Body Mind & Soul - Yoga & Meditation India Tour
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01: Home – DelhiArrive Delhi International airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative to the hotel, check in at the hotel. Relax and overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning take a sight seeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Morning visit Old Delhi: The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk and if time permits you can visit Raj Ghat the Memoir of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon visit New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Bahai Temple. Evening relax, overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Haridwar (By Shatabdi Express Train)breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for Haridwar meaning the gateway to the god is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, represents the point where the holy Ganga reaches the plains. Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. Associated with both lord Shiva and lord Vishnu, Haridwar is among the seven sacred cities of India. Essentially a religious centre which holds promise of salvation for devotees, Haridwar is also a centre of herbal medicine, and traditional studies at gurukul Kangri. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing of the holy city. Evening witness the “aarti” ceremony at Hari – Ki – Pauri - the sacred Ghat was constructed by king Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is believed that Bhartrihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of the holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed the Ghat in his name which later came to be known as Hari -Ki-Pauri. During the Aarti tiny lamps are placed on placed on fragile leaves which are then culminated into the shimmering waters of holy Ganges. It is the most important Ghat on the river Ganga, where a holy dip is a must for every devotee. Overnight at the hotel
Day 04: Haridwar - RishikeshRishikesh considered as the yoga capital of the world. According to legend sage raibhya undertook staunch penance here and as a reward god appeared before him as Rishikesh, hence the name. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centers of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Later brief discourse on yoga & meditation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: RishikeshToday spend your day learning & performing yoga and exploring the spa. Overnight hotel.
Day 06: RishikeshMorning yoga & meditation classes. Later visit sights of Rishikesh evening explore the spa and rejuvenation therapies overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Rishikesh - DelhiMorning free, afternoon checkout and transfer to railway station to board the Shatabdi Express Train at 1800 hrs, arrive Delhi at 2200 hrs, assistance on arrival transfer to hotel, overnight in Delhi.
Day 08: Delhi - Agra (200 kms - 4 hrs)
Morning drive to Agra, enroute visit Sikandra to see Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. On Arrival transfer to hotel, later in the day visit Diwan - e Am (Chambers of Common men), Diwan – e –Khas (Chamber of VIP’s), Octagonal Tower, Jehangir Palace, all in the vicinity of Agra Fort and Tomb of Ittamuddaulahs. Later in the day visit The Grand Taj Mahal where you should spent some time, evening visit the Inlay Handicraft Market of Agra, overnight at the hotel in Agra.