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About this Trip

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

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.


Priya Sophia - Your Guide!

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 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?

Sacred India Temple Heart is for you if….

  • You are a conscious traveller looking for a more discerning and intimate travel experience.
  • You’ve always wanted to visit incredible India, but felt a little daunted by the intensity of a country literally bursting at the seams.
  • You’ve visited India many years ago (maybe even as a backpacker) and have longed to go back, but are looking for a more luxurious and supportive travel experience together with like-minded travellers on the path.
  • You are interested in inner and outer exploration.
  • You are 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.
  • You are a heart-centred individual and are excited at the prospect of deepening your connection to your innermost longings.
  • You are free this 2018 for a trip of a lifetime!

Sacred India Temple Heart isn’t for you if….

  • You are looking for a whistle-stop package tour through India’s south.
  • You are not interested in a supportive community experience with other fellow travellers on life’s road.
  • You are not interested in personal development or experiencing the beauty of your inner light.
  • You are not interested in exploring anything new or experiencing your infinite potential at this time.
  • You don’t like conscious communications or to reveal your authentic self.
  • You don’t like travelling!

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, before 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!

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive at Chennai***, overnight to Pondicherry – 2 nights
  • 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 Inner Engineering Course, Isha Yoga Centre – 5 nights
  • Day 9 Depart Coimbatore for Cochin – 2 nights
  • Day 10 Optional sightseeing in Cochin
  • Day 11 Depart Cochin for Alleppey – 24 hours houseboat
  • Day 12 Depart Alleppey for Kumarakom backwaters stay – 2 nights
  • Day 13 Optional tea plantation day trip
  • Day 14 Depart Kumarakom for Cochin International airport for an internal flight to Chennai***

*** Please note that international flights arrive and depart in the early hours. Therefore, please arrange your travel to Chennai to arrive early am on day of arrival (most probably departing your country of origin 1 day earlier). Please organise your departure from early am 1 day after our retreat ends. Should you prefer to arrive in Chennai and fly out of Cochin, please do let us know.

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

Please note that this is a bespoke travel experience. It will be tailor-made to the individual needs of the group, and therefore participation in the Sacred India Temple Heart retreat is by application only. We want to ensure that this retreat is a perfect fit for you at this time and that you have the best possible experience for your investment. Group size will be subject to a minimum of 6 participants and maximum of 24 participants