The retreat also has facilities of a flotation tank and a herbal steam treatment room
GOA-MUMBAI OR DELHI AND FURTHER CONNECTION TO DESTINATION
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Accommodation as mention above
• All meals as per the Itinerary
• Good condition vehicles for transport
• Yoga and meditation classes with Spiritual feel by resort property.
• All Applicable Taxes
• Any Kind Monument Entrances
• Guide/escort fees of any.
• Shopping and Laundry, add-on and personal expenses.
• Airfares to and from India – Please ask to book the same if required
• Travel Insurance
• Indian visa fee
• Meals and drinks outside of what is included in the package