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Yoga & Meditation India Tour

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
Activities: Yoga, Meditation & Sightseeing
Regions: North India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Dehradun - Uttarkashi - Rishikesh - Agra - Delhi
Best Time: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Price 2017 : USD 1269

Overview

Many forms of meditation evolved from ancient religious and spiritual traditions. Although practices vary today, most meditation techniques aim to train attention and awareness to help bring thoughts under control.Rest, relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful and beautiful natural setting of Shikhar Nature Resort. Our Yoga gurus are keen to give a new direction to your lives through the teachings of yoga. Have a full yoga experience and get guidance on implementing positive changes in your life. Deepen your knowledge on the benefits of asana, vegetarian diet, stress management and meditation.

Venue: Shikhar Nature Resort, Uttarkashi

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DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI FLIGHT

Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel.Overnight stay in hotel at Delhi.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 02: DELHI SIGHTSEEING

Morning free. Afternoon, option to go for a spiritual tour of Delhi.

The tour will start with visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, situated in the heart of New Delhi's Cannaught Place area. Originally it was the Bungalow (Haveli/Bangla) of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, hence the name Bangla Sahib. Its original name was Jaisinghpura Palace. Mirza Raja Jai Singh was an important military leader of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's oldest temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialist Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.

Later visit Jama Masjid , covered with intricate carvings and has verses inscribed from the holy Koran. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful. The main prayer hall of the Jama Masjid is made up of high cusped arches and marble domes.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 03: DELHI – DEHRADUN - UTTARKASHI FLIGHT + DRIVE 175 KM

Morning after Breakfast Check out from hotel and transfer to Delhi airport to fly Dehradun, Upon arrival in Jolly Grant airport (Dehradun) and meet our representative and start drive to Uttarkashi. Upon arrival in Uttarkshi check in the resort.

The Resort is conveniently located 5 km from Uttarkashi on the way to Gangotri. The resort is spread around 4 acres of lush green terrace fields surrounded by Cliff Mountains and situated right on the river bank of Bhagirathi. The Resort is a perfect place for a cool retreat from the noise and pollution of the plains amidst refreshing natural surroundings.

Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at resort in Uttarkashi.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 04: UTTARKASHI (1,150 M)

A very beautiful day in the lap of nature will start with a Chanting session. This opens our lungs and minds . Later enjoy a hot cup of morning tea made with ancient species before we head towards the path of rejuvenate ourself by practicing different Asanaas, and study the various methods and techniques of yoga with your Yoga Teacher.

Morning session will include session will include 'Introduction to basic yogic postures & practice' and 'Breathing and relaxation techniques. Today we will learn about Hatha Yoga.

The fundamentals of learning in Hatha yoga are formed by the asanas. Through the asanas the body becomes physically fit and intensive practice brings steadiness, health and lightness to the body as it purifies the body systems. These asanas are essential to learn in order to move onto higher levels of meditation.

Later in the day there will be a session on yogic food and you will have an opportunity to learn how to make yogic food and drinks.

In the evening from we will participate in Aarti at the bank of Bhagirathi. The Bhagirathi is a turbulent Himalayan river in the state of Uttarakhand, India, that is the source stream of the Ganges —the major river of the Gangetic plain of Northern India and the holy river of Hinduism. All participants will have an opportunity to participate in the preparation of the Aarti as well.

Enjoy the Dinner at overnight stay at SNR (Shikhar Nature Resort).

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 05: UTTARKASHI

Start your day with a chanting session to open your mind and lungs. Later enjoy a cup of tea made with ancient spices., followed by a session on Ashtanga Yoga. The asana practice makes the body flexible and physically fit . Through Pranayama you can control breathing and develop peace of mind . Meditation practice leads to experience the stillness of mind and awareness essential for facing all situations of life and Pratyahara brings control of the mind . Experience the calmness of the mind through Samadhi – the last stage in this yoga During this session you will have an opportunity to open the full potential of the body and mind and increase inner confidence while improving mental health.

Midday you have an option to visit Uttarkashi town, where you can visit the Vishwanath temple,a prime pilgrimage attractions in Uttarkashi. An ancient temple, it is said that it was first built by Parasuram. Later, it was renovated by Maharani Khaneti, wife of Sudarshan Shah in 1857. The temple has a Shivling, 60 cms high and 90 cms in circumference . You can also visit the Shakti Temple , famous for a big Trishul erected in the center of the temple. The trishul is 6 metres in height and 90 cms at the bottom. Different people hold different views about the trishul; it is widely believed that the trishul is made of iron in the upper part and copper in the lower part. The epics say that this trishul was thrown at devils by goddess Durga.

Evening participate with your Yoga guru for another session of Ashtanga Yoga.

Later we will proceed for aarti on the ganaga.
Enjoy the Dinner at overnight stay at SNR (Shikhar Nature Resort).
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 06: UTTARKASHI

Start your day with a cup of tea made with ancient spices, followed by Laughter yoga session with Yoga teacher.

Laughter Yoga session will led by a laughter leader or teacher, who controls the laughter session, explains and gives commands to start and complete different Laughter Exercises. The leader guides the members to start and complete laughter exercises together for improved group dynamic. During most Laughter Yoga exercises, group members keep moving, and establish eye contact with others in the group. Most laughter sessions focus on enjoyment, rather than force, when doing laughter exercises. The laughter session strives to cultivate childlike playfulness during Laughter Yoga exercises.

Midday session will include asana, pranayama (breathing session), and savasana (relaxation session) talk by your yoga guru on yoga and meditation including the philosophy Yoga.

In the evening Meditation/Relaxation sessionwith your guru.

Ganga arti in the evening.
Enjoy the Dinner at overnight stay at SNR (Shikhar Nature Resort).
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 07: UTTARKASHI (1,150 M)

Early morning we will start our day with a beautiful nature walk and Bird watching session. We shall meet villagers in their house or fields. Back to resort for morning tea made with ancient spcies.

Post tea enjoy an chanting session along with discussion and chat on Meditation and Yoga.

Midday we will practise Hatha and Astanga Yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing session), and savasana (relaxation session)

In the evening Meditation/Relaxation session followed by Ganga Aarti.

Enjoy the Dinner at overnight stay at Shikhar Nature Resort.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 08: UTTARKASHI - RISHIKESH 175 KM

Today morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Upon arrival in Rishikesh and check in the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure in Hotel. Evening Ganga Arti Darshan at Parmath Niketan Ramjhula Rishikesh. Back to Hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 9: RISHIKESH – DELHI - AGRA FLIGHT & 210 KM

Morning after relax breakfast drive to Jolly Grant airport (Dehradun) to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi airport and drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in the hotel for overnight stay in Agra.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

DAY 10: AGRA – DELHI DEPARTURE 210 KM & FLIGHT

Early Morning sightseeing of Taj Mahal, Experience the sunrise view of Taj Mahal Agra (closed on Friday).

Then visit Taj Mahal someone rightly said, ‘see the Taj and die’ and the Taj certainly surpasses this thought. Described as the most spectacular monuments ever built for love, Taj Mahal is the Agra fascination and greatest pride of India. One of the legendary Indian poet -Rabindranath Tagore described its beauty as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died after giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Around 20,000 workers devoted day and night to construct this magnificent monument.

Back to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast check out from hotel and visit red fort Agra.

Agra Fort (Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. More often than not, the Agra Fort is overshadowed by the pristine beauty of the Taj, but for those looking for something beyond romance, the Agra Fort is worth seeing. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, the Agra Fort today, stands as a citadel of the past that has witnessed centuries slip by). After sightseeing drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to IGI airport to board the flight to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Delhi: Old Delhi tour (Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid) and New Delhi (Qutab Minar & India Gate).

Uttarkashi: Nature walk and Bird watching, Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation & Asanas/Pranayama session, Talk & Interaction on Yoga & Meditation, Hike to Nachiketa Tal, Uttarkashi City tour, Village Attraction in Ganeshpur Village, Cooking Class and Aarti on the bank of Bhagirathi.

Gangotri: Gangotri Temple, Harsil and Gangnani (Hot water spring)

Rishikesh: Ganga Arti Darshan at Parmarth Niketan.

Agra: The world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Price: USD 1269 Per person

Supplement for Airfare Delhi - Dehradun & Dehradun - Delhi US$ 200 Per person

*Please note that airfare is subject to change and is based on the fare as of now and in case of any changes in airfare we will advise you the same at the time of issuing the tickets.

Prices Include:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights on Twin/Double share basis in above mentioned Hotels/Resort or similar.
  • All transport services using air-conditioned Innova car (03 person in each Innova)
  • English speaking Guide for Sightseeing in Delhi
  • Services of Accompanying Shikhar Tour Escort
  • All meals as per mentioned above in the Itinerary
  • All currently applicable taxes including Govt. service tax. Which are subject to change without any notice.
  • Transportation for Sightseeing and trek as per programme
  • Services of professional Yoga and Meditation teacher.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • One time entrances to the monuments as per the Itinerary

Prices do not include:

  • Any International or Domestic Airfare
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule;
  • Cancellation of flights/trains/hotels for political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Expenses of personal nature like personal gratuities, telephone charges, laundry, spa activities, drinks etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any porterage at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'
  • Any kind of insurance cover

General Conditions:

  • The prices are on Per Person basis, Nett & Non Commissionable.
  • Upon confirmation of the booking we would require 50% of the total invoice and the balance amount can be paid 60 days prior to the date of arrival.
  • Class of travel on trains may change based on availability at the time of booking
  • All flight/train timings are based on current schedule and are strictly subject to change
  • All prices are subject to any revision of tax and tariff structure
  • Rates valid till 31st Oct 2016 only.
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