With Petra Rank, Travel Expert, India & Yogacharya Jai Prakash, M.A. Yogic Science (Yoga)
Experience the most beautiful places of Rishikesh, known as the world yoga capital, with a combination of yoga and holiday!
Besides your daily hatha & Iyengar stile yoga classes, we will introduce you to authentic Indian culture and lifestyle. You will go for outings in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, and visit sacred places and temples. Furthermore, you will participate in traditional ceremonies, encounter saddhus and holy people, and simply relax on the beautiful beaches of mother Ganga (River Ganges). White Water Rafting, Trekking, safari in Rajaji National Park, visiting the holy town of Haridwar, including witnessing the ceremony for Mother Ganga, visiting Shivananda Ashram, are a few of the interesting activities in and around Rishikesh.
Arrival in New Delhi, transfer to Hotel.
After a good Indian meal, we will proceed to our first sightseeing to visit a beautiful Temple in New Delhi.
Overnight stay in Delhi
Drive to Rishikesh.
On the drive to Rishikesh, you will get first impressions of Haridwar, one of the holiest cities in India. Transfer to Hotel.
In the afternoon, we will explore Rishikesh on a sacred walk along Mother Ganga (Ganges). We will pass by Ashrams and Temples, and will witness the beautiful Aarti (Light Ceremony) for Mother Ganga.
Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Later drive to Vashisht Cave. Legend has it, that once upon a time one of the ancient Rishis with name Vashisht has meditated here. The cave is situated in midst beautiful, lush nature, on the banks of Mother Ganga. We will have time to enjoy the serenity of the place and get in touch with the spiritual energy, accumulated in hundreds of years of spiritual practice.
Evening witness traditional ceremony in a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Ayurvedic Massage. Free time to explore Lakshman Jhula Basar in Rishikesh.
Afternoon visit Rishikesh main Basar and Triveni Ghat.
Later drive up the mountains to visit Kunjapuri Temple. Kunjapuri Temple is a “Shakti Peeth”, a Temple dedicated to the divine female aspect, or Goddess.
In good weather conditions, we will have a view of the great Himalayas.
Later visit a traditional Ashram and participate in a traditional Vedic Puja (prayer) and Havan (Fire Ceremony). Witness the ancient school teaching style still practiced. Have lunch in the ashram.
We organize White Water Rafting on Ganga on request (price not included).
Full day excursion to Haridwar. Witness the famous Aarti in Haridwar. Haridwar is one of the holiest cities in India. It is here that Mother Ganga leaves the mountains and flows into the plains. Haridwar is also one of the four places to host the Kumbh Mela, the biggest spiritual gathering worldwide.
We will also visit a very beautiful Jain Temple, build from sandstone and a marvel of handcrafts work. Visit Shanti Kunj, a big spiritual community, who does scientific research on ancient Vedic Mantras and Fire Ceremonies and its effect on body, mind & soul as well as on organic farming.
Late morning meeting with Vedic Astrologer and Palm Reader on request.
Afternoon visit Shivananda Ashram. Shivananda inspired many people in India and in the west to take to the path of Yoga. Possibility of a yoga class (depends on availability).
Walk to the as Beatles Ashram known Ashram in the Jungle near Rishikesh. The Beatles Ashram got famous in the 1960s, when the Beatles came to Rishikesh to visit their Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Most of the famous White Album got composed here.
Day free for shopping, relaxing on Gangaji, …
Drive to Delhi.
Afternoon visit Old Delhi Basar Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest Basars in India. Later proceed to Dilli Haat, a place that hosts small huts for food, cloth and handicraft items, representing the different regions of India. It is a place that invites to relax and enjoy.
Morning Drive to Agra. Visit the amazing Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders in the world.
Transfer to Airport.
Flight back to your country.
Price: Special Offer 1400,- €
Accommodation on twin/double sharing room basis, 3-4 Star Hotel with breakfast
Transportation, inkl. Pick & Drop Airport
Sightseeing/Program as per Itinerary
Daily 75 min Yoga & Pranayama
1x Ayurvedic Massage
Traditional Puja & Fire Ceremony
Full Tour guided through a German Travel Expert and Indian Yoga Expert
Single room plus 300,-€
Meals other than specified above
Items of personal nature