ITINERARY

 

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, winding our way through a mystical tapestry of the ancient, the timeless and the profound.

Points of interest along the way include the mountains of Southern India’s Kerala, 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 to Kerala

Meet in Delhi Airport for 7:20am Cochin flight to Kerala. *Flight to Cochin is included. 5 Hour drive through into the mystical mountains of Kerala. First of 4 nights in Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa.

DAY 2 – Feb 22 | Kerala

Perched on the majestic mountains of Kannan Devan Hills in Munnar, Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa offers a mystic experience which only Mother Nature can provide. Wake up to watch the mist and sunbeams weave magical patterns all around, take a stroll along the hilly pathways drenched in the aroma of wild flowers, feel the silence of the rocks as ancient as the earth and watch sleepy dales and distant villages down below the valley while you lounge in the shade of Cinnamon trees.

*Our journey begins with deep contemplation & practice. Our entire first full day will be in silent reflection and INTENTIONALLY OFF of internet, social media, email, phone, etc.

(B,L,D)

DAY 03 – Feb 23 |  Kerala

Besides immersing into the beautiful natural landscape of our mountaintop resort, the rest of our days in Kerala will be primarily for deep practices with Gurunam Singh & Bhagat Kaur and an ideal time for more distraction free reflection on the essentials of yoga practice and a life of purpose.

*As far as Blackberry Hills is concerned movement is an integral part of the activities. Trekking inside the estate along with our naturalist cum driver Stephen is very enriching experience. As you trek down the estate you come across different plantation activities. Cardamom, Vetiver, Sial, Strawberry, coffee and other spices. Once you cross the boundary of the estate you would be interested to continue the trekking downhill to near by village cum tea plantation called. Attukad meaning forest by the river in Tamil. The best time to do trekking in Munnar is from September to March.

(B,L,D)

Day 04 – Feb 24 | Kerala

Besides immersing into the beautiful natural landscape of our mountaintop resort, the rest of our days in Kerala will be primarily for deep practices with Gurunam Singh & Bhagat Kaur and an ideal time for more distraction free reflection on the essentials of yoga practice and a life of purpose.

*Our journey will deepen with meditation immersions and soul searching inquiry.

(B,L,D)

 

DAY  05 – Feb 25 | Arrive Amritsar

We will enjoy breakfast in Kerala and make our way to the airport flying to Amritsar.

Arrival in Amritsar, the most sacred city for Sikhs. Upon arrival 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,D)

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DAY  06 – Feb 26 | 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 lunch & dinner and overnight.  (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 lunch & 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

Early Morning, Day and Evening Yoga Classes & Special Events 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!