Yoga and culture holiday
This is a suggested tour. It can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Please contact us for a tailor made holiday.
Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India in ancient times. Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With Yoga, we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives.
Day - 1 - Arrival / Delhi
You will be met and welcomed on arrival at Delhi international airport by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day - 2 - Delhi
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's House), Red Fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan Temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Overnight stay in hotel.. Overnight Hotel
Day - 3 - Delhi / Haridwar
Early morning transfer to railway station to board train to Haridwar - the gateway to the abode of God in the hilly state of Uttaranchal. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening visit Har-ki-pauri for aarti, the ritual that takes place every evening on the banks of the holy River Ganges. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day - 4 - Haridawar
Early morning rise for first yoga class with our yoga teacher and then start the practice in the morning session. After that breakfast cooked inside the resort with the special care taken to follow the menu given by our yoga and meditation experts. Leave for the day excursion to have a look at the ancient religion of Hinduism in the holiest city of the religion. Visit one of the oldest temples in the town called Daksha Temple. Also visit the mercury Shiva Lingam Temple (famous for the solidified mercury Shivlingam, said to be done by a saint through his meditation). Evening yoga classes. Later explore the market or just relax on the banks of the River Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel. .
Day - 5 - Haridawar
Early morning yoga schedule. After that leave for Chandi Devi Temple. Situated on the top of a hill it provides the magnificent view of the town along with a majestic view of high Himalayan ranges. One has to either go trekking up 3 kms to reach or one can also go by cable car. Evening session of yoga and then again go for a nice walk along the Ganges to Har-ki-pauri. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day - 6 - Haridwar - Rajaji National Park
After the morning yoga session leave for a date with the jungle. Reach Rajaji National Park and on arrival visit the settlement of "Gujjars" a local tribe. Just see the lifestyle of local people who live inside the jungle. Spend the morning with them and then come out to have lunch. In the afternoon and evening leave for Elephant safari in the Rajaji National Park. If one is lucky then you can spot a big cat like a tiger or leopard or wild Asian elephants, along with the antelopes, spotted deers, sambhars, wild baors, jungle fowls, porcupine, wolf, jackals, and a score of migratory birds. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 7 - Haridwar
Morning session of yoga and after breakfast sitting with yoga teacher. Evening free to explore the town yourself and to pick up souvenirs. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day - 8 - Haridwar – Rishikesh
After a morning yoga session leave for Rishikesh and visit the various ashrams. This town is famous world over for its spiritual significance after "The Beatles" stayed here for a month in the seventies for meditation. In the evening check-in at the hotel / camp Dinner with bon fire and over night Hotel / Camp.
Day - 9 – Rishikesh
Early morning yoga session without the yoga teacher. Practice what you learnt in Haridwar. After breakfast, those interested can go for river rafting. Afternoon free to relax at the hotel or camp. Dinner and overnight Hotel / Camp.
Day - 10 - Rishikesh - Delhi
After breakfast drive 5 to 6 hrs to Delhi. On arrival stay at Hotel for overnight. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day - 11 - Delhi – Agra
Early morning drive 5 hrs to the city of Taj - Agra. Afternoon visit the Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra on the banks of the River Yamuna built by Emperor Akbar in 1566. Visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset, the most extravagant expression of love ever created. Evening free to explore Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and marble in its markets. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day - 12 - Agra – Jaipur
Morning drive 5 hrs to Jaipur - the fabled Pink City of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. On arrival stay at Hotel for overnight.
Day - 13 - Jaipur
After breakfast morning excursion to Amber Fort on elephant back. The afternoon tour of Jaipur will combine the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and culminate in a unique Rajasthani experience at Chokhi Dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan and also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani cuisine, dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day - 14 - Jaipur - Delhi - Departure
Spend the morning at leisure. Later drive 5 hrs to Delhi international airport for flight to onward destination.