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Yoga Pilgrimage Tour in North India

21 days Multi Active Cultural Tours, Yoga and Ayurveda

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Number of participants: from 4 participants

Requirements: 2 von 10

A lot of curiosity and flexibility is required. The yoga classes are suitable for all levels.

21 days Yoga Tour to the holiest places in India

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Together with one of our experienced Yoga teachers and India tour guide you will explore the traditional Indian why of living and practising Yoga at some of the most important pilgrimage places in North India.

Take bath in the holy river Ganga in Rishikesh, participate in an Arti Fire Ceremony in Varanasi, live in Ashrams in Rajasthan and Rishikesh, listen to the enchanting chants of the Sikhs in the Golden Temple, meditate with Buddhist monks and be a part of a holy ceremony in Pushkar.

At all places you will either participate in Yoga and Meditation classes happening there or you will have classes with your accompanying Yoga teacher at beautiful venues.

This Trip happens twice a year in March and September with Sarah or Noor .

Day 1 Departure from abroad and arrival in Delhi, India

Transfer from the airport to our hotel (overnight stay at the hotel -/-/-)

Day 2 Visit of temple and NGO in Delhi

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Today will be a very special day. In the morning we visit the non-profit organization “Chetna”, which takes care of street children. We will interact with the children, hold a yoga class together, and then have a happy lunch with the children. In the afternoon we will visit the Iskon Temple to participate in the magical Arti (fire ceremony). (Overnight stay at Hotel B/L/-)

Day 3 Amritsar and visit of the Golden Temple

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Early morning flight to Amritsar (1 hour). We check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at the Golden Temple, where we participate in the ceremony, take our meals and help in the kitchen with Karma Yoga. (Overnight stay at Hotel B/L/D)

Day 4 to 6 Mcleod Ganj

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We take a 5-hour minibus transfer to the Himalayas. Here, at 1800 m, lies the beautiful Tibetan settlement Mcleod Ganj. The Dalai Lama lives here with a community of Tibetan refugees. We stay the next night in the Ram Yoga House. In the afternoon and morning we will attend yoga classes in different styles and with different teachers. We also take part in a Buddhist meditation in the morning, visit the Dalai Lama Temple and delve deep into Buddhist philosophy. In the evening of the 6th day we take the night bus for 10 hours to Rishikesh. (1 night in the hotel, 1 night in overnight bus, breakfast included in Amritsar in the morning -/-/-)

Day 7 to 9 Rishikesh

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We will spend three days in the yoga capital Rishikesh. The place of pilgrimage is located on the sacred river Ganga, where the river leaves the mountains into the plain.

Here we stay in an ashram (or a hotel next door) and participate in the ashram program with morning meditation, yoga classes, fire ceremony, healthy meals and evening kirtan and satsang.

We will explore Rishikesh and Haridwar (another important sacred place for Hindus), hold some yoga and spiritual workshops, and participate in the famous Arti (ceremony) at the Ganges. (3 nights at Ashram B/L/D)

Day 10-13 Varanasi

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Our journey continues with the flight to Varanasi. Here we will spend another 2 days to immerse ourselves deeply in the Hindu rituals and beliefs. During our morning and evening Ganga boat trips we will be able to observe the washing rituals, cremation and fire ceremonies. We will also participate in a public and very Indian yoga class and visit some famous temples. (3 nights in the hotel -/-/-)

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On the 13th day something very exciting happens: we will now travel by train like real Indian pilgrims. The train takes 24 hours from Varanasi to Ajmer near Pushkar. But during these 24 hours you can not only rest and process some of the impressions of the last two weeks, but you also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other travelers and learn more about Indian culture and way of life.

Day 14-15 Pushkar

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Pushkar is a very cute little town, but almost as important to Hindus as Varanasi.

Here it is not a sacred river, but the sacred lake Pushkar, which people visit. We will reach the abandoned place in the afternoon of the 14th day and check in in our very quiet little hotel.

In the evening we will go to the city to take a first look at the lake and have a delicious dinner.

The next day we will have a yoga class on the Savitri Temple Hill in the morning, participate in a ceremony with a priest at Pushkar Lake, and visit the only Brahma temple in the world. (2 nights in the hotel, no breakfast on day 14 B/-/-)

Day 16-19 Shri Jasnath Ashram

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Before you leave India and return to your real life, use these few days in the tranquility of a traditional Rajasthani ashram with a real guru.

Enjoy the daily routine of yoga classes, meditation, karma yoga, temple ceremonies and satsang with the guru.

There is also plenty of time to relax, enjoy delicious food, exchange ideas with the locals or enjoy some Ayurvedic massages in the wellness centre. An Ayurveda treatment of your choice is included from our side. (4 nights at Ashram B/L/D)

Day 20 Jodhpur

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After a two-hour transfer to Jodhpur with a stop in Osian for a visit of the famous Satia Mata Temple, we have some time to explore the blue city of Jodhpur before boarding our night train to Delhi (overnight stay by train B/-/-)

Day 21 Delhi

For the day you have a hotel room until your flight leaves. We can spend the day with a shopping trip and one last dinner together. Then it’s time to say “Namaste India” (hotel room available -/-/D).

Included services:

18 nights in a twin shared room
Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Tour Guide and yoga teacher
daily 1-2 yoga and meditation classes
all activities and entrance fees for group activities
all transports (2 x domestic flights, 2 x night train, 1 x night bus, minibus and taxis for all transfers)
a massage

Services not included:

International flight
Visa
unmentioned meals
additional activities
additional fee for flights for baggage above 15 kg

Fixed dates

14.03-03.04.2021

19.09.2021-09.10.2021

2500 Euro per person (4-16 participants) single supplement 450 €

The tour is also possible as a private trip on dates by your choice. Please contact us.

Yoga classes and tour guide

Whenever possible, we will offer twice a day yoga classes with Asana, Pranayama, relaxation and meditation practice. Either we take part in the yoga classes in the ashrams or schools themselves, or your accompanying yoga teacher will teach the classes.

The journey is accompanied by Sarah or Noor.

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Accommodation

The accommodations are a mix of beautiful, clean and friendly hotels, ashrams and inns.

List (subject to availability)

Delhi: Godwin Deluxe

Amritsar: City Park

Mcleod Ganj: Ram Yoga House

Rishikesh: Anand Prakash Ashram or Vedas Tapovan Hotel (adjacent to the Ashram)

Anand Prakash Ashram Rishikesh

Varanasi: Ganapati Guest House

Pushkar: Rang Mahal

Rajasthan: Shri Jasnath Ashram