Day 1: 9/12/19 Delhi
Evening arrival to New Delhi Airport. You will be met at the airport and transported to the hotel. Enjoy the first night of rest to recover from the flight and start the next day fresh.
Day 2: 9/13/19 Delhi
Morning Yoga and breakfast at the hotel. We’ll tour to the uniquely constructed Lotus Temple and the breathtaking temple of Akshardham, with a special high-tech light show in the evening.
Day 3: 9/14/19 Agra
Morning yoga and drive to the Agra hotel. Marvel in the wondrous presence of the Taj Mahal, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afternoon visit to the Agra Fort, another World Heritage Site that was once home to Mughal Emperors.
Day 4: 9/15/19 Jaipur
Morning yoga and breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Jaipur, “The Pink City.” Evening arrival at Jaipur hotel with option to head into the amazing local markets of Jaipur for handmade fabrics and jewelry. Evening at leisure at the hotel.
Day 5: 9/16/19 Jaipur
Morning yoga and meditation followed by breakfast, then off to the Amber Fort. After visiting the fort, we will spend the day at the elephant sanctuary. Caring for these majestic creatures, you will have the experience to feed, paint, and bathe the elephants. A magical experience you will never forget!
Day 6: 9/17/19 Pushkar
Yoga practice and meditation in the morning. Check out of the hotel and travel to the holy city of Pushkar, filled with over 500 temples and sacred cites. Visit the beautiful Brahma temple, followed by a divine ceremony of offering or “puja” at the town’s infamous mystical lake. In the afternoon take an exclusive camel ride through the Pushkar Desert, witnessing the beauty of the organic sand dunes.
Day 7: 9/18/19 Pondicherry
Early morning yoga before driving back to Jaipur to catch our flight out to Chennai. Travel day to the South of India, an entirely different culture and atmosphere. Evening arrival and drive down the coastline to to Pondicherry, staying overnight at our relaxing beach front hotel.
Day 8: 9/19/19 Pondicherry
Morning yoga and breakfast in the hotel garden, then enjoy a tour of the immaculate Auroville, a completely self-sustaining community run on eco-friendly principals and the barter system for over 50 years. See this incredible operation in action, and explore the lifestyle of this city of the future. Evening to enjoy the hotel and relax on the Indian Ocean.
Day 9: 9/20/19 Chennai
Morning yoga and meditation before starting our drive back up to Chennai. We’ll stop at the beaches of Mahabalipuram for a visit to the incredible sea shore temples on the way. Once in Chennai we’ll visit the famous colorful temples, the Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar. Evening overnight at hotel in Chennai.
Day 10: 9/21/19 Amritsar
Morning yoga and breakfast at the hotel, then drive the Chennai Airport to fly out to Amritsar. Arrive to Amritsar in the evening to check in to the hotel with the option to take a late night visit to the Golden Temple to see it in all it’s glory. This temple is one of the holiest sites for Kundalini Yogis and Sikhs.
Day 11: 9/22/19 Amritsar
Return to the temple in the morning to start the day with a 3D full experience informational video to learn about the history of the Golden Temple and the Sikh traditions. With these new understandings, proceed to explore the temple and bask in it’s unwavering radiance. Optional lunch at the temple, served traditional langar style, or from a kitchen/canteen that serves up to 100,000 people a day for free based entirely on volunteer service or “seva.” If you’d like, you can even spend the afternoon offering any form of “seva” or service to the temple; this is a beautiful way to take part in the incredible generosity that is the heart and soul of the Golden Temple.
Day 12: 9/23/19 Dharamsala
Return to the Golden Temple before the sunrise to witness the Morning Paiki Sahib Ceremony; an experience that will permeate your being deep to your core. Be bathed in the chanting of Guru’s Grace. Return to the hotel for breakfast and a little rest before driving to Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Llama. Afternoon visit the local markets or ‘Little Tibet’ of India for a dip into more Buddhist culture. Evening at leisure at the hotel.
Day 13: 9/24/19 Dharamsala
Morning yoga and meditation followed by breakfast. Today we will explore the famous Buddhist temples of Dharamsala, including the Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Visit local monasteries, and feel the immense peace that this mountainous region has to offer. Evening at leisure at the hotel, which includes a beautiful spa for services as you wish.
Day 14: 9/25/19 Dharamsala
Morning yoga and meditation with the peaceful view of the mountains. Continue to explore the Tibetan markets in the morning, or relax at the hotel spa at your leisure and afternoon drive to Patankot train station to board overnight train to Haridwar.
Day 15: 9/26/19 Rishikesh
Morning arrival to Haridwar to be greeted and transferred to Rishikesh, the home of ancient yogis for thousands of years. Tour the city in the afternoon, exploring the societies of the foothills of the Himalayas and taking in the energy of the ever-powerful Mother Ganga River. Evening meditation and offering ceremony called Aarti, performed daily at the Ghat by the river.
Day 16: 9/27/19 Rishikesh
Morning yoga and meditation classes. Afternoon at leisure to explore Rishikesh. There is so much to see here from incredible street vendors, to unique restaurants, to beautiful crafts and clothing for sale. Option to see the “Beatles Ashram” which is the ashram that the Beatles originally stayed in when visiting India. The Ashram has since been closed, and is now covered in impressive graffiti and art, carrying with it a resonance and energy that is mind-blowing. Evening, enjoy a visit to a local children’s home, where we will share a meal grown in the home’s garden and sing kirtan songs with the kids after dinner, all profiting the home’s efforts to help local children in need of education and housing.
Day 17: 9/28/19 Delhi
Morning yoga and meditation, and continued exploration of the area. Option to take a cleansing dip in the Ganges River, as the river is clean and safe to bathe in up North in Rishikesh. This water has been said to carry scientifically measurable energetic properties that are very powerful for cleansing and purifying. Afternoon taxi transfer all the way back to the New Delhi Airport. Late evening flights out of Delhi airport to return back home!