March 18, 2020
9 DAYS YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT (DELHI – RISHIKESH – CHANDIGARH – DHARAMSHALA – AMRITSAR – DELHI)
Written By Ajai Raj Chauhan
9 DAYS YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT
(DELHI – RISHIKESH – CHANDIGARH – DHARAMSHALA – AMRITSAR – DELHI)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT DELHI (STAY AT PEEPAL KOTHI)
You will be received by the company representative at the airport on arrival and will be transferred to the hotel for check-in and day is at leisure for you to relax and enjoy the hotel amenities. In the evening meeting with your tour guide and details of the tours to be discussed. Post the discussions move for dinner in the hotel. Stay overnight at Delhi
Day 2 : DELHI: YOGA MEDITATION AND CITY TOUR
Morning session of Yoga to help you stretch your body and get those muscles moving. After yoga move for breakfast in the hotel. Proceed for visit to the Old Delhi (Walled city of Delhi). We start our tour with the visit to the Red Fort. It was the residence of Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years, until 1857. Then we will take a walk through by lanes of Old Delhi to experience traditional Indian lifestyle and culture, to explore heritage buildings and hear your guide share ancient stories with you. And this will lead us to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Walk through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Enjoy a short rickshaw ride on your way to the spice market. In the evening, we take a tour to the colonial grandeurs and the important government complexes of the country. This area is Named after the leading British architect Edwin Lutyens, who was responsible for much of the architectural design and building when India was part of the British Empire. You will also get take a walk around Connaught Place, shopping hub of Delhi, and get to understand the architecture of the area and the significant changes that it have witnessed over the years. As you will continue further they will come across many more architecturally and politically significant areas/building. You will visit the politically most important building – Rashtrapati Bhavan (from outside) , the official residence of the Indian President and get to see the colourful light show it presents after Sundown. Stay overnight at Peepal Kothi.
DAY 3: DELHI – RISHIKESH:
Morning session of Yoga to help you stretch your body and get those muscles moving followed by breakfast in the hotel and after breakfast check out of the hotel and then transfer to Rishikesh by surface. Check in to the hotel at Rishikesh. Day at leisure. Take a walk around the small town of Rishikesh and enjoy the carefree lifestyle of the town. Evening enjoy the session of meditation and relaxation. Evening at leisure. Stay overnight at Rishikesh.
DAY 4: RISHIKESH: YOGA AND MEDITATION
Morning session of Yoga to help you stretch your body and get those muscles moving, followed by Breakfast. Second session for meditation and relaxation will be taking place in the hotel. Discussion with the yoga experts on YOGA and Mordern lifestyle. Afternoon at leisure. Evening proceed to Parmarth Niketan for evening prayer offerings to Ganges. Overnight at Hotel in Rishikesh.
DAY 5: RISHIKESH – CHANDIGARH:
Morning session of Yoga to help you stretch your body and get those muscles moving followed by breakfast in the hotel Check out of the hotel. Check out and transfer to Chandigarh, the first planned city of the country. On arrival at Chandigarh you will be transferred to the hotel for Check-in. After freshen up proceed for visit to rock garden. Made famous when one man decided to make art out of the scrap and waste. He made human figuring’s and animals from it. Evening visit to the city lake and Sector 18, famously know as the shopping center of for the city. Over Night at Chandigarh Hotel.
DAY 6 : CHANDIGARH – DHARAMSHALA.
Morning breakfast in the hotel Check out of the hotel and transfer to Dharamshala. On arrival at Dharamshala you will be transferred to the hotel for Check-in. day at leisure to explore the hills of dharamshala.
DAY 7: DHARAMSHALA: TOUR
Morning session of Yoga to help you stretch your body and get those muscles moving, followed by Breakfast. Second session for meditation and relaxation will be taking place in the hotel. After meditation proceed to the temple of His Excellency Dalai Lama, and adjoining areas. Overnight at Dharamshala Hotel.
DAY 8: DHARAMSHALA – AMRITSAR.
Morning session of Yoga to help you stretch your body and get those muscles moving. Morning breakfast in the hotel Check out of the hotel and transfer to Amritsar. On arrival at Amritsar you will be transferred to the hotel for Check-in. Visit to the Jallianwala Bagh, the open ground stands a testimony of the harsh reality of the time when India was a Colony for the British rule. It a ‘Memorial of National Importance’ and stood witness to the killing of thousands of peaceful protestors by General R.E.H Dyer, the event is also known in the history as Jallianwala Massacre. Later transfer to Attari Border to see the Beating of the Retreat ceremony, it is the only place where India and Pakistan Border security forces together lower the flags and close the International borders for the night together. The energy and excitement on either side of the gates are very high. On return to the city of Amritsar Visit the Golden temple, holy site for the Sikh Community where their saints and Guru sat and made sure that the country and the community was safe in times of Despair. After the visit to Golden temple, take a walk around the by lanes to see the local handicrafts and artisans prepare local iteams. Overnight at hotel in Amritsar.
DAY 9: AMRITSAR – DELHI
Early morning breakfast and Check out of the hotel. Transfer to Delhi airport for your onward journey. Lunch will be provided on the way. (Packed)
******** Tour ends with Beautiful Pictures and tons of Memories *******
Per person cost on Twin sharing Basis : USD 698
Minimum if 4 adult passengers travelling together
- 02 night accommodation in Delhi City Hotel with breakfast.
- 02 Nights Accommodation in Rishikesh with breakfast.
- 01 Nights Accommodation in Chandigarh with breakfast.
- 02 nights’ accommodation in Dharamshala with breakfast.
- 01 Night accommodation in Amritsar with breakfast.
- 07 morning yoga sessions
- 01 Welcome dinner on day 1 (without alcoholic beverages)
- 01 Packed lunch on the way back to Delhi.
- 02 lunches at the hotel in Delhi.
- 01 Dinner at the hotel in Delhi.
- To and fro Airport transfer.
- All intercity transfers.
- Sightseeing as per the Itinerary.
- Entry tickets for the monuments as per the Itinerary.
- Guide services as required during the itinerary.
- All transfers by private AC vehicles
- 2*500ml water per day per person during the transfers.
- 01 goodies bag daily per passenger during transfers (01 juice/ cold drink, some candies, 01 packet of wafers, 01 bar of Indian chocolate, and 01 Sandwich)
- Any flight tickets
- Visa and Insurance for visit
- Charges Person in Nature such as laundry, mini bar, telephone calls etc.
- Beverages and Meals not specified in the Itinerary will be charged separately
- meals other than those mentioned in the Itinerary
- Tips and tokens
- Entry charges that are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Everything that is not mentioned in the Itinerary above.
- Government taxes (GST 5%) to be charged on the total billing
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