Creative juices flow at these writers’ retreats in India
Writer’s block is a real thing. But these writers’ retreats in India are breaking down the shackles.
The chaos of urban life can sometimes prove to be a hindrance to your best work. Thus, when you feel all is lost and even holding a pen or opening a laptop can be overwhelming, visit the below scenic writer-only retreats that will make your creativity flow like a waterfall.
- Panchgani Writers’ Retreat
An annual event hosted by Social Lite House LLC, the Panchgani Writers’ Retreat is every writer’s dream come true. Set against the picturesque cool Sahyadri Range, the retreat has greenery as far as the eye can see combined with cosy homestays and home-cooked vegetarian meals. To awaken your inner spiritual well being, you can opt for professional yoga and meditation sessions. Additionally, optional memoir writing, poetry and creative writing workshops are also held, if you are looking for some inspiration.
- Sangam House, Bangalore
Sangam translated to “going together” in Sanskrit is the core theme of the residential program. The retreat aims to bring together writers from all the corners of the world to a safe judgment-free setting. Writers from different cultures, beliefs and religion can be found in this single space, as they believe it can broaden the horizon of everyone’s work. So, if you are looking for inspiration, new acquaintances and experiences, this is the place to be.
- Himalayan Writers’ Retreat
Founded in 2016 by two published authors, Vandita Dubey and Chetan Mahajan, the Himalayan Writers’ Retreat is nestled among the foothills of the majestic Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The peace of the surroundings fused with the view of the mountains is the perfect combination to open your creativity floodgates. They organize multiple yearly writing workshops that start from 3 days and can extend to a 10-day retreat too, curated according to the writer’s need and taste. But, if you are looking for a custom gateway, they also offer that option.
- Preet Nagar, Punjab
Gurbaksh Singh, a famous writer and poet, is at the heart of the idea of Preet Nagar, a creative hub of the pre-independence era. The first Punjabi magazine, Preetlari, was also founded at this place in 1933. Similar to the olden times, musicians, writers, poets and more from all over the country come and stay at the village of love to practice their craft. Since the area does not offer enjoyable summers, artist visits start from September and end in early March.
Time to pick your favourite retreat and find your inspiration amid breathtaking surroundings.