Yoga Journey North India with Jo March 2018

The Yoga Journey

The goal of this North India Yoga journey, is to introduce travellers to the traditions and Spiritual sights of North India. Yoga is found in both Hindu, Jain, Islamic and Buddhist traditions, and there are many wonderful ancient and World Heritage sights to visit that are testimony to India’s ancient culture and way of life. Visiting unique and Holy Cities such as Varanasi and Rishikesh, will enbable the travellers to learn about the true meaning of Eastern spirituality and yogic principles, whilst at the same time being able to enjoy the inter-actions with local people of this region. These journeys are much more than sightseeing they are an personal journey and opportunity to explore your inner foundations, which can only truly be achieved in a country such as India..

Itinerary – North India – Delhi | Rishikesh | Varanasi | Agra | Delhi

Sat 10th March –  Arrive New Delhi – The Nation’s Capital

  • Group arrival late night from Australia at Delhi Indira Ghandi International airport.
  • Tour leader to meet and greet and transfer group to hotel. Evening supper provided at hotel.

Sun 11th March  – Delhi

  • Sunrise yoga | meditation class on rooftop of hotel. Followed by buffet breakfast orientation meeting with Tour Leader and Retreat manager for trip preparation. i.e. changing money for group and any shopping.
  • At approx 11am – half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi spiritual sites i.e. Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s Tomb). If time permits evening visit to a Sikh Gudwara Temple for evening satsang

Stay 2 nights Delhi 4* hotel

Mon 12th March   – Travel to Rishikesh – Home of Yoga

  • Depart hotel at approx. 8am to drive to Resort in Rishikesh in group bus.
  • Group check in and lunch in hotel. Afternoon programme
  • Evening yoga and dinner at resort

13,  14th, 15th, 16th – Rishikesh

Commence Yoga Retreat programme;

  • Most mornings & evening Yoga Classes daily (06:00am to 08:00am) &(5:30pm – 7:00pm)
  • Traditional Ayruvedic Massage, acupuncture, healing sessions
  • Satsang and Arti Fire ceremonies in evenings
  • Traditional North Indian Cooking classes

Stay 5 nights Rishikesh

Sat 17th March  – Varanasi – The Holy City

  • Group check out resort and transfer to Dehra Dun airport for flight to Varanasi. (1.5hr flight)
  • The abode of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, the city of light is a pilgrimage site for people from around the world who come to worship, meditate, bathe in Ganges River and immerse themselves in all this incredible ancient city has to offer.

Sun 18th  March  – Varanasi

  • Morning yoga class and afternoon sightseeing visit Sarnath – Buddhist pilgrimage site

Mon 19th  March  – Varanasi

  • Morning yoga class and Shiva Temple visit
  • Afternoon sightseeing

Tue 20th March  – Varanasi

  • Morning yoga class and Shiva Temple visit
  • afternoon sightseeing.

Wed 21st  March  – Varanasi

  • Morning yoga class and Shiva Temple visit
  • Afternoon sightseeing.
  • At approx. 7pm catch the overnight sleeper train to Agra.

 Stay 4 nights in Varanasi & 1 overnight AC sleeper train

Thu 22nd  March  – Agra – Taj Mahal

  • Arrive early morning in Agra. Pickup and transfer to hotel.
  • Afternoon sightseeing and sunset entry in the Taj Mahal.
  • Final evening farewell and end of tour dinner 

Stay 1 night Agra – 5* hotel

Fri 23rd  March  – Delhi – Fly back to Australia

  • After leisurely morning, check out of hotel and drive from Agra to Delhi (3hrs) international airport for afternoon | evening flight back to Australia

Tour Price per person

$4,595 AUD per person (twin share)

(inclusive of all taxes & fees)

 Tour Includes

  • International Airline tickets Australia to Delhi return
  • All transport in local vehicles /buses, including airport transfers
  • 2 nights in New Delhi 4* hotel
  • 5 nights in Rishikesh luxury 4* star property
  • 4 nights in Varanasi, 4* hotel plus 1 overnight sleeper train
  • 1 night in Agra 5* hotel
  • Domestic one-way flight from Rishikesh to Varanasi
  • Twin Share accommodation in luxury hotels with breakfast included
  • 2 Meals per day – breakfast + 1 main vegetarian meal per day (either lunch or dinner)
  • Foreign currency exchange and all tipping
  • All bottled mineral water provided at meals times and whilst travelling in vehicle
  • Local Indian Tour Director for full tour
  • Local Tour Director in Australia – pre-trip planning, & bookings
  • All sightseeing excursions with Tour Director and/or local guides including;
  • Delhi – Old & New sights
  • Rishikesh – Evening Ganga Arti Ceremony, Tour of local Ashrams and temples
  • Village tour walks , visit the Beatles Ashram
  • Local classical musical and spiritual recitals
  • Varanasi – sunrise & sunset Boat trips on Ganges, visit the inner sanctum of Visvanth Temple, for blessing over the ancient Shiva Lingum & Sarnath Buddhist site
  • Agra – Taj Mahal and local sites

(Sightseeing will be arranged in India by tour leader and is subject to change and availability)

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