When is it happening?
4th to 10th December 2022
Where is it happening?
At a pristine cottage tucked away in the majestic land of Tirthan Valley.
The holiday home sits right by the Tirthan River, ensconced by lush green
mountains and an azure-blue sky. It is only here that you will find the
rumbling of the flowing river in absolute harmony with the serenity of the
atmosphere – a setting that weaves a soulful soliloquy in a traveller’s mind.
The cottage is draped in an old-world charm, and is yet classy in equal measures.
It is rustic, and yet grandeur.
How to get there?
Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh is a 12-hour drive from Delhi (514 km)
and an 8-hour drive from Chandigarh (269 km). If you are planning to fly down,
you can fly from either Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (1 hr 20 mins)
or Chandigarh International Airport (50 mins). The nearest airport to the venue
is Bhuntar Airport (52.4 km). From Bhuntar, you can take a cab or a bus to reach
the destination. It will take you a little less than 2 hours from the airport to
reach the venue. If you are having trouble arranging your last mile arrival at
the Retreat, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How many participants will there be in all?
18 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.
So, when do I get there and when do I leave?
Travelling to the hills is a full-day task, particularly if you’re coming from somewhere
that’s not Delhi. So, plan to reach before sundown on the 4th December. Ease in, have
dinner with your co-attendees, have a word 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 from 5th to 9th December. You may plan to leave for your destination
after breakfast on the 10th.
What’s the accommodation like?
Located by the gushing Tirthan River, this cottage is a perfect hideout for those looking
to rejuvenate their souls. The property is fronted by a sit-out right by the river, where
you can pull up a chair and soak up the beauteous surroundings. This sit-out makes for the
perfect spot for you to start your mornings in, or perhaps end your day with a bonfire.
The babbling river and lush green mountains further accentuate the charm of this space.
The façade of the cottage is designed in Kath-Kuni technique with exposed bricks, polished
wood and hip roofs that exude a rustic charm and invite you to step inside. Indoors, the
abode boasts wood-panelled interiors to keep you warm at all times. The common sitting
area is furnished with cane armchairs, elegant sofa sets, a centre table, a floor bed with
cushions and bolsters, and beautiful rugs. This space makes for a good spot for you to kick
back with your travel companions and indulge in hearty conversations. The dining area is
cushioned, so you can cosy up and savour a lip-smacking meal.
Each bedroom in the cottage is a haven of tranquility that ensures you get a serene slumber
at the end of an eventful day. The bedrooms are each appointed with a comfy double bed with
side tables, a dressing area, and a chair for your convenience. Glass-panelled windows allow
ample light inside the rooms, while bedside lamps ensure you can read well into the night.
The en suite washrooms are tiled and fitted with western sanitary ware. The bedrooms are
connected to balconies that look out to the majestic Tirthan Valley.
There will be a total of 18 attendees with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.
How much does it cost?
INR 77,000 + government taxes. 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
Discovering oneself through an inner journey and clearing the past
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
Creativegarh has a zero-garbage tolerance policy. The Retreat will be held at a pristine location nestled within the mountains and we ensure that we leave the property as clean and green as we found it. Attendees are requested to keep track of their belongings and make sure that they do not discard anything anywhere apart from the bins.
We at Creativegarh do not support the use of drugs because we believe that creativity does not require the crutches of mind altering substances. The use of drugs is prohibited at the Retreat.
The owners and caretakers of the bungalow have painstakingly created a comfortable stay rich with heritage. Please be respectful of their effort inside as well as outside the bungalow amidst the vibrant manicured greenery.
The Retreat at Tirthan Valley is located in a serene and quiet area. Loud music after 10.30 pm invites instant complaints from the locals. Make your experience at the Retreat stress free and play your music soft.
Water is a precious commodity, all the more in the hills. Please be mindful of your use. Do not wash your clothes in the bathrooms. You may give your laundry to the staff who will arrange for it to be cleaned, this service will be charged extra.