YOGA AND CULTURE HOLIDAY

DAY WISE ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL / DELHI
You will be met and welcomed on arrival at Delhi international airport by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight 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.. Overnight Hotel
 
DAY 3 - DELHI / HARIDWAR
Early morning transfer to railway station to board train to Haridwar - the gateway to the abode of God in the hilly state of Uttaranchal.
 
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening 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.
 
After breakfast, leave for the day excursion of Haridwar, beleived to be the holiest city of Hindu 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).
 
Evening yoga classes. Later explore the market or just relax on the banks of the River Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel. .
 
DAY 5 - HARIDWAR
Early morning yoga schedule.
 
After breakfast, leave for Chandi Devi Temple that is situated on the top of a hill which provides the magnificent view of the town along with a majestic view of high Himalayan ranges. One can only reach the temple by trekking up 3 kms or by cable car.
 
Evening session of yoga and then a walk along the Ganges to Har-ki-pauri. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
DAY 6 - HARIDWAR/RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK / HARIDWAR
After the morning yoga session leave for an excursion to Rajaji national Park.
 
On arrival at Rajaji National Park, visit the settlement of "Gujjars" a local tribe. Just see the lifestyle of local people who live inside the jungle. Spend the morning with them learning more about their culture. 
 
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 Yoga session and after breakfast sitting with yoga teacher. Evening free to explore the town on your own 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 at the hotel / camp Dinner with bon fire and over night Hotel / Camp.
 
DAY 9 - RISHIKESH
Early morning yoga session without the yoga teacher. Practice what you learnt in Haridwar. After breakfast, those interested can go for river rafting. Afternoon free to relax at the hotel or camp. Dinner and overnight Hotel / Camp.
 
DAY 10 - RISHIKESH/DELHI
After breakfast drive 5 to 6 hrs to Delhi. On arrival stay at Hotel for overnight. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
 
DAY 11 - DELHI/AGRA
Early morning drive 5 hrs to the city of Taj - Agra.
 
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. Visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset, the most extravagant expression of love ever created. Evening free to explore Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and marble in its markets.
Overnight stay in Agra.
 
DAY 12 - AGRA/JAIPUR
Morning drive 5 hrs to Jaipur - the fabled Pink City of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. On arrival stay at Hotel for overnight.
 
DAY 13 - JAIPUR
After breakfast morning excursion to Amber Fort on elephant back.
 
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
Spend the morning at leisure. Later drive 5 hrs to Delhi international airport for flight to onward destination.

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This itinerary is designed to give you an idea, we can tailor-made this trip to suit your requirements.