Destinations Covered: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Delhi
This tour you will go on a spiritual journey – a form of travel that cannot be compared to any other and which can open up new perspectives and also change your view about the world. During this tour, you will do the practice of yoga, go on an inward journey and meditate with experienced teachers, or visit an ashram. With this trip, many experiences during this Journeys.
Highlights of Tour
Explore Red Fort
Visit Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar
Visit Humayun Tomb
Daily Yoga Session at Your Ashram / Hotel
Visit Ashrams in Haridwar /Rishikesh
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast, visit the old town of Delhi. Explore the Red Fort on the western bank of the Yamuna River, built of red stone. The Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, started building this massive fortress in 1638 after moving the capital from Agra to Delhi. Later, visit the Raj Ghat, the Place where the father of the Nationa Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in the year of 1948. Afterward, we will visit New Delhi to visit the Qutub Minar, one of the most beautiful buildings in Islam that were ever built in India. Then visit the Humayun Tomb, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, which was also the inspiration for several monuments including the Taj Mahal, rounds off this beautiful day.
Day 3: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh
Pickup from your hotel and transfer to the Delhi train station for your train journey to the Holy city of Haridwar, train will depart from New Delhi at 6:50 a.m. and arrival in Haridwar at 11:25 a.m. Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the train station and taken to the Hotel.
Rishikesh, located at the foot of the Himalayas, is a famous pilgrimage town. The Ganges flows through Rishikesh, which not only impresses with its mythological significance as a holy river but also with clear water and scenic beauty. There are a variety of temples and ashrams in Rishikesh, both historical and more recent. The city annually attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists from both India and Western countries. It is home to a number of yoga centers, some of which have a long tradition. Rishikesh, therefore, has a reputation for being the “yoga capital” of the world. Hindus believe that meditation in Rishikesh, like bathing in the holy river Ganges, leads closer to salvation (moksha).
Later you go on a hike with the guide to get to know the lifestyle of the local people. In the evening, the first short session with your yoga teacher takes place to exchange information about your practice level and your expectations. After dinner, you have the opportunity to experience a short documentary/presentation about India.
Day 4: Rishikesh
The day begins with a yoga session at 6:30 a.m. Afterwards, you can have an extensive breakfast from 9:00 a.m. and go to a relaxing yoga session from 1130 a.m. evening you can experience the art ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. You will return to the Hotel for dinner.\
Day 5: Rishikesh
Today also begins with an early yoga session at 7:30 a.m. After the first effort of the day, you have the opportunity to have breakfast from 9:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., the meditation session continues. After lunch, you will visit an ashram in the afternoon. Classically, people of earlier times learned yoga in an ashram. They stayed in the ashram for a while, learning and practicing yoga. When they then returned to a “normal” life, they had a good basis for their everyday practice. In the evening you will be transferred back to your hotel, where an evening spa session is already waiting for you. At the end of the day, have dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Rishikesh
Like every morning, your day begins with the early yoga session at 7:30 a.m. You can have breakfast from 9:00 a.m. As a special form of meditation, you will later take a hike through the Ganges.Ca. At 11:30 am you will be picked up from the Hotel and Drive to Haridwar
Haridwar is also known as the gateway to God and is one of the most sacred Hindu sites in India. The town of Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims and tourists from around the world.
In Haridwar visit the Sriram Ashram. The ashram, founded in 1984, was founded by Baba Hari Dass, a Mauni Sadhu, (silent monk) who put his life at the service of mankind. This Ashram is funded by the Anath Shishu Palan Trust of India in collaboration with the Sri Ram Foundation in America. The Sri Ram Orphanage strives to provide a loving and supportive home for abandoned or neglected children in India. The Sri Ram Vidya Mandir is a state-recognized school that educates children. There is a kindergarten that is available to both the children from the orphanage and the children from the surrounding villages. In the evening there is a trip to the Ganges followed by an Aarti ceremony. Evening back to Rishikesh Hotel
Day 7: Rishikesh
You spend the morning with yoga, meditation, and a spa session. After lunch in the afternoon, you will pick up from the hotel and drive to the elephant orphanage near the Raja Ji National Park. They walk to the Ganges. Enjoy Lunch takes place today in the form of a picnic and also includes treats for the elephants. Your hike ends at the Van – Gujjar community. Traditional tea is served from one of the houses and you have the opportunity to exchange ideas or interact with the local people.
Day 8: Rishikesh
Days are free for your own yoga practice or other activities.
Day 9: Haridwar – Delhi
The morning is free for personal activity. Around the afternoon the transfer to Dehradun airport for your flight back to Delhi, Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be picked up by our local representative and taken to the Hotel near to Delhi Aerocity Area.
Day 10: Delhi (Departure)
On-Time transfer to the airport for your return flight. The room is reserved for you till 12 noon on the day of departure.
Accommodation on Double / Twin Sharing basis on Ashrams / Hotels
All transfers, tours, and excursion as per itinerary using air-conditioned Vehicle
Train Ticket ( Delhi – Haridwar) – AC Chair Car
Local English speaking Guide as per itinerary
All taxes, tolls, parking fees, and service tax.
Any airfare (International or domestic).
Any Lunch / Dinner is not Included
Any Monument Entrances
Any item of personal nature and Gratuities.
Additional nights for participants, which is offered at additional cost to individual participants.
All personal expenses such as medical expenses, laundry, drinks, telephone and fax services, and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.