10 Days Culture and Yoga Adventure in Delhi, India

  • Delhi, India

Overview

Adventures, Meditation, and Yoga Retreats India

  • 10 days with instruction
  • Spark your spirit of adventure and explore the exotic smells and tastes, the vibrant colors and landscapes, and the rich spiritual tradition of India. Create memories as you practice yoga and meditation with an intimate group, meeting enlightened beings, sitting in sacred places from Delhi, across Rishikesh, to the foothills of the Himalayas. This is a crash course into learning how to travel the ancient land safely and respectfully, while immersing yourself in Indian customs and traditions.

    Highlights

    • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
    • Experience amazing Indian traditions and celebrations
    • Visit local villages in foothills of the Himalayas, and more
    • Meet students and spiritual teachers at satsang gatherings
    • Airport transfers and tour transports
    • 9 nights accommodation

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 10.

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    You will spend your nights in a hotel accommodation in Delhi and in a hotel accommodation in Rishikesh.

    During this yoga holiday, you may practice daily yoga and meditation; it is optional. Your guides have lived and traveled in India for many years and they will teach you about the history and culture. You will learn how to travel India safely and with respect to culture, tradition, and practices.

    Have fun exploring India such as a visit to temples, and other sacred and historical sites of Northern India. You will attend and witness celebrations and traditions. For example, you will attend satsang gatherings, where students and spiritual teachers from different schools of yogic and meditative backgrounds come together.

    This is more than just a tour group. At the end of ten days, Anuttara Ashram hopes to provide you with a real understanding of this rich and rare culture, while experiencing authentic adventures and making memories to last a lifetime.

    Daily Schedule

    Day 1 - February 18, 2018

    • You will arrive in Delhi
    • There is a pre-arranged taxi to transfer you to your hotel
    • You will be given free time to rest and settle down in your hotel room
    • In the evening, have fun at a group dinner

    Day 2 - February 19, 2018

    • Wake up to a complimentary breakfast
    • You will attend a talk on Indian culture, proper etiquette, safe travel, and more
    • At the end of the tour, you will have dinner before you check-in to your hotel

    Day 3 - February 20, 2018

    • You will catch the flight to Dehradun by 10:00
    • A taxi will take you to Rishikesh and you will arrive by noon
    • At the hotel, you will be given time to settle down in your room
    • Enjoy a group lunch at the hotel
    • During lunch, there will be a welcome talk to introduce you to Rishikesh
    • You will receive personal maps for you to enjoy a tour of Rishikesh or Luxmanjula
    • After your tour, have fun at the group dinner
    • You will attend a speaking Hindi class after dinner
    • Enjoy your personal time for the rest of the evening

    Day 4 - February 21, 2018

    • Drink your morning cup of tea
    • You may decide to join the morning yoga or meditation practice
    • Enjoy breakfast
    • You will visit the Ganga
    • You will learn the traditional Puja ceremony and honoring then you will experience a blessed bathing in Ganga
    • Take some personal time to relax, meditate or do whatever brings you joy
    • Join the gathering for the evening tantric Yajna or ancient fire ceremony
    • You can take the rest of the evening for your personal time

    Day 5 - February 22, 2018

    • You may opt to join the morning yoga or meditation
    • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast
    • You will board a pre-arranged taxi that will take you to Vashishta Gupta Cave
    • You will visit Vashishta Gupta Cave for meditation
    • Take your lunch in Laxmanjula
    • You will attend satsang
    • Relax and enjoy your personal time
    • Join the gathering for the famous evening Aarti on the Ganga

    Day 6 - February 23, 2018

    • You may opt to join the morning yoga or meditation
    • Take your breakfast
    • You will meet Prem Baba and attend satsang
    • Take your lunch and enjoy your personal time
    • You will meditate outside of Maharaji's tomb
    • You will visit Beatle's Ashram
    • Take the rest of the evening for your personal time

    Day 7 - February 24, 2018

    • Practice morning yoga or meditation
    • Take your breakfast
    • You will board on a pre-arranged taxi to the sacred city of Haridwar
    • You will take cycle rickshaws to visit and meditate in the ashram of Ananda Mayi Ma
    • Take your lunch
    • In the afternoon, you will visit Chandi Devi Temple
    • You will visit 10 Cosmic Power Temple
    • You may opt to attend Puja with Hindu priest
    • Take your dinner
    • After dinner, you will return to Rishikesh

    Day 8 - February 25, 2018

    • Practice morning yoga or meditation
    • Take your breakfast
    • You will board on a pre-arranged taxi that will take you to the foothills of the Himalayas
    • You will visit local homes and speak with the people of the small surrounding villages
    • Take your lunch
    • You will learn mindfulness walking meditation in the lush greenery of the Himalayas
    • Take your dinner
    • In the evening, enjoy your personal time

    Day 9 - February 26, 2018

    • Practice morning yoga or meditation
    • Take your breakfast
    • You will visit the Vedic astrologer who practiced Astrology in his family since the 8th century
    • You will receive a personal Vedic astrology reading, optional
    • You will attend satsang
    • Take your lunch
    • You will learn the proper shopping and bartering etiquette in India while enjoying the sights and sounds of the small shops and stores

    Day 10 - February 27, 2018

    • Enjoy a cup of tea in the morning and practice yoga or meditation
    • Take your breakfast
    • You will board a taxi to Dehradun Airport (DED)
    • You will arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and will enjoy a picnic at Lodi Gardens
    • After exchanging goodbyes, the guides will help you check-in to hotel, catch a flight, or advice you where to head next on your travels

    Badrinath

    • Visit Vashishta Gupta Cave for meditation

    Rishikesh

    • Experience ancient fire ceremony or tantric Yajna
    • Join Ganga’s popular evening Aarti gathering
    • Meditation outside Maharaji’s tomb
    • Picnic at Lodi Gardens
    • Tour of Rishikesh or Luxmanjula
    • Visit Beatle’s Ashram
    • Visit the Ganga for Puja ceremony and honoring then experience a blessed bathing

    Haridwar

    • Attend Puja with Hindu priest
    • Take cycle rickshaws to Ananda Mayi Ma ashram
    • Visit 10 Cosmic Power Temple
    • Visit Chandi Devi Temple
    • Visit the sacred city of Haridwar

    Himalayas

    • Visit small shops and stores, learn barter, and speak to locals
    • Visit the foothills of the Himalayas to enjoy sights and sounds, and practice mindfulness walking meditation
    • Nirav Thomas

      Nirav, also known as Thomas, is a wacky, fun-loving, and rather humorous yogi. He is the founder and leader of Anuttara Ashram since its inception in 2005. He has been practicing yoga and tantra since 1999. His study of tantra yoga is based on an understanding of the depths of meditation, leading him into many solitary retreats into yoga practices and Buddhist meditation. He has been teaching in India, Thailand, and Canada since 2002. His knowledge and love of the practice radiates throughout the room and helps his students to expand the areas that they personally need.

    • Artemis Aarti Doyle

      Artemis works as the director of operation at Anuttara Ashram and is a co-founder of Anuttara Yoga. She spends a lot of time working on promotions, advertisement, and the general ambiance of the Ashram. She is dedicated to heightening the collective vibration by guiding spiritual practices that reveal practitioners to their true selves, and she selflessly holds space for all who are blessed to be in her realm. As a yoga teacher, she is recognized as having a natural connection with the divine.

    India offers exotic and vibrant smells, colors, tastes, traditions, people, and landscapes. It is a country that cannot be forgotten and certainly should not be missed.

    You will be served daily breakfasts.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Explore the tastes of India and dine at local food shops
    • Discover other sacred places and tour sights
    • Bag a good bargain from local town stores
    • 9 nights accommodation
    • Airport transfers
    • Costs for any admission fees for sights, and other programed activities
    • Costs for daily optional yoga and meditation
    • Transportation costs during tour
    • Airfares to India
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Souvenirs, personal purchases, and any other personal expenses in nature
    • Transportation costs for personal side trips outside the group tour

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Anuttara Ashram will pick you up from the airport.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

    Testimonials

    • Review by Sunny

      "I have a feeling that if I hadn't come on this trip I would have struggled a lot more in India! There is no way that I could have experienced this much and learned so much about this culture if I had been alone and now, I've been given the tools and know how and I feel like I could truly do it alone. Everyone is just so light and joyful and playful - people just aren’t so serious here. I don’t know if I would have been able to see this if it hadn’t been for this tour."

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    • Review by Steph

      "I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in exploring the world in a safe and exciting space with people who really know what they’re doing. When I first arrived I felt overwhelmed by all of the people, food and noise but Aarti & Nirav gave me the tools I needed to face the challenges."

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    • Review by Anna-Lena

      "I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Get out of your box, out of your belief systems, work out your blockages and just see another culture, a new environment. See how other people work with each other with another focus in their life (spirituality, religion and love) another focus that goes beyond planning everything and just letting life flow. I think it’s good for everyone, old people, children everyone should experience this. "

      "They are so natural here, they know how western people think but they also have been to India so much and know how Indian’s think. They show you places you’ll never see on another tour, where to eat, where to get healthy things, temples, different gurus, where you can do yoga, even just the general overview is incredibly helpful because it can be really overwhelming here at first. Really they’re also really amazing people so that’s a bonus too."

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    • Review by Meredith

      "Friends had told me stories of India that had intimidated the dickens out of me! So somehow I had been living with this strange sense of what India was, but now that I have been here I am so excited to have come. And especially the guides that we had, they gave us a window into so many areas of the culture, so many levels of spirituality, guiding us through the people and mayhem and chaos. Which seemed to be a lot of chaos at first but then seemed to become an orchestrated and enjoyable chaos with their help. "

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    • Review by a traveler

      "My favourite part is that I came away more connected to Self."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I suspect that it would have taken a few trips on my own to start deciphering what I was experiencing. So, thank you. I appreciate the sense of being accelerated right into the meat of things. I have returned to Toronto with more culture shock on reentry than the first poetic chaotic impressions I was met with on arrival in India. I felt safe and well guided. I liked the stories that went along with the places we visited. (the history, mythologies and other people’s experiences always enforces and makes my own experiences deeper). The days were well paced. The diversity of offerings well thought out leaving me well informed. Most important something has changed in me."

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    • Review by Fraser William, from Scotland

      "What an amazing place! Anuttara Ashram, is situated in an amazing unspoilt natural setting in Northern BC. The quality of the yoga and meditation taught there is really special. The people are really great, especially Nirav who has been practising yoga and meditation for over 20 years, and is incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommended!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "What can be better than to have a tour with someone who provides rich, powerful, and beautiful moments?"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "This afforded me the priceless opportunity of taking in what India had to offer without having to worry about anything."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Although Thomas, the main guide, has traveled to India many times, his perspective remains fresh, leaving you inspired, intrigued, and with long lasting memories."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I had been to India before but I missed so much because of all the craziness that is India. Traveling with Anuttara Tours taught me the way to move in a culturally shocking country and they brought me directly to all of the hidden spots that travelers dream of. I went from shocked and unknown to well-versed traveler in a matter of days."

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    Anuttara Ashram is an organization dedicated to teaching and healing through the practice of yoga and meditation.

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    10 days / 9 nights

    Availability

    Arrival: Sunday February 18, 2018
    Departure: Tuesday February 27, 2018

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