Organic vegetables Radiance Dairy Cows Greenhouse, organic Chard city Maharishi Vedic Located in southeast Iowa, Maharishi Vedic City is Iowa’s newest and most unique city, where the theme of ideal life is a hallmark. From architecture to pre- ventative health care to organic farming to group meditation practice, the city strives to create a community that is supportive of all life and enriching to everyone. The 1000-acre core of the city is de- signed in the shape of 10 mandalas—cir- cular subdivisions around a larger circle. All structures in the city are built accord- ing to Maharishi Vastu ® architecture, a system of design based on the princi- 112 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest ples of how nature functions, featuring unobstructed views of the rising sun and speciﬁc room placement to favor good health, sound sleep, good fortune, and growth to enlightenment. The eﬀect is remarkable! You may not want to leave after spending a night in one of our ho- tels! and the experience of the tranquility of Maharishi Vedic City. Open to the public for Sunday brunch, the organic and veg- etarian Raj Restaurant oﬀers the perfect opportunity to chat with our friendly res- idents. Call (800) 864-8714 or (641) 472- 9580 for hotel and restaurant reservations. The Raj AyurVeda Health Spa oﬀers prevention-oriented health care that in- cludes a range of alternative treatment options, from day spa to in-residence treatments. Travelers enjoy the beneﬁts of day spa treatments and overnight stays, leaving with a sense of well-being Another option for short or long term stays is the beautiful Rukmapura Park Hotel, one of the largest natural timber structures in the Midwest, with in-suite kitchens and laundry facilities. Call (866) 472-1008 or (641) 469-1919 for reserva- tions.