Sacred India Temple Heart

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Priya Sophia
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Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018
Group size: 6 - 24
Sacred India Temple Heart
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Priya Sophia
  • Email address verified

Deposit: £1097
Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018
Group size: 6 - 24

About this trip

The place to be to create the next best version of your one precious life! 

Are you ready to step into the best possible version of you this New Year 2018?

"One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, and then stand back to see if we can ever find them."

Elizabeth Gilbert 

About this trip:- 

13 magical nights of fun and adventure through India’s sacred south. 

Imagine for a moment discovering the magic of a culture that has lived for more than 10,000 years. Travelling through India, is unlike travelling through any other place. It is diverse, colourful and at times a noisy country, bustling with life and bursting at the seams. 

Often energetic and always eventful, there is an indescribable beauty to Sacred India. You can You can feel it as your feet walk upon the reddened earth or smell it wafting in the air, as the scents of camphor and incense combine. 

Sacred India, Temple Heart has been over a decade in the making.  

Born in Mumbai, India, I have spent most of my childhood, adolescence and young adulthood living in the UK. From 1999-2006 however, I lived and worked in the international community of Auroville, based in Tamil Nadu (South India). 

Since that time, I have long dreamt of returning with a small group, to share some of Sacred India’s transformational magic.  I’m SO excited to share with you this pilot offering as together we explore our inner and outer temples. Will you accept my invitation to come and join me?

Is Sacred India Temple Heart for you?

*Are you a conscious traveler looking for a more discerning and intimate travel experience? *Maybe you’ve always wanted to visit incredible India, but perhaps felt a little daunted by the intensity of it?

*Have you visited India many years ago (maybe even as a backpacker) and have longed to go back, but are looking for a more comfortable, supportive, travel experience together with like-minded travellers on the path? 

*Are you interested in inner and outer exploration?

*Are you looking for a fun, magical adventure that will change you from the inside out - changes you can take back home and integrate and embody in your one precious life?

*Are you free this December 2017- January 2018 for a trip of a lifetime

If you've answered yes to any of the above, Sacred India, Temple Heart might just be the perfect journey for you!

What can you expect?

Aimed with the conscious traveler in mind, Sacred India Temple Heart is a bespoke travel adventure, exploring inner and outer landscapes. 

As we gently dive into our own inner temple, we will also visit a handful of India’s ancient and transformative temple spaces, as together, we will weave our way through India's south.  

Travelling from Chennai to the former French colony of Pondicherry; visiting the spiritual heart of the Auroville community at the Matrimandir; travelling to the UNESCO world heritage monument at Thanjavur; embarking on a spiritual odyssey at the Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore, catching our breath in the sumptuous heritage glamour of the port of Kochi. Finally travelling by houseboat in Alleppey, and resting a short while in the gorgeous lush green backwaters of Kumarakom, taking in the flora and fauna and enjoying local wildlife - Sacred India Temple Heart is a magical journey unlike any other. Sacred India Temple Heart is part retreat and part holiday. 

Not just another package holiday, it is a carefully woven together bespoke travel experience, where you get to experience the beauty of your own inner inner light, through a gentle introduction to sacred meditations and practices. 

Maybe you are a seasoned connoisseur of the transformational places inner work can take you, or an absolute beginner, interested to explore more of your own inner kingdom. With plenty of time for optional sightseeing, relaxing massage or simply time to rest and reflect alone if you so choose, Sacred India Temple Heart will leave you feeling replenished and refreshed before your return journey home.  

Sacred India Temple Heart is a grounded and heartful, community experience to awaken more of your inner beauty into all aspects of your one, precious life. As you deepen in your conscious connection to your divine essence, you will see this mirrored around you in the beauty and depth of sacred India herself. 

Travelling through India can at times be a wild ride. Lovingly held in a group of like-minded travelers, you will be deeply supported through south India’s beautiful landscape as you go on an inner and outer journey that quite simply will change you forever. Sacred India Temple Heart is a restorative holiday experience, within the safety of a small group. 

If you want to retrieve the sparkling jewels of your own authentic awakening whilst exploring India’s sacred south, please do get in touch or join our mailing list to stay connected.

Summary Itinerary:

*Day 1: Arrive at Chennai***, overnight to Pondicherry - 2 nights, including special New Year gala dinner. 

*Day 2: Visit Pondicherry – Sri Aurobindo ashram, Auroville - Matrimandir 

*Day 3: Depart Pondicherry for Thanjavur - 1 night  

*Day 4: AM – Thanjavur UNESCO protected world heritage monument, PM -Travel day to Coimbatore  

*Day 5-8 4-day Inner Engineering Course, Isha Yoga Centre - 5 nights 

*Day 8: Depart Coimbatore for Cochin - 2 nights 

*Day 10: Depart Cochin for Alleppey - 24 hours houseboat 

*Day 11: Depart Alleppey for Kumarakom backwaters stay 

*Day 12: Depart Thekkady for Kumarakom backwaters stay - 2 nights (optional Thekkady day trip) 

*Day 14 Depart Kumarakom for Cochin International airport for an internal flight to Chennai*** 

Please note until bookings are confirmed, we reserve the right to change certain pieces of the itinerary. Hotels also may differ from those in the pictures, subject to availability at the time of booking, but will be in the same gorgeous mostly luxurious category! 

What's included?

* All internal travel - in luxury, air-conditioned mini-bus.

* Local tour guides where appropriate.

* All guided meditations, practices, open circles.

* Entrance and donations to all sightseeing venues/temples.

* All breakfasts, dinners and most lunches.

* 1 internal flight with 15 kg checked baggage and 7kg hand luggage (additional 5kg checked in baggage at our expense if required).

* Bottled water.

* Inner Yoga Retreat - 4 day retreat at Coimbatore.

*Tips & Gratuities at our hotel.


From 2018, this bespoke travel experience will be offered at £2,997 ($3,997 or €3,297). 

However, as this is a pilot offer, we are super excited to offer this to you this year, 2017 for just £2,197* ($2,997 or €2,497).

What's not included?

* International airfare to and from Chennai.

* Compulsory Indian Visa.

* Compulsory travel insurance.

* Personal spending monies for gifts and souvenirs.

* Still camera or video fees at tourist sights (few pounds at most).

* Tips & Gratuities outside of our hotel. 

Cancellation Policy:

Please note, your application is not considered complete until your deposit and application form has been completed and you have received a confirmation email from us confirming your place.  If you do not get a place on this year’s retreat, we will of course refund your deposit in full. Otherwise the deposit is fully binding and subject to the terms and conditions below: 

*All deposits are fully non-refundable from 5th November, as we will use the same to secure hotel and retreat bookings. In case of cancellation by 5th November, we will retain 50% of your deposit as an administration fee. The only exception to this is in the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat for any reason, in which case you will receive your deposit in full. 

The remaining payments need to be received by December 3rd at the latest, or you will lose your place and the deposit, which is also non-refundable. In case of cancellation between December 3rd and the retreat start date of 31st December, we will retain 100% of all monies as an administration fee. 

By placing your deposit, you agree to email us directly and complete your application form. You agree not to book your flight until you have received your confirmation email and agree to the terms and conditions of our cancellation policy. 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy New Year Special 2017/8
Available until Nov 08, 201724 left

Sharing a room with 2 twin-beds with another like-minded conscious traveller on life's road.

Simple, yet luxurious accommodation with some fabulous trimmings to help you unwind on this bespoke travel adventure of a lifetime. 

If you are travelling with a friend, please do let us know on your booking form - thank you!

Deposit: £1097

Available options

5 nights Coimbatore- single room suppl.24 left
Single room suppl. - on request22 left
Deposit: £1097

Double Occupancy New Year Special 2017/8
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Priya Sophia
Writer, Mother, Poet - Lover of life! Authentic connections and heart-centred relating makes my heart sing. Oh and travel and ice-cream and chocolate :-)