[vc_row][vc_column][dfd_spacer screen_wide_spacer_size=”100″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″ screen_normal_spacer_size=”75″ screen_tablet_spacer_size=”50″ screen_mobile_spacer_size=”25″ tutorials=””][vc_column_text]Duration: 11 nights / 12 days

Destinations: Delhi, Agra, Fatehpursikri, Jaipur, Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Delhi

Highlights:

  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi
  • Bollywood movie show in Raaj Mandir in Jaipur
  • Tanga Ride (House Cart) at Agra
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur
  • Yoga & Mediation in Rishikesh

YOGA & Meditation – India is recognized for its ancient knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda all over the world. Yoga is an art of transforming the insert body to the level of vibrant mind in order to unite your body and mind. Yoga helps in rejuvenating your mind and soul and brings out the best in the person. Yoga is now practiced all over the world. Our Yoga Tour takes you to Haridwar – Rishikesh, located in the lap of Himalayas

The best way to relax your mind, body and soul. This will start with a morning Yoga session with our experienced Instructor. Instructor will give you brief knowledge about how to relax your body and mind through various yoga postures and breathing techniques.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi: By International carrier
Arrive Goa airport. After clearing your custom & immigration you shall be met by our representative outside the exit gate of the arrival hall. After meeting/assistance and traditional welcome at the airport transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/night at leisure to overcome jet-leg of the long flight & to recuperate to our weather conditions. Overnight stay at hotel.

Delhi – The capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope – that is India. Don’t let your first impressions of Delhi stick like a sacred cow in a traffic jam: get behind the madcap façade and discover the inner peace of a city rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep with history and totally addictive to epicureans. Both Old and New Delhi exert a beguiling charm on visitors. Lose yourself unwinding the secrets of the city’s Mughal past in the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi before emerging into the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi, with its ordered governmental vistas and generous leafy avenues. 

Day 02: Delhi

Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs leave for combined city tour of old and New Delhi.

New Delhi – An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, 12th century Minaret- Qutub Minar graceful and well sculptured and stands 75 meters, Lotus Temple, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President House, once the House of British viceroys and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Old Delhi – A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort-once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi/Agra (210 Kms)

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra – The Royal seat and capital of the province of yesteryears, Agra the City of Mughals.

Agra – Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire – giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai Cuisine.

Upon arrival check in at hotel. This afternoon visit Taj Mahal – One of the seven wonder of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it’s stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Thereafter visit the famous Agra Fort – The first of the great mughal buildings where three Mughal emperor left there foot prints. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 04: Agra/Fatehpursikri/Jaipur (235 kms)

This morning after breakfast leave for Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri – The city of victory beautifully preserved. The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar’s ideals and visions. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its “ruins” are in pristine condition…. it’s not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it’s grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

After visiting Fatehpur Sikri continue your drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. 

Jaipur – The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it’s character and history – A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur

Morning breakfast at hotel and at 0800 hrs proceed to city tour of Jaipur.

Amber Fort Palace – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Enjoy ride the hill on the back of decorated elephant ascent to the fort and feel like Maharaja. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it’s ultimate expression.

City Palace – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Complex which houses the rare and rich collection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes, carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture

Jantar Mantar – A 18th century Observatory. This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process. Also visit Birla Temple.

Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 6: Jaipur/Delhi (270 Kms)

After breakfast at 0800 hrs drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival check in at hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Delhi – Haridwar (Train)

In the morning, transfer to the railway station to board a train for Haridwar. The city of Hardiwar, located at the foothills of the Himalayas, represents the point where the Holy Ganga reaches the plains.

Upon arrival check in at hotel

Evening time visit Har-Ki-Pauri for famous Ganga Arti & floating of diyas (Candles) on the Ganges.

Overnight in Haridwar.

Day 08: Haridwar – Rishikesh (35 kms)

Breakfast at hotel and rive to Rishikesh, considered the Yoga Capital of The World. Upon arrival check-in at your Hotel.

Enjoy a brief discourse on Yoga & meditation.

The Importance of Yoga Poses:

  • Yoga poses have been developed over centuries of research and experience. They have been found to be extremely effective in:
  • Increasing flexibility of the body and which leads to a healthier body.
  • Helping to lose excess flab and weight
  • Helping to treat several health disorders
  • Overnight in Rishikesh.

Day 09: Rishikesh

Today spend your day learning & performing Yoga, the surest way to complete health and later, take a tour of Rishikesh

Overnight in Rishikesh.

Day 10: Rishikesh

Early morning Yoga & Meditation Classes. Evening explore the Meditation Towards a Stress Free Life. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. “Watching your breath” is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.

Overnight in Rishikesh. 

Day 1 1: Rishikesh

In the morning, you shall practice what you have learnt till date in Yoga. Later in the evening attend Ganga aarti, a daily ritual performed at the bank of Ganges by Parmarth Niketan Ashram, near Ram Jhula, in front of the Shiva statue.

Overnight at Rishikesh .

Day 12: Rishikesh – Delhi Departure

After the Yoga session is complete, departure for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the International airport to board a flight to your onward destination. 

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