"United in Yoga" Rishikesh Holiday Tour (Small Group)
Location of Retreat
:   Uniquely Diversified Spots in-and-around Rishikesh, the world Capital of Yoga
Yoga Type
:   Hatha
Retreat Type
:   Yoga
Topography
:   Mountain
Guest Suitability
:   Small Group accompanied by skilled Yoga Teacher
Timing/ Duration
:   1st and 15th of every month (except: May to August)
Who should go for this package? :
  • People bringing their own Groups wishing to experience a ready package including a rich varied experience of Yoga + Leisure in the World capital of Yoga.
  • Those aspiring to learn and practice yoga, while experiencing a taste of real ashram life, and the spiritual and natural beauty of Rishikesh.
  • For first time travelers to India, as the whole tour plan is set for you.
  • For "apprehensive" travelers or those who would prefer and feel comfortable in moving in a small group as opposed to alone.
  • For those who welcome the personalized and dedicated yoga teaching advantage available to a small group.
  • 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.
For Groups seeking customized options, please click here
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This trip commences from New Delhi with your pickup from the International Airport and ends with your drop back. New Delhi - Rishikesh - New Delhi

This is a richly varied experience. You will experience the diversified splendour of Rishikesh, the varied Himalayan landscape, culture and spiritual energy while having a constant yoga flavour on tour.

Well thought out and balanced, your stay will be divided among an Ashram experience, Hill lodge stay and even camping by the banks of the river Ganges. The Yoga conducted among these varied but marvelous settings will be uniquely enriching.

As the group is intentionally kept small, you should end up bonding well among people who share your interests, yet (perhaps) strangers from different lands.

We will also arrange for many sought-after activities like River Rafting, a Visit to view the fascinating Himalayas at sunrise/sunset, Ayurvedic massage sessions and even witnessing the spiritual vibrations of the evening Aarti ceremony by the banks of the river Ganges.

Yoga sessions will be customized and conducted in a planned manner, so that you are exposed to and learn various aspects of yoga - asana, pranayama, mudras and bandhas in a phased manner.

You will take back with you these rich YOGA teachings that will help you incorporate them in your daily life thereafter.

You will also have time to explore the place on your own.

In all, this is a great opportunity for yoga learners and enthusiasts to experience Rishikesh in all its completeness with a healthy dose of spiritual, cultural and nature sightseeing - while absorbing richly beneficial yoga teachings.  

Accommodation:
Varied - Ashram accommodation, Hill Retreat stay and even camping by the Riverside.

Ashram Setting: Our Ashram is a sacred haven, resting serenely on the banks of the holy Ganga (Ganges), nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. The ashrams beautiful architecture and aesthetic presentation of pious themes create an atmosphere of true spiritual sublimity.

But what really sets apart an Ashram stay from a conventional hotel stay is the unique experience of positive energy vibrations generated through years of accumulated spiritual energy of mantras, chants and the aura of great spiritual saints.

Please note that the Ashram stay is basic. Some of our clients have even described their Ashram stay as a culture shock. Even though the rooms have all necessary facilities including beddings, blankets and attached baths, however, please do not expect a 5-star reception or welcome here. This is NOT a hotel and for most part you will have to find your way around; of course, the Healthandyoga team will always be only a simple phone call away.

Hill Lodging : A boutique hill hotel, great setting and comfortable accommodation.

Camping: Tents along the secluded banks of the river Ganges.



Itinerary
Day 1: Pickup from Delhi International Airport and check in to Delhi hotel (twin sharing)

Day 2: Transfer to Rishikesh Ashram. Settle in to Ashram environment. Evening Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the river Ganges

Day 3: Morning Yoga. Breakfast. Vedanta / Bhagavad Gita discourse (depending upon Ashram schedule). Explore Rishikesh town and Lunch. Return to Ashram. Evening Yoga.

Day 4: Morning Yoga. Discourse. Breakfast. Check out of Ashram. Himalayan View visit. Check in to Hill Lodging. Evening short Meditation. Dinner.

Day 5: Morning Yoga. Move to Rishikesh Town independent time + Ayurveda Sessions. Lunch in town. Back to hill lodge. Evening Yoga.

Day 6: Morning Yoga, Free time, Lunch, Yoga Nidra, Check out of lodge to move to River Camp. Evening Yoga by the river banks. Campfire.

Day 7: Morning Yoga. After Breakfast River Rafting down the Ganges. Pick up and Return to Delhi. Check in at Delhi hotel

Day 8: After Breakfast, check out of Delhi hotel. End of trip. Additional Drop Back facilities to International Airport depending upon departure time can be provided for those seeking the facility.

Please Note: Itineraries may be subject to minor modifications based on convenience.

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 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals at the Ashram 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). Meals will be at scheduled times. If you are on tour or not available, it would be your responsibility.

Advice and Precautions
Do not entertain beggars and unsolicited strangers

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.
Learn vital aspects of Yoga as you drink in the holiday experience

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.

Requirements:
You would need a Tourist Visa to visit India


 

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