Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
You will arrive at the Delhi International Airport. Delhi is India’s national capital and the second largest metropolis after Mumbai. Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, you will explore the old and new city of Delhi. You’ll be mesmerized by the 100-feet, red-stone boundary walls of Red Fort built during the 17th century. Opposite to this ancient structure is Jama Masjid (Mosque), built in 1656 AD, construction of red sandstone and white marble. It is the largest mosque in India where 20,000 people can pray together at a time. You will also tour the city in a Rickshaw. Along the streets of old Delhi you will see the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) Memorial, which is close to the river Yamuna. Next, you will visit Humayun’s Tomb, tomb of the second Mughal emperor, which was built by his wife during the 16th century, and then you will visit Qutub Minar, a 220-feet tower made by one of the first Muslim leaders in India, built between 1199 and 1368 AD. It runs counter to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of the President of India. There you’ll also see the Government Buildings, Parliament. An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3 Drive from Delhi to Haridwar
After breakfast, you will drive to to Haridwar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later, you will visit Har ki Pauri for aarti the ritual that takes place every evening on the banks of the holy river Ganges. An overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 4 Haridwar
Early in the morning, you will have first Yoga class with our yoga teacher and then start the practice in the morning session of 2 hours. After that take the breakfast cooked inside the resort with the special care taken to follow the menu given by our yoga and meditation experts.
Leave for the day excursion to have a look at the ancient religion of Hinduism in the holiest city of the religion. Visit one of the oldest temples in the town called Daksha temple, a shiva temple, also visit the mercury shiva lingam temple, (famous for the solidfied mercury shivlingam, said to be done by a saint through his meditation). Return to hotel to continue the yoga class in the evening. Later, you will go for short walk in the market in the town. Or just relax on the banks of the river Ganges. An overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 5 Haridwar
Early in the morning, you will have Yoga class. After breakfast, you will visit Chandi Devi Temple. Situated on the top of a hill it provides the magnificent view of the town along with a majestic view of high himalayan ranges. One has to either go trekking up 3 kms to reach or one can also go by cable car. Evening Yoga Session and then again go for a nice walk along the Ganges to Har ki Pauri. An overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 6 Drive from Haridwar to Rajaji National park
After the morning yoga session and breakfast, you will drive to the National Park. Upon arrival, you will visit the settlement of “Gujjars” a local tribe. Just see the Hari-ki-pauri, Haridwar lifestyle of local people who live inside the jungle and are one of the fiendliest of all Indian tribes. In the afternoon and evening, you will have the elephant safari in the rajaji national park. If one is lucky then you can see a big cat like a tiger or leopard or wild Asian elephants, along with the antelopes, spotted deers, sambhars, wild baors, jungle fowls, porcupine, wolf, jackals, and a score of migratory birds. An overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 7 Haridwar
Early in the morning, you will have Yoga session. And in the afternnon you will sit with our astrologer. Just tell him your place of birth and time of birth along with your date of birth and let him tell you about your past, present and future. The evening is at leisure. An overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 8 Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh (1-2 hour )
After the morning yoga session and breakfast, you will drive to Rishikesh and visit the various ashrams. This town is famous world over for its spiritual significance after “Beatles” stayed here for a month in seventies for meditation. In the evening check in our own rafting beach camp, right on the river banks. An overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 9 Rishikesh
Early in the morning Yoga session without the yoga teacher, just practice what you learnt in Haridwar. After breakfast leave for a date with the river wild. Take on the rapids up to grade III on a stretch of 18 kms and then finish the day at camp to take lunch. In afternoon, you will be free to have a sun bath at beach camp. An overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 10 Drive from Rishikesh to Delhi
After breakfast, you will drive to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. The evening is at leisure. An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 11 Drive from Delhi to Agra
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Agra.On the way, you will visit Sikandra, the amazing grave of Akbar, the most influential of all Mughal emperors. The grave lies 10 km before Agra. Agra is placed on the deposits of the Yamuna River and was under the Mughal rulers during the 16th and 17th centuries.
After arrival in Agra, transfer to hotel.
Later, you will visit Agra Fort at the west bank of the Yamuna River. The Agra fort was built in the 16th century by Akbar and was completed by his grandsons. Then, you will visit Itmad-ud-daula, also known as baby Taj. Finally you will see Taj Mahal, but now this time from the other side of the river, from the place called Mehtab Bagh. An overnight stay in Agra.
Day 12 Taj by Sunrise and drive from Agra to Jaipur (240 km, 4.5 hours) / Visit of Fatehpur Sikri.
At sunrise, you will visit the world-famous Taj Mahal (built from 1631-1653 A.D). A poem in white marble it was built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan for his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its extravagant architecture reveals its secret of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 20,000 workers with experts from Italy, France, Iran and Asia were busied for 22 years with the monument.Return to hotel for breakfast.
After the breakfast, you will proceed to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, which is also popularly known as “Pink City” because of its pink houses’ frontal façade and metropolis fence. On the way, you will visit Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is 36 km from Agra, the other large city of Akbar, built in 1569. Akbar shifted his cap to Fatehpur Sikri, but after 13 years due to the scarcity of water, it was shifted to Lahore in Pakistan and back again to Agra.
Then drive to Jaipur and upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. An overnight stay in Jaipur.
Note: The Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
Day 13 Full day sightseeing of Jaipur
After an early breakfast you will drive to fort Amber (10 km), the former capital of Kachhawaha Rajputs. On the way, you will stop to visit the city’s landmark: the Hawa Mahal (palace of the winds). Built during the 18th century, the five-story building features 953 windows and niches from which the royal women observed the procession in the street without being seen. Next you will visit Amber fort, which lies on 400-foot-tall hill and is surrounded by the chain of mountains known as Aravalli. You will ascend the fort on an elephant back like a Maharaja. Then you will visit Albert Museum.
Afternoon you will visit the Pink city Jaipur. The City Palace, built in 1734, lies in the center of Jaipur and is now the residence of the royal family of Jaipur and a beautiful museum. An overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 14 Drive from Jaipur to Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Airport for your onward journey.