Meditation and Yoga Retreat Kanatal, Himalayas 

Join us on a very deep experience of oneness, knowing the self,spirituality & divinity in the lap of Uttarakhand,Himalayas.

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This particular yoga travel retreat is designed to take you deeper into the self through yoga and meditation while experience the spiritual and yogic part of life in India including some adventure and exploring the natural heritage of Uttarakhand Himalayas.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meditation and Yoga Classes.

  • Spiritual & cultural experience.

  • Ganga Aarti ceremony at Haridwar.

  • Ganga AArti Ceremony at parmarth Niketan Rishikesh.

  • Opportunity to travel & explore Himalayas.

  • River rafting in Ganges.

  • Nature life experience.

  • Indian vegetarian meals.

  • Visit to Beatles ashram or maharishi Mahesh yogi's ashram.

  • Visit to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

  • Visit to sage Vashistha meditation cave.

  • Village life experience.

  • Ayurveda massage experience.

$895

11
days
01/04/20-11/04/20
01/05/20-11/05/20
01/10/20-11/10/20
 
Travel route:

Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Kanatal - Rishikesh

PRICE INCLUDES
  • 10 nights twin shared accommodation.

  • All meals on Day 01 in Delhi.

  • Breakfast at all the hotels as per the retreat.

  • All meals included from Day 06 to Day 08.

  • Village life experience

  • All entrance fees during the sightseeing for single visit only

  • Yoga and meditation Classes.

  • Yoga teacher & tour escort Manu Yogi.

  • All transport services as per the retreat

  • All applicable taxes

WHAT`S NOT INCLUDED

  • Camera and video camera fees at the monuments

  • River rafting on the Ganges

  • Ayurveda massages and treatments.

  • Lunch and dinner as per the retreat.

  • Visa fee for India and airport taxes

  • Costs incurred in case of hospitalization or evacuation

  • Costs incurred in obtaining visa and travel insurance

  • International and domestic flights

  • Tips and gratuities given to drivers, escort, guide, restaurants, and hotels

  • An expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, fax services, beverages (even during meals)

  • All services which are not mentioned in the “trip 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.

11 days with instruction in English

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RETREAT DETAILS

Day 1, Arrive Delhi, the capital city of India


Our reperesentative will welcome you at the airport and help you safely transfer to the Hotel.

Check in at the hotel in Delhi.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Delh

Meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner at the hotel.




Day 2, Early morning Delhi to Haridwar (Drive (5 hours approx. (218.8 km)

On arrival check in to the hotel.

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.

Later in the evening we enjoy the fascinating Ganga aarti and local markets.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Haridwar.

Meals: Breakfast en route, lunch en route & dinner at the nice local restaurant in haridwar.




Day 3, Haridwar to Rishikesh drive (45 min (21.2 km)

After breakfast at the hotel we continue our journey to Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

On arrival we check in to the hotel in Rishikesh.

Later in the afternoon visit laxman jhula & Ram jhula - local markets, Beatles ashram and enjoy Ganga aarti and mantra chantings in evening at Parmath niketan ashram ghat.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Rishikesh.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the local cafes or restaurant.




Day 4, Rishikesh

Yoga and Meditation class in the morning,

After breakfast today we will visit and drive to a very famous Neelkanth Mahadev temple dedicated to blue throat form of lord Shiva. The temple is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India.

The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site. It is surrounded by dense forests and is adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan. It is enveloped between the valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot, and Vishnukoot and is located at the confluence of the rivers Pankaja and Madhumati.

Later after lunch we drive to visit the Vashistha meditation cave or Vashistha Gufa is an old give in where incredible Sage Vashistha pondered. According to Hindu folklore, Sage Vashistha was a manas putra (human child) of Lord Brahma and one of the seven incredible sages (Saptarishi). Situated at 25 km from Rishikesh in Badrinath highway, Vashistha Cave is prominent among people who seek profound contemplation in Rishikesh.

We will sit in the cave for some time for meditation and later enjoy the nature and peacefulness at bank of holy river Ganga flowing just next to the ashram.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Rishikesh.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the hotel or local café or restaurant.




Day 5, Rishikesh to Kanatal drive 2 h 45 min (79.0 km)

Yoga and Meditation class in the morning,

After breakfast at the hotel, today we drive more up in the mountains to our next destination Kanatal and visit kunjapuri Devi Temple (The Goddess temple) on the way up.

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is sacred temple of immense importance in Hindu religion. Located at a height of 1676 mtrs on a hill, Kunjapuri Devi Temple is one of the 52 Shaktipeeth in Uttarakhand. Here at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, the chest of burned Sati had fallen. Kunjapuri Devi Temple also offers panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and peaks such as Swarga Rohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba.

After visiting the Goddess temple we continue or jorney to kanatal.

Located in the picturesque settings of the Garhwal Himalayas, the charming hill station of Kanatal is a perfect location to go deeper in to the self and practice yoga and meditation. Encircled by the sun-kissed peaks and the velvety coniferous trees, Kanatal still remains relatively unexplored.The tiny hamlet of Kanatal is perched at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level.

Overnight in Kanatal.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch en route and dinner at kanatal.




Day 6, Kanatal - Yoga Retreat Schedule.

  • 06:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting and meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Pranayama & Sivananda yoga class
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Breakfast time
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Free time for self-study or massages
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Lunchtime
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Sivananda yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner time
  • Free time
  • 21:00 Bedtime




Day 7, Kanatal - Yoga Retreat schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting and meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Pranayama & Sivananda yoga class
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Breakfast time
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Free time for self-study or massages
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Lunchtime
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Sivananda yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner time
  • Free time
  • 21:00 Bedtime




Day 8, Kanatal - Yoga Retreat schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting and meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Pranayama & Sivananda yoga class
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Breakfast time
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Free time for self-study or massages
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Lunchtime
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Sivananda yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner time
  • Free time
  • 21:00 Bedtime




Day 9, Yoga Class in the morning and local kanatal sightseeing.

After breakfast visit Surkanda Devi Temple, It is dedicated to God Sati by a comfortable trek of 2 km. Then visit Tehri dam, this is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India. It is the primary dam of the THDC India Ltd. and the Tehri hydroelectric complex.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch en route and dinner at the hotel.




Day 10, Kanatal to Rishikesh drive 2 h 45 min (79.0 km)

Yoga Class in the morning.

After breakfast at the hotel today we drive back to Rishikesh.

On arrival check in and rest of the day is at leisure.

Arrangements for river rafting on Ganges or Ayurveda Massages / treatments can be arranged can be made on an extra cost.

Overnight in Rishikesh.

Meals: Lunch & dinner at local cafe or restaurant.

Retreat ends




Day 11, Check out and journey to further destinations.

After breakfast.

Drops at the Dehradun airport or to Delhi by taxi or any further arrangements will be arranged as per the request on extra cost.





RETREAT ENDS

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