Destinations : Delhi / Haridwar / Rishikesh / Agra / Jaipur
Accommodation : Luxury Hotels / Palaces or Heritage Hotels
Best Time to Visit : October to June
Price : Price On request
Our unique Yoga and Culture holiday will not only introduce you to the rich, vibrant and all inclusive Indian culture but also rejuvenate your mind, body and soul through age-old yoga practices. You will experience India in all its glory in Old Delhi's bustling bazaars and Mughal architectural marvels that gives way to the grandeur of Lutyens Delhi, reminiscent of British era. In Agra, prepare to be mesmerised by one the most beautiful symbols of eternal love - the stunning Taj Mahal. You will uncover a history of royal intrigue and extravagance in the beautiful forts and palaces of Jaipur. Your visit to the holy land of Haridwar, one of the seven most sacred Hindu pilgrimages will cleanse your soul. Align your spiritual and physical self with 5000 year old yoga practices in Haridwar and in Rishikesh which is the 'Yoga Capital of the World.' A place where the Beatles practiced meditation and wrote scores of songs. Our Yoga and Culture tour is designed to offer you the perfect balance of sensory and spiritual experiences.
DAY 1 -- Arrive in the historical city of Delhi
The flamboyant city of Delhi will assault all your senses with its colourful markets, mouth watering food and architectural marvels steeped in several eras of history. You can explore the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk with its crumbling havelis, timeworn places of worship and swarming bazaars perfect for souvenir shopping.
DAY 2 -- Explore Delhi - the vibrant Capital of India
You can pay your respects to the man who taught the world the power of non-violence at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Also, you will visit the magnificent Laxmi Narayan Temple known as the Birla Mandir, one of the few Hindu places of worship which welcomes people of all castes.
DAY 3 -- Soak in the magic of Haridwar
In the evening, we will take you to Har-ki-pauri on the river ghats to witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti which is accompanied by reverberating chimes of temple bells, prayers and religious chants along with thousands of flickering lamps.
DAY 4 & 5 -- Evoke your Spirituality in Haridwar
You will also go to the charming Chandi Devi temple atop the Shivalik Hills famous for wish fulfillment. Enjoy a spectacular view of Haridwar on your way to the peak either by trekking or taking the ropeway. Harmonize your mind and body at the evening yoga classes and later explore the local Haridwar markets or unwind on the banks of the holy Ganges.
DAY 6 -- A Date with Nature at Rajaji National Park
After lunch, you will take an elephant safari in the biodiversity rich Rajaji National Park with the panoramic Shivalik hills and the gurgling Ganga flowing through it. Behold wild Asian elephants, majestic Indian tigers, panthers, deer and other wildlife in their natural habitat along with a score of migratory birds. Head back to the hotel for dinner.
DAY 7 -- Align your senses with Yoga
DAY 8 -- Visit Rishikesh - Yoga Capital of the World
You will check-in at the hotel or you can also camp on the banks of the Ganges. Unwind and share your experiences around a cozy bonfire during dinner.
DAY 9 -- Indulge your Adventurous side in Rishikesh
DAY 10 -- Drive to Delhi
DAY 11 -- Get Mesmerized by the beautiful Taj Mahal
You will have an early morning 5 hour drive to the city of Agra on the banks of river Yamuna. It is a place where Mughal art and architecture, royal history and unparalleled romance come together to weave magic. Visit the magnificent Agra Fort built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1566 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At sunset, behold one of the finest edifices of Mughal architecture, the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Referred by Rudyard Kipling as "the embodiment of all things pure," this stunning ivory white structure stands tall as an ode to eternal love. In the evening you can explore the buzzing local markets home to the finest artifacts and marble handicrafts.
DAY 12 -- Visit the historical Pink City
DAY 13 -- Discover secrets hidden in the forts of Jaipur
DAY 14 -- Departure
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