Authentic Yoga with Ayurveda Five-Senses healing - an End-to-End Arrangement
Location of Retreat
:   Rishikesh, Uttaranchal (near to New Delhi)
Yoga Type
:   Hatha
Retreat Type
:   Yoga, Ayurvedic
Topography
:   Mountain
Guest Suitability
:   Singles, Couple, Group, Youth
Timing/ Duration
:   Available all year, 7 days (beginning and ending at New Delhi)
Who should go for this package? :
  • All yoga aspirants and practitioners, who want a taste of yoga amidst simple living... around a simple environment, at Rishikesh - the world capital of Yoga.
  • For those who also wish to experience an entire Ayurveda based Five-sense healing program OR an Ayurveda massage course as per choice during their stay
  • For first time travelers to India, as the whole tour plan is set for you.
  • For single women travelers, as they will feel safer knowing that H&Y team is around to guide them.
  • For those who want to practice yoga along with some adventure, as the package has an option of white water rafting and camping along the banks of the river Ganges.
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In this package we take you to a journey to the foothills of the Himalayan range, Rishikesh.

Once you reach India, the Health And Yoga team would be completely at your beck and call, and will be there for you till we drop you back at Delhi Airport.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh town lies on the banks of the holy Ganga (Ganges), nestled in the lap of the Himalayas.

The main Yoga enclaves of Rishikesh are around the Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, an area where pious themes create an atmosphere of true spiritual sublimity.

It is no surprise that pilgrims are drawn here from all over the world. The inspiring simplicity, the clear flowing Ganga, small township as well as the majestic mountains which are not very far away, will embrace and rejuvenate your entire being. The Ashram offers inspiration and upliftment for your body, mind and spirit as well as a deeper connection with the Divine.

You may have a unique experience of positive energy vibrations generated through years of accumulated spiritual energy of mantras, chants and the aura of great spiritual saints.
 

Accommodation:
HealthAndYoga makes special arrangements catering to Western Sensibilities. We make stay arrangements in simple but sufficient guesthouses / budget hotel OR an ashram.

Usually Ashrams can be dirty and inappropriate as per Western standards. Moreover, they can be impersonal with the guest feeling lost. So, unless we get a 'reasonably' clean ashram we do not put up our guests in Ashrams.

BUT, we ensure the guest gets the right flavor of Rishikesh and Ashrams - we arrange the yoga program in the Ashram as well as the fooding... this helps the guests get the true Ashram flavor without having to live in inadequately provided Ashram rooms.

You will be provided an INDEPENDENT room with attached Western Style bathroom and provision of hot and cold water.

Package Cost Includes:

At New Delhi :
Pickup from Delhi Airport
Transfer to Hotel in New Delhi
Stay at Hotel in New Delhi
Transfer to Rishikesh from New Delhi

At Rishikesh :
Stay
Yoga program & meals at Ashram in Rishikesh
Special Ayurvedic Treatment Program
(Either a Five Senses Rejuvenation Program OR a Massage Course - as per choice) Himalaya Darshan (View of the Himalayas)
River Rafting in Rishikesh

Back to New Delhi:
Return to New Delhi
Transfer to Hotel
Transfer to New Delhi Airport


Comment
"Breathtaking sights - Unmatched Yoga, Ayurveda"
"The driver was conversant in English ...surprisingly"
"The Ashram and surroundings are beautiful and interesting..."
"The food was good, but repetitive."
"Yoga was very interesting!"
"It was very reassuring to have all our arrangements so smoothly pre-arranged. Thank you!"
"I enjoyed my trip very much and was very sad to leave as I had to go early. I think it would have been even better if there were more group activities as I was travelling on my own. The rafting was great as I met a great number of people on it."

Itinerary
Subject to change, the following will be the rough itinerary:

Day 1:
Location: New Delhi
Our Delhi team will pick you up from Airport; the team will wait for you at the terminal with a placard bearing your name. Alternately, pickup can be arranged from hotels in and around New Delhi. Team will then transfer you to New Delhi railway station for you to board your train for Haridwar

Location: Haridwar
You will reach Haridwar; Our Rishikesh team will be waiting for you outside with a placard bearing your name.

Location: Rishikesh
The team will drive you to Rishikesh ashram by non a/c SUV/ Ambassador CAR; You can eat your lunch and rest; You may attend the evening activity at the Ashram;

Day 2:
Location: Rishikesh

Ideal Combination -
With stay in a suitable guesthouse for comfort (in case, we can't find a clean Ashram for you), you will still be able to participate in all Ashram meals and activities This includes breakfast, lunch & dinner

General schedule followed at the Ashram **
Morning Yoga Session - 60-90 minutes of Yoga
Morning Aarti in the Ashram Prayer Hall - Early Morning Prayers
Breakfast
You will proceed for day 1 of your Ayurveda Five Sense Stimulation program
Lunch
Evening Yoga Session - 60-90 minutes
Evening Canting or Kirtan (occasional)
Dinner
Return to room

**NOTE: Please bear in mind that the Ashram program is subject to change without advance notice. If Ashram cancels its Yoga classes, Healthandyoga will make necessary alternate community Yoga arrangements for you just outside the Ashram;

Day 3, 4 and 5:
General Ashram Schedule as on Day 2
and
Ayurvedic Treatments as part of your provided package

Day 6:
General Ashram Schedule as on Day 2
and
Himalaya Darshan:
Drive for Himalaya View:
Our team will drive you to Kunjapuri about 27 kms from Rishikesh
From here, you get a picturesque view of the mighty Himalayan range as well as Rishikesh town down below.

Day 7:
General Ashram Schedule as on Day 2
and
River Rafting(depending on the season)
On the holy river Ganga.
River rafting is dependent on weather and season.
Drive to Haridwar Railway Station to board train back New Delhi.

Location: Haridwar
Board train for New Delhi - it takes about five hours to reach New Delhi; Dinner will be served on the train; Our team will be waiting for you at New Delhi railway station

Location: New Delhi
Our team will escort you to the airport for
TAKE OFF

Extra Add-Ons (Optional)

* Available from New Delhi

At Rishikesh:

- - Experience a day or two at the World famous Ananda Spa. Get enthralled by the extreme diversity between the simplicity of Ashram stay and the destination spa health pampering stay all in the same region. Of course, be prepared to spend quite a sum for this luxury add-on.
- - Reiki Course (2 day): Add on a level 1 Reiki Healing course with a 2-day extension to your Ashram visit and learn the art of energy healing.

At Delhi:

You could add trips (of varying durations) to places of historical and cultural richness around New Delhi -

Add a Day trip to Agra to visit the TAJ MAHAL - the monument of love - an architectural wonder of the world.
OR
If you have more days, you could see the historical Moghul forts in JAIPUR alongwith the princely palaces of UDAIPUR.

You can also ask for a DELHI SIGHTSEEING trip to be organized to witness the architectural delights of the Moghul Era & the British Rule era, besides technologically marvelous temples and experience the peaceful aura at the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Please mention in enquiry form if you want any of these visits to be added to your trip.


Getting There:
Our team will be there right through to guide you from the beginning to the end of tour. For knowing more about the town of Rishikesh, read Rishikesh Fact File

Food Options
Package includes Ashram Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals are simple, non spicy and vegetarian in the Yoga tradition of Sattvik balanced diet, known to be best for the body system. Meals are an Indian fare.
(If you seek variety, our team can also direct you to appropriate restaurants. In such cases, please note that the food costs would have to be borne by you directly)

Advice and Precautions
Do not entertain beggars and unsolicited strangers
You need a VISA to travel into India. Please enquire with the VISA authorities in your country for more information.

Cancellation Terms
Cancellation Terms
a) More than 30 days: 20% of tour cost
b) 15-30 days: 30% of tour cost
c) 7-15 days: 50% of tour cost
d) 2-7 days: 75% of Tour cost
e) Less than 2 days or Cancellation/changes during the tour - No Refund

What to expect?
Be prepared for a wholesome experience including Yoga, Ayurveda, Spiritual beauty as well as splendid Nature.

Package does not include:
1) Any meals other than those mentioned above.
2) Any portage at Airport and Hotels tips, Laundry, Mineral water, Telephone charges and all items of personal nature and meals and drinks not specified in the inclusions.
3) Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
4) Parking Charges, Interstate Taxes & Entrances to the park, monuments, Guide charges
5) Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

Other Terms:
1) The Ashram schedule is subject to change anytime.
2) Ashram schedule generally includes Community Yoga and Aarti

 

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