Yoga is an ancient science for healthy body, mind and
spirit. The term 'Yoga' means union of the individual soul with the
universal spirit. Yoga originated in India and is one of the six schools of
Hindu philosophy, which aims at revitalization of an individual through
various scientific techniques. Indian subcontinent has seen the practice of
Yoga since time immemorial. Yoga is practiced with the purpose of liberating
the hidden energies of the body through relaxation & control of the
mind. As one masters the various 'asanas' of Yoga, a harmony is achieved
mentally, physically as well as spiritually. People from all over the world
come to India on Yoga tours to reinvigorate themselves. Although practiced
all across India, the premier centre of yoga is located in Rishikesh. A
number of ashrams here offer courses on meditation, yoga and Hindu
Yoga Tour India
Tour Duration : 7 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Delhi
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi
Day 2: Delhi
morning Yoga session at the Hotel. After breakfast, proceed for half day
sightseeing of the city. Visit Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar, drive past Red
Fort, the Secretarial Buildings, Parliament House, President House and the
India Gate. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening another Yoga session at the
Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Rishikesh (224 Km/ approx. 6 hrs)
Depart Delhi for Rishikesh by surface enroute visit Haridwar. Haridwar is
the place where the holy river Ganga spreads over the northern plains. It is
among the seven sacred cities of India and one of the four venues for Kumbh
Mela. In the evening, visit Har ki Pauri ("Footsteps of the God")
to attend the enchanting 'Aarti' ceremony. Thereafter, continue the drive to
Rishikesh. Overnight at Hotel in Rishikesh.
Day 4: Rishikesh
Morning yoga session at the Hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous
Ashrams of Rishikesh. In the evening another Yoga session at the Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in Rishikesh.
Day 5: Rishikesh
Morning and evening Yoga session at the Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure -
for own activities. Overnight at Hotel in Rishikesh.
Day 6: Rishikesh - Delhi
Depart for Delhi by surface. Arrive Delhi in the evening and transfer to
Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 7: Depart Delhi
In the morning transfer to airport and depart Delhi for onward destination.
Optional Extension To Varanasi
Tour Duration : 3 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Varanasi - Delhi
Day 7: Delhi - Varanasi
In the morning flight from Delhi to Varanasi. On arrival Varanasi transfer
to Hotel. In the afternoon excursion to Sarnath - the place where Lord
Buddha gave his first sermon. Yoga session at the Hotel in the evening.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Varanasi.
Day 8: Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on River Ganges to see the sun rise and bathing
ghats of an ancient Hindu city. Followed by a morning Yoga session at the
Hotel. After breakfast proceed for the city tour of Varanasi which includes
visit to various temples and the Benares Hindu University with its art
gallery. Yoga session at Hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at Hotel in
Day 9: Varanasi - Delhi
Yoga session at the Hotel in the morning. Later fly from Varanasi to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to International airport to connect to flight for
onward destination. Alternatively you may book an extra night at a Hotel in