Indian Yoga Association (IYA)

National Geographic magazine once named Kerala among the “Top 50 paradises of the world” and there was a good reason they did! Talk about Kerala and the mind paints images of lush-green palm trees, paddy swaying to the winds, elephants walking in rhythm, long stretches of the backwaters, and everything serene. Combined with its dedication to ancient traditions and Ayurveda, the state gives out a zen-like vibe, perfectly conducive to the practise of yoga. No wonder Kerala is among the most-visited destinations in India for yoga enthusiasts and learners alike. From the foothills to the seaside, there are a plethora of locations and centres you can pick. Depending on your choice and schedule, it would be a good idea to also incorporate some Ayurvedic treatments during your stay.

The best time to visit Kerala is between October ー March when the climate is pleasant. Rains from June ー August and summers from March ー May makes travel a non-feasible option. Mid-December to mid-January is the peak season and a lot of tourists visit the region. So, if that’s the time you plan to visit, do make it a point to book your classes in advance to avoid the last-moment rush.

Tourists enjoying a boat ride in Kerala backwaters

Backwaters of Kerala – Photo Credits: Kerala Tourism