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Yoga & Spiritual

Global India Tours n Travels is known for their authenticity, simplicity, flexibility, beauty and for going beyond the ordinary into the very heart of the cultures we visit. Our tours are life transforming experiences for all our tour members, no matter what your religious background or affiliation's are. Leading tours that are grounded in daily yoga or meditation in exotic destinations is our passion and joy! Come join us, we promise you won't be disappointed.

 

 

Duration of Tour : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, Varanasi, Delhi


It is believed that Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. Ayurveda stresses on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Today, Ayurveda has become a unique and indispensable branch of medicine that aims to bring about the right balance. Ayurveda aims at eliminating all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain resistance and good health. Kerala's equable climate, natural herbs & medicinal plants

 

Itmadullah's Tomb - AgraQutub Minar - Delhi


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi


Detailed Tour Itinerary: On arrival at International airport, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel


Delhi, capital city of the Federal Republic of India is one of India's fastest growing cities. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi. Old Delhi reflects shades of Mughal Emperor whereas New Delhi shows the legacy of what British left behind.


The streets of Old Delhi are narrow & bustling. The beauty & serenity lies inside the courts of the main buildings. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country. New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), & is tree-lined & spacious.

 

Day 02 : Delhi

 

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After breakfast proceed for day sightseeing of Delhi covering the following areas of New Delhi and Old Delhi


Rajghat - A memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Bapu (Father of Nation)
Red Fort (Lal quila) - Old Delhi is centered on the Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1636 & 1658, when the mougal empire was on its peak.


Jama Masjid (Mosque) - Work on the Jama Masjid mosque was begun in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort. More than 5,000 workers toiled for six years to complete the largest mosque in India.


Qutub Minar - is the tallest stone tower in India. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer


India Gate - Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931.


Built from sandstone, the arch also houses the Eternal Flame, a gesture in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan.


Rashtrapati Bhawan - Formely the Viceregal Lodge, the building is the highlight of Lutyen's New Delhi and was completed in 1929 at a cost of 12,53,000 pound sterling. Located in an area of 130 hectares, the palace has 340 rooms


Overnight in Delhi - we will be happy to recommend places for an evening stroll or a restaurant for dinner tonight.

 

Day 03 : Delhi - Haridwar (206 kms - 4 hours drive by road)

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After breakfast start for Haridwar by road.


Haridwar (also known as Hardwar) is a holy city in the state of Uttaranchal in northern India. Known as the Gateway to the Gods, Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places according to Hindus, as the Devas are said to have left their footprints there. Here pilgrims float divas on the Ganges, to commemorate their deceased ancestors. The city also stands as a gateway to three other important pilgrimage destinations: Rishikesh, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. In Haridwar you will see a great statue of Shiva at the fork of the river. If you are there for a short visit, it is definitely worth to visit the temple on top of the mountain, with a wonderful view.


Arrive Haridwar and check in at hotel.


In the afternoon start for half day sightseeing tour of Haridwar. In the evening don’t missed the spectacular prayers (aarti) offered on the banks of river Ganga at "Har ki Pauri"
Dinner and overnight at hotel

 

Day 04 : Haridwar

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After breakfast go yoga and meditation session.

 

In the afternoon visit into town and see some interesting temples and sites

Overnight stay at the hotel

 

Day 05 : Haridwar- Rishikesh (16 Kms, 20 mins drive by road)

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After yoga and meditation session, drive to Rishikesh

 

Rishikesh is one of the best-located pilgrimage centers along the right side of the bank of the Ganga. The holy river emerging from the high mountains not far from here, runs deep and silent through the thickly wooded hills of the Tarai that straddle this region. A breathtaking experience of natural beauty and undiscovered wildlife await here. Not to mention the peace and tranquility of a landscape associated with `munis and meditation.

 

Arrive Rishikesh and check in at hotel.

 

In the afternoon visit two hanging bridges named after lord Rama and his younger brother Laxman, visit the various ashrams on the banks of river Ganges, these ashrams are spiritual centres offering yoga and spiritual classes and sessions every day with evening prayers at the banks of river Ganga

 

Day 06 : Rishikesh

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After breakfast go for "Yoga and spiritual classes/ sessions at ashrams

 

In the afternoon relax in the hotel or one can visit the local market. In the evening go for "Yoga and spiritual classes/ sessions at ashrams and attend aarti ceremony at banks of river Ganga.

Dinner and overnight at hotel


Itmadullah's Tomb - AgraYoga - Rishikesh

 

Day 07 : Rishikesh- Agra (370 Kms, 7.5 hrs drive by road)

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After breakfast start for Agra

 

Agra- Heritage of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century.

 

Babar (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri near Agra. Fatehpur Sikri remained his capital for around fifteen years after which the city was left isolated in mysterious circumstances. Jahangir beautified Agra with palaces and gardens despite spending most of his time in Kashmir with which he was passionately attached

 

Arrive Agra and check in at hotel

 

Relax in the evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel

 

Day 08 : Agra

Detailed Tour Itinerary: The day starts early with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.

 

Taj Mahal For centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and musicians to try and capture its elusive magic in word, colour and song. It is one of the most flawless architectural creations of the world. Since the 17th century, travellers have crossed continents to come and see this ultimate memorial to love, and few have been unmoved by its incomparable beauty. The Taj Mahal in Agra India is considered one of the best examples of Mughal architecture in India. The history of the Taj Mahal is one of the great love stories of the world. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan ruled from 1628 to 1658 and was married to Arjumand Bano Begum in 1612 A.D. He called his wife Mumtaz Mahal or Crown of the Palace. Her dying wish to Shah Jahan was that he should "build a tomb in her memory such as the world had never seen before." The history of the Taj Mahal begins with Mumtaz Mahal's tragic end.

Continue sightseeing.


Later visit the Agra Fort, offering gorgeous views from its lofty walls, and the Itmad-ud-Daulah - the exquisite tomb of a Persian adventurer who became chief minister at the Emperor Jahangir's court. His grand-daughter Mumtaz married Shah Jahan and her tomb is, of course, the Taj Mahal.

Evening leisure for shopping

Overnight at hotel


Day 09 : Agra-Delhi (201 Kms 04 hours drive by road)-Varanasi (1.5 hrs by Air)

Detailed Tour Itinerary: After breakfast start for Delhi to catch flight for Varanasi.


Varanasi- has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all: "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". . Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals.
Arrive Varanasi and check in at hotel.
Relax in the evening. Overnight at hotel

 

Day 10 : Varanasi

Detailed Tour Itinerary: In the morning drive to the Ghats (steps on river bank) to board a boat for a ride on the Hindu holy river Ganga. During this boat ride witness the morning religious rituals on the Ghats and in the temples along the river bank.


Return to hotel for breakfast, followed by yoga and spiritual session.
Later visit the ancient and modern Hindu temples of the holy city dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the evening experience the Prayer ceremony at the banks of River Ganges - homage to the holy river with oil lamps and incense etc.


Overnight at hotel

 

Day 11 : Varanasi- Delhi

 

After breakfast start for Airport to catch flight to Delhi
Arrive Delhi and check in hotel close to the airport. In the evening proceed for International airport to catch flight for onward destination. Proceed with the sweet memories of the tour.

 

 

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