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12 Days Heart of the Yogi Retreat in India

  • Delhi - Rishikesh - Vrindavan - Agra - Jaipur - India


Heart of the Yogi Retreat in India

Enjoy the distinct flavors of 4 amazing Indian towns/cities. Have yoga sessions and practice with your own teachers. See the wonders of some of India's most majestic palaces, temples and monuments.


  • Tour to Mother Gangas healing water
  • Yoga sessions with your own teachers
  • Taste of vegetarian and vegan cuisine in laid back cafes
  • Meditation in Indias most sacred spot
  • Hike the Himalayan foothills
  • 11 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 12 days with instruction
  • English
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Hotel Surya International or Hotel Gulnar


Divine Ganga Cottage or similar


Mahal Khandela or similar

India is flanked by the borders of Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Sri Lanka is another neighboring country separated from the Asian main land by the Palk Strait in the Indian Ocean. The northern part of the country is walled by the Mighty Himalayas, the highest mountains on earth and the southern part is fringed with the coasts of Arabian sea in the west, Indian Ocean in the south and Bay of Bengal in the east. The conglomeration of islands in the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands in the Arabian Sea are union territories of India.

  • Airport transfers
  • Double occupancy accommodation (395 USD extra for private accommodation) Note: Single supplement payment is required if it's not possible to arrange a roommate.
  • Transportation w/in India (AC trains, taxis, buses)
  • Vegetarian meals daily (breakfast and dinner for the entire tour) (with Vegan options)
  • Experienced and friendly English speaking tour guide for the entire tour
  • Himalayan Foothill trek


Please note: The tour will sometimes begin by travelling to Rishikesh and ending in Jaipur or vice versa, by beginning in Jaipur and ending in Rishikesh. Either way, the activities will remain the same.

Delhi: accommodation: Hotel Surya International or Hotel Gulnar

Day 1 - Airport pickup and check in to hotel in Delhi (Rest or shop) meet in lobby at 06:30 for orientation and dinner (D)

Day 2 - 04:45 load bus and depart for Rishikesh (approx. 6.5 - 7.5 hours of driving). Breakast break on the way and (B, D)

Rishikesh: accommodation: Divine Ganga Cottage or similar

Day 3 - 08:15 Yoga/ meditation 10:00 Breakfast 16:30 Yoga 18:00 dinner (B,D)

Day 4 - 07:15 Yoga 10:00 Breakfast 12:00 Sacred bath in Ganges 16:00 Yoga/meditation 18:00 Dinner (B,D)

Day 5 - 07:15 Yoga 10:00 Breakfast 16:45 Departure from hotel for Ganga Puja ceremony 19:00 Dinner (B,D)

Day 6 - 09:00 Breakfast 10:00 Departure for Himalayan foothill trek to waterfall 16:45 Yoga 18:00 Dinner (B,D)

Day 7 - 07:00 - 07:15 Hatha yoga 10:00 Breakfast 16:00 Yoga/ meditation 18:00 Dinner (B,D)

Day 8 - Train to Vrindavan (Approximately 8 hours in 2 tier AC compartment). Evening visit to local temple

Day 09 - Visit Sandipani Muni Charity School & cow shelter. Visit Kusam Sarovar & Radha Kund in afternoon (meet some interesting yogis)

Day 10 - Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise, enjoy breakfast and drive to Jaipur

Jaipur :Hotel: Mahal Khandela or similar

Day 11 - Visit pink city, Amber Fort, City Palace museum, observatory & Enjoy elephant ride at Amber.

Day 12 - Drive to Delhi & airport drop off.

Group size

Minimum 10 persons.

What to bring

Particular clothes, which can include:

Some warm clothing for Rishikesh especially if you are on a tour in October, November, February or March. While the daytime weather is pleasant the morning can be quite chilly and windy. Bring clothes for down to 6-8 Celsius.

Modest light-weight summer attire

A couple pair of light pants

Three or four simple T-shirts

A sunhat for protection from the sun

A lightweight wrap for heavily air-conditioned buses or trains.

Women can bring or buy a few blouses and a couple of saris or long skirts ordresses. Although shorts for women are inappropriate in India.

A pair of knee length shorts and a t-shirt for bathing in the Rishikesh Ganges (yes, it's clean up there) Please no bikinis.

A pair of worn in runners for doing some light trekking around Rishikesh.

Sandals that can be easily removed Also bring a very cheap pair of sandals for when we visit temples. Monkeys like designer shoes and they trade them for bananas!


Mosquito repellent

Over the counter diarrhea medication, as previously mentioned.

Sanitary hand wipes

A small flashlight

A water bottle carrier if you want. I always buy bottled water from the shops.

A light shoulder bag to carry your things while on the bus, and a smaller fanny pack or purse to carry your valuables into the temples or while you shop, especially for women.


Some band aid bandages, a role of medical tape, and a tube of anti-septic ointment, just in case.

Don't forget your finger nail clippers, and any other small toiletries that you like, such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, and razor & blades, or hair shampoo, yet these are readily available in India if you forget or run out.

A money belt or thin wallet to keep in your front pocket or under your shirt.

Make copies of your passport and visa, and your list of travelers checks, to keep in various places amongst your belongings.

Traveler's checks and enough cash, keep them in separate places. An ATM card is also convenient. There are often more ATM machines than banks who can cash traveler's checks, especially in smaller towns.

Sunglasses and an extra pair of glasses.

An electrical adapter to change voltage for any appliances brought from Americato be used in India is also a good idea, like hairdryers, recharging batteries fordigital cameras, etc. they use 220 v over there.

Print out of your plane ticket

Yoga mat

Passport / visa

Visas are required for India and must be purchased well ahead of your trip.

The first step in processing your visa application is to ensure your passport is active and does not expire within the time you will be in India.

Please find the Indian embassy closest to your city by checking online. The Indian embassy website will direct you how to get your visa.

Please note that it is important that you apply for a tourist visa. Tourist Visas are generally valid for 6 months from the date of issue, so you should not apply for the visa any earlier than this. Follow the instructions on the website carefully. Fill in the application carefully. Apply for your visa at least 6 -8 weeks before your tour date to give them plenty of time to issue your visa.


If this is your first trip to India, you may be worried about diseases. Contact your doctor or the Disease Control Center in the local hospital if you would like professional immunization advice.

Additional information

  • For more information ask your questions directly to Bohemian Tours who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
  • Your international airfare
  • Visa for India
  • Tips for Indian guides, drivers
  • Entry fees for tourist attractions / monuments (total about 60 USD)
  • Laundry services
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Transportation costs which are outside of the tour activities
  • Any activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary

All meals served will be vegetarian.


  • If you wish to eat meat, poultry, eggs, fish or drink alcohol this expense will not be covered by the tour.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Bohemian Tours an inquiry.
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    10 out of 10

    "I have done 3 tours through Bohemian, 2 to India and 1 to Nepal. Each time my expectation are more than met.Nothing is too much trouble, the staff and guides are supportive, helpful and just amazing human beings. They go out of their way to make things as easy as possible from booking until leaving for home.The hotels we stayed at were great, places to eat and food is terrific, days are filled with optional activities or do your own thing and our pleasure on every day of our trip was at it's peak. The tours are amazing value for money. Without a doubt I will be doing another Bohemian tour as will my friends who travelled with me!"

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  • Review by Alex T
    9 out of 10

    " I recently returned from The 12 day Tiger Trek. It was the most incredible experience I have ever had! The people were wonderful and the company is very well run! Everything is very well planned out with great accommodations! I was nervous about where we would be staying in the mountains but all the guest house far exceeded my expectations! They are simple but lovely and we had western toilets everywhere we stayed. You will have pit toilets along the trek. Bringing your own toilet paper is a must. Also when packing remember less is more! Your porters will carry so much for you but you don't need it all! You can leave extra bags at your hotel in Pokhara. I recommend leaving lots of clean clothes there! Really on your trek you will not need much! Be considerate of the awesome people who will carry all your stuff with a smile! Bring water proof gear too as it can rain! I was also very happy to have a 3 liter water bladder in my day pack. And bring meds! You may have some stomach issues! We danced, ate, and had so much fun every night! It was a fabulous first experience in Nepal! I definitely left a piece of my heart there! I will definitely be returning! A special shout out to Shree and Ram the best guides the world has to offer and Sudip, Jayasing, Pravin, Gumbu, and Manvahadur are the kindest, strongest and most wonderful people I have met! Thank you Bohemian Tours for an excellent vacation! If you choose not to go on this journey you'll regret it!!! "

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  • Review by Anna Sofia Meza from Arizona
    9 out of 10

    " After a weeks worth of research in regards to the legitimacy of Bohemian Tour we booked this tour through Groupon with an offer to good to pass by. We've traveled quite a bit on our own and had never traveled on a guided tour before, so India seemed like the perfect country for it, since we didn't know the language nor the customs. Honestly my expectations for this tour were very low because I didn't want to be bombed out about it if it really turned out to be a horrible tour. So far, its been one if not the most memorable trip I have ever taken. We really lucked out with the members of our tour bus, we got along very well with each other and got to speak to every member of the tour bus and made several long time friends. From our arrival to India Bohemian tours picked us up at the airport and and they also drop you off at the airport as part of the tour. Mukesh (tour group leader) and his wife Chanchal were both very welcoming, available, friendly, informative, and accommodating to all of us. Vichi our trip tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating as well and every now and then he would bust out with a little joke. All of the hotels were comfortable clean and decent. We never felt threatened or unsafe in anyway and our tour guide would warn us in regards to what to expect or what to be aware of on our tour stops. I didn't have time to read a guide book about the cities we would be visiting nor the history about all these beautiful palaces, tombs, or maharajas. I strongly recommend you do so before you go because India is so rich in culture and history that I was very intrigued with wanting to know more about it. Our tour guide was great in telling us about the all the sites and its history but I was so amazed by the enormity of the country's history that I just wanted to absorb it all. I'm looking forward for Bohemian Tours to offer a tour of Southern India because I would love to visit this magical country again. "

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  • Review by Megan from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    9 out of 10

    "I may live the rest of my life and never have another experience quite like the time spent in Nepal. This trek was amazing-everything I hoped for and more."

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  • Review by a traveler from Edison, New Jersey
    9 out of 10

    "Me and 3 friends bought the tour through Groupon and did not know what to expect, in fact we were going in with no expectations. But right from day 1 to the last day we will remember the trip for the rest of our lives. From Thamel to Pokhara to the mountains and all the side trips to Chitwan national park to para-gliding , zip-lining and white water rafting, the experience was amazing but all that would not have been amazing without the group of people and now new friends we met on this trip."

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  • Review by Viola from Toronto, Canada
    9 out of 10

    " We have nothing but the best things to say about the Spirit of the Himalayas trip. Like some of the other trip mates, I did not know what to expect from the trip when I joined. I was drawn to the Taj and meditation in India. But the trip was a lot more than expected. I enjoyed the trip because it is more than just going from site to site. There is life in the trip -- talking to Americans who chose to stay in India; going to a local wedding; seeing how people pray; trying to pray in their way... On top of that we still do the tourist stuff, like shopping, Taj, massage.. It was a very well planed tour. This trip will not be the same without our guides Mukesh, his lovely wife and our yoga instructor Nanda. Mukesh has such a permanent smile on his face, so friendly and always helpful. He and his wife make us feel love. Nanda gives a western perspective and show us how to appreciate the culture. At the end, the trip is like a good movie -- somehow I know it is not 100% reality, but is 100% enjoyable. I will recommend your tours to my friends and will come again when future allows. "

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  • Review by Annette from Calgary,Canada
    9 out of 10

    " I booked this tour with a friend with no expectations. Even though I have traveled quite a bit I had no idea what to expect. From the minute we landed in Delhi (2 days prior to starting tour) we were met by a driver and looked after fabulously. Hotels have all been very acceptable by Indian standards. (Not to be confused by North American standards) Our guides were very knowledgeable on everything from history, religion, customs and culture etc. they were helpful and pleasant and no communication problems. We found the local people of all the cities very friendly and interesting. Tipping goes a long way when traveling in India and also appreciated accordingly. Food is awesome!! Our bus was newer and air conditioned and driver was prompt and negotiated the roads with finesse. The historical tours of the forts and palaces were spectacular!! Understanding the history of India is paramount to grasping some of the architecture and design. I would definitely recommend this company for tours of India. ( I would add that if you are at all squeamish concerning unpleasant odors this may not be the country to visit for you.) they do have more green space than I imagined there would be and it is still a developing country. "

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  • Review by jjanesa from Bristol, UK
    9 out of 10

    "We have just returned from our christmas trek to Nepal. This was a trip of a life time. Bohemian Tours was very professional, from before we actually left (all queries responded to promptly) and throughout the tour. The hotels were good but cold! The lodges were basic but authentic and there were always cosy blankets to hand. The food was plentiful and delicious. The guide and porters ensured our every need was met."

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West Bengal, India

Bohemian Tours is a team of experienced yogis offering yoga adventure tours in India and Nepal

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12 days / 11 nights


This tour is for groups that bring their own yoga teachers. It can be for a yoga teacher or yoga center who brings their students together and conduct the yoga sessions.

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