India, being a huge country with immense cultural, religious, linguistic and geographic diversity, makes it one of the most fascinating destinations not only for travel but to experience the exotic. While some people enjoy active participation in adventure-related activities, some others prefer experimenting with the spiritual aspect of India’s heritage, all looking for diversity of some kind or the other. This tour combines adventure and spirituality with active participation by the enthusiasts in each activity for an experience of a lifetime.
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We begin this dream holiday from Delhi where we are fascinated by its heritage that has come down to us from Mughals and Colonial British. Our first experience starts with an overnight train journey to Haridwar and further to Rishikesh, the seats of Hindu Spirituality. Spending a night in a camp, a jungle trek in the mountains, rafting down the Ganges with cliff jumping and body surfing as additional options, trekking in the Himalayas and a jungle safari to track wild life keep one physically fit and involved with nature, while some lessons on yoga rejuvenate one’s body and soul. This holiday experience is one of its kind that not only makes our holiday a special one but also elevates our souls to take us closer to spirituality. We get this experience by trudging into those areas in India where we become one with nature and enjoy its influence on our mind and body. This tour is designed for those who believe in actively participating in all activities, which not only provide happiness and joy but also elate our souls.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel. After breakfast, take a tour of Old Delhi by Metro and cycle rickshaws. Visit Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in India. The rest of the day is free to explore the city further. Overnight Hotel
This morning discover Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate. Drive past the Parliament House Building, President’s Palace and other Government buildings. Drive straight to the city's New Delhi Station for overnight train to Haridwar. Overnight Overnight Train
This morning arrive in Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh, a spiritual town. Continue journey to Ganga Nature Beach Camp and check-in into the tents allocated to us. Afternoon, proceed for a jungle trek. Return to road-head and drive back to the camp for overnight stay. Enjoy campfire tea and snacks followed by dinner. Overnight Camp
After breakfast, drive to Shivpuri for a special 17kms rafting run with safety Kayaks and dukkies. Try Cliff Jump and Body Surfing as options. Later, float past temples, ashrams and ghats to Rishikesh for check into hotel. Overnight Hotel
After breakfast, drive to Tapovan to trek to Kunjapuri. Walk past Tapovan all the way to Kunjapuri temple to visit it. Stop for (packed) lunch at the place that provides 180 degrees’ panoramic view of snow-covered Greater Himalayan Range and the vast Doon Valley. Trek down further to Hindola Khal and drive back to Rishikesh. Overnight Hotel
Today drive 19kms to Chilla, gateway to Rajaji National Park. Enjoy captivating landscape and wildlife. Late in the afternoon, ride elephants to spot wildlife. After dinner, retire in Gujjar Huts / Tourist Bungalow. Overnight Gujjar Huts / Tourist Bungalow
Early morning, leave for a jungle walk along the Ganga to watch wildlife in the park. After breakfast, ride jeeps to explore the park further to track more species of wildlife before returning to Gujjar Huts for lunch. Late afternoon, drive back to Rishikesh. Overnight Hotel
Today get introduced to Ayurveda and Yoga in the land of herbs. Attend Satya Yoga class and consultation about your body, followed by Ayurveda Massages and treatments. Relaxation sessions after lunch. Evening Nature Walk in reserve forests followed by Satya Yoga Encounter with ourselves in Meditation class. Day concludes with campfires and outdoor dinner. Overnight Cottage
As initiation to Transformation Experience is a three-day programme all that was done yesterday would be repeated today. Starting with Satya Yoga class followed by Ayurveda Massages and treatments before lunch. After lunch, relaxation sessions followed by nature walk. Then another session of Satya Yoga Encounter with ourselves in Meditation class. Concluded with campfires and outdoor dinner. Overnight Cottage
Today, follow the same routine as of the last two days to complete the rejuvenation process that enhances body and mind, a befitting finale to this experiential tour. Evening short drive take us to Haridwar to board overnight train to Delhi. Overnight Overnight Train
After arrival in Delhi in the morning, check in to the hotel. The day is free to explore the markets for last minute shopping. Evening transfer to the airport for flights to respective destinations.
Flexibility Guaranteed! Using the above itinerary as a guide you can fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have. On receiving your enquiry we will respond with prices and work with you to create a truly personalised holiday experience that is in your budget and personal style.
Suitable for families with young children
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5-7 hours activity per day with steep uphill and downhill sections or high passes. Some days at high altitudes, good level of physical fitness recommended.
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