IN THE WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, GOVARDHAN ECOVILLAGE WILL REMAIN SHUT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED/ CANCELLED ACCORDINGLY. HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH YOU MAY PLEASE ENROLL FOR OUR ONLINE COURSES AS GIVEN ON THE ONLINE COURSE TAB BELOW

Retreat Accomodation

Guided by nature, evolved with aesthetic passion, and fortified by an all-encompassing sustainable philosophy, Govardhan Ecovillage is a masterpiece of forward-thinking flair, where mathematics marries artistic and intelligence embraces emotion.

We wanted to create buildings that tread lightly on the earth. For minimal resource consumption and waste generation, Govardhan Ecovillage began exploring the concept of mud construction. Modern buildings are made from highly processed materials, such as cement, which are not only detrimental to the ecology but also, tend to isolate us from nature. While on the other hand traditional earthen homes are built with locally available materials and reconnect us to Mother Earth. At GEV we employed mud-based technologies like Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB), Cob, and Rammed earth built structures that have less than 1% embodied energy compared to conventional buildings. The outcome is a truly contemporary sustainable design of the ecovillage. Ecotourism has never been so inspiring!

Eco Tourism: Your questions answered



● What is ecotourism?

Ecotourism is a philosophy of how visitors and travellers can leave a positive impact on the local ecology of the place instead of consuming it blindly. It also includes “responsible travel” meaning your traveling should assist in conserving the natural resources and should also educate you. At Govardhan ecovillage we ensure that our visitors are sensitized to minimize waste and mindless consumption. Our facilities and activities revolve around giving back to nature and the flora and fauna around us.


● What makes retreat resorts different from conventional ones?

Retreat resorts or wellness centers like Govardhan Ecovillage are an alternative to the idea of ‘fast travel’ and ‘conspicuous consumption’. Here the visitors are prompted to take time off and slow down, focus on introspection and physical and mental health. At Govardhan retreat resort, we chalk out a complete itinerary complete with Yoga, Diet, Living quarters, activities and more to help you achieve optimal wellness.


● What are the types of retreat accommodation that Govardhan Ecovillage provides?

At Govardhan Ecovillage, you can relax and unwind in either personal cottages or your own villa: The types of accommodations available are: ➔ Mahavan cottages ➔ Gokul cottages ➔ Vrindavan cottages ➔ Madhuvan villa Out of these, both Mahavan and Vrindavan cottages are open air accommodations, while the villa falls in the category of a traditional accommodation having been set up within the forest area of the retreat.


What activities can I partake in at Govardhan Ecovillage?

● At Govardhan Ecovillage, you can undergo a complete transformation and rejuvenate your body and spirit by taking up training and coaching in Yoga and Meditation. ● You can also seek various kinds of Ayurvedic treatments based on your body type to reach your optimal health. ● Govardhan Ecovillage provides you with resort accommodations built to the highest sustainability standards. ● We ensure that the entire premises and itinerary is planned out to help you make a shift to a sustainable lifestyle. This ensures that the impact of the lifestyle changes made here stays with you long after you leave.