Duration : 15 Days /14 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Shivpuri - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
The mere mention of River Ganges evokes pictures of Indian spirituality, yogis, cows, and Hindu devotees taking dip in its sacred waters with the first rays of the sun. The Yoga and Meditation Tour combines the classic Golden Triangle tourist circuit to a tour of major Hindu temples, yoga ashrams, and meditation resorts in Haridwar and Rishikesh. The International Yoga Festival propounding a transcendental lifestyle to fight today's stress, held in the first week of February in Rishikesh every year, attracts tourists from all over the world. The tour also takes closer to Mother Nature at Shivpuri, where you can stay in tents, go for white river rafting, enjoy kayaking, challenge yourself with rock climbing, trekking, and rappelling opportunities, and gaze at birds during daytime and at stars in night.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Meet and greet at aiport upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel for the overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 - Delhi
In the morning proceed for the city tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple - The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House - The Government headquarters. In the afternoon take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial - The memoir of father of the nation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Morning transfer to station to catch Shatabadi Express to Haridwar.On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour followed by grand viewing of Ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centre of Philosophical studies, Yoga and Meditation. An international yoga week is being organized here every year by U.P. Tourism in February first week. A few of the ashrams in and around Rishikesh are.
Shanti Kunj Maa AnandMai ashram
Muni Ki Reti - Mahesh Yogi Ashram
Parmartha Niketan Shankracharya nagar
Swarg Ashram Parmarth Niketan
Ved Niketan Yoga Study Center
Arrive and check in into one of the Ashram. Afternoon is to be spent on briefing and the normal routine will be
Day 04 to Day 07- Rishikesh (Ashram)
A Typical day At Ashram
05.30- 06.30 A.M. Meditation classes
07.00 - 08.00 A.M. Yoga class
08.35 A.M. Breakfast
12.00 Noon. Lunch
15.00- 15.45 P.M. Lectures
16.00 P.M. Tea/juices
16.30 P.M. - 19.00 P.M. Yoga & Meditation Classes
19.30 P.M. Dinner
Day 08 - Rishikesh - Shivpuri
Morning drive to Shivpuri, arrive & check in Nature camp . After a welcome drink & briefing about the whole schedule. Late afternoon jungle
walk in the reserve forest around the Nature Camp . Campfire followed by dinner & overnight stay.
Day 09 - Shivpuri
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 manoeuvring, team spirit development etc. Today we exercise teamwork and hit the most exciting rapids on Ganges. Lunch at nature camp resort. Free time for own activities. Evening meditation and relaxation followed by campfire & dinner at camp.
Day 10 - Shivpuri
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. After
lunch drive to Chilla for a wildlife Safari. Arrive Chilla, briefing on jungle discipline, animal behaviour & low impact eco friendly outdoors.
Drive back to Nature camp for Dinner & night halt.
Day 11 - Shivpuri - Delhi
Early morning advance yoga class with question answer session helping in assessment of change in personality during the course. After
breakfast we raft down from the Shivpuri to Rishikesh, team spirit and training for rescue. Lunch at Brahampuri. In the evening you will be transferred to station to connect train to Delhi. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 - Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandara, on arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon half-day city tour is being organized covering Taj
Mahal, Red fort, Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty - Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure and overnight at hotel.
Day 14 - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amer Fort, you will have the ride on Elephant back will the main entrance of the fort. Afternoon city tour covering Hawa
Mahal, City Palace, Royal Observatory & Bazaar of Pink city. Overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 15 - Jaipur - Delhi
Morning free. Late afternoon drive back to Delhi upon arrival you will be taken to international Airport for flight back home