Yoga in the Himalaya
16 Days
Best Season: Mar-Apr & Sept-Nov

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rickshaw ride in the narrow and crowded Chandni Chowk.

  • Visit the interesting streets of Old Delhi market.

  • Visit the largest mosque of India - Jama Masjid.

  • Visit the famous Patanjali Yoga centre of Baba Ramdev in Haridwar.

  • Witness the soul-soothing Ganga Arti by the bank of River Ganges in Rishikesh.

  • River rafting in the River Ganges in Rishikesh.

  • Excursion to Gun Hill in Mussoorie for viewing picturesque Himalayan range and Doon valley.

  • Visit Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) and Renuka Lake - the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Visit the oldest Shiva Temple - Baijnath Tmple en route to Taragarh.

  • Walk through the tea gardens in Palampur.

  • Visit monasteries and the residence of HH Dalai Lama.

  • Visit Wagah Border and Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Yoga's roots lie firmly in India. Here, you can delve deeper into this profound spiritual journey.  The ancient art of Yoga can be practiced almost anywhere - from beach to mountains. 

On this tour, we take you high up - near the Himalaya - to get involved in this art. We first visit the centre of Hinduism - Rishikesh, which has a plethora of Yoga Ashrams.  In all the Ashrams, amidst religious hymns, one can meditate and feel closer to one's inner self.  We continue our spiritual journey to Mussoorie, Nahan, Shimla, Mandi, Taragarh and reach Dharamshala, home of the Dalai Lama.  We practice Yoga in some of the famous Yoga centres of Dharamshala and delve deeper into this philosophy before finally reaching Amritsar, where we visit the marvelous and peaceful Sikh Temple - Golden Temple and go to see the Ceremony of exchange of guards.  From Delhi, we bid farewell to this spiritual journey and take home with us peacefulness, mindfulness and a lot of knowledge.

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DETAILED ITINERARY
 
 
Day 1 - Departure
Depart from your home country.
Day 2 - Delhi
Arrival at the International Airport, where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to hotel. Later, we do an amusing rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes of the medieval styled shopping haven of Chandni Chowk. The ride is a very interesting one. We also visit the largest mosque of India - Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque). The mosque can accommodate about 25,000 people at once. On our way back to New Delhi, we drive by India Gate, Parliament House and President's Estate. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 - Delhi / Haridwar / Rishikesh
Drive 230 km / 6 hrs to Rishikesh, visiting Haridwar en route.  We also visit Patanjali Yoga Centre of Swami Ram Dev, en route.  Swami Ram Dev is a household name in India in the field of Yoga. Witness Ganga Aarti  in the evening in Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 - Rishikesh
Yoga in one of well - known Yoga Ashrams.  Afternoon river rafting for 1 or 2 hrs in Ganga river. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 - Rishikesh
Yoga in one of well - known Yoga Ashrams. Later excursion to Kunjapuri  to have panoramic  view of  Himalayan peaks. Also visit the Kunjapuri Temple dedicated to Sati, the wife of lord Shiva. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 - Rishikesh
Yoga and Meditation in morning.  Afternoon we visit Rajaji National Park to see wild elephants and other wildlife. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7 - Rishikesh / Mussoorie
Yoga in the morning.  Later drive  90 km /3 hrs to Mussoorie .  On arrival, walk to Gun Hill point to get beautiful view of Himalayan peaks. (about 1 hr walk upward).  Coming down Rope Way lift – optional. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8 - Mussoorie / Nahan
Yoga Session before breakfast.  After breakfast drive 120 km / 4 hrs to Nahan visiting enroute Paonta Sahib and Renuka Lake. Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 - Nahan / Shimla
Yoga Session before breakfast.  After breakfast drive 150 km / 5 hrs to Shimla.  Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10 - Shimla
Yoga Session before breakfast. After breakfast visit to one of yoga centres. Afternoon walk to Jaku Hill for excellent view and local bazaar. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11 - Shimla / Rewalsar / Mandi
Yoga Session before breakfast.  After breakfast drive 150 km / 4 hrs to Mandi, visiting pilgrimage site of Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh at Rewalsar.  On arrival in Mandi visit 15th century Triloknath Temple and Bhutnath Temple on river bank. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12 - Mandi / Taragarh
Yoga Session before breakfast.  After breakfast drive 80 km / 3 hrs to Taragarh.  En route we visit Baijnath Temple – an ancient Shiva Temple considered to be the oldest in the country. Afternoon on arrival we visit Andretta Pottery Society which specializes in ethnic clay pottery. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 - Taragarh
Yoga & Meditation before breakfast. After breakfast visit Tashijong monastery which also promotes arts like carpet weaving, Tankha painting and block printing.  Afternoon visit Kangra Fort which is 5000 yrs. old fort built at the confluence of river Banganga and Pataalganga.  Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 - Taragarh / Dharamshala
Yoga & Meditation before breakfast.  After breakfast make an interesting walk through the tea gardens on the slopes of surrounding hills where one can see the cheerful hill people at work. Enjoy the natural beauty of low lying hills, water streams, fragrant tea estates and paddy fields.  Afternoon drive 50 km / 1.5 hrs to Dharamshala which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar Himalayan ranges and is the home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15 - Dharamshala
Yoga in one of the well - known Yoga Ashrams. Afternoon visit Tsunglagkhang Complex, the residence of HH Dalai Lama, Namgyal Gompa, Tibetan Museum, Central Chapel or Tsunglagkhang which is very important Buddhist place of worship and Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.  Overnight in hotel.
Day 15 - Dharamshala / Amritsar
Drive 210 km / 5 hrs to Amritsar.  Afternoon visit Wagah Border to witness Ceremony of change of Guards. Overnight in hotel.
Day 16 - Amritsar / Delhi / Departure
Sightseeing of Amritsar visiting Golden Temple and Jalianwala Bagh. Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.  Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel for wash n change and Farewell Dinner.  Thereafter, transfer to international airport for flight back.

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