2nd - 11th march
Join us on this amazing 10 days yoga retreat. Visiting Rishikesh - Yoga Festival +Tour of Rishikesh including Beetles Ashram + hiking up the Himalayas
Delhi (Rikshaw ride from Red Fort to Jama masjid + Jama Masjid + Visit to Khari Baoli Spice Market + Short Metro Ride + Bangla Sahib Gurudwara + Salam Balak trust slum walk
Agra - to see the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise + Visit to Mother Teresa home + Visit to Agra Fort
Jaipur - Holi Festival + Visit to Amber Fort
AND MUCH MORE NOT TO BE MISSED RETREAT
We welcome everybody from all fitness levels and walks of life. Whether you are new to yoga or well established in your yoga practice. As all your activities are optional, you have the choice to ‘go hard’ or just sip cocktails by the pool. It’s your vacation so you choose your own yogi adventure!
This retreat is also ideal for meeting like-minded people and making new friends, coming together to find new inspirations and to share exciting new adventures. Partners, friends or family not involved in yoga are also welcome to come along for the journey.
Our intention is to challenge, deepen and progress your yoga practice whilst also allowing you plenty of time during the day to relax, reconnect with yourself and explore this magical country. We want you to have fun and enjoy the wonders of all that India has to offer.
9 Nights Accommodation (Twin Share) in 4 & 5 star hotels
• Daily breakfast and dinner
• Access to locations at hotels for yoga (twice daily)
• 1 x day at the Yoga Festival • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• All train tickets
• All sightseeing as per itinerary
• Visits to 2 x charities • Service of English-speaking local guides and guide throughout the trip
What's not Included
• Indian e Visas USD90 per person
• Tips for guides and drivers (optional)
• Travel Insurance
• Visit to Elefantastic
2nd March - Depart Brisbane at 9 am, via Singapore, arrive in Delhi at 8:30 pm. Transfer to hotel 1 Night Jaypee Siddharth Hotel.
3rd March - Today you will be transferred to the train station for your journey to Haridwar (Shatabadi Express - 0645 / 1130 - Executive Air Conditioned Chair car). Upon arrival, drive to Rishikesh (approx 1 hour). Check in to Divine Resort for 4 nights. Enjoy your afternoon Yoga session. Breakfast and Dinner included.
4th March - Morning yoga session at your hotel. Then take a tour of Rishikesh + visit The Beatles ashram Maharishi Mahesh which is now closed. Afternoon yoga session before dinner at the hotel. Breakfast and Dinner included.
5th March - Today is spent attending the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
6th March - Rise early this morning and hike to Kunjapuri temple to witness a majestic sunrise. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy along with your daily afternoon yoga session. Breakfast and dinner included.
7th March - Around 5am you will be transferred to the train station for your 06:30am departing train back to Delhi arriving approx. 11:15. This afternoon enjoy a tour of the colourful chaos of Old Delhi including Chandni Chowk. 1 Night Jaypee Siddharth Hotel
Breakfast and dinner included.
8th March - Early morning yoga session at Lodhi Garden before taking a city walk guided by one of the English speaking adolescents of the Salaam Balak Trust. Afterwards drive to Agra, home to one of India's most iconic landmarks. Here we visit Agra Fort. Built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, the fort contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque. This afternoon offers free time before dinner at the hotel.
1 Night at the Crystal Sarovar Premier.
9th March - Today we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631, the Taj Mahal is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols. Afterwards we visit the Mother Teresa Home. Later you will be transferred to the train station to take a train to Jaipur (Shatabadi Express - 1700 / 2300 - Executive air-conditioned chair car). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to you hotel for check in. 2 Nights at the Golden Tulip Jaipur.
Breakfast and dinner included.
10th March - Today we celebrate the fabulous Holi Festival. Holi symbolises the triumph of good over evil and is an important part of Hindu tradition. Indians across the nation gather together with family and friends to throw coloured powder bombs, fire water pistols and splash coloured water across the streets. We have the opportunity to join the celebrations in Jaipur - white kurta pyjamas will be provided to protect your clothes, as will organic colours for you to throw as you join the celebrations. After the fun there is time for us to get cleaned up before paying a visit to the impressive 16th century Amber Fort, which we reach by jeep. This sprawling fortress is laid out over four levels and sits on the shimmering Maota Lake (note, we can a visit to Elefantastic at this point).
11th March - Early morning transfer back to Delhi for flight home or
Join Libby and her husband Chris for the extension:
Varanasi Tour by Luxury Train from Delhi 3 Days
Enjoy the journey of semi high speed train of India
Enjoy the evening aarti ceremony at river ganges
Visit Sarnath the famous buddhist sector
Enjoy the private boat ride tour at river Ganges
A/c vehicle for the entire tour