15 Days Soulfit Yoga & Wellness Expedition in India

  • Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Panna - Orchha - Jansi - Jaipur - Agra - Vrindavan, India

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Yoga Adventure in India

  • 15 days with instruction
  • Refresh your mind, body, and soul with the blissful yoga and wellness expedition to India. Enjoy the perfect balance of yoga and adventure with highly skilled yoga instructor and experienced tour leader.


    • Daily yoga practice
    • Visit astounding ancient Indian architecture
    • Experience hands on authentic cooking with local families
    • Enjoy a Bollywood movie with local fans at a famous Indian cinema
    • Experience the sublime beauty of the Taj Mahal
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Daily meals


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Day 1: Welcome meeting and evening yoga session

    Namaste! Welcome to India. Your Soulfit-Wellness begins with a welcome meeting at 17:30 on Day 1 and also a yoga session following on from our hotel based dinner, designed to help you sleep well. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day earlier so you're able to attend the meeting, and your tour leader will be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide your tour leader with.

    Day 2: Morning yoga, flight to Varanasi and evening Aarti Ceremony at the Varanasi Ghats

    We rise early for our morning yoga session before proceeding to the airport after our hotel based breakfast. Today, we will reach the most powerful place in India; Varanasi. We fly from Delhi to Varanasi (a short one and a half hour flight) airport which is located approximately 18 km away from the city. After leaving the airport, we will then transfer to our comfortable hotel, where, after having lunch and resting at the hotel, we will venture out into the city to feel the real essence of this sacred city via tuk-tuk. Nothing is more exciting than zipping through the streets of Varanasi than in a tuk-tuk. It is the best mode of transportation to navigate through the Varanasi crowds in order to reach the charismatic Ghats of Varanasi. After viewing some of the Ghats, we will take a boat ride to reach the main Ghat to view a fascinating evening Aarti ceremony, before finally enjoying (your own) dinner on the Ghats. Please ask your tour leader for dinner recommendations. Please note - dont forget to bring your camera and mosquito repellent for the water based evening Aarti ceremony viewing. Also, riding on the boat depends entirely on the current of the river, as we will not take boat rides during heavy monsoons when tides are high and currents are strong.

    Day 3: Morning sun salutation yoga at Ghat; evening flower ceremony on holy river Ganges

    We rise early in the morning to reach Ghaton and the famed Holy River Ganges; whereupon we will practice yoga at sunrise. This yoga session will involve the Surya Namaskaraor Sun Salutation - a common sequence of asanas, whose origins lie in the Indian worship of the Hindu solar deity, Surya. This sequence of asanas can be practiced at varying levels of yogic awareness, ranging from various types of physical exercise to a complete sadhana which incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra, and chakra meditation. It is often the beginning of a longer yoga series. Surya Namaskara, like most asanas, is recommended to be performed on an empty stomach therefore it is best to practice it in the morning before breakfast. After your sunrise yoga session, we will have breakfast before enjoying the rest of your day at your own leisure.

    In the evening, we jump on a tuk-tuk to visit Assi Ghat before taking a boat in order to perform a flower ceremony. Our boat will take us to the far end of the river, away from the hustle bustle of the city where you can enjoy the live performance of sitar artists (Indian traditional musical instrument) whilst our crew lighten flowered earthen candles on the boat for you to set free with your thoughts and prayers across the Holy River Ganges. This is a great opportunity to take videos or pictures of the illuminating boat and the sitar music, in the middle of the sacred river. Please note that we advise you to bring mosquito repellent for this evening activity.

    Day 4: Morning yoga session; overnight train to Khajuraho.

    We rise early this morning to do extensive yoga and meditation with music today at the hotel. After breakfast, enjoy day at leisure. The Ayurvedic massage helps your muscles relax enabling you to feel pampered and encouraging feelings of blissful happiness that will make you feel divine. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in order to ready and recharged for overnight sleep train Please note the hotel rooms would not be available after we check out at 11:00.

    Day 5: Drive to Panna National Park. Evening yoga.

    We reach to Khajuraho railway station, whereupon we will drive a further 24 km to reach our comfortable stay in the middle of jungle at the Panna National Park. In the day, enjoy being with the nature, bonfire can be arranged only in winter, listen to the natural sound of the trees, the wild animals and your own breathing. Or, sit and chat with the group to share or shed your past (good or bad) experiences in order to help lighten your load. We do evening yoga with singing boul. Singing bowls are a wonderful support for the healing process. Remarkable things happen when people play singing bowls or listen to the sound of singing bowl recordings. The effects of the sounds are so special that the experience can be life changing. We feel the strong vibration and it has a relaxing effect. Like sinking into warm water, the gentle sound of a singing bowl has a relaxing and comforting effect.

    Day 6: Drive to Khajuraho after lunch and in the evening, enjoy a temple light and sound show at temples

    Rise up early and say hello to a tiger by taking a morning jungle safari in the Panna National Park, or sleep late, in the lap of nature and enjoy a hotel breakfast and spend the morning at your leisure. After lunch, we drive approximately 24 km to reach another potent place of power in India - Khajuraho. This small town with strong energy was one of ten places chosen to practice Tantra Yoga between the 9th to 12th centuries, AD, but Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain Tantric Tradition temples, built by the Chandella Rajputs (Monarchs) and famous for their erotic sculptures. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. In the evening, we will enjoy a light & sound show at the Western Group of temples.

    Day 7: Morning yoga and Khajuaho Temple visit; evening multi-cultural folk dance performance

    Rise early to do an extensive yoga session with meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel, we will then visit the western group of Khajuraho temples. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150 by Chandella Rajputs (monarchs), who were a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to 12th centuries AD. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, we will enjoy the multi-cultural folk dance performances of India.

    Day 8: Morning yoga and drive to Orchha; evening cooking demonstration and dinner with local family

    Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of nature. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to another beautiful town of central India; Orchha. This historic village on the banks of the boulder-strewn Betwa River showcases some fabulous architecture. The atmosphere in Orchha is laid-back and hassle-free, whilst the medieval architecture of Orchha has frozen the city in time, as its palaces and temples still retain their original grandeur. Orchha had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India. We will have our lunch at a heritage hotel on the way to Orchha and will be given the unique opportunity to watch Indian cooking at local family home, where we can mutually enjoy authentic India Thali cuisine.

    Day 9: Morning yoga and palace visit; evening ritual ceremony at Ram Raja Temple.

    Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of nature. After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit some splendid Orchha architecture, such as the Orchha Palace. Orchha was founded in the 15th century AD, by the Bundela chief, RudraPratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, (1501-1531 AD) and also built the Orchha Fort. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built, during the reign of Emperor Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha, Ganeshi Bai, while Raj Mandir was built by Madhukar Shah during his reign in 1554 to 1591. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure or Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of. In evening watch devotees who come from Orchha and its surrounding villages for the evening pooja ceremony performed in the famous Ram Raja Temple.

    Day 10: Morning at leisure; evening train to Agra

    Relax and sleep in before enjoying the morning at your leisure, by taking a plunge into the swimming pool or pampering yourself with an Ayurvedic massage. Please note that rooms will not be available after we check out at 11:00. In the late afternoon, we will be transferred to Jhansi Railway Station to take the train to the city of Taj, Agra, whereupon we will transfer directly to our hotel.

    Day 11: Sunrise view of Taj; visit Agra Fort; evening Mohabbat The Taj Show.

    Rise early to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise from MehtabBagh across the Yamuna River. Enjoy soothing wake up music and watch the sunrays strike the beautiful Taj whilst listening to the stories of its origin. The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It is a mausoleum that represents the house of the Queen in paradise, and its setting was based on the palace gardens of the great nobles that lined both sides of the river Yamuna in Agra. Return to the hotel to enjoy breakfast before visiting the Agra Fort. Post lunch, we will view Inlay artwork at an Inlay workshop. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, lose yourself in the world of romance and eternal love personified in the epic love story of the emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz Mahal through the mesmerizing dance drama, Mohabbat the Taj (1 hr 20 min).

    Day 12: Morning yoga and drive to Jaipur; evening Bollywood movie in local cinema

    Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to another place of power - Jaipur (6 hours approximately.) Jaipur, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan is known as the Pink City of India. The city was planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra (Vedic planning for the comfort and prosperity of the citizens). The directions of each street and market are east to west and north to south. We will transfer to our hotel here we will enjoy a late lunch. In the evening visit the Raj Mandir cinema to see a Bollywood movie with the locals. Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India and is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Fourteen million Indians go to the movies on a daily basis to see any of the over 800 films churned out by Bollywood each year.

    Day 13: Morning yoga and Amber Palace visit; afternoon at your leisure

    Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Amber Palace, approximately 11 km from Jaipur. The Rajput Maharajas and their families lived in the palace, which was built using red and white marble and was built with a mix of Hindu - Muslim style reminiscent of 17th century India. In the evening, we will enjoy an authentic dinner cooked in the local style, which is a special experience.

    Day 14: Morning yoga and drive to Delhi; evening at your leisure

    Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast, we will begin the drive to Delhi (6 hours approximately), stopping off to have lunch on the way. Enjoy the evening at your leisure or consider enjoying our last dinner as a group at the hotel, in order to have some drinks (not included), share memories and exchange contacts with other group members, should you wish to. We recommend that you stay longer in Delhi in order to explore the city and the people.

    Day 15: Morning yoga and farewell breakfast

    Rise early to do the final yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music, before enjoying a final breakfast with the group at the hotel before you continue on your forward journey. Have a safe flight to home! Please note the hotel rooms are available till 11:00 only. We would be happy to book a room for an extra night for you. Please inform your leader well in advance in order to make arrangements for you. If you need any assistance to book for airport transfer, ask your tour leader. Our services end at 11:00. We look forward to serving you again for future Soulfit-Wellness trips. Live a happy and soul-fit life, namaste!

    • Accommodation (twin share) - 10 nights in five star hotels, 2 nights in Heritage Hotels, 1 night in Jungle Hotel.
    • Meals: 14 breakfasts and 13 dinners
    • 1 domestic flight (Delhi to Varanasi)
    • 1 train journey, AC seating car (form Jhansi to Agra)
    • 1 overnight train 3AC sleeping car (from Varanasi to Khajuraho)
    • 12 morning and 1 evening yoga and meditation sessions with a highly skilled yoga instructor
    • English speaking professional and highly experienced tour leader
    • English speaking monument guides where ever applicable
    • An experienced driver and a helper on private AC coach, minivan etc.
    • Transportation in private AC coach or minivan or boat or tuk-tuk where indicated
    • Luggage handling and porter services wherever required
    • Cooking demonstration and vegetarian dinner with local family
    • Taj Mahal visit
    • Sun salutation yoga at Holy River Ganges in Varanasi
    • Evening flower-candle ceremony in the midst of the Holy River Ganges, on a boat with live music
    • Evening Aarti ceremony at the main Ghat of Varanasi
    • Ritual ceremony at Raam Raja temple in Orchha
    • Domestic government taxes and service charges
    • All sightseeing activities as listed in the itinerary
    • Entrance tickets to Western Group of Khajuraho Temples; light and sound show at Khajuraho Temples; multi-cultural folk dance performance in Khajuraho; Orchha Palace, the Taj Mahal under full moon; a sun rise view of Taj Mahal from Mehtab bagh; Agra Fort; Mohabbat the Taj Show; Bollywood movie ticket at Raj Mandir cinema; Jaipur and Amber Palace.
    • All applicable taxes for included activities.
    • International airfares, departure airport tax for international flights & visa fee.
    • Travel insurance - Please note that this is a must in order to join the group. We would not be able to accept passengers without travel insurance in any circumstances.
    • Additional meals not mentioned in itinerary, alcohol, water bottles and other drinks.
    • Single room surcharge or pre and post tour accommodation.
    • Hotel incidentals: mini bar, laundry, spa, health club, telephone etc.
    • Tips and gratuities and camera fees at monuments.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
    • Any optional activities, or transport to and from.
    • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural disasters, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, medical evacuations, riots or strikes etc.
    • Anything which is not mentioned in included list.
    For information about the booking conditions, please send Soulfit Journey an inquiry.

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    • Review by Elizabeth from Toronto, Canada

      "The trip was well organized with a great guide and yoga instructor. It was a great way to start the day doing yoga on the roof of our hotel as the sun rose and the birds sang."

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    • Review by Rose from USA

      "Very satisfied, would definitely book another trip with Soulfit Journey again. This trip was perfect for my first time in India."

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    • Review by Martina from Germany

      "It was nice to have combined the cities of the golden triangle with Holi Festival in Vrindavan. This way we didn't only got to see Indian sights and places of interest, but also were able to be part of the unique Holi celebration. We also got to see the Taj Mahal under the full moon. I liked the city, Vrindavan, in particular, because it is very peaceful and is a spiritual place. The locals were very friendly and we were able to learn a lot about the Indian culture."

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    • Review by Kristen from USA

      "I would highly recommend Soulfit Journey and specially this tour to everyone. Especially as a solo traveler, i appreciate having such a fun group to travel with and learn from. Loved this trip!"

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    • Review by Karen from USA

      "Great pleasure in meeting and getting to experience India for first time. Felt very safe during the trip. Enjoyed spiritual wisdom as much as I enjoyed the tour."

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    • Review by Dave from Canada

      "I cannot express how satisfied our group were with this Taj Mahal experience. It exceeded our hopes and made for a highly memorable day. From the attention to detail, to added embellishments along the way, we were able to see and do everything we wanted. Thank you for making our Taj experience so fantastic."

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    • Review by Roberto from UK

      "Excellent for busy travelers; you can probably get something cheaper locally but you need to search for it."

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    • Review by Kelly Chandler from USA

      "Amazing tour. Loved it. Want to come back and do the tour again but this time during the festival of lights. Superb tour leader, Avi was the best ever tour guide. Very easy to talk to, approachable, understandable. Also our coach/bus driver, ‘Goldie’ is what he told us to call him, was a great driver, not once did I feel uneasy in that madness of traffic. All in all, absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to get back."

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    • Review by Meghan Charen from USA

      "I had a great time with Soulfit Journey. Not only are the tours a great way to explore Downtown Asheville, I met some great people and learned some things about yoga and downtown!"

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    • Review by Amy from Spain

      "It was a great experience, lots of variety of yoga classes and opportunities to try new things. Hotel was lovely and Dr. Ghanshyam, my yoga instructor, was very helpful. Very positive experience."

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    • Review by Lee Rodd from USA

      "It was absolutely perfect! Soulfit Journey arranged everything from the first minute to the last. It was amazing. The hotels were really beautiful with the best view and locations. All the lessons were very relaxing. We are definitely going back to India. Thank you so much for everything!"

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    • Review by Franziska from Germany

      "This was my first solo vacation and everything went smoothly thanks to Soulfit Journey. They replied instantly to my inquiry, and I felt very safe and taken care of before I arrived. Akhi was there to welcome me when I arrived 1 a.m. in the morning. The whole experience was great from the start to the end."

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    • Review by Meredith Dorey from UK

      "It was an amazing week in India! The location, the food, and the teacher were just perfect. People were very helpful and welcoming. Thank you for this wonderful week in India!"

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    • Review by Nicola Rought from France

      "What a trip of a lifetime. Extremely well organized from all ends. Everything went like a dream, meeting guides, trains, trips, transfers. It is a very busy tour, but if you want to stop for an afternoon and not do the activity organized, the guide doesn’t mind. Remember to rest if you need it!"

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    • Review by Neale Murton from South Africa

      "Everything was extremely well organized. Avi was fantastic and open to changing the itinerary to suit the group. He was very honest and informative about anything we asked him. Mr Singh and Tinnku were a great team on the bus as well. The places visited were a good balance that had something for everyone. It was great to learn some life changing yoga by our yoga instructor while on tour."

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    • Review by Sandra Fitzgerald from Italy

      "The trip was something I will never forget. India is such an incredible country to visit."

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    • Review by Neil Godwin from UK

      "I thoroughly enjoyed my trip in India. The days were well planned out and included all the main attractions in India. Our guide, Avi, was amazing. Without the tour, I would not have seen half of the things I did. The group was small so we got to know each other really well and became great friends! I would highly recommend this tour!"

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    • Review by Marie O’Connor from Australia

      "Excellent introduction to India - I felt like a fish out of water when I arrived, but by the end felt comfortable traveling onward on my own and in the meantime saw some amazing sights!"

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    • Review by Nigel Brewer from USA

      "An excellent way to discover India and Holi festival, always felt safe in the hands of our tour leader, and wouldn’t have done India any other way."

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    • Review by Carolina Bravo from Switzerland

      "Great trip to get a taste of India in a short space of time. The itinerary was reasonably in-depth but still left plenty of time to relax or to do more sightseeing if you wished. Soulfit Journey gets you to places you may not otherwise go to or know about by yourself. The Holi celebration in Vrindavan was brilliant, a real highlight. Very lucky to have a great and very varied group of people to enjoy the travel adventure with, along with our excellent, friendly, and professional tour leader and yoga teacher. India is one incredible country, a complete sensory overload, not for the faint hearted. Enjoyed it all."

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    • Review by Gillian Townson from Scotland

      "Holiday was amazing - sights and sounds were so different to home. Loved the yoga, food, and people."

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    • Review by Keith Scully from New Zealand

      "Best trip we have ever had! Fantastic guide, amazing yoga instructor, interesting sites to visit, good accommodation, and reasonably priced. Looking forward to booking our next trip with Soulfit Journey. Excellent in all areas!"

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    • Review by Lisa Grzan from USA

      "Planning a trip to India i would definitely recommend booking this tour - you cover the history and modern day life in India along with festival. We saw and learnt so much about the country in a short space of time. The holiday was relaxing, stress free, and great fun! Thank you."

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    • Review by Sally Mayberry from Australia

      "This tour lived up to all my expectations and more! I really feel that I saw so many off the beaten track experiences that I never would of had or been brave enough to do traveling as a single female. I loved the Holi experience in Vrindavan, which was probably the highlight."

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    • Review by Limin Koh from Argentina

      "Fantastic tour! Great way to get a good experience of India within a short time. The main attraction is obviously the Taj Mahal under the full moon, but all of the other activities were incredible as well. I was nervous about doing a tour as a single female, but it was an overall great experience."

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    • Review by Kristen Bourrillion from USA

      "This trip was amazing, I learnt so much about the vast cultures and religions in India. I saw things for how they really were. The atmosphere is incredible and I can’t wait to return."

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    • Review by Laura Mures from Spain

      "As a group of four women we loved this trip. There were 11 travelers in total and we all got along really well. Our tour guide, Akhi, was full of knowledge and very friendly and approachable. The itinerary was on point and the Vrindavan stay was absolutely amazing, an experience we will never forget. We also felt safe at all times and if ever we needed to use the ATM or separate from the group for a moment, he would be sure to stand with us so we felt secure."

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    • Review by Lisa Foy from Canada

      "This was a great trip for someone who wants to have a little less of a touristy experience and a little more of a cultural experience. You still get the safety of traveling in a group and with a knowledgeable guide, and you get to see all the important tourist destinations, but there are a lot of extra experiences thrown in that you would not be able to see if you planned a trip alone as a foreigner."

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