Join Nardine on a spiritual adventure to the Indian Himalayan Foothills and beyond.
We’ll immerse ourselves in the culture and spiritual heritage of India, traversing the Old and New Cities of Delhi, the holy city of Varanasi and culminating at the Foothills of the Himalayas in the yoga capitol of the world – Rishikesh.
Along the way, we’ll explore bustling markets, holy shrines and orange-robed sadhus, watching the melting pot of humanity and spiritual tradition in the sacred city of Varanasi. A place where the cycle of life and death merge and the prayers of millions is imbued in the air.
We will be leading an 11 day yoga tour including a 7 Day Yoga Retreat Program in the city of Rishikesh and discover a myriad of yogic experiences at the International Yoga Festival. This journey visits sacred temples, explores traditions, meditation in a sacred cave in the Ganges Hills and participate in sacred fire ceremonies on the Mother Ganga.
Together we’ll explore inner and outer worlds at the holy cities of India. Woven throughout this tour is a unique blend of yoga, meditation and mindfulness personally facilitated by Nardine.
Note: The holy city of Rishikesh is vegetarian and alcohol free.
*AUD per person twin share
Single Room supplements available
Arrival: Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Upon arrival and once you have cleared customs, you will be personally met by our representative in the arrivals hall who will assist you to transfer from the airport and check into your hotel.
Your journey begins with a city tour to Old and New Delhi. Experience the thrill of a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Old Delhi and dine at a 200-year-old Heritage Haveli. Witness the spiritual devotion in a traditional Sikh Temple.
Board your flight and we are off to the holy city of Varanasi. After lunch at our hotel, we will proceed to the river Ganges for your sunset boat cruise and experience the spectacular sacred evening Aarti ceremony followed by rooftop dining on the ghats.
Up early at dawn, proceed for your long boat ride on River Ganges where you will witness the Hindu pilgrims perform rituals on the ghats and the burst of humanity as Varanasi comes to life.
Later that afternoon we commence sightseeing in the Old city. Wind through narrow laneways, old city buildings, local bazaars.
This morning continues the journey as we take flights to the holy city of Rishikesh and our 7 day retreat and festival at International Yoga Week.
After breakfast we commence a guided orientation walking tour of Rishikesh , and bazzar shopping During this time we will orientate for the following 3 days of International Yoga Week.
Full Day to explore International Yoga Week & Aarti on the Ganges
Full Day to explore International Yoga Week
We continue the spiritual journey by travelling to a sacred Cave for meditation near the banks of the Ganges River. Upon our return the afternoon will be at leisure to explore Rishikesh and evening yoga.
This morning step back in time with the artwork & essence of the Beatles Ashram. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to traverse the markets and this evening we experience a Sacred Homa Fire Ceremony.
Our final day and we return by fight to Delhi, including lunch or supper before boarding our international flight home.
*AUD per person twin share
Prices are subject to change and availability.
For Tour Enquiries:
Contact Nardine Ralph – [email protected]
Payment and travel Bookings:
Contact Paula at Essence of India Tours
AGRA EXTENSION TOUR
02 Nights / 03 Days
In Delhi Overnight
Delhi to Agra
This morning we travel to Agra, lunch followed by our visit to the Red Fort for our first glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal.
Agra to Delhi
Early sunrise visit of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Return for breakfast, check out and return to Delhi either overnight or to connect to your international flight.
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Prices are subject to availability and change without notice.
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For international bookings made outside of Australia a US $15 bank service fee apply.
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