Magical India 2016
For 11 days dive into the magic of India. Join Konstantinos on a journey to some of India’s most amazing spiritual places. We will practice yoga and meditation on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, as yogis have done for thousands of years. We will visit ancient temples, meditate in sacred Himalayan caves, and dive deep into the wonders of Yogic India. A journey to remember for a lifetime!
We have designed an amazing package for you on this trip which includes:
Visits in monuments, temples, and ashrams in the cities of Vrindavan, Agra, Jaipur, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Delhi. You will also have the chance to explore the aliveness of each city we visit in the local markets. Airline economy tickets, first-class train tickets, 4-5 star hotel accommodation with breakfast & dinner, private transportation to all road trips, all tickets and guides in monuments, excursions, and daily Yoga & Meditation classes with Konstantinos.
01 April: Athens/Istanbul – Doha
Departure from Athens/Istanbul airport to Delhi via Doha. Arrival Doha and connecting flight to Delhi. Overnight on board.
02 April : Doha – Delhi – Mathura
Arrival Delhi early in the morning and transfer to Vrindhavan. Check-in at the hotel and rest. In the evening transfer to Yamuna river and Banky Bihari temple to witness aarti. Later watch a kirtan concert with Sri Venugopal Goswami(upon availability). Return to hotel, dinner & overnight.
03 April: Mathura
Morning yoga practice. After breakfast visit Randa Khund and one of India’s oldest temples, Radha Damodar founded in 1542 with monks taking turns in a non-stop chanting ever since!!!!. Return to the hotel. In the event transfer to Prem Mandir to enjoy Lighted Music Fountains show. Return to hotel, dinner & overnight.
04 April: Mathura – Agra
Morning yoga practice. After breakfast visit the ISKCON temple founded by Shrila Prabhupada, student of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami and Madan Mohan & Govinda temples. Proceed to Agra. Arrive at hotel, dinner & overnight.
05 April: Agra – Abhaneri – Jaipur
Morning yoga practice. After breakfast proceeds to Agra, visit the masterpiece of Mughal architecture, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Lunch at local restaurant and drive to Jaipur, en-route visiting Abhaneri stepwell. Arrival in Jaipur in the evening. Dinner & overnight.
06 April: Jaipur
Morning yoga practice. Amber Fort tour including elephant ride. In the evening transfer to Birla temple to witness the aarti ceremony. Return to hotel, dinner & overnight.
07 April: Jaipur
Morning yoga practice. Jaipur city tour including Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Tal Mahal, Jandar Mandar. Free time in Jaipur to explore the local markets and enjoy a shopping spree. In the evening, Rajasthan Gypsies dinner show. Overnight at the hotel.
08 April: Jaipur – Delhi
Morning yoga practice. After breakfast drive to Delhi with stops en route. Arrival Delhi and city tour upon arrival including Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, India Gate, President House and Gandhi’s museum. Arrive at hotel, dinner & overnight.
09 April: Delhi-Rishikesh
Very early departure to the railway station in time to catch Jan Shtabadi for Haridwar. Assistance on arrival and transfer to Rishikesh. Check-in dinner & overnight at hotel.
10 April: Rishikesh
Morning yoga practice. After breakfast visit Rishikesh – Shivananda and Yoga Niketan Ashrams, Kailasanandra Ashram, Bharat Mandir, Laxman Joola and Ram Joola Free time for shopping. Return to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & overnight.
11 April: Rishikesh
Morning yoga practice. After breakfast transfer to Vashista Gufa cave whereVashista, Lord Ram’s guru who meditated by the Ganges river. Enjoy rafting at the river. In the evening transfer to watch the Aarti ceremony with locals and pilgrims coming around to chant and celebrate. Return to hotel, dinner & overnight.
12 April: Rishikesh – Delhi
Morning yoga practice. Time at disposal for shopping and exploring Rishikesh . Return to the hotel, pick up luggage, and transfer to catch Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the evening, transfer to hotel and overnight.
13 April: Delhi – Athens/Istanbul
Transfer to the airport in time to catch the flight for Athens/Istanbul. Arrival in Greece/Turkey by the afternoon of the same day.
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