World Yoga Festival and Highlights of Rajasthan Tour - 16 Days

Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh - International Yoga Festival - Delhi – Agra – Jaipur - Jodhpur – Udaipur - Mumbai – Departure

Discover the highlights of North India and Rajasthan, including the capital New Delhi, the Taj Mahal, rural life and ending your trip at Mumbai - one of most happening cities in the world.


Day 1 and 2: Delhi

Our representative will receive you on arrival at the airport in Delhi and will take you to your hotel.

New Delhi the capital of India is one of the most charming & happening place in the world. With thousands of sightseeing places like India Gate, Red fort, Jama Masjid and of course The Connaught Place. This city has been beautifully planned with extra greenery to suite your eyes! Delhi is surely the travelers delight.

Activities: Our full day tour of Delhi will highlight the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. We will visit iconic historical monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Jama Masjid which is also the largest mosque in Asia. Form the mosque we will take a ride in Rickshaw to absorb the sights and sounds of the famous Chandani Chowk market in the heart of Old Delhi.

We will also visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Presidents residence, National Museum and modern wonders such as the Akshardham Temple.

Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi



Day 3 to 6: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh

By road in 5 hr. (210 Km)

Also acknowledged as the 'gateway to the Himalayas', Rishikesh is pleasingly located where the holy river Ganges flows down the lap of Himalayas. It is also well known as "the world capital of yoga".

The famous Four Shrines Sacred Journey of India ideally begins from Rishikesh. Rishikesh is basically a Hindu pilgrimage center with magnificent temple of deities. There is Trivani Ghat – where devotees take holy dip in Ganges water.

For the adventure hungers, there is a lot to soothe their nerve - From White Water Rafting to Rappelling and Kayaking!

Activities: Be a part of the International Yoga Festival, a weeklong event, where yoga followers reveal in comprehensive lectures and demonstrations of wide range of yoga styles and asans along the banks of the sacred river Ganges.

Here is an overview of the biggest yoga festival in world.

TUE / 01 March, 2018 INAUGRATION OF INTERNATIONAL YOG FESTIVAL

  0500 h: Rituals and Ganga Aarti

  0700 - 0830 h: Inaugural Yoga Asana (Gita Ayenger Yoga)

  0830 - 1030 h: Breakfast

  1100 - 1300 h: Inaugural Ceremony

  1300 - 1400 h: Lunch

  1400 - 1745 h: Yoga sessions (Different locations)

  1815 - 1900 h: Ganga Aarti and Puja

  1930 - 2100 h: Cultural Events

WED / 02 March, 2018

  0500 - 0600 h: Meditation session on the Ganges

  0700 - 0830 h: Yoga Asana (Krishnamacharya Yoga)

  0830 - 1030 h: Breakfast

  0900 - 1030 h: Yoga sessions and Vendanta Lectures

  1100 - 1230 h: Ayurveda Lecture (Acharya Balakrishna Yogi)

  1230 - 1400 h: Lunch

  1400 - 1530 h: Yoga sessions (Different Locations)

  1600 - 1730 h: Astanga Yoga (Sri Louise)

  1815 - 1900 h: Ganga Aarti and Puja

  1930 - 2100 h: Cultural Events

THU / 03 March, 2018

  0500 - 0600 h: Meditation session on the Ganges

  0700 - 0830 h: Yoga Asana (Krishnamacharya Yoga)

  0830 - 1030 h: Breakfast

  0900 - 1030 h: Yoga sessions and Vendanta Lectures

  1100 - 1230 h: Ayurveda Lecture (Dr.Durga Prasad)

  1230 - 1400 h: Lunch

  1400 - 1530 h: Yoga sessions (Different Locations)

  1600 - 1730 h: Asana Class (Pedro Kupfer)

  1815 - 1900 h: Ganga Aarti and Puja

  1930 - 2100 h: Cultural Events

FRI / 04 March, 2018

  0500 - 0600 h: Meditation session on the Ganges

  0700 - 0830 h: Yoga Asana (Iyenger Yoga)

  0830 - 1030 h: Breakfast

  0900 - 1030 h: Yoga sessions and Vendanta Lectures

  1100 - 1230 h: Ayurveda Lecture (Sri. Mahadeven)

  1230 - 1400 h: Lunch

  1400 - 1530 h: Yoga sessions (Different Locations)

  1600 - 1730 h: Asana Class (Baba Ramdev)

  1815 - 1900 h: Ganga Aarti and Puja

  1930 - 2100 h: Cultural Event

International Yoga Festival 2018 in Rishikesh

International Yoga Festival 2018 in Rishikesh



Day 7: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi

By road in 5 hr. (210 Km)

After breakfast we will checkout and drive to New Delhi. Spend the evening at leisure and relax at your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi.



Day 8: Delhi – Agra

By flight

Agrathe love city”, “the wonder city” or the “Taj city” whatever you call- it mean the same, the wonder of the world – The great Taj Mahal, which is perhaps the world’s largest token for love. Visit the massive structure master piece to explore the white marble mausoleum which is the pinnacle of architecture. Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra also has some other place of attraction like Agra Fort and Buland Darwaja.

Activities: Here we will enjoy the visit (at sunrise and sunset) to the legendary Taj Mahal, built as a memorial to the wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. We will also see the Red Fort, where Shah Jahan spent the last few years of his life after being imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb and Itmad-ud-daulah, at times also known as the “Baby Taj”. People also say that the interiors of this tomb are better than that of Taj Mahal.

While driving from Agra to Jaipur, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri which is also one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. The finest example is the Buland darwaja which is stupendously made entrance gate to a mosque. We can also visit the Tomb of Salim Chisti which is a white marble encased tomb of Sufi saint Salim Chisti.

Baby Taj, Agra

Baby Taj, Agra



Day 9-10: Agra – Jaipur

By road in 5 hr. (240 Km)

Jaipur the largest city in the state of Rajasthan is rich in heritage, culture and architecture with splendid forts, palaces, temples and beautiful quiet havelis. Apart from these captivating attractions, Jaipur also shows exquisite craftsmanship and stunning jewelry. These intricate artworks give life and color to the uniqueness of this Pink City. In addition, the serenity of lush gardens and floral variety gives us fabulous scenery.

Activities: We will begin our Jaipur excursion with a ride on decorated elephants to visit the Amber Fort Palace, a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu style of architecture. Later, back in the city we will visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Winds), Jantar Mantar – world’s largest stone observatory and the Birla Temple. In the evening, explore the Old City of Jaipur and visit Choki Dhani to enjoy an exuberant Folk Dance performance and a puppet show.

Hawa Mahal - the Palace of the Winds

Hawa Mahal - The Palace of the Winds



Day 11-12: Jaipur – Jodhpur

By road in 5 hr. (310 Km)

Jodhpur also known as the “Blue City” is home to the daring Rathore Rajputs. Situated in the desert of Thar, the splendor that Jodhpur exhibits in its temples and palaces is what transforms it into a chaotically charming city.

Activities: We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India; Jaswant Thada and the Umaid Bhawan Museum. In the evening we will embark on a Jeep Safari to visit the “Bishnoi Village”, a community of nature worshipers who are committed to protecting trees and wildlife.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur



Day 13 and 14: Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur

By road in 5 hr. (255 Km)

En route visit to Ranakpur Jain Temples.

Ranakpur is located in a shady valley surrounded by lush green forests, to the north of Udaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the most beautiful white marbled Jain Temple complexes in India and one of the five major holy places of Jainism.

Udaipur - Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar, and the list of lakes in this city goes to infinity! Often referred to as the ‘city of Lakes’, Udaipur is located in eastern Rajasthan. With heart throbbing Palaces all around the city, Udaipur is a major tourist destination of India. “Dudh Talai” & “Gulab Bagh” is a must watch for nature lovers.

The magnificent ‘City Palace’ has everything that screams to you the history of this metropolis.

Activities: In Udaipur, our day excursion will include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bagore Ki Haveli, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Vintage Car Museum and a visit to the Crystal Gallery Museum of the City Palace. In the evening we will enjoy a boat ride on scenic Lake Pichola.

Boats and Palace on Pichola lake, Udaipur

Boats and Palace - Pichola lake, Udaipur



Day 15: Udaipur – Mumbai

By flight

Soothing weather, sea beaches and a fabulous metropolitan city with magnificent nightlife - Mumbai! - The hotspot for tourists- is all about falling in love with this city. The more time you will spend here, the more will get connected with it!

From Juhu Beach to Marine Drive...from Gateway of India to the Prince of Wales museum Mumbai is surely a visitor’s delight.

For the religious people - there is the Great Siddhivinayak Temple, Hajrat Ali Shrine & Mahalakshmi Temple, and the famous Elefanta Caves – which attract pilgrims from all over India!

Activities: While exploring the city we will see the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai High Court, scenic Marine Drive, Flora Fountain, and Prince of Wales Museum. Visit Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market, Hanuman Circle; Partially glimpse the Parsi Tower of Silence from afar while driving past. Explore vibrant Markets and Bazaars.

Gateway of India, Taj Hotel and Sea

Gateway of India, Taj Hotel and Sea

Day 16: Mumbai – Departure

Today we will visit the Elefanta Caves, complex ancient rock-cut temples of 600 AD.

Return back to the Mumbai City. Rest of the ay is at leisure. And, as per your international flight schedule you will be transferred to airport for flight back home.

Tour Ends!!



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