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Puducherry (Pondicherry)


Yoga & ayurveda

Puducherry’s International Yoga Festival is held annually in early January.

International Centre for Yoga Education & Research (ICYER; 2241561; www.icyer.com; 16A Mettu St, Chinnamudaliarchavady, Kottukuppam)Also known as the Ananda Ashram, established by Swami Gitananda, this renowned centre conducts annual six-month yoga teacher-training courses and 10-day summer courses. Its city office is Yoganjali Natyalayam (25 2nd Cross Iyyana Nagar), near the bus stand.

Prana Ayurvedic Massage (2331214; 101 Canteen St) Ayurvedic massage (Rs 400 an hour), steam bath (Rs 150) and yoga classes (Rs 150 an hour). Inquire at Satsanga restaurant.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram (23396483; bureaucentral@sriaurobindoashram.org; Rangapillai St) Study and/or practise yoga.

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