INDIA YOGA AND MEDITATION TOUR
DURATION: 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
DELHI – HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH – SHIVPURI –DELHI – MATHURA – AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR – DELHI
Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000-year-old Indian body of knowledge. India is a country which is world-renowned for being a spiritual one and also as the birthplace of yoga and meditation. India is a perfect destination for yoga and meditation if you are tired of the hustle-bustle of your routine life. It will prove to be a perfect option to rejuvenate your soul, mind and body. Embark on such a tour by visiting such destinations of the country which have some excellent yoga and meditation country. Both Northern and Southern part of the country have some famous yoga and meditation centers. One can avail various kinds of therapies and treatments to rejuvenate oneself. Gift yourself this specially designed Yoga Meditation tour to spend holidays relaxing and healing your body. These tours are specially designed to provide you the benefits of mental, physical and spiritual health. During the tour you get a chance to explore the holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh where a dip into the holy water seems to cleanse the soul.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Namaste and Welcome to India!
On reaching Delhi, you will meet our representative who will help you with an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Spend the day at leisure in doing the activities that you want to such as visiting the popular market, exploring the attractions or enjoying the lip-smacking street food. Stay overnight in Delhi.
DAY 02: DELHI – HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH
After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Rishikesh. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and relax. After relaxation,take an excursion to Haridwar, visiting Daksh Mahadev temple – also known as Shri Daksheshwar temple, attributed to King Daksha who was brought back to life by Lord Shiva, Gorakhnath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple – the representation of India in the form of a mother goddess, Mansa Devi Temple – one of the most popular and most visited temples of Haridwar. In the evening visit Hari Ki Pauri for most speculative “Aarti” at the holy River Ganga and to see the floating diyas. Later on return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 03: RISHIKESH
Today spend your day learning & performing Yoga, the surest way to complete health. In the afternoon, attend the Ayurveda lessons and therapy. Later take a sightseeing tour of Rishikesh visiting Bharat temple – named after Lord Ram’s second brother ‘Bharat’ even though the presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu, Shatrughan Temple – an ancient temple dedicated to Shatrughan, the youngest brother of Lord Rama, Laxman Jhoola, Rishikund and Raghunath Temple – with its legendary tank where Lord Rama took bath is a popular bathing spot for pilgrims. In the evening you may opt for Ganga Aarti. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: RISHIKESH
Early morning yoga class followed by relaxation of body & mind. After relaxations learn about breath awareness exercise & stretching exercise with one of well recognize personality.In the afternoon, attend the Ayurveda lessons and therapy. Later opt to visit, Vashist Gufa. The entire drive is along the river Ganges towards the source for about an hour. Arrive and explore Vashistha Goofa (cave), where famous saint Vasistha, meditated.An ideal place for transcendental meditation.Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05: RISHIKESH TO SHIVPURI
Morning drive to Shivpuri. After arrive in Shivpuri, check in to the camp. Afternoon walk in the reserve jungle. Campfire, Dinner and overnight stay at Camp.
DAY 06: SHIVPURI
In the morning wake up for the Yoga class for the relaxation of body and Mind. After that drive to Kaudiyala. Arrive at Kaudiyala. Ready for the rafting kaudiyala to Shivpuri. Enroute we face many rapid. Than we reach Shivpuri. In the evening meditation and yoga on the beach of Ganga. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 07: SHIVPURI
Morning wake up and one hour drive to Hindolakhal. Than one hour trek to Kunjapuri. After reach in Kunjapuri explore the area. Join the Meditation and Yoga class. Day free for own activities. In the evening return back to the camp.
DAY 08: SHIVPURI – DELHI
Early morning dvance yoga class with question answer session helping in assessment of change in personality during the course. After breakfast raft down from the Shivpuri to Rishikesh assessing leadership qualities, team spirit and training for rescue. Then after lunch drive back to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for relaxation. One can explore the local markets on their own. Overnight at Delhi.
DAY 09: DELHI – MATHURA – AGRA
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Agra, en route visit to Mathura i.e. this temple city is known as birth place of Lord Krishna, visiting Dvarkadhish Temple, Vishram ghat, Potara kund and Rangbhumi and other temples in and around Vrindavan. Followed by other temples in and around Vrindavan (15 kms from Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Vallabh Temple, Sri Radha Raman Temple, Shahji Temple, Rangaji Temple and ISCON Temple. After visit continue to drive to Agra, on the way stop over to visit the Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Then continue to precede Agra, upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Have a pleasant overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 10: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal, a Symbol Of eternal love And UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the 7 wonders of the world, this historical masterpiece is an illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Later proceed towards the Pink City, Jaipur. Enroute Jaipur stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. Afterwards continue drive towards Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur check In at the hotel and have a pleasant night stay at Hotel.
DAY 11: JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Today morning after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to the splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Visit Jal Mahal or water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Continue your sightseeing by visiting the regal City Palace – present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous portrayal of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Then visit the incredible Jantar Mantar which was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Later visit the splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. After sightseeing have a pleasant night stay at your Hotel.
DAY 12: JAIPUR – DELHI
Have your morning breakfast and drive back to Delhi. Reaching Delhi you will be transferred to Delhi airport for departure. Hope you return with an extra baggage – a bag full of unforgettable memories.