North India Prema Shanti Yoga Tour 2016
Discover North India’s spiritual richness, amazing culture and breathtaking beauty as you practice life-enhancing yoga and meditation throughout this wonder-filled 14-day journey.
Commencing from Delhi 23rd February 2016, take a guided tour of the magnificent Golden Temple, experience the friendly Tibetan culture in the Dalai Lama’s home town of McLeod Ganj. revel in the beauty of Rishikesh – the yoga capital of India, and witness the sunset aarti on the banks of the Ganges at Haridwar and Rishikesh. Other highlights include a guided tour of the incredibly beautiful Taj Mahal, the best of Delhi and so much more. Along the way, you will enjoy authentic experiences, delicious cuisine and revitalizing yoga and meditation classes with Mara and Janardhan from Prema Shanti Yoga Retreat.
In addition to seeing India’s famous sights, this wonderful tour takes you off the tourist path to discover ancient sacred treasures as well as practical spiritual gems to apply to your life. It will inspire and delight you.
$2990 twin share
On arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Later, we have combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Overnight Delhi
After breakfast, we drive to Haridwar, one of the seven holiest Hindu places of pilgrimage in India. Here we visit Mansadevi Temple and various ghats. In the early evening we witness the evening prayer performed at the River Ganges. Overnight Haridwar.
Drive a short distance to Rishikesh. After settling into our lovely hotel overlooking the Ganges, we embark on a guided walking tour and in the evening, we will experience an aarti ceremony on the beautiful Ganges. Overnight Rishikesh.
This morning we head north to Vasishta Cave and ashram for meditation and an optional dip in the Ganges. The afternoon is free for you to stroll around this amazingly beautiful place. In the evening, we take part in an aarti ceremony at Triveni Ghat.
Visit Shivananda Ashram for morning satsang, following by more of Rishikesh’s wonderful sacred sites and some free time
Today we depart Rishikesh in the late morning and take a scenic drive to Chandigarh for overnight.
After breakfast, drive to Mcleod Ganj – home of the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetan people living in exile.
Go on a guided tour of Mcleod Ganj and surrounding areas. This is a unique opportunity to experience the vibrant and friendly Tibetan Culture. Experience the peaceful ambience of Norbulingka Institute, established to teach and preserve Tibetan art and culture. While here, enjoy a delicious Tibetan lunch before, visiting the beautiful Tibetan Children’s Village in the afternoon. We also visit the Dalai Lama’s temple.
This morning we enjoy a walking meditation of the outer kora path around the Dalai Lama’s temple. There is free time in the afternoon with many different activity options including: Tibetan cooking classes, walks, trekking, prayer time at the Dalai Lama’s temple, a Tibetan massage or shopping at the many Tibetan stores. You will also have the opportunity to join an English conversation group with Tibetan monks and refugees.
Today we drive to our next destination – Amritsar. A visit to the astonishingly beautiful Golden Temple to witness the prayer book ceremony is scheduled for the evening.
After breakfast we go for a guided tour the Golden Temple, where priests keep up a continuous chant from the Sikh holy book and welcome all people into this deeply spiritual place. Visit other sites and in the late afternoon we catch an express train back to Delhi.
Today we have a guided tour of the world-famous Taj Mahal, described as the most extravagant monument ever built in the name of love. We also visit the colourfully decorated ‘Baby Taj’ and Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent ghost city built in 1571 by the Moguls, before a short drive to Bharatpur for overnight.
Experience an early cycle rickshaw ride in the peaceful Keoladeo Ghana National Park, host to approximately 380 bird species from across the globe. We then drive back to Delhi via Vrindavan, a place closely associated with the legends of Krishna. This evening we have a final group dinner.
Depart any time today.
Your 14-day experience includes air-conditioned transport, all accommodation, all tours, entrance fees, local guides, guide tips, some meals, satsangs, yoga and meditation classes.