Rajasthan yoga and meditation
Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi - Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri - Jaipur
Day 01: Arrive - Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport, meet Max Holidays representative and get assisted to your car and transferred to your pre booked hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
After having breakfast at the hotel on a full day tour, we will visit some of the most popular temples in Delhi in addition to other important historic monuments.
The tour begins with New Delhi area with a trip to Birla temple also known to be as Laxmi Narayan Temple and after that next we drive pass by the India Gate- the war memorial and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of president of India. From here moving towards the Old Delhi, we will drive pass through 16th century Red Fort, built by Shah Jahan and then to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India opposite the Red Fort. Now it is our halt for the lunch as we further continue our tour to Humayun Tomb built in the 15th century. Next is visit to the Lotus temple, also known as the Baha'i temple revered by several religions as a place of worship.
In evening, we will visit the Akshardham temple dedicated to the Bhagwan Swaminarayan. The temple is a fine example of art, culture, and architecture.
Day 03: Delhi - Haridwar (express train) & Haridwar - Rishikesh (25 kms / 30 min drive)
Early morning get transfer to the Delhi train station where our representative will assist you to board your train and will make sure you to be seated in your coach.
On arrival at Haridwar railway station, our representative will assist you to your car and drop you at your camps / ashram in Rishikesh. In afternoon, enjoy city tour of Rishikesh visiting Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and Muni Ki Reti. We will also visit some of the recognised Yoga and Meditation centres such as Shivanand Ashram, Omkarananda Patanjali Ashram and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. After some time walking across the Rishikesh tourist centres, in evening, we will attend the aarti (candle worship) as being carried on the ghats of holy river Gangaes. Will stay overnight at the Aashram in Rishikesh.
Day 04 - Day 08: Rishikesh
Rishikesh – Full day at Ashram for Meditation & Yoga classes
Day 09: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi (express train)
After early breakfast at the Ashram next we will drive to Haridwar, for temple visits. One of the important places of Hindu religion at the entrance to the Chardham Yatra, it is believed that, one's bad deed washes out with a dip in the holy water of river Ganges in Haridwar.
In Haridwar, visit Chandi Devi & Mansa Devi Temple by cable car. Spend afternoon at leisure, while taking a heritage walks in the area.
In evening, we will board super fast Shatabdi train to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi train station our representative will meet you and assist you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi
Day 10: Delhi - Agra
In morning, after breakfast at the hotel we leave for the Agra that is also known as the city of Taj Mahal.
On arrival at the Agra, we will check into the hotel for quick bath and change.
After being freshen up, next, we will move for sightseeing of Agra, where we will meet our guide who will assist us to Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 15th century, where he used to live and meet with general public and his officials. The beautiful rooms and extensive courtyards here showcases the excellence of Mughal architecture from the period.
Continuing the sightseeing, next we see the Itmad-ud-Dalulah Tomb, constructed with white marble as a replica of Taj Mahal in 16th century. It was constructed in memory of Noor Jahan's father Mirza Ghiyas Beg.
Now, it is the time to watch the most awaited monument of the tour the Taj Mahal, the finest symbol of love and care. Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, built in 16th century it took 22 years to be completed. You will see the Taj mahal reflecting in the moon light as well.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra
Day 11: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri - Jaipur
You may even t to visit the Taj Mahal in early morning to see the sunrise view of Taj Mahal.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to our next destination Jaipur, enroute visiting the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Mughals. Here we will see the Buland Darwaja, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Hall of Public Audiences, and Hall of private audiences.
Continuing drive to Abhaneri from here that is a large step wells we also visit the temple there. Abhaneri village is a remote area there you will be able to monitor Rajasthani culture more closely.
Drive to Jaipur from here, and check into the hotel.
In evening, we will get to see the local markets of the Jaipur and drive to the local restaurant and enjoy the local cuisines with cultural folk dance and puppet show.
Overnight stay at the hotel there in Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur sightseeing tour
Today, we will start the day with full day sightseeing of Jaipur, starting with the tour of grand Amber Fort belonging to the Kachwaha Kingdom and then Jaipur, the Capital of Rajasthan. At Amber Fort, we will ride on the elephants back to reach at the top of the fort, where we meet fort guide. He will then take us to the guided tour of Amber Fort, where we will see the beautiful ornamented rooms at different courtyards and embroidered glass work at different places from the Rajasthani and Mughal style. From here, we will head towards sightseeing of the city monuments including Palace of winds known as Hawa Mahal wall with several windows and City Palace Museum, the residence of Jaipur royal family and partially converted to museum, where the historical and ancient monuments, artefacts are kept.
In evening, it is time to stroll around the local market where you can purchase the designer Jewellery and handicraft that is speciality of Jaipur. After tiring day at Jaipur it is time for an overnight stay before returning to Delhi.
Day 13: Jaipur – Delhi – Departure
Today morning after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Delhi international airport to board your flight back home.