DURATION: 13 Nights / 14 Days
DESTINATIONS: Delhi - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Day 02 / Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New 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 President’s House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial , Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.yoga class
Day 03 Delhi- Haridwar - Rishikesh
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Haridwar.On arrival transfer to hotel. After a welcome drink and acclimatization briefing about the whole program, followed by introduction to the Yoga teacher. Evening dinner.& overnight hotel.
DAY 04. Rishikesh
Early morning drive or walk to the yoga centre for yoga class followed by relaxation of body & mind. After relaxation learn about breath awareness exercise & stretching exercise. At the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of the sacred river Ganges, lies the town of Rishikesh. The first town this holy river reaches on its decent from the mountains, Rishikesh is home to many ashrams, and most major Indian ashram, including Vivekenanda, Sivananda, Osho, Bihar school of yoga, have an office there. It is a good place to experience classical Indian yoga. Class instruction may leave a few gaps for students used to the precision of western classes, but with its slow and spiritual atmosphere, it's an enjoyable place to begin discovering what India has to offer. Rishikesh is less intense than other parts of India, probably because people have religion on their minds. After yogic breakfast Evening in-house yoga & traditional meditation class with visiting instructor . Late evening visit the Ghats for Arti, dedicated to Goddesses Ganga .Overnight hotel
DAY 05. Rishikesh
Early morning drive or walk to the centre .Today we will do relaxation, asana, followed up by yognindra. After nutritious breakfast, day free for own activities. Optional you can take rafting trip or can do temple tour for half a day. Evening followed by modern meditation. and class of suggestion therapy. Meals and overnight hotel.
DAY 06. Rishikesh
Today we'll get training for PRANAVAM (advance breathing), Dynamic yoga. advance yoga postures. After breakfast drive up to 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. A perfect place for transcendental meditation. Late afternoon drive back to resort. Evening meditation & lecture. Dinner and overnight at hotel
DAY 07. Rishikesh
Early morning wake up for Pranayam & advance techinque of Yoga. Evening followed by meditation and curative yoga. Meals and overnight . one can take optional trip to Devprayag, one of the five most important confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Arrive and explore the area. Also visit 10th centaury old temple of Ragunath ji.
DAY 08. Rishikesh
Early morning followed up by VIPASANA class. Evening curative Yoga and meditation class. Dinner and Overnight Nature Camp Resort.
DAY 09. Rishikesh - Delhi
Early morning practice advance posture of yoga & vipasna .Day free for own activities. Evening meditation and question answer session. Evening the course terminates. Later transfer to the railway station to board train for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi meet and assist at the railway station and transfer to prebooked hotel.
Day 10 Delhi - Agra
Early morning drive to the city of Taj- Agra , Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience),a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back,the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Later at sunset visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife.Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 11 Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur- the fabled “pink city”of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town”which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 12 Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances,puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 13 Jaipur-Delhi
After breakfast checkout from hotel & drive to Delhi , Arrive Delhi and check in at prebooked hotel.
Day 14 : Depart Delhi
Transfer to airport to board flight back home/onward destination.
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