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ID: 597
YOGA & MEDITATION WITH DELHI, AGRA, JAIPUR
Offered by Company : ID 2525
Country : India
Destinations : rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
Duration : 12 – 13 day(s)
Minimum Price : $1264 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $2083 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Yoga Retreats, Meditation Retreat
 
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Refreshing Spiritual Holidays in Rishikesh for serene retreat and three major cities of North India from cultural point of view.

Hailed as the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh offers a favourite destination to relax, recharge and soul search. Rishikesh Yoga Retreats is a preferred destination for travelers in pursuit of spirituality and attain Nirvana. Relax, recharge and rejuvenate the weary souls while on Spiritual Holidays in Rishikesh. Rishikesh Yoga packages on Rishikesh meditation tours will take you to the holy land of rishies in Rishikesh. In this tour you will also witness the historic city of Delhi, city of Agra with Taj Mahal and pink city Jaipur.

Detail Information
Day 1 - Welcome to Delhi!
You will arrive at the Delhi International Airport. Delhi is India's second largest metropolis next to Mumbai, which is located in the northern part of the country. The architectural features in the city are similar to those which can be seen in Athens, Rome and Istanbul.

Day 2 - Exploring Delhi
Your first day you will explore the old and new city of Delhi. Youll be mesmerized by the 100-foot, red-stone boundary walls of Red Fort built during the 17th century. Opposite this ancient structure is the Jama Masjid, built in 1656. Found in front of the Jama Masjid is the 1656 AD construction of red sandstone and white marble. It is the largest mosque in India where 20,000 people can pray together. You will also tour the town in a Rickshaw. Along the streets of old Delhi you will see the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) Memorial, which is close to the river Yamuna. Next, you will visit the Humayun Tomb of the second Mughal emperor, which was completed by his wife during the 16th century. Shahjahan had the vision for the structure of the Taj Mahal. The Qutub Minar, a 220-foot tower made by one of the first Muslim leaders in India, was built between 1199 and 1368 AD. It runs counter to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of the President of India. There youll see the buildings of government and parliament and India Gate which is 130-foot wall built in memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War.

Day 3 - From Delhi, to Haridwar, to Rishikesh (By Train)
On the third day you will be transported to the rail station to board the Express Shatabdi train for Haridwar. Upon your arrival, you will then travel on to Rishikesh by car. Rishikesh is well known for its many Ashrams and yoga centers. Today it is a meeting place for the European, who study yoga and meditation in addition to Hindu religion and philosophy.

Day 4 - Learning about Rishikesh
Early that morning you will attend a morning yoga class. After your morning wake up you will visit the Omkaranda Ashram also well known as Durga Mandir. Here, classes in Hindi, Sanskrit, music and classical dance are offered. You will also visit the Swarg Ashram, one of the oldest Ashrams in Rishikesh.

Day 5 - Exploring Rishikesh
Again, you will wake up early to practice the Sun Salutation, welcome the day, and be energized for the rest of the days activities. The afternoon is free to pursue your own activities, and you can choose to gon on a river rafting expedition or a half-day temple tour.

Day 6 - Rishikesh
After your morning yoga classes, you will travel along the Ganges River to the Vashist Guffa Cave. There, a meditation will be held in the cave, providing a profound experience for even the most experienced yogi or yogini.

Day 7 - Rishikesh
After your morning Sun Salutation and yoga instruction, you will have the option to visit Devpryag, Karanprayag (an important city of the Hindus), and a few Karna temples.

Day 8 - Rishikesh
This day is totally spent onsite: you will have early morning yoga classes, followed by an afternoon meditation, and then a therapy class.

Day 9 - From Rishikesh, to Haridwar, to Jaipur (By Train)
After your early morning yoga classes you will then check out of the hotel and drive to Haridwar, one of the holiest places of Hindus in India. Haridwar is located at the foot of the Sivalik Mountain, which is also among the holiest places of Hindus in India. The fairy tale legends tell about gods and kings who discovered their true selves at the Har Ki Pauri Ghat, a sanctuary which carries an impression of the foot of God Vishnu. Every twelve years the religious meeting Kumbha Mela and every six years, Ardh Kumbha are held at Har Ki Pauri Ghat.

Every year, millions visit Haridwar who come here to bathe in Ganges. Your trip to Haridwar will really surprise you. First, you will visit the Sapt Rishi Ashram and the Sapt Sarovar. The Hindu mythology says that here Ganges itself divided into seven rivers, in order not to disrupt the seven Rishis (sapt) occupied by their prayers. Later, you will visit the holy temple of Daksha Mahadev and Sati Kund, located in the resort Kankhal. Sati Kund is the place, according to Hindu mythology, that Sati, the first wife of Lord Shiva, died. Also, you will visit the Maya Devi temple on the hill Bilwa Parvat. By riding the antenna cable you will enjoy a wonderful view of Haridwar. Finally, you will visit the Maya Devi temple on hill Bilwa Parvat, after which you will board your train to Delhi (at 6 pm) and spend the night at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 10 From Delhi to Agra

From Delhi, you will enjoy the drive to Agra, and get to visit Sikandra, the amazing grave of Akbar, the most influential of all Mughal emperors. The grave lies 6 miles before Agra. Agra is placed on the deposits of the Yamuna River and was under the Mughal rulers during the 16th and 17th centuries. The highlight of the Golden India tour triangle package is visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal (1631-1653). This amazing piece of architecture made of light-colored marble, was built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan for his departed wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its architecture reveals why it's one of the Seven Wonders of the World. For 21 days, 20,000 expert workers from Italy, France, Iran and Asia worked on the memorial. Upon your arrival you can go to your hotel for a good night's rest.

Day 11 - From Agra to Jaipur
After breakfast, you will inspect the wide and vast Agra fort at the west deposit of the Yamuna River. Agra fort was built in the 1600's by Akbar and was finished by his grandson. After the visit, you will go as far as Jaipur, the cap of the country Rajasthan, which is also popularly known as Pink City because of its pink houses' frontal faade and metropolis fence. On the way, you will visit Fatehpur Sikri, which is 22 miles from Agra, the other large city of Akbar, built in 1569. Akbar shifted his cap to Fatehpur Sikri, but after 13 days due to the scarcity of water, it was shifted to Lahore in Pakistan and back again to Agra. Arrival to Jaipur is scheduled in the afternoon, and an overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 12 - Exploring Jaipur
After an early breakfast you will drive to fort Amber (6 miles), the former capital of Kachhawaha Rajputs. On the way, you will stop to visit the city's landmark: the Hawa Mahal (palace of the winds). Built during the 18th century, the five-story building features 953 windows and niches from which the royal women observed the procession in the street without being seen. Next you will visit Amber fort, which lies on 400-foot-tall hill and is surrounded by the chain of mountains known as Aravalli. Afterwards you will visit the Pink city Jaipur. The city palace built in 1734 lies in the center of Jaipur and is now the residence of the royal family of Jaipur and a beautiful museum. After that you will visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory. It was built in the 18th century by the city founder Jai Singh II. The instruments are out of stone and marble and served to explore the night skies. You will then return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 13 - Final Stop: From Jaipur to Delhi
At the conclusion of your six-day and five-night exploration of Jaipur, Delhi and Agra, there will be a return trip to Agra for your return trip to Delhi.

Notes
Cost Includes:

Pick up and Drop at Delhi international airport, Delhi Railway station
Return Train tickets of Shatabdi train in air-conditioned chair car coach from Delhi to Haridwar.
All transfers and sightseeing with air-conditioned car with private chauffeur.
7 nights accommodation in Parmarth Ashram in Rishikesh including all meals and classes
2 Nights Accommodation in Delhi with breakfast
1 Night accommodation in Agra with breakfast
2 Nights accommodation in Jaipur with breakfast
Excursion and entrances to Akshardham temple (Indias most beautiful temple) in Delhi, exclusively by us.
Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi through Old Delhi-Jama Masjid, Gurduwara (Sikh Temple), Chandni
Chowk Bazaar
Rickshaw ride in Jaipur through Bazaars of old pink city
Excursion, Entrances and Dinner at Choki Dhani Village Resort in Jaipur
One way horse carriage ride from the nearest parking to Taj Mahal in Agra
Elephant ride (alternatively by jeeps) to ascend Amber Fort in Jaipur
Excursion to Nahargarh (Tiger) Fort in Jaipur to watch the sunset and beautiful view of Jaipur
Entrance fee to all monuments in Agra, Delhi and Jaipur
Mineral water (2litre) per person per day
A local English-speaking guide shall be provided for the sightseeing tours in Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur.
Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers at airport, railway stations.
All applicable taxes and service charges
All taxes, driver allowances, parking, fuel charges, interstate taxes, etc.

The Beginner Yoga program includes prayers, pranayama, traditional hatha yoga asana, Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita, Vedic Chanting, Meditation and Yoga Nidra. Each day will conclude with Ganga Havan and Arti at sunset and meditation / Yoga Nidra after dinner.

Note: No. of days at Rishikesh for Yoga session can be increased and decresed upon your discretion.

Services not included
Any airfare (domestic or international)
Visa Cost
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
Our quote is not valid for period other than mentioned above
Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any Insurance, airport departure tax etc.

SPECIAL NOTES
Price of tour is ascertained on traveling of Single Person.
Hotel Check-In, Check-out time 1200 NOON
Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
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