Yoga Retreat.
Basunti, North India.
22 March – 5 April 2025

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For those looking for a place to immerse into their yoga practice, totally relax, enjoy wonderful food and experience Incredible India, our India Yoga Retreat at Basunti is perfect. Basunti’s unique location, surrounded by wildlife and with extraordinary views of the Himalaya, was created especially for yoga retreats by David and Izzy Butterworth.

Beautifully fresh vegetarian and vegan food is lovingly prepared daily for hungry practitioners. There’s afternoon tea and freshly prepared cakes – all served with smiles from the team that look after Basunti guests.

Accommodation is in en-suite rooms which are comfortable, clean and quiet. The gardens that surround the property are full of the local fauna and merge gently into the surrounding countryside.

There are outside sitting and dining areas, sheltered by verandas. A large pool with loungers overlooks the lakes and woodlands. Local villages are just a short walk from the property.

Basunti is peaceful and quiet. Except the soft sounds of prayers coming from the local village and, of course, the singing birds of which there are many…

India Yoga Retreat.



  • The Retreat begins by meeting at Mrs Bhandari’s Guest House in Amritsar, North India on the 22nd March
  • 14-nights’ accommodation which includes 12 nights at Basunti and two nights in Amritsar all in twin en-suite rooms
  • All meals and drinks at Basunti   Note: meal exclusions 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts in Amritsar – 6 meals in total.
  • 26+ yoga classes – covering:  kriyas, preliminary stretch exercises, asana, pranayama, meditation, satsang, silent spaces and miscellaneous practices
  • All internal retreat transfers in India as included below:
  • Please note, each transfer listed below is roughly 3+ hours:
  • Transfer from Mrs Bhandari’s Guest House in Amritsar (23rd March for a 9:00am departure) to Basunti
  • Basunti to Amritsar on 4th April to Mrs Bandhari’s Guest House (where the retreat ends on 5th April)


  • Return flights UK to India
  • Travel insurance (it is recommended that once you have booked that you organise comprehensive travel and health insurance immediately so you are covered for any unforeseen circumstances)
  •  India visa fee
  • Six meals as mentioned above (approximately £60-80)
  • Basunti staff tips and optional charitable donation (optional discretion)
  • Taxi transfers drivers’ tips (£4 per transfer suggested)
  • Optional excursion from Basunti, including the two options below:
  • Mid retreat – Basunti to Mcleod Ganj on 28 March for a 36-hour mini tour including staying one night in Mcleod Ganj with a vist to the Kangra Fort en-route and an opportunity to visit the Dalai Lama temple. The trip to Mcleod Ganj is a breakout from the retreat with the opportunity to get up close to the mountains and do some shopping. Mcleod Ganj to Basunti on 29 March
  • On the last day – a possible rowing boat trip with local fishermen (roughly £12 per person) and possible canoe hire (roughly £20 per canoe) to be arranged on-site with Basunti – all dependent upon weather and availability.

“Thank you for the lovely retreat. I learned so much and you’ve given me a new impetus for my yoga practice. It was such a great and supportive atmosphere.”

Daily Routine.

  • 6:15am – wake up call
  • 6:30am – morning tea
  • 7:00-8:30am – silent meditation, morning stretches, breath kriyas, pranayama (roof top or yoga shala)
  • 8:45am – breakfast
  • 10:30am-12:30pm – yoga asana practice (yoga shala)
  • 1:00pm – lunch
  • 3:45pm – afternoon tea
  • 4:30-6:30pm – satsang, misc practices, pranayama & meditation (yoga shala and roof top)
  • 7:30pm – dinner
  • 10:00pm – retire

Once booked, further, helpful information will be provided on flights, visas, health, facilities, what to bring, etc.

Further details and booking form HERE (pdf)
Further details and booking form HERE (doc)