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India Yoga & Meditation Tour

Delhi - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Shiv Puri - Delhi
10 Nights - 11 Days

01 Day: Arrival Delhi

Welcome and assistance on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and transfer to the pre-booked hotel by aircon car. After check in, travel document related to the tour plan and services will be handed over to you; our representative will explain all your queries about the entire tour plan. Later in the evening visit to see Light and Sound Show at Red fort. The show exhibits wonderful history of the city in a very interesting way. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Light and Sound Show: A spectacular show at the Red Fort. Which makes the 5,000 years old history of the city come alive. Amidst the harmony of the splendidly panoramic and historic environs of the Red Fort, select episodes from the annals of Delhi's historic and majestic past are vibrantly brought to life. Special effects combine with the exceptional character to make this show an impressively memorable experience.

02 Day: Delhi

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi: the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. The sightseeing continues to explore New Delhi including President House, India gate; built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, generally known as the ISKCON Delhi temple. In the evening you can opt for a cycle rickshaw ride through the lively and colourful market of Chandani Chowk. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Delhi, the towering capital city of the independent and largest democratic country in the world: India. Delhi is located and sprawled on both banks of Yamuna River. The city is enriched with culture, architecture and human diversity, Delhi city is a blend of the ancient past of India with the vibration of the modern world. The city designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas of epic Mahabharata, the august heroes, founded Delhi around 1200 BC & the name of the city was Indraprastha.

03 Day: Delhi – Rishikesh (240 kms: 5 - 6 hrs) – Haridwar (22 kms: 30 mins: One way)

After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Rishikesh. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. 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 popularand most visited temples of Haridwar. In the evening attend the most speculative “Aarti” at the holy River Ganga. Aarti takes place on the ghat in the evening, after sunset. A group of Brahmans hold huge fire bowls in their hands and offer their holy mantras to the river Ganges, Shiva - the Hindu God of destruction, Surya - the Sun God and the entire Universe. The devotees then offer flowers and earthen lamps - diyas – to the river Ganges, in order to pay due regard to their ancestors in heaven. The scenario at Har- Ki-Pauri at the time of Ganga-Aarti is mesmerizing. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Haridwar - the gateway to the Gods, with its scenic blend of the hills and plains is a sight many fall in love with. One of the oldest living cities, Haridwar has been in people's mind from the period of Buddha to the British advent and still holds a special place in people’s hearts today. Its long history dates back to the pre-historic times, getting its name from the rishis. Kapilsthan is the mythological name for Haridwar. A legend goes that the Suryavnshi Prince - Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of the sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful waters revived the sixty thousand sons of King Sagara.

04 Day: 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 stay at the hotel.

Rishikesh, also known as the 'place of sages' is located at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga River. It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' had appeared as the answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name. Meditation, yoga and religion draw thousands of tourists to this holy site every month. For the adventure seekers, Rishikesh is the perfect spot for trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and rafting on the ganga. The International Yoga Week, attracting participation from across the world is held here every year in February on the banks of the Ganga River.

05 Day: Rishikesh

Early morning wake up for Pranayam& advance technique of Yoga. After Yoga you will do PanchKarma treatment.In the afternoon, after lunch attend the Ayurveda lessons and therapy. Later enjoy city tour visit, Triveni Ghatto be found in the heart of town, is the most famous bathing ghat, where most pilgrims take a holy dip earlier than they visit the various temples. An amazing sight here is the evening Arati, a ceremony accompanied by lights, drums and chanting, with the entire ghat lit with lamps glowing from a distance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

06 Day: 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 stay at the hotel.

Ayurveda, means the science of healthy living, derives its name from the Sanskrit words, AYUSH (LIFE) and VEDA (KNOWLEDGE). It looks at healing in a holistic fashion. The physical treatment has overtones of philosophical and psychological approaches too. Any ailment in the body is viewed as a result of a combination of factors with special reference to the components of diet. It is here that Ayurveda recognizes that each individual is different and so treatment too should be customized. The Ayurvedic principles are found in detail in Atharva Veda, one of the four Vedas of Hinduism.

07 Day: Rishikesh – Shiv Puri (30 kms: ½ hr)

Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Shivpuri, arrive & check into the hotel. Morning is free at leisure. Afternoon take jungle walk in the reserve forest around the Nature Camp Resort. After visit return back to the hotel for overnight stay. Overnight stay at Shivpuri.

08 Day: Shiv Puri

Early morning wake up for a Yoga class followed by relaxation of body & mind. After yogic breakfast drive to Byasi / Kaudiyala to start the rafting up to Shivpuri. Arrive Byasi briefing on safety, raft maneuvering, team spirit development etc. Today we exercise team work and hit the most exciting rapids on Ganges. One can have lunch at nature camp resort. Free time for own activities. Evening meditation and relaxation followed by campfire at camp. Overnight stay at Shivpuri.

09 Day: Shiv Puri

Early morning wake up for one and half hour drive to Hindolakhal, arrive and start trek to Kunjapuri. The one hour trek goes through thick forest till we reach the top i.e. Kunjapuri. After exploring the area for some time join the class for Asanas, relaxation & meditation. Witness the sunrise on Greater Himalayan peaks and afterwards trace your steps back to Nature camp resort. Free time for own activities. After lunch drive to Chilla for a wildlife Safari. Arrive Chilla, briefing on jungle discipline, animal behavior & low impact eco friendly outdoors. Drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

10 Day: Shiv Puri – Delhi (250 kms: 7 hrs)

Early morning advance 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. After lunch drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for relaxation. Overnight stay at Delhi.

11 Day: Delhi – Hometown (By Air)

Morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Delhi airport to board the flight for your hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.

Tour Package Guidelines:

Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour:

  1. 3-Star: $100 - $120 per person per day
  2. 4-Star: $125 - $160 per person per day
  3. 5-Star: $175 - $250 + per person per day

The Package Inclusive of:

  1. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast.
  2. Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.
  3. Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
  4. Driver allowance (food & Stay)
  5. All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
  6. English/Multilingual guide at the time of sightseeing.
  7. Delhi Light and Sound Show Tickets.

The Package Excludes:

  1. Any international/domestic air/train fare.
  2. Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.
  3. Government tax 5% on the tour package.
  4. Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.
  5. Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.

Please Note:

  1. As the above is a customized package of a private tour, we can modify the tour and services as per your requirement.
  2. Any specific requirement, special interest tour, conferences, seminar, shopping, national events, fair and festivals, meeting with local people, safaris, excursion, and meal plan, accommodation etc., can be arranged accordingly at additional cost, if any.
  3. During the National Ceremonies, Major Sports Events, New Year, Christmas, Fair and Festivals the package cost will be worked out accordingly.

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