Udaipur, India. 4-11 jan 2025

Alan Goode
Alan Goode

In 2025 we are pleased to take you to the city of Udaipur on Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, India with Alan Goode.

During our stay we will focus on the Bhagavad Gita and we hope to sit out in the evening where we discuss the text and the themes of the Gita with Alan. There will be time for practicing Yoga, exploring the dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, and moments of stillness for reflecting on our own lives.

‘Krishna advises Arjuna to look within, to understand himself and understand his true Dharma or purpose. To look beyond the variables and confusion of daily life in order to see what is real as distinct from that which is transient and changing. Krishna describes pathways to achieve this clarity and advises that these paths in Yoga (margas) will remove his inner turmoil’.

Alan Goode

Udaipur, often referred to as the “Venice of the East,” is known for its rich history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Udaipur is nestled around a series of artificial lakes and is renowned for its lavish royal residences.

Udaipur’s charm lies in its old-world grandeur, interwoven with the contemporary hustle and bustle of its bazaars, vibrant street life, and artisanal traditions. The city’s architecture is a blend of Rajput military architecture and Mughal-inspired decorative techniques, creating a unique aesthetic that is both grand and intricate. It is truly a magical place.

Bookings are made on the Big Sista website: https://bigsisteradventures.com.au/majestic-rajasthan-iyengar-yoga-alan-goode

The Lake Palace

The Lake Palace in Udaipur, originally a royal summer retreat is now a hotel, epitomizing elegance and cultural heritage. Its location on Lake Pichola offers stunning views and a serene atmosphere, making it a symbol of Udaipur’s beauty and romantic appeal. The palace’s architecture reflects the exquisite Rajput style, and the Lake Palace stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and continues to attract visitors worldwide, cementing Udaipur’s status as a must-visit destination in India.

‘Ive been travelling to India for more than 40 years and India continues to entrance and excite me’

Alan Goode


Rajasthan, located in northern India, is a tapestry of vivid colors, grand palaces, majestic forts, and diverse cultures. Known as the Land of Kings, it boasts an illustrious history, encapsulated in its impressive architecture and historic battles. Rajasthan’s landscapes range from the arid Thar Desert to the lush Aravalli hills, offering a varied natural beauty. The state is renowned for its vibrant festivals, exquisite art, and rich culinary traditions, which reflect its royal heritage. Colorful attire, traditional music, and dance deeply embed Rajasthan’s cultural identity, making it an enchanting destination that captures the essence of India’s regal past and vibrant present.

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