booking and visas

Guests at Kailasam Yoga

How to book

We hope that our website gives a flavour of what a holiday at Kailasam Yoga has to offer.

If you would like to book a holiday you need to do this via the yoga teacher running the holiday in question. If you want to find out more about Kailasam, we’d be happy to help. We have a comprehensive FAQ section which has answers to lots of common questions. If your question is not answered there, you can contact us via our contact form or telephone +44 (0)1362 683616.


Unless you have an Indian passport you will need a visa to visit India. Visa on arrival is available for citizens of many countries, including the UK.

For details see

eTVs – as these electronic tourist visas are known – are valid for one visit to India of up to 30 days. They cost $60, you apply on-line and you don’t need to send your passport away before you travel.

You can apply for your eTV between 34 and 4 days before you plan to arrive in India. With an eTV you can enter the country at both Kerala’s major airports: Trivandrum and Cochin.

Our address and phone number (required for Visa)

Kailasam Yoga, Avadathura, Vizhinjam P.O. Trivandrum 695521, Kerala. Tel +91 9895641682.

If the Visa on Arrival does not apply to you

Maybe you want to stay longer than 30 days or leave India to travel to nearby countries such as Sri Lanka, and then return to India? You will need to apply for a visa in advance.

The Government of India has contracted agency, VSF Global, to process visas to India from many countries. Their website is <> . You must download a form and take or send it to the appropriate agency office in your country. In the UK go to
From the USA please see: If neither of these applies, please contact the Indian Embassy in your country.

Please be aware that it will take 3-5 working days if you are a UK passport holders to get your visa, if you apply in person, and 15 days, plus transit times, if you apply by post. In certain cases the processing time is much longer: e.g. for people of Pakistani origin, and for non-UK passport holders residing in the UK for less than two years. Please check the website.

My third visit to Kailasam and such a treat. Feeling so restored, soothed and energized by this beautiful place. Thanks to Jackie for great practices, Syam for his healing massages and to Diana and Team Kailasam for the warm and generous hospitality. Thank you. Kari, Romania