Karvaan is a residential program usually conducted for 3 or 5 days. The upcoming 5-day Karvaan journey is scheduled to be conducted in the serenity of Himalayas in March 2020 in collaboration with Muskotia @ Kilbury forest, Nainital, Uttarakhand. We will listen to the natural rhythms of nature from the moment you rise until the moment it lullabies you to sleep which reminds us to find and follow our own gentle flow and gives us permission to relax and unwind. Using nature as a catalyst every detail of the retreat routine is thoughtfully and lovingly crafted so that you can experience a retreat filled with cherished memories that makes you truly A.L.I.V.E. Come join the bandwagon to move from fragments to whole!
The 5 elements to being A.L.I.V.E? Karvaan aims at working on these 5 elements within you!
A- Abundant, L-Loving, I-Inspiring, V-Vibrant, E-Enjoying
People from all kinds of backgrounds can participate. The program is not suitable for children and severely ill individuals. Seekers of every ilk are welcome. No previous experience in yoga or meditation is required. In case you plan to bring your family with you, they are not allowed to meet you during ongoing Retreat timings.
Some cellphones (BSNL and JIO) work, while others dont.
In any case best to give your phone a little holiday while you attend the program. You will be required to keep your phones switched off during the program activities. For any urgent calls, there would be a BSNL telephone available to call anywhere in India, free of charge to the Retreat participants, you can make as many calls as you want. Reliance JIO has reasonably good connectivity for the WIFI, please carry your own dongle in case you desire to be connected in WIFI post Retreat timings.
The activities in the program involve mild to moderate physical activity (e.g. hike, forest walks, yoga) but provides opportunities to rest. The agenda is designed to give you enough gaps to soak in nature, contemplate and rest between each activity. Karvaan Retreat closes on 27th March post-lunch, you may choose to leave on 27th March (Friday) or linger on to soak in the Himalayas & peace of the retreat until 28th March (Saturday) morning. Depending on where you live, you should be back home by Sunday providing you enough time to unpack & rest.
We recommend keeping your Monday slow. Ideal to take the day off, if not atleast start work late, avoid super stressful situations or work from home. In case you plan to extend your stay at Muskotia, please inform us in advance so that necessary bookings can be made by you.
In case you are travelling with your family for the Retreat, please check on rules with Asmita
Well, if what we said above is not enough as a cherry on the cake there are some free-bees too!
Nainital is the nearest hill station from Delhi about 270 kms by road. Here is how can travel from Delhi:
By Road: Regular Bus connections from ISBT station or take AC VOLVO Bus till Haldwani from Delhi (various operators, please check net for the one suitable to you). From Haldwani Bus tation/Railway station one can get sharing taxi, full taxi or Buses to Nainital town (35 kms). Check online portals.
By Train: Nearest Rail head is Kathgodam / Haldwani (both are twin towns with a gap of 2 kms) Popular trains are Shatabadi Chair Car/ Ranikhet express overnight/KathgodamSampark Kranti Chair Car. In case travelling by train, advise to book your tickets much in advance (Nainital is a very popular hill station)
Muskotia is situated 17 kms from Mall Road, Main NAINITAL town. Once you are in the main town of Nainital, drive through the beautiful Kilbury forest to reach Village Pangoot (famous birding destination). Keep driving for another 3 kms from Pangoot to reach Village Gugukham where Muskotia Shuttle will be standing for you to take you to Muskotia (last 500 meters of your journey to reach Muskotia on top of the Mountain overlooking the snow-clad Himalayas) on Top of the Mountain.
Please intimate 1 hour is advance to Team Muskotia on your time of arrival by whatsapp on 7599741949 with your name and number of passengers for the Muskotia Shuttle to be there for receiving you.
For taxi services for you/your group call Afsar Bhai on 9758848339 (ask for special rates for MUSKOTIA customers) or choose to hire your own taxi guy at Haldwani/Pantnagar or Nainital. Payment to be made in Cash to the taxi driver.
March 3rd/4th week is almost fag end of Winters and beginning of Spring time. In all probability last spell of snow fall is done and over with. New blossoms start to appear on plants. We expect Maximum temperature 22-24C and minimum 12-14 C. Himalayan weather can some time get unpredictable, please come prepared with proper woolens. Evening (post sunset) do tend to get cold.