Only a few places in the world are exposed to a unique radiation belt — Machu Picchu in Peru, the ancient Stonehenge in England, and Kasar Devi in Almora. Known as the Van Allen belt, this energy contour is especially conducive to meditation and its strong cosmic vibrations are a panacea for mental well-being.
Testament to its sacred power are luminaries such as DH Lawrence, Bob Dylan, Lama Govinda, Swami Vivekanand and Earl Brewster who were attracted to this spiritual elevation. Discover with us your own meditative space in this sacred belt.
Perhaps one of the most iconic temple complexes in northern India, Jageshwar has 101 temples dedicated to Shiva, made entirely using local stone and as the legend says, apparently constructed overnight.
On the way to Jageshwar are the last vestiges of a cave with ancient rock paintings and including handprints from that time.
Lama Govinda, an extraordinary scholar and mystic, was a remarkable pioneer and a prophet. The Kumaon was his home in the 1950s.
Referencing the great Lama, follow a spiritual path, with a spectacular sunrise on clear days, that takes you to the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas — inspiration to Lama Govinda. As you gaze upon the mountain deities, sip on single-origin hot chocolate, and return for a traditional English breakfast at the estate.
An hour’s drive on winding roads through forests of pine and chir one arrives at a rather unique “bell” temple dedicated to the local god “Golu” who insists on signing affidavits with its devotees to keep up both sides of the bargain! In this curious village of Chitai also resides an Indo-German couple running a high-quality organic farm where one can buy cosmetics, spices and grains of the Himalayas.