Mysore to the Mountains

Mysore to the Mountains

The Colour and the Chaos

Clare Nicholls


A yoga practioner's journey from Mysore in south India to Ladakh in the Himalayas, seeking a spiritually authentic way of experiencing the country.

  • ISBN 9781781327739
  • Published Apr 2018
  • Paperback
    229 x 152mm (300 pages)


India: colourful, chaotic, historical and multi-layered. With an acute eye, affection, humility and curiosity, Clare’s journey around India from Mysore in the south to Ladakh in the Himalayas is described in a way that interweaves the myths, values, beliefs and landscape of this extraordinary country.

As a solo woman traveller, Clare’s adventures range from learning yoga in an organised shala to practising on her own in ancient temples; using local buses to negotiating with rickshaw drivers; exploring cities to the secret caves of Ellora and the temples of Hampi; and beach time in Goa to volunteering at the Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh. This engaging first book shows the reader many of the facets of India, and how a woman alone can experience the cultural, spiritual and everyday life of India today.

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