Rejuvenation in the Himalayas 1 - PI-047
The age-old practice of India, today has become a fashion all over the world, which is known as Yoga. A form of exercise that has been practiced in India through the ages to energize, rejuvenate one''s self and also to cure many diseases. Different angles and modes of exercise with control over breathing and spiritualism is Yoga. Meditation is the essence of Yoga and what other place can be better to learn and practice Yoga in the most serene and beautiful environs of Rishikesh. Personalized programs can be worked out which include stimulating and purifying therapies, daily yoga and meditation with specific Ayurvedic diet to ensure reduce stress, improve health and address common ailments. An annual International Yoga week is organized at Rishikesh from 2nd to 7th February.
Day 1: Delhi
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014
Arrive at Delhi.Our representative will welcome and transfer to the hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Rishikesh
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Monday, July 14, 2014
Morning after breakfast proceed by road to Rishikesh.Arrive and Evening visit Haridwar to witness evening rituals at the holy river Ganges.
The Ganga Aarti in Hardwar's Har-ki-Pauri is one of the famous rituals in India. It starts at around 6.30pm after sunset, with large crowds gathered around both the banks of a canal that carries the waters of Ganges. Loud speakers blare songs in praise of Ganga Maiya and Shiva.The time of Aarti sees a bustle of activity on the ghats.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Rishikesh
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Discover inner tranquility by practising Yoga and sunrise meditation.Afternoon experience the healing science of Ayurveda.Ancient herbs and spices, combined with Soothing hands will delight the senses and rejuvenate your body.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Rishikesh
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Morning practice Yoga. Afternoon trek in the Himalayan Foothills. An outdoor activity that involves ‘hiking' in mountain regions is called ‘trekking'. Rishikesh, apart from being an ideal location for rafting and cannoning, is also considered one of the best destinations for trekking activities in India. The strategic location of Rishikesh, in Uttarakhand - situated at the foothills of Himalayas, attracts lots of trekking enthusiasts. Adventurers from various parts of the country as well as the world come to Rishikesh every year, for enjoying the mighty Himalayan treks.
Trekking in Himalayas is not only special and exciting, but is indeed a rewarding experience as well. Enveloped by mountain ranges from all sides, Rishikesh provides trekkers some exciting vistas of dense forests, maundering rivers and wild mountain ranges. One of the main attractions of the destination is a trek into Garhwal Himalayas. More than a mere adventurous walk, it comes across as a journey back in time, to ancient civilizations, deep philosophies and a discovery of one's inner self.
While trekking through the Himalayan treks that Rishikesh offers, you will come not only across pleasant scenarios, but numerous Hindu colonies, ancient-isolated temples and far-flung Buddhist monasteries as well. Trekking in Rishikesh is a unique experience, ‘one of its own kind', which not only offers adventurous delight, but also provides inner fulfillment. Evening Cultural Programme (Optional for group Only).
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Rishikesh
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Thursday, July 17, 2014
Morning practice Yoga.Yoga is an invaluable source of knowledge, endurance, spirituality and fitness. It brings across the perfect blend of spiritual intelligence and physical fitness in a person's life. This ancient Indian art finds its origin in the ‘Patanjali Shastra'. Rishikesh, a holy destination in Uttarakhand, has been an important center of Yoga learning for long. Apart from yoga, the place is also well known in the fields of meditation and spiritual aerobic arts, which are quite similar to yoga. Home to many renowned yoga ashrams, Rishikesh is an ideal place for practicing the ancient discipline.
Many of the renowned yoga gurus have their ashrams in the city, conducting courses in basic as well as professional yoga. The yoga culture is so popular in Rishikesh that each year, in the first week of February, Rishikesh hosts the International Yoga Festival, attended by almost all the well known professional yoga practitioners in the country and even abroad. Many Indian and foreign tourists come to the city during this time, for a yoga-tour.
The yoga practiced in Rishikesh is that of ancient-Indian origin, much different from the westernized-yoga practiced in other parts of the world. The healthy air and serene environ of the town cure many yoga learners of their minor health problems, which have emerged due to a messed-up routine of daily life. The holy saints here instruct the methods to develop positive energy within oneself and impart heavenly blessings to the people coming for yoga treatments.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Rishikesh
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Early morning drive to Hindolakhal. Arrive and start trek to Kunjapuri. The one hour trek goes through thick forest till reach the top - Kunjapuri. Witness the sunrise on Greater Himalayan peaks. After exploring the area join class for Yoga and Meditation. Return to Hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy Ayurvedic Massage. Evening discussions on Traditional Yogic diets and other cuisines to revitalise their body and soul from the daily stress at work through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Rishikesh
Friday, July 18, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014
Morning practice Yoga. Afternoon visit Rajaji Nationai Park for a Wildlife Safari. Briefing of Jungle discipline, animal behaviour and low impact eco - friendly outdoors.The Park has got the largest area representing Shiwalik Eco-system. The Shivalik trail is 10 million year old and very rich in fossils. It's fossils faunal remains include about 50 species of elephant, one of them is present today.
The majestic Ganges flows through the National Park for a distance of 24km, besides the innumerable streams and brooks making it rich and diverse. It offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape and wildlife.
Rajaji is thickly foliated predominantly by the Rajaji is thickly foliated predominantly by the Sal Forest and a number of other forest types which include the Western Gangetic Moist and Northern dry Deciduous and Khair-Sissoo forests. Low Alluvial Savannah Woodlands cover the drier southern margins of the park, in contrast to the Shiwalik Chir-Pine on the high reaches of the hills.
The park is home to the Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetal, hog deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, wild boar, antelopes such as the Nilgai, Goral , Jackal, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth Bears, Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard and above All the Asian Elephant.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Rishikesh
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Morning practice Yoga Consultation on all health goals, from nutrition, exercise, stress management and detoxification to antiageing treatments.
Day 9: Rishikesh - Delhi
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Monday, July 21, 2014
Morning practice Yoga Afternoon leave by road for Delhi. Arrive and stay at Hotel.
Day 10: Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Monday, July 21, 2014 - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Morning after breakfast full day excursion visit to Agra to witness the World famous Taj Mahal
built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife MumtazMahal. The grandeur called the Taj is perhaps the most photographed, filmed, described and sketched building of the world. Taj Mahal
is where fantasy coincides with reality in perfect harmony. An inspiration for innumerous artists over the centuries, the Taj is an ode to love. It took 22 years to create this jewel. Agra Fort built and renovated over the centuries, this massive fort gained recognition only during the Mughal reign. Tomb of Itmad-ud-daullah- built by Empress Noorjehan in the memory of her father.Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 11: Delhi
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Morning half-day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat
the Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi. Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort
. You may take a tricycle tour of Chandini Chowk. Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi visiting drive past President House, Parliament House
(House of Representatives) and India Gate
- War Memorial (stop for photography). Visit the Qutub Minar
, 72.55 meters, high Victory Tower and proceed onto Bahai Temple
(lotus temple). Also visit the Humayun's Tomb
built of red sandstone, the first substantial example of the Mughal architecture and Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, leading Indian industrialists. Evening transfer to International Airport to fly back home onward destination. NOTE: An International Yoga week is organised at Rishikesh every year between February, 2nd and 7th NOTE: For Honeymooners, a beautiful and romantic retreat to pamper yourself and your loved one with exotic therapies designed to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Discover luxury, indulgence and intimacy in the Kama Suite at Ananda.