Holy Ganga Yoga Tour Retreat 

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DESCRIPTION

Flowing with the holy river ganga in connection with the culture, yoga & spirituality. Starting from the holiest city of India (Varanasi ) to the Buddha`s adobe (Sarnath)and the yoga capital of the world (Rishikesh) the life transforming rejuvenating journey is a very unique experience to be witnessed along with celebrating the most auspicious & holiest festival of India known as deepavali (the festival of lights).

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yoga & Meditation Classes.

  • Visit the Holiest city of India varanasi and the Buddha`s adobe sarnath.

  • Spiritual, cultural & heritage experiences.

  • Agra: Taj Mahal & cultural Show “Mohabbat the Taj” at Kalakriti.

  • Deepavali celebration Experience in INDIA.

  • Opportunity to travel & explore Himalayas.

  • Visit Beetles Ashram (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram).

  • Neelkanth Mahadev (Lord Shiva ) Temple.

  • Peace of Mind & Rejuvenation.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 08 Nights’ accommodation on base category room in economical 3* Budget hotels & resorts.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle for Airport Transfers / City Tour and Intercity Travel as per program.

  • Breakfast at all the hotels.

  • Domestic flights during the tour.

  • Escort / Yoga Teacher / Yoga Classes.

  • Mehendi / Henna decoration (Indian Tattoo) in Rishikesh.

  • Mohabbat the Taj Cultural Show at Kalakriti in Agra.

  • All entrance fees during the sightseeing for single visit only.

  • Local English Speaking Guide for sightseeing in each city.

  • River Rafting on Ganges or one Ayurveda full body abhyanga massage.

  • All currently applicable taxes.

WHAT`S NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunches and dinners or any other meal not mentioned in inclusions

  • Camera or video camera fees at the monuments

  • Any expenses of personal nature (telephone calls, tips, use of payable items in room mini bar, any kind of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages)

  • Cost incurred in obtaining a visa, travel insurance, airport taxes, etc.

  • Cost incurred in case of hospitalization or evacuation.

  • Tips or gratuities given to drivers or escort, guide, restaurants or hotels, etc.

  • All services which are not mentioned in the inclusions.

YOGA & MOVEMENT

Style: Sivananda Hatha Yoga & Meditation.

Suitable for Beginner`s , intermediate & advanced practitioners.

The yoga sessions will be a balanced combination of poses and a sustained increase awareness of posture to another. Awareness and attention to our breathing are important aspects of the course. Vigilance is always given to the alignment of basic therapeutic principles and postures. Adaptations are available to help individuals understand and work with their individual limitations. Classes are energetically balanced, incorporating a good physical workout, poses soothing and deep relaxation.

 

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable clothing for yoga, a yoga mat, a small towel for yoga, an eye pillow (optional), warm clothes, a bathing suit, a robe, shoes or sandals, comfortable shoes.

8 days with instruction in English

1/5

$850

09
days
20/10/19-28/10/19
 
Travel route:

Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Rishikesh - Delhi

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TOUR DETAILS

Day 1, October 20 - Arrive Delhi, the capital city of India


On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), your representative will meet and greet you followed by transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.




Day 2, October 21 - Delhi to Varanasi (by flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect flight to Varanasi. You will arrive at Varanasi and transfer to your hotel. You will take part in a guided tour of Varanasi and Sarnath. The trip will then head towards Sarnath. In the evening, you will visit the Ganges for Ganga Aarti and stay overnight at hotel in Varanasi.




Day 3, October 22 - Varanasi - early morning boat ride at the Ganges

Reaching the banks of river Ganges before sunrise will give an unforgettable experience. Take a boat and reach the middle of the river and see the sight of sunrise unfolding before you. In the background, you will notice the chanting of mantras in the temples all across the bank of Ganges.

While walking back, you will notice the growing crowds as the shops will be open and many faithful worshippers and devotees will come to offer prayer to Kashi Vishwanath. After breakfast at the hotel, the rest of the day is to visit local market visits. Later in time, you will transfer to the airport and board flight to Delhi. You will then stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.




Day 4, October 23 - Delhi to Agra (by surface: 247 kilometers or three to four hours) via the express highway.

Arrive Agra and check in at your hotel. You will join a guided tour of Agra Fort with splendid remains of sandstone and marble palaces. In the evening, you will enjoy the cultural show 'Mohabbat the Taj' at Kalakriti. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Agra.




Day 5, October 24 - Agra to Delhi (by surface: 247 kilometers or three to four hours) via the express highway.

Your breakfast will be served at the hotel. You will participate in a guided tour of Taj Mahal, visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces. This majestic marble-domed mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife to symbolize unending love. Later, you will drive back to Delhi and on reaching Delhi. After check-in at the hotel in Delhi, the rest of the day is at leisure. Your overnight stay is at the hotel in Delhi.




Day 6, October 25 - Delhi to Rishikesh (by surface: 230 kilometers or five to six hours).

At 4:00 a.m., you will have an early morning drive to Rishikesh and enjoy the lunch en-route. On arrival at Rishikesh is the hotel check-in, relaxing, and refreshing. Later in the evening, you will visit Laksham Jhula, a long and mighty bridge over the Ganges, which was built in 1939. You will visit various temples in the city along with the famous Beetles ashram or the original, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram. It was abandoned in 1997 and is now back under the control of the forest department.

However, the shells of many buildings, meditation cells, and lecture halls can still be seen, including Maharishi’s own house and the guesthouse where the Beatles stayed and apparently wrote much of the White Album. The once-striking art installation called The Beatles Cathedral Gallery has become a graffiti free-for-all, but it is still worth seeing. It is to be turned into a museum soon. Later in the evening, you will enjoy the Arati ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Your lunch is en-route and your dinner will be served in the evening. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel in Rishikesh.




Day 7, October 26 - Morning yoga and meditation class & Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

After breakfast, you will visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple the whole day. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Rishikesh.




Day 8, October 27 - Morning yoga and meditation class & river rafting.

After breakfast, you can join White River rafting on the Ganges or can go for full body Ayurveda massage. Later in the evening, you will enjoy Diwali celebrations (festival of lights). Your overnight stay is at the hotel in Rishikesh.




Day 9, October 28 - Rishikesh - Delhi & airport.

After breakfast, you will drive to Delhi and have lunch en-route. You will enjoy your dinner in Delhi and later in time, transfer to the airport to go back home and further destinations.





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