Monday, December 03, 2007


AyurvedaGram is a wellness center in Whitefield, Bangalore. I tried one of their day packages this weekend - I went for the yoga/pranayama/ meditation package which cost Rs.650 per person. They have another package which includes full body massage for Rs.950 per head.

So here's how the day went...

The place is an hour's drive from M.G.Road. I got there at 9:30AM. After meeting and greeting, i was given a tour of the property. The whole place has authentic rural Kerala feel. They have 26 heritage cottages, some of them with outdoor bathrooms. I wasn't impressed with the cottages - small room with smaller beds, old/ over used bed linen, rusty plumbing... definitely not worth Rs.6,500 a night.

Consultation with the ayurvedic doctor was useful - he gave insights about ayurveda and food/lifestyle tips based on my body type. Next was Yoga... The instructor was excellent - he has masters degree in yogic sciences and has been teaching for 10 years now. He customized the session according to my requirements. He taught me asanas/pranayama for vision correction and few other things.

After that, there was group pranayama session, followed by very healthy south indian veg lunch. I hung out in the library for couple of hours - books collection was average. Then i attended the meditation session in which i drifted off to sleep.

I headed back home at 4PM still feeling groggy after the brief nap. It was a day well spent. Good break from busy city life...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saniye..its nice to know that there is more to do than just club and pub around the city...while 650/night did catch my attention - in the next para you make a mention of 6,500...btw: i did visit the dance village a few times - it is a very serene place and they do have a nice hang out with Taj Kuteeram for cover....Cheers bud. Rui (