|Yoga Tour of North India
Sightseeing Tour of Old & New Delhi, Visit to Har-ki-Pauri for Aarti, Yoga Classes (For 6 Days- Haridwar), Sightseeing of Haridwar Temples, Trekking for Himalayan Sightseeing, Visit and Elephant Safari in Rajaji National Park for Wildlife Viewing, Fortune Telling by an Astrologer, Yoga Practice and River Rafting in Rishikesh, Sightseeing of Agra- Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, Visit to Fatehpur Sikri, Sightseeing of Jaipur, Elephant Ride up to Amber Fort, Visit to Chokhi Dhani Village.
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
13 Nights / 14 Days Tour
Day 1: Delhi
Welcome to the capital of India, Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel and overnight stay at 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.
Day 3: Delhi - Haridwar
After breakfast drive to Haridwar - the gateway to the abode of God in the hilly state of Uttaranchal. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later 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: Haridwar
Early morning rise for first yoga class with our yoga teacher and then start the practice in the morning session of 2 hrs. 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). Back to hotel to continue yoga classes in the evening. After that go for short walk in the market in the town or just relax on the banks of the River Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Haridwar
Early morning yoga schedule as day 03. 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. Back to the ashram/ resort for lunch and then in the afternoon visit the other places of interest or just relax in the resort. 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 and are one of the most friendly of all Indian tribes. 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 to rectify your mistakes in practicing yoga. Also sit with our astrologer in the afternoon. Just tell him your place of birth and time of birth along with your date of birth and let him tell you about your past, present and future. 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 our own rafting beach camp, right on the riverbanks. Dinner with bon fire at camp.
Day 9: Rishikesh
Early morning yoga session without the yoga teacher. Just practice what you learnt in Haridwar. After breakfast leave for a date with the river wild. Take on the rapids up to grade III on a stretch of 18 kms and then finish the day at camp to take lunch. Afternoon free to sunbath at beach camp. Dinner with bonfire at camp.
Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi and on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi - Agra
Early morning drive to the city of Taj - Agra. Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours and on arrival transfer to hotel. 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. Later at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. Evening free to explore Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 12: Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur - the fabled Pink City of Rajasthan 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. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri - a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569. Arrive Jaipur in late evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur
After breakfast morning excursion to Amber Fort for an elephant ride to the glorious hilltop fortress and the Kali Temple with its solid-silver doors. 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
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi in approx 05 Hours and transfer to airport for onward flight.