Just before Neyyar Dam, this superbly located ashram established in 1978 is renowned for its hatha yoga courses. Courses start on the 1st and 16th of each month, run for a minimum of two weeks and include various levels of accommodation and vegetarian meals. Low season (May to September) rates are ₹100 less.

There’s an exacting schedule (5.30am to 10pm) of yoga practice, meditation and chanting. Bookings are essential. Month-long yoga-teacher training and ayurvedic massage courses are also available.