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6 Day Boxing, Fitness, and Yoga Holiday in Kerala

Indian Summer House, Tagore Road, Muvattapuzha, Kerala India

Boxing and Yoga Holiday in India

Take time out to focus on your wellness through boxing, yoga, and Ayurveda. This is a boxing fitness retreat like no other. It is a time to kick-start your healthier lifestyle or progress your boxing skills. From the moment you arrive at Indian Summer House you will be immersed in a supportive environment of like-minded people taking time out to focus on their wellness.

Meet the instructors

Riju & Dennis
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  • Daily morning yoga and meditation
  • Two Ayurveda massages per person
  • Twice daily boxing and fitness sessions with Dennis
  • Local experiences which may include: a temple visit, market tour, waterfall / cave visit, rubber tapping, toddy tasting etc.
  • 5 nights accommodation at the luxurious Indian Summer House boutique resort
  • All nutritious meals prepared by our chef
  • Traditional Kerala welcome
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Chinese (mandarin), Hindi, Malayalam
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport
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Indian Summer House guests appreciate the overwhelming calm that descends as you cross through the Temple Pavilion and into this intimate holiday haven. Renowned landscape artist, Made Wijaya, is responsible for bringing your novel ideas to life with his vision for a luxury villa that marries old with new, order with options.

Other local artisans have contributed beautiful outdoor sculptures and ponds as well as stunning handcrafted timber ceilings and radiating rafters inspired by acclaimed temple architect, Prashant. They believe the best part is what lies beneath the surface - the distinctive core of Kerala’s majestic Indian Summer House is energy and harmony.

The secluded residence reveals a seamless blend of Keralan colonial architecture with a contemporary feel created by interior designer Russell Grainger. All this while remaining respectful of Vastu - the Hindu system of architecture.


Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation, instruction and participation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Ayurveda massage
  • 13:30 Lunch and your own time
  • 16:00 Local experience
  • 18:00 Massage, yoga, meditation, or personal training
  • 20:00 Dinner on the dining terrace

Included excursions

Canoe river crossing and afternoon tea with Mohanan

You will call up the boatman and ask him to canoe you across the Muvattapuzha River, take a short walk through the rubber and tapioca fields to the favorite tea house. Mohanan, wife, and family have been running this teahouse for many years and you will enjoy its vintage beauty. Mohanan freshly prepares great tea, great pazham puri (banana fritters), tapioca chips, and parrippu vada. You can sit under the ripening bananas with locals and traveling salesmen who can share tales of this magical place.

Market tour and cooking experience

The chef will take you on a tour of the local markets and then you can join him in creating the evening meal. Or you are welcome to choose something from the menu or perhaps there is a particular South Indian dish that you are hankering to make. Please inquire when booking and the organizer can incorporate a lesson or two during your stay.

One other local experience at the discretion of Vandepol Villas, which may include: a temple visit, market tour, waterfall/cave visit, rubber tapping, Toddy tasting...

Local temple festivals

Due to Kerala’s diversity, there are a variety of festivals throughout the year. If there something you are interested in, let them know. Otherwise, they will keep you updated with all that is happening in town and get you involved.

Breakfast with auto-rickshaw drivers

Join in for an early breakfast with the auto-rickshaw drivers. You need to be there before 8:00 a.m. This tiny cafe serves up a stunning Kerala breakfast to keep the drivers satisfied until lunch. Join a shared table, order Cappi or Chai, and then choose your bread: Parotha, Appam, Idly, a few side dishes: mung beans, egg roast, beef fry, and a range of other delicacies.

Swami Theerthapada’s traditional home tour

A Tharavadu is simply a heritage home and this one has been in Mini’s extended family since the 1800s. Neelakanta Theerthapada is a Swami (Indian philosopher) who was born around 1870 and he lived and worked here, famous for healing snake bites. You are fortunate to have access to this property and his artifacts and scriptures for guests to view by arrangement.

Temple visit with Amayee

Generally, one of the aunties will be visiting the temple, usually early morning or towards sunset. You are welcome to join them and enjoy the community spirit that surrounds the local temple. Join in the activities or arrange a special Puja for your family and share the rich Temple Payasam with the staff.


Riju Sainas

Dennis Ng


This retreat takes place in Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India. Muvattupuzha is the meeting point of the three rivers Thodupuzha, Kali, and Kothamangalam and was once an important spice trade route by water and road from the highlands to the port of Cochin. Agriculture is the main livelihood of the locals and the area is well known for pineapple production as well as banana, coconut, and pepper. They are just 45 minutes from Cochin International Airport (COK) on the road to Munnar, which is well-known for its majestic tea and spice plantations.


All meals are included in the price. Nutritionally balanced and tantalising meals will be served in accordance with your dietary requirements, both Western and Keralan cuisine. You will also work with your Ayurveda practitioner if required. The chef has received many accolades from the guests.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Bollywood dance class

Enjoy one or two Bollywood dance classes in the privacy of the property. Impress your friends when you get home with your new moves. VANDEPOL VILLAS AND TOURS PVT LTD suggests two shorter classes during your stay.

Cultural performance or Kalari martial arts display

Traditional Bharanatayan and Mohiniyattam dance is very popular amongst young girls in Kerala. For the boys, Kalaripayattu dating from 300 B.C. is a traditional Keralan martial art and is also very popular. They love to come and perform. Their makeup and costumes are extraordinary and the precision is effortless.

Cycling, kayaking, and bird watching

Here, you can enjoy a variety of activities including cycling, kayaking on the river, and a journey into the bird sanctuary across the river. There is a chance to see wild elephants in the evenings. They can provide lunch and snacks. This is just 45 minutes from Indian Summer House and the activities are dependent upon your request and the timing will vary accordingly. Price quoted for a full day.

Fort Kochi day tour

VANDEPOL VILLAS AND TOURS PVT LTD loves Fort Kochi and visits here whenever they can. The architecture here is heavily influenced by European architecture and consists of fine houses built by rich traders from the British era. The Dutch cottages are a sight to behold. And Fort Kochi has become a unique arts precinct for India where the Biennale is held.

Henna temporary tattoo

Have your henna applied in the afternoon by the pool to be admired by throughout your India journey. Typically applied at wedding celebrations, they may mistake you for a new bride. And now, it is becoming popular for boys as well.

Houseboat twilight tour

Alleppy is a district of immense natural beauty. Caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons, and fresh-water rivers crisscrossing it, this backwater country shelters some unique animal and birdlife. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed an exclusive place in the maritime history of Kerala.

Famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products, and coir industry, the singularity of this land is the region called Kuttanad - a land of lush paddy fields referred to as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’ and one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

LuLu Mall

By introducing over 52 brands for the very first time to Kerala, Lulu Mall has changed the way people shop in Kerala. Currently home to 176 operations outlets, the mall has achieved 92 percent occupancy. Lulu Mall, a division of the much famed Lulu Group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is one of the largest as well as the first of its kind in India.

Munnar tea plantations

Your day will include some or all of the following and maybe more:

  • Coffee break at Edassery’s Farmyard
  • View of the magnificent Periyar River
  • Cheeraparra waterfalls
  • Soft trek through the tea and spice plantations of Munnar
  • Viewing of the 1910 Gothic Christ church
  • The tea museum
  • The famous Nilgiri goats of Munnar
  • Market stalls of Munnar town
  • Fancy shop to purchase tea
  • Visit the spice gardens where local Ayurveda students will introduce you to the many remedies of the herbs and spices grown in the hills

Poolside seafood barbecue

Enjoy Kerala’s famous seafood in a poolside setting on your last evening with them when the chef fires up the barbecue - Aussie style. Cooling off with a refreshing swim with only the stars and the fireflies lighting up the sky.

Sailing, kayaking, and boating at Private Sailing Club

Treat yourself to the grandstand view of Lake Vembanad, one of the largest lakes in the country at this Private Sailing Club. This makes it one of the best locations to let your hair down and raise the sails. Laze away an afternoon on this secluded private retreat.

Thettekad bird sanctuary

Kerala is home to over 150 migratory birds from the latter part of October through to March or April. Thattekad Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary is very close to us and they have excellent guided tours. This is an early morning tour just 30 minutes from Indian Summer House. You will have a guide and they will provide tea and snacks.

Wonderla water park

Formerly known as Vegaland, this is just a 30-minute drive from Indian Summer House and you will be thrown into a totally fun day out on the many water rides throughout the park. As a family, you have spent hours at this place just enjoying the coolness of the water, watching people, and having a break from the heat.

Spa treatments

In addition to the complimentary Ayurveda treatments, please inquire about all treatments or speak with your Ayurveda practitioner on arrival.

What's included

  • Traditional Kerala welcome
  • 5 nights accommodation with outdoor rain showers
  • Twice daily boxing and fitness sessions
  • Daily yoga or meditation sessions
  • All nutritious meals
  • Daily detoxifying morning green juice
  • Cooking experience with Chef Rajesh
  • 2 holistic Ayurveda treatments per person
  • Special local tour for afternoon tea
  • Informative interactions about Ayurveda and your wellness
  • Other local experiences
  • Access to a 15-meter swimming pool and life fitness gym
  • Airport transfer

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). The organizer will pick you up from the airport, the pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Cochin International Airport Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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