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India Retreat

Travel Info

You will need a visa for travel to India. Please contact as soon as possible to begin the processing.

PLEASE NOTE! Birth Certificate or School Diploma now required.
Effective January 15th, 2010, the Indian government has introduced new requirements for all visa applicants. All applicants, regardless of nationality or visa type requested, must submit a copy of their birth certificate or school diploma. Please do not submit the originals. If submitting a diploma, it must be a High School Diploma or above. Please visit for a complete list of requirements.

Air Travel:
Trivandrum Airport (TRV) is the nearest airport to Somatheeram. Ground transport is included in the retreat package from TRV airport only.

Ground Transportation:
All transfers to and from Trivandrum airport to Somatheeram are included in the price of the retreat. Please send your flight itinerary to our retreat coordinator for ground transportation so we can arrange with retreat center. Arrival time is preferred by 2 pm. Departure time is preferred after 2pm, if possible.

Travel Insurance:
We highly recommend travel insurance for your journey to India. There are many travel insurance companies, we recommend STA Travel ( and AAA ( for affordable worldwide travel insurance.

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Please email to register for this retreat and to submit your deposit. We look forward to hearing from you!


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