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Take some time out of life’s busy schedule and find some peace and tranquility. Combine yoga and meditation with some of India’s most sacred destinations. Retreat to the ancient temples, wash in the holy waters of the Ganges and experience spiritual ceremonies while enjoying your yoga & meditation classes in nature and the surrounding beauty. 

Price from $3258pp

Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh- Rudpragyag – Kausani - Bhimtal – Kathgodam – Delhi

 

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi (B)

Tour of Old & New Delhi; visit Jama Mosque, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and rickshaw ride through fabled Chandni Chowk. Discover New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, passing by India Gate and President's House.

Day 3: Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh (B)

Early morning transfer to the New Delhi railway station to connect train for Haridwar. Meet & assistance upon arrival at Haridwar railway station and later you will be transferred by surface to Rishikesh, a religious destination on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. In the evening witness the Aarti ceremonies at Rishikesh Ghat.  

Day 4: Rishikesh (B) 

Start the day with a yoga and meditation session. Yoga in Rishikesh is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga. The session includes practice of Asana, Yogic, a lecture by expert, and consultation. Afternoon is at leisure. In evening you may participate in private yoga and meditation sessions or experience the sacred Yagna (fire purification) ceremony on the banks of River Ganges.

Day 5: Rishikesh (B)

Today drive to Vashishtaguha cave located in the middle of high hills where the Ganges flows right to the cave. Enjoy a mediation & yoga session at Vashishtaguha

Day 6: Rishikesh – Rudpragyag (B/L)

Drive to Rudraprayag en-route visit the Dev Paryag confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda and stopping at Srinagar. Continue to the temple of Rudranath before arriving at Rudpragyag, Evening at leisure.

Day 7: Rudpragyag (B)

Enjoy a yoga & meditation session in the natural beauty of Rudpragyag. Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at the confluence of Mandakini & Alaknanda.

Day 8: Rudpragyag – Kausani (B)

Drive to Kosaniwhich, 1890 meters high above sea level in the serene and heavenly Kumaon hills. En-route visit Karanparyag confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar River, Gwaldam and Baijnath.

Day 9: Kausani (B)

Morning yoga & meditation session. Afternoon visit Kausani’s famous Tea Garden which is known as Giria Uttaranchal Tea Estate. Also visit Anashakti Ashram – The guest House where Mahatma Gandhi stayed.

Day 10: Kausani - Bhimtal (B)

Drive to another beautiful Himalayan valley which is known as Bhimtal, an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata, The main attraction here is Bhimtal Lake. Evening at leisure or explore the surrounding areas.

Day 11: Bhimtal (B)

Morning enjoy a yoga & meditation session. Afternoon sightseeing of Sat Tal & Tal lakes – a tranquil spot for some mediation

Day 12: Bhimtal (B)

Morning yoga & meditation session. Afternoon excursion tour to Nanital, a hill station with a lake and surrounded by mountains.

Day 13: Bhimtal – Kathgodam – Delhi (B)

Drive to Kathgodam railway station to connect train for Delhi. Meet & assistance on arrival at Delhi railways station and transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward journey.

Included: Accommodation for 12 nights including yoga & meditation sessions , transfers, tours, sightseeing as indicated, local guides and entrance fees
Excluded: International flights, visa & insurance, tipping, beverages and items of a personal nature

 

Prices quoted are valid from 1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018

Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates. Please read T&C before booking

Call 09 410 5060 or 0508 EXOTIC (0508 396 842) or email info@exoticholidays.co.nz for more information.