Yoga, Meditation, and Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh
10 Days / 9 Nights
Rishikesh, along with Mysore, is one of the most popular destinations for yoga in India. There are numerous ashrams, and numerous styles of yoga and meditation, to choose from. Hence, it's important to investigate which best meets your needs.
Amritsar - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Lucknow - Delhi
Our itineraries are suggestions and are fully customisable according to your needs, interests and budget.
Treat these itineraries as inspiration and one of our experts will create your uniquely tailored holiday with your requests in mind so that you can truly experience India with Seven Senses.
Day 1. Arrive Amritsar (-/-/-)
In the evening Palki service at the Golden Temple. During this process devotees sing the Gurbani Kirtan in melodious and devotional tones. At the completion of the Ardas (Sikh Prayer), Karah Prasad (holy offering) is distributed among the devotees.
Day 2. Amritsar (B/-/-)
Visit the Golden Temple, and the Jalia Wala Bagh, a public garden in Amritsar. Lunch at Virasat Haveli, a large family restaurant. The rich culture of Punjab is well depicted in the ambience & hospitality of Haveli. Later straight away proceed to Wagah border. A visit to the Wagah Border is an interesting experience, especially at sunset while retreat takes place when Indian and Pakistani border troops put up a spectacular display. The border is about 30 kms from Virasat Haveli.
Day 3. Amritsar - Haridwar - Rishikesh (B/-/-)
Today early in the morning you will be transferred to the train station where you will board your train to Haridwar (train departure 06:55, arrival to Haridwar 14:00). Arrive Haridwar, and continue to Rishikesh (30mins drive). Check in to your hotel. In the evening Aarti Ceremony at Parmarth Ashram.
Day 4. Rishikesh (B/-/-)
Today morning Yoga session followed by Meditation at your hotel (45min -1hrs). During the day drive to Hindola Khal (approx. 1 hour drive) and then further trek (5 kms moderate trek) to Kunjapuri. Visit the Kunjapuri Devi Temple, said to be one of the Shakti peethas. Have picnic breakfast at the peak and then trek down to board your vehicles back to Rishkesh. In the afternoon, sightseeing of Rishikesh's Ashrams (yoga centres).
Day 5. Rishikesh - Haridwar via Raja Ji National Park (B/-/-)
Morning drive to Raja Ji National Park, to spot the wild Elephants. Later drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is the point where the Ganga emerges from the Himalayas to begin its progress across the plains. Haridwar sightseeing includes Shanti Kunj, Jain Temple, Pawan Dham, Kankhal, Daksha Mahadev Temple followed by Aarti ceremony at the ghat of Har ki Pauri.
Day 6. Haridwar - Delhi by Janshatabdi Train (B/-/-)
Transfer from your hotel to the railway station. Take the train to Delhi (departure 06:23, arrival to Delhi 11:10). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. Enjoy a Metro ride in Delhi with the local crowd of Delhities.
Day 7. Delhi - Agra by Shatabadi Train (B/-/-)
Transfer from your hotel to the railway station. Take the train to Agra (departure 06:05, arrival to Agra 08:03). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Later full day city tour including a visit to the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
Day 8. Agra - Lucknow by Intercity express (B/-/-)
Transfer from your hotel to the railway station. Take the 05:50 train to Lucknow. Upon arrival at 11:45, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will take you on a city tour of Lucknow. Go around the fabled monuments that
include La Martiniere, Dilkusha, Sadat Ali & Begum Tombs, Lucknow Residency, Asafi
Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Husainabad Imambara.
Day 9. Lucknow (B/-/-)
Today morning, we take you on a heritage walk of Lucknow, taking you into the lanes and by-lanes of Chowk, exploring the unexplored and explaining how vast a history this city of superlatives holds. Our expert heritage guides take you into the bygone era of this city that is a world unto itself. Also stroll at the Chowk market or Hazratganj on a heritage walk trail and end your day with a Kebab roll from Tundey Kebab or Basket Chaat from Royal Cafe.
Day 10. Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule for your flight back to the UK.
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on circumstances.
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS FROM £1,425 per person
based on 2 people travelling together
The price includes:
Domestic flights and train tickets according to the itinerary.
Medium range hotel accommodation on a twin-shared basis with breakfast.
Quality private air-con vehicles & experienced drivers for all transfers and sightseeing.
Experienced English-speaking local guides throughout the tour.
Entrance fees for all listed attractions.
The price does not include:
Return flights from the UK to India
Anything not specifically mentioned above
Visa fee for India
Tips to the guide and driver
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
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