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Demystifying Yoga is committed to promote authentic traditional Indian yoga and Ayurveda to the world. This tour combines instruction in yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation with a glimpse into the various cultures and traditions of India, which has inspired travelers for years. Demystifying Yoga welcomes you with divinity and peace.
During this retreat, you will stay in twin shared accommodations in three-star budget hotels. Private room accommodation is also available.
It stands apart from other heritage hotels with its relaxed, homely ambiance and reasonable rates. All the rooms and grounds are decorated with period furniture, from the family's personal collection. Bhairon Vilas Hotel offers 18 charming, colourful, air-conditioned rooms, each unique and highlighting the family's proud legendary Rajput heritage. The peaceful gardens with flower-filled water pools and cool green lawns are an ideal place to enjoy breakfast or dinner while watching a traditional Rajasthani puppet or musical show or fire dancing, all of which can be arranged by the hotel.
All Rooms with attached baths, Hot and Cold water,telephone,room service and all modern conveniences. Amenities include a filtered swimming pool and jacuzzi. Also, witness rare books in a fine wood panelled library, an assortment of arms used in war and a collection of old silver from the former states of Rajasthan.
It offers you 36 luxurious rooms.The soothing softness of the bedroom enfolds your sense with an exquisite and gentle feeling of relaxation coloured with every luxury; centrally air-conditioned,tea and coffee maker, mini bar, cozy beds, wardrobe and spacious and modern bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
Hotel Good Palace is an award winning boutique hotel in New Delhi. This hotel boasts of its tastefully designed interiors, serene accommodation, and unparalleled customer service. Strategically located at New Delhi's most happening commercial center Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, Hotel Good Palace is only a few minutes drive from New Delhi railway station while it takes around 30 minutes from international as well as a domestic airport.
This unique cluster of houses with its rooms restored back to their old charm and glory are surrounded by the ancient havelis and temples, they are situated around a central courtyard which is approached through a narrow archway from the Jagdish temple and the old city.
KP Haveli has a selection of luxurious suites and fine double rooms painstakingly resorted to blending with the period and architectural style. Each of the 28 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are individually designed and furnished with genuine antiques and fixtures, old family portraits adorn the walls, the ambience and experience are further enhanced due to the presence of state-of-the-art in-room amenities. Some of the rooms retain the original furniture as found when the Haveli was unlocked for restoration.
The Fort has multi-concept of 40 rooms with private sit out areas and the verandas. The Fort rooms have a different concept, size, and categories while all rooms have the basic modern day amenities.
The lively and highly functional guest rooms feature large bathrooms, walk-in closets, television, direct 24 hours room service, dial telephone, mini bar, writing desk, and in-room safety lockers just to mention a few.
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), a representative will meet and greet you followed by transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Delhi, India’s modern capital is also an ancient city tracing its origins in legend. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and offers more than a millennium of history in stone. From there the various Hindu and Muslim dynasties including the Mughals ruled. When British administration moved to Delhi in 1911, New Delhi became the capital of India.
You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will explore and experience the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 20th centuries, the Old Delhi. You shall stop at the Red Fort for a photo shoot and then take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the Old Delhi up to the nearby Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest in India, has a courtyard that can hold 25,000 worshipers. The pay a poignant visit to Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation and a memorial to this humble man who so changed the world.
In the afternoon you will explore India’s bustling capital city the New Delhi visiting the Vijay Chowk, “Victory Square”, stopover at the Presidential Palace with its intriguing combination of classical and Indian design elements and the India Gate memorializing Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Then travel far back in time at Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO world heritage site, dating from 1570 AD and the first garden-tomb on the Indian sub-continent and lastly visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Delhi.
You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, the group will start the drive to Mandawa. Mandawa, part of Shekhavati, a region once on the silk route to China, had its inhabitants the rich merchants who lavishly decorated their houses with paintings on religion, historical, folk, and social themes.
Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel. During the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided tour around the Shekhawati region, visiting some of the prominent and significant Havelis. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Mandawa. The ride will take approximately six hours and 260 kilometers.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. Later, the group will start with the drive to the next destination, Bikaner. During the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour around the city to visit the Junagarh Fort built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar. This fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. Then visit the camel breeding farm. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Bikaner. The ride will take approximately three to four hours and 190 kilometers.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. Later, the group will start with the drive to Jodhpur. Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Jodhpur. The ride will take approximately five to six hours and 330 kilometers.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for your city tour visiting Mehrangarh Fort, the most magnificent fort in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is situated on a 150-meter high hill. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore clan, constructed it in 1459. There are a number of attractions within the fort like several palaces, galleries, a museum, and temples.
Jaswant Thada - Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some rare portraits of the former rulers of Jodhpur are also displayed here. In the afternoon, enjoy a Jeep Safari to Bishnoi villages. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Jodhpur.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. After, the group starts the drive towards Udaipur en-route visiting the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is known for its picturesque lakes, also referred as "The city of lakes". The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Udaipur. The ride will take approximately five to six hours and 290 kilometers.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. Later, proceed for a full day guided tour of at Udaipur, beginning with the visit to Saheliyon Ki Bari, the "The garden of maids”. Then visit The City Palace Complex, overlooking Lake Pichola, reveals the splendor with which maharajas and their families surrounded themselves.
The City Palace Museum exhibits a remarkable collection of ancient curios, antiques, and sculptures, as well as priceless possessions of ages gone by. Miniature paintings on display depict many aspects of the royal lifestyle enjoyed by privileged few who lived here. Up next is a visit to the magnificent Jagdish Mandir, the largest temple in Udaipur, adorned with bas-reliefs of elephants, alligators, horsemen, and musicians; and enshrining a black stone image of the supreme Hindu god Vishnu.
Followed by a boat ride on picturesque Lake Pichola reveals some of the spectacular palaces of the Rajput princes, for which Udaipur is famous, on islands and along the shore. In the evening enjoy a visit to an Indian home for a cooking demonstration and dinner. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Udaipur.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Pushkar, a holy city of Rajasthan. It is also famous for its yearly Pushkar cattle fair. In the afternoon, visit the Brahma Temple, the one and only temple in the world dedicated to him. Later, you will go for and overnight camel safari in Pushkar. The ride will take approximately five to six hours and 290 kilometers.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will drive to Jaipur and on reaching check in to your hotel. Jaipur is also known as "The pink city” for the striking pink stucco walls of old Jaipur. In the evening enjoy a Mehendi which is an art of decorating the hands and other parts of the body with Henna. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Jaipur. The ride will take approximately three to four hours and 150 kilometers.
You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then you will start the city tour with an excursion to the splendid Amber Fort, an architectural masterpiece of great historical significance. Begun in the 16th century and built of red sandstone and marble, the seemingly rough exterior gives no hint of the warm and opulent ambiance of the interior, as you’ll discover this morning. Here you also get an opportunity to climb up to the fort on decorated elephant back.
In the afternoon visit the splendid city palace and museum which opens a door into the opulent world of the Rajput princes and the treasures with which they surrounded themselves. The city palace complex is home to several palatial buildings constructed by influential rulers that reflect the blending of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Maharaja Jai Singh II built Jantar Mantar, the world’s biggest stone observatory, between 1727 and 1733 AD.
You’ll be amazed by the “tools” he used to study the heavens and that still provide accurate information today. Further visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, a five-storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes, and spires. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Jaipur.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed with your journey to your last important city Agra. En-route visit the old deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri. In the evening enjoy the cultural show “Mohabbat the Taj” at Kalakriti. You will stay the night in a comfortable hotel in Agra. The ride will take approximately four to five hours and 240 kilometers.
You will enjoy a morning yoga class and breakfast at the hotel. In the morning proceed for a guided tour visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces. This majestic marble-domed mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife to symbolize unending love. Then visit the Agra Fort, with splendid remains of sandstone and marble palaces. In the afternoon drive back to Delhi and on reaching Delhi, check in at Delhi hotel or Departure to Rishikesh. The ride will take approximately four to five hours and 210 kilometers.
Late checkout and on-time transfer to airport or further destinations.
Manoj Rawat is a Yogi Manu. He is the founder of Demystifying Yoga, yoga teacher, pranic healer, and massage therapist. His yoga style is Hatha yoga, kids yoga, and prenatal yoga. Yoga is his life. He strongly believes in sharing knowledge, love, and bringing peace. Working for different corporates for eight years his interest in yoga grew up with inner consciousness. He felt a very deep sense to explore and gain knowledge about yoga, inner peace, complete mindfulness, and self.
After learning different traditions, he decided to share his knowledge and continue his yogic practice as a student and a teacher. He encourages and invites everyone to participate in asana (poses), pranayama (breath awareness), and dhyana (meditation).With the grace of his Guru's, he is very grateful for the insight journey of yoga has brought into his life. He has earned RYT 200, RYT 500 and sadhana intensive certification from the sivananda yoga and vedanda centers and diploma in ayurvedic massage and holistic spa therapies.
This tour takes place in multiple locations, such as Agra, Bikaner, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mandawa, Pushkar, and Udaipur.
Famous for hosting the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces
There you can find the Junagarh Fort and camel breeding farms
Delhi, India’s modern capital is also an ancient city tracing its origins in legend. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and offers more than a millennium of history in stone. From here the various Hindu and Muslim dynasties including the Mughals ruled. When British administration moved to Delhi (in 1911), New Delhi became the capital of India.
Jaipur is also known as "The pink city” for the striking pink stucco walls of old Jaipur.
the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert.
Mandawa, part of Shekhavati, a region once on the silk route to China, had its inhabitants the rich merchants who lavishly decorated their houses with paintings on religion, historical, folk, and social themes.
Pushkar, a holy city of Rajasthan. It is also famous for its yearly Pushkar cattle fair.
Udaipur is known for its picturesque lakes, also referred as "The city of lakes". The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city.
Daily breakfast is included in the price of the retreat and will be provided by the hotel you will spend the night. During the evening on the eighth day, you will enjoy a visit to an Indian home for a cooking demonstration and dinner in Udaipur.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.
"When it comes to tours there is no one better than Manoj. We were very lucky to have had him for our guide. He was prompt in corresponding and worked with us to come up with the best tour and price. He is well educated and very knowledgeable about the history and culture of India which he shared with us during the tour. He was very pleasant, accommodating and a pleasure to have as a guide. For us it was the most memorable excursion ( and we have been on many excursions in many diﬁ'erent parts of the world). I would say that Manoj’s hospitality and his willingness to work with the group to try to meet all their needs, just stands him apart from a lot of other tour operators. I give him a 5 star rating and recommend him highly."
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"Manoj Rawat helped our tour from Women's Journeys travel with ease. He treated us as long-lost relatives, eager to share the best his country has to offer. He added special details along the way, including greeting us at the airport with ﬂowers to teaching yoga on a hotel rooftop at sunrise. When one traveler requested fruit, or another needed camera batteries, before the words were ﬁilly spoken, we had stopped to ﬁnd the requested items. Manoj helped our Women‘s journeys tour navigate everything from too’spicy food to crossing crazy-busy streets! He enhanced our visit to the Taj Mahal by getting saris for each of us and having henna for our hands! In every place we visited, Manoj showed us the India he loves and we came away loving it, too!"
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"India was great place to visit. In fact it was unbelievable. All women’s said it was the best vacation we have ever had-and we have had many. The people of India are the kindest and nicest that we have ever met. Thank you for your part in arranging the trip. I enjoyed the yoga guidance and classes given by Mr Manoi Rawat."
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"I have appreciated your classes immensely. The time you took to explain each posture and the connections you made was very helpful. This is how I would like to teach my classes as weIl. Also, asking us how we felt after the poses was great too.The yoga I have taken in the past has at times been to fast 8: focused on the physical aspect with little spirituality involved. Asking us to go through the Sun Salutations by ourselves I like the best because I felt that’s when I could be the most then ever. Thank you for your time and help again. Happy to have gotten the chance to practice and learn from you."
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"It was a real pleasure to meet you and learn from you. I appreciated the way you explain what yoga is, how you learnt it, the different approaches about it: Spiritual, physical, and meditation. Your classes were complete and fully understandable. Thank you for your great teaching and the time shared with us. Like you said, it‘s what we have the most precious to give, so keep it for you. Thanks also for your good English, your knowledge, and open heart. A guy from France. Best to you and family. Peace, love, and light. Namaste"
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"In 2013 I traveled to India for a few months. Myself and my husband booked our tour with Manoj Rawat (Yogi Manu) to take us to the areas we wanted to visit. We had a lot of destinations we wanted to visit and pack into our time there so rather than wasting time using public transport we decided this would be the best option for us. We were not disappointed. Manoj had everything thing organised very efﬁciently and really made our experience there so much better. He organised our guides, transport and our hotels and was aware of all the best places to bring us. He also loved showing us around and was very obvious how much he enjoyed showing people his home land.We have such wonderful memories of our time there and we cant wait to get back. We would highly recommend booking with Manoj, I know we will on our return trip. Namaste"
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"I would like to say thank you to Mr, Manoj Rawat (Yogi Mann ), he is not only a travel guide also is a guru in my journey , he is very caring and responsible person. Every single minor thing, whatever food or shops, he always suggests a good one to malte me very conﬁdent to eat and buy in India too. In yoga sessions, his pranayama teachings can makes me very focus and concentrate in every breath, makes me feel my inner peace, silence and relax , besides the physical practices , he always happily share all of yoga philosophy to everyone , it is very precious knowledge during in the journey. Enjoy the journey with the open heart. Namaste"
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