Yoga Retreats in India

Rudraprayag, Himalayas
Yoga-Urlaub im Himalaya

24 February – 24 March 2024
22 October – 20 November 2024

Group transportation from Delhi to Rudraprayag

Enjoy a yoga vacation in the beautiful Monal Resorts in Rudraprayag, hosted by the Swamis and staff of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Europe.

The area carries the spiritual thought currents of generations of spiritual seekers and pilgrims who walked and prayed in this pristine mountain region.

Highlights include:

  • Asanas and Pranayama in the invigorating fresh air of the Himalayas.
  • Satsangs with Swami Sivadasananda and Swami Kailasananda, among other swamis.
  • Pujas with a South Indian priest
  • Participation in the Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami
  • Walk to nearby Koteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Darshan at Chamunda Devi Temple and Rudranath Temple in Rudraprayag
  • Drive to Kartik Swami Temple (1.5 hours)
  • Daily Ganga Arati

How charming is the Himalayan scenery! How soothing and elevating are their vibrations! How soul-stirring is the company of the Yogins!

Monal Resort

A prestigious venue in the Himalayas

Monal Resort is located 3 km from Rudraprayag, on 3 acres (1.2 hectares) of pristine land, surrounded on three sides by the lesser Himalayan Range.


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Western style bathrooms
  • Balcony with Ganga view
  • Some rooms with heating AC
  • Hot water kettle
  • Daily room cleaning service
  • Optional laundry service
  • Spacious yoga hall and the outdoor yoga platforms with Ganga view
  • Lightly spiced Indian-style yogic vegetarian meals with fresh chapatis from the tandoori oven
  • Dining hall and outdoor dining terrace with Ganga view


In Rudraprayag, Himalayas, India

Possible excursions:

Kartik Swami

38 km distance. The Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to Kartikeya – son of Siva. It can be reached by a 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag–Pokhri route. You can have magnificent views of the snow-clad Himalayan range from the Kartik Swami temple.

Koteshwar Temple

At a distance of 3 km from Rudraprayag and on the holy bank of the River Alaknanda is situated the Koteshwar Temple in a cave. There are many idols, which have been formed naturally. It is believed that before going to Kedarnath, Lord Siva meditated here. During the months of August and September, thousands of devotees come here to worship Lord Siva.

Rudranath Temple

2 km distance. Right above the river confluence. According to mythology it is here that Lord Rudra (Siva) taught music to the sage Narada. All worship in this temple is done by female priests.


About 23 km from Rudraprayag, in the glorious valley of Mandakini, lies the popular town of Agastyamuni – a miniature paradise. Here, on the banks of the murmuring deep blue Mandakini sat the great sage Agastyamuni in deep meditation. The Agastya temple honours the great sage and is an ideal place to relax on the banks of the river.

Rudraprayag town

3 km distance.

Bhagavata Saptaha

Bhagavata Saptaha

With Guest of honour Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

8–15 March 2024 (Sivaratri concert and Saptaha)

A 7-day journey to the meaning of life with live classical Raga music.

Sri Venugopal Goswami has visited the European Sivananda Centres since 1998. His teachings come from a 500-year-old family tradition, which teaches this classical scripture. Sri Venugopal Goswami studied Sanskrit and Indian philosophy at the Hindu University in Benares. He also studied classical singing under the world-renowned Indian vocalist master Pandit Jasraj.


Ayurvedic lectures and optional consultations with Shanti Kumar Kamlesh

2024 dates coming soon

Shanti Kumar Kamlesh is a 7th-generation Ayurveda Master. He graduated from Nagarjun Ayurvedic College in Lucknow, and has been teaching the fundamentals of the Ayurveda science of life, Ayurvedic cooking classes, and giving personal health consultations for over 40 years.

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Triple with AC€105€665
Double with AC€115€735
Single with AC€145€945

Price includes: all yoga vacation activities, accommodation, buffet lunch and dinner and afternoon tea.
Excursions cost: 1000–4000 INR for transportation.

Travel information

To Rudraprayag, Himalayas, India

Rudraprayag is an ancient pilgrimage town (20,000 inhabitants) at the point of confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini, which are both tributaries to the River Ganges. Altitude of 890 m, 370 km away from Delhi.

Transportation: Individual and group transfer from Delhi or Dehradun can be arranged through a Delhi travel agency.

Monal Resorts
Main Badrinath Road,
246 475 Rudraprayag
Mobile telephone for emergencies only: +91 98 37 24 06 75


Swami Madhurananda

Phone +43 5356 67404