Yoga with Rao Sahab


Bijaipur, Rajasthan




The Castle Retreat gives you a unique opportunity to deepen your yoga practice within the peace and tranquillity of a beautiful sixteenth century castle. Standing high on a plateau above the great Vindyachal ranges, the castle offers breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside - a gentle pastoral way of life unchanged for centuries, bordering the rich and colourful wildlife of the Indian jungle.


The ancestral royal family have transformed their historic home into a stunning heritage hotel. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and decorated in the traditional Rajasthani style. Many have galleried balconies overlooking the grounds, and there are plenty of quiet places to sit and relax. Delicious meals are prepared according to traditional family recipes and using organic produce from the castle farm. In the evening, drinks are served by the pool to the sounds of traditional, local musicians, and the warm Rajput hospitality will ensure you feel completely at home.




Yoga classes take place each morning and evening on the castle battlements, where there is a fine breeze to accompany the exceptionally fine view. Your teacher is Rao Sahab, the hereditary ‘ruler’ of the castle, and a highly experienced yoga teacher. An inspiration to his students/guests for over twenty years with his extensive knowledge and passion for yoga, the Rao’s classes also offer fun and interesting insights into Indian life.


This retreat allows those with a love of yoga to enjoy guidance and tuition at a highly personal level. However, please note that classes are open to all guests at the castle and private one-on-one classes are available upon request to those on a KOKOindia retreat. Rao Sahab will be delighted to meet with you prior to the course to discuss your expectations and requirements, and will be on hand throughout your stay to ensure you make the most of your retreat.


Your free time may be spent relaxing by the pool, enjoying leisurely walks and rides into the local village (by thoroughbred horse or bicycle) or taking exciting wildlife excursions with a member of the royal family into the jungle. However you may choose to spend time on your retreat, it will be a truly unforgettable way to experience India.




KOKOindia specialises in offering a uniquely personalised travel service - if you wish to extend your stay, or to discover more of magical India, we will be happy to take care of any reservations and arrangements for you. For further details on this retreat and for all other enquiries, please click on ‘Contact Us’ or email us using this link.