Are you interested in your Yoga Travel in India? You are at the right place, here’s a complete, step by step guide for your journey in India.
Introduction to Yoga
The term of “Yoga” means “to join”, “to add”, “to unite”, “to combine” or “to attach”. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual activity and practice.
Yoga is a combination of all the three said practices to rejuvenate the health. The founders of yoga are Swami Vivekananda, T. Krishnamacharya, K. Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. June 21st of every year is now being celebrated as ‘International Day of Yoga’.
Origin of Yoga
There is no any strong evidence about the period of the origination of Yoga, but it is mainly considered to be originated in India only, but with the span of time it has spread all across the world. The practice has been created, followed and spread by mainly Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism communities of India.
Yoga has been originated during the 5th or 6th century BC (Pre-Vedic India) but some evidences show about the Indus Valley Civilization during 3300-1900 BC. After a long period, the yoga has also been adopted by the educated western culture prevailing in the mid-19th century.
Top cities for Yoga environment in India
India is the best place to learn yoga. India is one of the best incredible countries of the world. People from any part of the world wish to be a part of yoga but in India indeed. The top places for yoga in India are as follows:
1. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
2. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
3. Hampi, Karnataka
4. Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
5. Kozhikode, Kerala
6. Mount Arunachala, Tamil Nadu
8. Bangalore, Karnataka
Needs to be kept in mind while traveling in India
If you wish to move in India for learning yoga then it is good, but for that, you will have to prepare yourself as per the following details:
Money and Cost of Living
Before moving towards India, one should confirm the living arena and living cost. Arrivals may contact with the valid agents for accommodation and clear the cost /and choose the area as per their choice.
In India the currency refers to the Indian Rupees (INR). Arrivals must calculate the expenses as per their country’s currency. Money matters while you are traveling anywhere. Don’t get stuck with the fraud personals.
The weather of India does not remain same during the year and in all there are four major parts like eastern, western, northern and southern parts of India. The eastern part is very humid due to dense wood and heavy rain. The summer season is quite good here. The western part is almost hot due to the desert spread across the Rajasthan state. Winter season is quite admirable to visit here.
The northern part of India is the most beautiful part of India due to the vision of the Himalayas and other hill ranges. It is the best in all season while winter might have a hand high in this matter.
Southern part of India is full of cultural and Indian traditions and it is loved by the people living across the world. Though the summers are hot, winter season is quite good to visit here.
Arriving & Visa
How to arrive India is the main question, which rises in every mind. So ask your tour and traveling guide about the arriving schedule and visa formalities.
Check the air schedule and make plans as per your convenience.
Health & Safety
Many a times, a different global environment can cause the health issues so, the arrivals are suggested to keep vaccinated themselves before arriving the India so that the harmful bacteria or the viruses can be prevented to spread.
Better if you keep the medicines that suit you, yourself, instead of getting them from somewhere else. Not specifically about India, by means of safety, you should be aware about each step while you are traveling in any country.
The same is applicable here. Do not walk at night, do not talk to any stranger and to stay away from the drug abuse is a better option.
Language matters everywhere while traveling in India. Every state has its own local language.
India is the only country of the world which has a large number of languages spoken.
Biodiversity as well as the cultural diversity prevails in the country. But the mother tongue and national language of the country is Hindi; however English is spoken across the country on a large-scale.
Indian traditional food is admired by the people of any country. There is further a large variety, which can be observed in Indian food.
The taste of Indian food has been liked and praised everywhere. It also serves as the main proponent, which will bind you here with the people of other cultures.