14 November 2018
Lifestyle Mind and Body


In today’s life when money and technology are driving the world, the current generation is reeling under a lot of stress. And India as a country is leading the way to destress – through Yoga and Meditation.

A journalist’s job is considered among the top ten jobs in the world, due to the non-stop 24X7 stress we face. Thus, I myself have drifted from work stress to destress through meditation. And my personal experience teaches me that meditation is not just a vent to let out the negative energy, it is a way of life – the correct way of life. And thus as an Indian, today I am going to introduce you the FIVE BEST MEDITATION DESTINATIONS YOU MUST VISIT IN INDIA.


Most of the adventurous Indians know it as the best destination for white-water rafting. But in the spiritual world, it is among the top reigning holidays spots of the world when it comes to learning and practicing meditation.

Embraced by its natural beauty of the hills, the green and the gushing waters of the Ganga, everything seems perfectly spiritual and peacefully beautiful when you are in Rishikesh. A perfect environment to harmonize the strings of your energy, which otherwise lay scattered due to the noise of the mind under stress.

And the Yoga Gurus of the region along with its natural beauty have put it on the world map as the “World Yoga Capital”. After all who would not wish to perform a meditation at the hills, on the banks of the Ganga at a place whose spiritual vibes are so good that they do not let you go off so easily.

Suggested Tour in Rishikesh: A minimum 12 Days – Meditation Tour at Rishikesh will help you cleanse your Aura off negative energy and bring peace into your life.


Nestled in the Himalayan state of India – Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is the second best place to take on a meditational trip to India. Why so? Because the population of this small town is not very grand. Hence there is very small amount of distraction. Also not every road is a motorable road, so there is very little sound of the traffic too. No wonder the Dalai Lamas chose it as the capital of the Tibetan Govt in Exile.

Such is the peace in the region, that except on the main roads, you can always find a small corner to meditate anywhere! And since it is the home of the Dalai Lama temple, you can always walk up to the monks for a healthy conversation – definitely a great idea which is going to make you a better human being. I myself spent four days here in the summer of 2016, near the beautiful Monasteries and learnt a lot in terms of spiritual connect with the Almighty. I got a chance to see the monks debating as well as meditating. It was an out-of-the-world experience.

Suggested Tour in Dharamsala : 8 Days Mediational Tour. Prefer to stay at Dharamkot, a village two km away from MCLeodganj where there are trained Yoga & Meditation Gurus to teach you the right ways to practice both.


It is one of those places in India, where one combines the teachings of Osho Rajneesh via Buddhism through meditation. Infact

what’s unique to this place is the amalgamation of meditation and preaching’s of Buddhism that nestles in a luxurious property and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Though Osho Ashram lacks in the serenity and backdrop of the previously two discussed best meditation places in India, yet the charm of this place literally goes unmatched. How? Well, the sprawling 28 acre campus has all worldly amenities. But it also has quiet, dense gardens with marble pathways that lead you to umpteen tropical greenery laden spots where you sit and soak yourself in the Aura of the divine through meditation.

People from all walks of life, from all across the world come here for a detox -which includes lost of spiritual activities, especially during Osho Retreat Programmes. These programmes are well planned by the spiritual instructors of this place, which encourages the visitors through a cultural syncretism that is not easy to find elsewhere. The Osho Dynamic Mediation is the favourite among the current generation. Besides there are courses for personal growth, basho spas and weven daily meditation schedules, that offer a full detox of the mind, body and soul.

Suggested: A Two Week Meditation Retreat at OIMR, where you must stay at the Osho Guest House.


Ananda is located in the Himalayas and is one of those places which overlook the town of Rishikesh. Ananda means happiness in Sanskrit. And this is what the place offers you at the end of a meditational holiday amid the Himalayas. If you are the one looking for a luxurious escape along-with meditation, that this is where you must stop at. The ideal place to learn or practice yoga and meditation.

Deriving Inspiration from the Bihar school of Yoga, ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS is actually a luxury meditation place, which thrives on its well-tried ‘Shuddhi Kriyas’ (Purification Practices) or ancient yogic practices intended at purifying one’s mind, body and soul. complete body and mind.

For the current generation, they have tailor-made Yoga and Meditation courses as per the stressful life of the guest. Thus, this place is very famous among the foreign tourists.

Suggested Tour : 9 Days – Meditation Retreat in the Himalayas


Dhamma Bodhi is located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. At the very place where the Gautam Buddha had attained enlightenment. At Dhamma Bodhi, Vipassana meditation is the most popular taught form of meditation.

The best part of the place is that you are not allowed to have non-vegetarian food. Yes, benefits of pure organic vegetarian food prepared in an Ayurvedic fashioned kitchen cleanses your blood as well as provides you with such a taste, that it stays with you for months after you have left this place.

Suggested Meditation Course:

The courses here are purely run on donation basis. You have to pay nothing – not even for the food or the stay. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. All you have to do is house in the hostel and avail the strict facilities the place provides. A 10-day detox course starts on 1st and 16th of every month

So what are you waiting for? It is time to detox….time to take a spiritual retreat to India. So when are you joining me? Don’t forget to share this piece of knowledge with your friends, because we all need that detox from our stressful lives.

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Mahima Sharma

Mahima Sharma

Mahima Sharma is an award-winning Independent Journalist & Travel Writer based in New Delhi. She is former News Editor, CNN-News18 and ANI (a collaboration with Reuters). Mahima is the only Indian who finds a mention in the Writers' Club of Country Squire Magazine, United Kingdom. She is a very versatile journalist with more than 15 years of experience in the field. Thus, she is a regular columnist with more than 10 web-magazines - all from different niche. When not hitting the keyboard with news, she pens poems!
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