Lansdowne | June 2023 – Creativegarh – Creativity Retreats
When is it happening?

11th to 17th June 2023

Where is it happening?

In an unspoiled expanse of lush greenery nestled in the Himalayas, also referred to as
a quiet town – Lansdowne. With its old-world colonial charm, the town is dotted with
beautiful churches, colourful blooms, gardens, springs and ponds that will captivate
you throughout your stay. If you enjoy the serenity of hills, Lansdowne is definitely
the place to be. The property you’ll be staying at exudes charm and elegance, and although
located amidst lush foliage, there’s never a dull moment here. Lansdowne also makes
for a great place to connect with fellow participants, and there’s plenty to love
about this pristine, yet vibrant town.

How to get there?

The property is a 7-hour drive from Delhi (285 km), which is also one of the best options to
avail as the journey on road covers 5 hours of breathtaking natural vistas. However, the
nearest airports from the property are Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (62.6 km) and Indira
Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (270 km). It takes roughly 4.5 hours from Dehradun
Jolly Grant Airport to reach your destination. The Kotdwar Railway Station (22.5 km) is the
nearest station and is a little over an hour away. From the airport or railway station, you
can avail the services of a cab or any other mode of transport according to your convenience.

For travel by train:
1. Siddhabali Jan Shatabdi (from Old Delhi Railway Station): Leaves at 7 a.m. and reaches
Kotdwar at 1:30 p.m. It takes 1 hr 15 mins to reach the property from the railway station.
While returning, the Siddhabali Jan Shatabdi starts at 3:55 pm and reaches Old Delhi Railway
station at 10:20 p.m.

2. Dehradun Shatabdi to Haridwar (from New Delhi Railway Station): Leaves at 6:45 a.m.
and reaches Haridwar at 11:33 a.m. It takes 3 hours from here to reach the property.
While returning, there is an NDLS Jan Shatabdi that leaves from the Haridwar Railway
Station at 6:29 a.m. and reaches New Delhi Railway Station at 11:05 a.m.

3. On the way back, there is also an Uttaranchal Express Train that leaves the Haridwar
Station at 7:45 a.m. and reaches New Delhi Railway Station around 1:25 p.m.

For travel by flight:
Take the flight till Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport. It takes 3.5 hours from there to reach
the property.

If you are having trouble arranging your last mile arrival at the Retreat, do get
in touch with us at

So, when do I get there and when do I leave?

The journey to a hill station can be arduous and time consuming, particularly if you’re
coming from somewhere far. So, plan to arrive by late lunch on the 11th June. We kickoff
the retreat at 6 pm on the same day. Ease in, have dinner with your co-attendees, speak
with the facilitators and settle in for a good night’s sleep, so we can start nice and
early on the following day. The Retreat will be conducted full day each from 12th to 16th
June. You may plan to leave for your destination after breakfast on the 17th.

How many participants will there be in all?

16 at the maximum. The idea is to create an intimate group of people who are serious
about their creative transformation and can be cheerleaders for each other’s creative
journey. We also ensure that we have a diverse and varied lot across creative domains
and experience levels, so that when the journeys intersect, there are enough experiences
and stories to take solace in.

What’s the accommodation like?

If you happen to meander amidst the lush green stretches of Lansdowne, you might just
see the beautiful LaHermitage property sitting pretty at a distance. Surrounded by Oak and
Pine forests, it is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, thereby making for
the perfect place for you to unwind your souls.

The property boasts ample gardens with umbrella seating, so you can enjoy a nice bonfire, or
a candle light dinner when you feel like. You can also start off your mornings here, soaking up
some fresh air and engaging in a hearty chat over coffee. It is a fantastic feeling to indulge in
some nice games amidst nature, on a sun-kissed day. The property features 16 spacious and
homely wooden cottages which create an experience of its kind.

Inside, the cottages are spacious and elegantly decorated with high ceilings and wooden
furnishings. From the carefully chosen amenities to the ambient lighting that creates a
warm and inviting atmosphere, the attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of
the abode. The cottages are furnished to ensure you have the most comfortable stay.
Each bedroom is appointed with a comfy double bed with side tables, a dresser, and
an air-conditioner for your convenience. Here, large windows ensure you get breathtaking
views of the neighbouring mountains like Chaukhamba and Trishul of the Garhwal Himalayas.
The en suite washrooms are tiled and modern.

There will be a total of 16 attendees with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.

How much does it cost?

INR 67,100 + government taxes per person on double occupancy.
INR 84,200 + government taxes per person on single occupancy (limited seats). For details
on where your money goes and what’s included and what’s not, please click here.

What’s the day-wise journey like?

Unpacking – letting go of the old baggage you’ve been carrying

Creating space for a new journey of transformation
Demystifying creativity
Discovering oneself through an inner journey and clearing the past
Creative recovery
Introduction to creative purpose

Meeting your travel partners – the friends and foes of creativity

Soul searching with things that matter and things that don’t
Reflection and time travel
The journey of creative purpose
Creative recovery through inner journey
Unblocking and overcoming limiting beliefs
Passion projects introduction

Finalising the creative destination

Unravelling of creative purpose
Manifestation of creative purpose
Passion project discussions
Intensive creative recovery with deeper inner journey

Planning the creative life journey

Planning passion projects
Building a creativity mindset
Creativity techniques and idea generation – 111 ideas per passion project to be developed. Why 111? Why not?
Fine-tuning travel plans

Day 1 of new journey and rules of the road

Where it all comes together
Handling the roadblocks – fame, critics, failure, blockages, u-turns, judgement, skepticism and other creativity demons
Staying in the creative flow

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