The Birthplace of Yoga: Featuring Delhi and Rishikesh

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The Birthplace of Yoga: Featuring Delhi and Rishikesh
Welcome to India. On this journey, you will have a chance to enjoy a retreat that features both Delhi and Rishikesh, known as “the birthplace of yoga”. This life-changing experience will allow to dive deep into your mind, body and spirit while coming to understand why so many have benefited from visiting this region. The town of Rishikesh is tucked into the Himalayas with the Ganges River flowing through and offers a peaceful tranquility from the moment you arrive until the time you depart. This journey welcomes all types of backgrounds and experience and will have you leave feeling more connected to your practice than ever before.

Hotels:

  • Maidens Hotel-Heritage, Delhi
  • Aloha On The Ganges- One Bedroom Apartment, Rishikesh
  • Radisson Blu Plaza- Superior, Delhi

Included:

Meals:
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Activities:
  • Sightseeing Tour of Old Delhi
  • Daytrip to Haridwar
  • Tickets to a water show in Akshardham
  • Jungle Safari at Rajaji National Park
  • River Rafting or Hiking to Neer Garh Waterfall
  • Partake in a hands on Indian cooking class
  • Visit Trimbakeshwar Temple or Tera Manzil Temple
Other Services:
  • One airport transfer privately in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation privately in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Official English-speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, VAT
  • Porterage service at the hotels (1 bag per person)
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
  • Domestic round-trip airfare from Delhi to Dehradun
  • Yoga instructor if requested

Not Included:

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, alcohol, etc.
  • Camera / Video fee at the monuments or any expenses not mentioned as included
  • Travel Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Note:

  • International flights should arrive and depart into Delhi International Airport


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Day 1

Arrive in Delhi

Welcome to India! After your arrival in Delhi, you will receive a traditional welcome with a fresh flower garland by our airport representative before being transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the evening will be at leisure.
Accommodation: Maidens Hotel, Delhi
Delhi
Day 2

Delhi

This morning, enjoy a Yoga session in the hotel with a professional instructor, then enjoy breakfast. Later you will begin a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, visiting Jama Masjid, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, and drive through Red Fort. In the evening, you will enjoy the water show in Akshardham Temple. Then, enjoy a welcome dinner with the guide for a brief discussion about the tour.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Maidens Hotel, Delhi


Delhi
Day 3

Delhi – Rishikesh

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Dehradun. Upon arrival, you will have a private transfer to Rishikesh, then transfer to the hotel.
Rishikesh is a very important Hindu pilgrimage site. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga, adds to the beauty and the purity of the place. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the all-mountainous region.
This evening, you will enjoy a yoga session and relaxation at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh





Delhi
Day 4

Rishikesh– Haridwar – Rishikesh

Enjoy a yoga session followed by breakfast at your hotel.
The rest of the morning is at your leisure.
In the afternoon, head out to visit Haridwar, one of the holiest places for the Hindu religion. Propitiously located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya, pilgrims arrive here in droves to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges. Visit the famous Har-ki-pauri, the place on the banks of Ganges where thousands of pilgrims converge to take a holy dip. In the evening, witness the enchanting Ganga Aarti (prayer ceremony). You will return to the hotel in Rishikesh for the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Day 5

Rishikesh

Early in the morning, you will head out with a packed breakfast for your jungle safari at Rajaji National Park. It is predominantly formed from dense green jungles, and this environment forms a habitat for several animals. The park is at the north-western limit of distribution for both elephants and tigers in India.
(Rajaji National Park is closed from June 15th until November 15th)
After the game, you will drive back to the hotel to relax and partake in an optional yoga session.
In the afternoon, you will head out to visit Trimbakeshwar Temple or Tera Manzil Temple. The temple is situated on the banks of river Ganges in Rishikesh. Popular for its striking architecture, the temple also offers panoramic landscape views from the thirteenth floor. Dinner and an overnight stay will be at a hotel in Rishikesh.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh

Day 6

Rishikesh

After breakfast, choose one of the included options:
River rafting or hiking to the Neer Garh Waterfall as you explore more of the beauty in and around Rishikesh.
If you'd prefer a day at leisure, feel free to spend time in Rishikesh, enjoy a wellness activity, or relax at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Day 7

Rishikesh

After breakfast, you will enjoy the rest of your morning at leisure. Partake in doing a yoga and meditation session or you can walk around and visit the banks of Ganges and some of the ashrams near the hotel.
For lunch, roll up your sleeves and enjoy a cooking class where you will learn some of the best and most popular Indian vegetarian recipes. In the afternoon, meditate, take part in a yoga session, or explore the town on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Day 8

Rishikesh- Delhi

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Dehradun Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the hotel in Delhi where a wash and change room will be booked for you. You will enjoy a few hours at leisure before we depart the hotel for your farewell dinner. After dinner, you will transfer to Delhi International Airport to board your flight back home with memories that will last a lifetime!
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Accommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza- Delhi




Rishikesh

The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Delhi

Welcome to India! After your arrival in Delhi, you will receive a traditional welcome with a fresh flower garland by our airport representative before being transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the evening will be at leisure.
Accommodation: Maidens Hotel, Delhi
Delhi
Day 2

Delhi

This morning, enjoy a Yoga session in the hotel with a professional instructor, then enjoy breakfast. Later you will begin a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, visiting Jama Masjid, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, and drive through Red Fort. In the evening, you will enjoy the water show in Akshardham Temple. Then, enjoy a welcome dinner with the guide for a brief discussion about the tour.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Maidens Hotel, Delhi


Delhi
Day 3

Delhi – Rishikesh

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Dehradun. Upon arrival, you will have a private transfer to Rishikesh, then transfer to the hotel.
Rishikesh is a very important Hindu pilgrimage site. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga, adds to the beauty and the purity of the place. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the all-mountainous region.
This evening, you will enjoy a yoga session and relaxation at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh





Delhi
Day 4

Rishikesh– Haridwar – Rishikesh

Enjoy a yoga session followed by breakfast at your hotel.
The rest of the morning is at your leisure.
In the afternoon, head out to visit Haridwar, one of the holiest places for the Hindu religion. Propitiously located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya, pilgrims arrive here in droves to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges. Visit the famous Har-ki-pauri, the place on the banks of Ganges where thousands of pilgrims converge to take a holy dip. In the evening, witness the enchanting Ganga Aarti (prayer ceremony). You will return to the hotel in Rishikesh for the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Day 5

Rishikesh

Early in the morning, you will head out with a packed breakfast for your jungle safari at Rajaji National Park. It is predominantly formed from dense green jungles, and this environment forms a habitat for several animals. The park is at the north-western limit of distribution for both elephants and tigers in India.
(Rajaji National Park is closed from June 15th until November 15th)
After the game, you will drive back to the hotel to relax and partake in an optional yoga session.
In the afternoon, you will head out to visit Trimbakeshwar Temple or Tera Manzil Temple. The temple is situated on the banks of river Ganges in Rishikesh. Popular for its striking architecture, the temple also offers panoramic landscape views from the thirteenth floor. Dinner and an overnight stay will be at a hotel in Rishikesh.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh

Day 6

Rishikesh

After breakfast, choose one of the included options:
River rafting or hiking to the Neer Garh Waterfall as you explore more of the beauty in and around Rishikesh.
If you'd prefer a day at leisure, feel free to spend time in Rishikesh, enjoy a wellness activity, or relax at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Day 7

Rishikesh

After breakfast, you will enjoy the rest of your morning at leisure. Partake in doing a yoga and meditation session or you can walk around and visit the banks of Ganges and some of the ashrams near the hotel.
For lunch, roll up your sleeves and enjoy a cooking class where you will learn some of the best and most popular Indian vegetarian recipes. In the afternoon, meditate, take part in a yoga session, or explore the town on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Day 8

Rishikesh- Delhi

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Dehradun Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the hotel in Delhi where a wash and change room will be booked for you. You will enjoy a few hours at leisure before we depart the hotel for your farewell dinner. After dinner, you will transfer to Delhi International Airport to board your flight back home with memories that will last a lifetime!
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Accommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza- Delhi




Rishikesh

The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

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