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Jakarta Post

Nature's boot camp

  • Sherry Samtani


Bangalore, India   /   Sun, October 4 2009   /  11:58 am

India is often the chosen land for those searching for emotional serenity or a cure for physical ills. At one famed Indian health institute, patients have to tough it out naturally. Think of spiritual travel and India is synonymous with curative sojourns. From the ashrams nestled in the valleys of the Himalayas to yoga retreats on the shores of Karnataka, the subcontinent offers myriad venues of rest and retreat, for the soul and body and for mental balance. Think of medical travel and the subcontinent still bodes well. Home to some of the best doctors and advanced medical facilities, India now attracts thousands of patients a year for those unable to meet the hefty costs of surgery in the "developed" world. Think of all of the above? And only one place pops into mind. The Jindal Naturecure Institute (JNI), which spreads across nearly 50 hectares of lawn, lakes and pa...