Why Shanti Mandir Is The Transformational Retreat Everyone Should Visit.

Shanti Mandir Is The Transformational

The meaning and significance of spiritualism is different in each of our lives. Of late there has been growing evidence of the existence of spiritual practices being associated with a healthy lifestyle and well-being of self. Hence, being a food and travel writer myself, I was elated to visit ‘Shanti Mandir’– Temple of Peace in Magod (Valsad – Gujarat). I wouldn’t consider myself a very religious person but I was happily surprised to get in touch with my spiritual side in the ashram through agents and catalysts like a quiet reflection, a long serene walk in the ashram, conversation with Guruji, a taste of satvyk food, ayurvedic therapy et al. I took a day off from the busy and hectic city life and spent that time in the serene and beautiful ashram spread across 20 acres of land. What respite! I love having new experiences in life and this one certainly enhanced my spirit and tried to revolutionize my perspective on life.



A spiritual tour, sacred journey and a transformational retreat just 200 km away from Mumbai. It’s a lovely 3 hours’ drive from Mumbai to Valsad via the highway. Alternatively, you can take the train which takes precisely 3 hours to reach the destination. I took the Intercity Express, boarded the train at 7 am and reached Valsad at 10 am. The ashram is around 8 km from the station and it takes less than 15 minutes to be there. It’s a must visit for the soulful kinds.

Shanti Mandir – Valsad (Gujarat).


It is a temple of peace and a treat to the soul when you are in the ashram. The place is full of unencumbered positivity and tranquillity, a welcome escape from the hustles of city life. Once here, as a traveller and seeker, you can indulge in meditation and Ayurveda retreats leading you to spontaneous spiritual awakening. I was here for a day and got an opportunity to meet seekers from different nationalities which was enlightening and enriching. I participated and engaged myself in a gamut of activities associated with improved health, mood & well-being.

Things To Do In Shanti Mandir.

Pamper Yourself With Ayurvedic Therapies And Healing

PunarnavaShanti Mandir hosts a holistic health & wellness centre called ‘Punarnava’ for treatment of ailments of all kinds including massage using cooling Ayurvedic oil, steam bath, ret sekpotli massage, shirodhara among other healings. They have 10 massage rooms fully equipped and totally trained masseurs. I tried the oil body massage followed by a steam bath and I haven’t felt so rejuvenated in days. I would highly recommend the readers to try this fully natural healing as it revitalizes the lethargic body. These therapies truly are a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.

Shop From Shanti Hastkala.

Shanti HastakalaShanti Hastkala is an NGO run by the ashram for the betterment and empowerment of women of Magod. They train them to make and create beautifully handcrafted handicrafts and give them a platform to be independent and self-sufficient. They create and exhibit a range of products like kurties, bags, jholas, skirts, wraps, curtains, quilts, soft home furnishings, pure hand rolled incense, organic pickles and chutneys.

Live The Ashram Life.