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karnataka india

Karnataka is a vast Indian state that stretches from the west coast, just south of Goa, across to Bangalore, in southern central India.

We have two featured properties in Karnataka.  On the west coast, on the famous Om beach (pictured above), is the delightful resort of Swa Swara - where Ayurveda and Yoga combine to provide guests with a heavenly mind and body rediscovery and rebalancing experience.

Heading east, in the countryside about an hour outside Bangalore, there's the boutique Relais & Chateaux country retreat of Shreyas.  Relax in the Ayurvedic spa, immerse yourself in daily yoga, enjoy delicious cuisine, or just chill by the pool.

Both properties are wonderful and wonderfully different.  Let our experts help you decide which is best for you.

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Weather and when to go

Unlike most of India, which is extremely hot in the Summer months, the Karnataka region enjoys a relatively mild climate all year round.  The Summer lasts from February to May and is hottest during April and May reaching 36°C.

The Monsoon Season is from June to October, the rain is at is heaviest until August. Winter sets in in November through to January being at its coldest in December when the temperature hovers around 12°C.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  8 hours
  • Currency:  Rupees
  • Language:  Hindi and English
  • Visa requirements:  Required, see below
  • Time difference:  GMT +5.5


Visas:  You will need a valid passport and visa to enter India. Please contact the necessary Consulate or Embassy closest to you to apply for a visa. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival. 

Passport and visa must be obtained in advance. You are responsible for determining specific passport and visa requirements in the participant's country of origin and for obtaining the necessary documents prior to departure.

Inoculations: No compulsory Inoculations are required if you are arriving from the United States, Canada or Europe. If you entering from Africa or parts of Latin America, certification of Yellow Fever Inoculation is required.

Although no vaccinations are required to go to India, Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended. Also Anti Malarial Medication,Tetanus Gamma ­ Globulin Viral Meningitis For full advice, contact your doctor or travel clinic.

Malaria is a risk in India, including some urban and many rural areas, depending on elevation. 




karnataka, india    7 nights from £1,750

Shreyas provides a blissful combination of authentic yoga with modern luxury. Its a beautiful, calming oasis lush gardens set around a vast serene pool with a stunning open yoga shala.

swa swara

swa swara

karnataka, india   

Holidays at SwaSwara are about offering yourself to a new world. Not an escape from the daily humdrum of life, but an introduction to the constant conversation between our own voices. To the realization that the self is not something that one finds, it is something that one creates.