Experience authentic yoga and meditation in some of the most sacred spots on Earth with internationally renowned yoga masters along the way! Make new lifelong friends and deep bonds as we move through magical India on trains, camels & elephants winding our way through a mystical tapestry of the ancient, the timeless and the profound.
Points of interest along the way include the Taj Mahal- the World Heritage Site of architectural mastery, Vrindavan- the legendary birthplace of Lord Krishna, Rajasthan- exotic colorful desert marketplaces, holy cities and majestic forts, Amritsar- home of ” The Golden Temple” and holiest city to Sikhs & Kundalini Yogis, Rishikesh- home to yogis & sages for millennia and destination of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan.
Feb 21st – March 8th 2017
Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
DAY 1 – Feb 21 Delhi
Arrival in Delhi. Upon arrival, airport reception and assistance checking into the Airport Hotel. Dinner at hotel. (D)
DAY 2 – Feb 22 | Delhi, Vrindavan, Agra
After breakfast we begin our 4-hour drive to Virndavan where we will visit Temples. In evening we will visit the famous and inspiring Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
After our tour, we will enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening before retiring. (B,L,D)
DAY 03 – Feb 23 | Agra, Jaipur
After breakfast we will drive through the city to the Agra Fort, you will get some good images of the local scene and bazaars, and the everyday buzz of India. Once at the Agra Fort, you will be led through its regal chambers that were once called home to some of India’s most powerful Mughal emperors.
After our tour, we will drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur popularly known as the “Pink City” of Rajasthan, the largest city and the capital of the state. (B,L,D)
Day 04 – Feb 24 | Jaipur, Pushkar
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we have a guided visit to the Amber fort. As you stroll through the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work. After lunch we will begin our approximately 3-hour drive to Pushkar, one of the most sacred places for Hindus having more than 400 temples and the most important & world famous Brahma Temple (The creator God). (B,L,D)
DAY 05 – Feb 25 | Pushkar, Ajmer, Amritsar
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel before beginning our sightseeing tour of Pushkar. We will take a camel tour into Pushkar to visit Brahma Temple – devoted to Lord Brahma, Pushkar Lake and other beautiful Hindu temples. After Lunch we will be transfer to the railway station at Ajmer to board the overnight train to Amritsar. (B,L,D Packed Dinner)
DAY 06 – Feb 26 | Arrive Amritsar
In the afternoon we arrive in Amritsar, the most sacred city for Sikhs. Upon arrival to Amritsar railway station we will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Late afternoon we will enjoy a visit to the Golden Temple. Located in the heart of the city, it is the most visited attraction of Amritsar. Characterized by its four entrance doors (called deoris) in all four directions and the tastefully decorated shrines, the Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful. In the evening you will experience the Wagah Border ceremony. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 – Feb 27 | Amritsar
The early hours before the sunrise, the Amrit Vela, at The Golden Temple is an extraordinary experience! Visit the Golden Temple for an enchanting start to the day you will never forget! After breakfast experience special group meditations on the grounds of one of the most spectacular holy temples on Earth. In the afternoon visit special local shops and the bazaars around the temple. We will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 08 – Feb 28 | Amritsar, Haridwar, Rishikesh
This morning we will transfer to the railway station to board the train to Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar railway station, we will be met and transferred approximately one hour to Rishikesh where we will check into and overnight at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 through Day 15 – Mar 1 through Mar 8 | Rishikesh
Morning and Evening Yoga Classes during International Yoga Festival, Rishikesh and participation in Daily Prayer Services. Overnight at Ashram. (B, L, D).
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DAY 16 – Mar 08 | Rishikesh, Haridwar, Delhi
It’s our final day of Aquarian Sadhana on the Ganga! Cars will pick us up from Parmarth Niketan and return to Delhi for return flights.
*Reporting time at international airport is at least 3 hours prior to the flight departure time. (B, L)
End of Tour!