Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 16 . Machu Picchu

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Location: Machu Picchu, Peru

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Mchu Picchu is an ancient site on Incas.The site is also known for its powerful healing energy. It sits between three peaks of power and thus creates an energy triangle. Sitting in this area is the perfect place to meditate. The sacred stone here is said to have healing and enlightenment properties. The earth chakra meditation brings positive energy.

History of  Machu Picchu

  1. Machu Picchu was built at the height of the Inca Empire, which dominated western South America in the 15th and 16th centuries
  2.  It was used for only approximately 80 years before being abandoned, seemingly due to destruction of the Spanish Conquests in other parts of the Inca
  3. Bingham a lecturer at Yale University discovered Machu Picchu in 1911
  4. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and
  5. Designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007

Activities for tourists at Machu Picchu

  1. Follow the myth and place your head on the sacred stone, the Intihuatana , to open you up to spiritual enlightenment
  2. Go for a vortex meditation under a spiritual guide
  3. Visit Sun Gate
  4. Visit Temple of Sun

How to reach there


Nearest airport is Cusco 75 kms away. It has flights to Lima. Lima is connected to major destinations like:

  1. Mexico city
  2. Buens Aires
  3. Madrid, Dallas
  4. San Jose
  5. San Salvadore
  6. Panama city and
  7. Amsterdam


The best time to travel in Machu Picchu is April to October.The days are warm with an average temperature between 17 and 19 ° C.

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Aguas Calientes ( 9 kms away)
  2. Nazca lines (318 kms away)
  3. Sacred Valley ( 53kms away)
  4. Colca Canyon (276 kms away)
  5. Cusco( 75 kms away)

Some hotels in Machu Picchu with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Ecopackers hostel

Inti Awki

Casona Del Inca

Vista Machu Picchu

Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo


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 Photo courtesy: By Jordan Klein from San Francisco, USA – Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

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