Another very exciting tour which takes you to the holiest city of India on way to Rishikesh your camp for the next few days, another camp at Corbet National park and onwards to Agra Jaipur and Delhi. In this tour we will teach you the basics of yoga an Indian science developed some 5000 years ago as a means of attaining union with the absolute being which today has become the language of self realisation across the world. We all learn the basics of white water rafting.
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrival Delhi in the morning. Transfer to hotel in New Delhi. After a short
break we embark on our first journey to discover India. Our introduction to
India will be by a " Rickshaw" ride a mode of transport used in
small towns and in Old Delhi.
We head for a guided city tour to the most interesting sights of the city
that is the Red Fort a fort made of red sand stone which once housed the
world famous PEACOCK throne and the Jama Masjid mosque. Welcome Dinner at
the old Hauz Khas village complex overnight stay at the hotel
Day 02 : Rishikesh
Take a train or drive to Rishikesh camp on the bank of the ganges. Evening
check in and familiarisation with the surrounding.
Day 03 : Rishikesh
First lessons in yoga start. After breakfast lessons in white water
rafting. After lunch day at lesisure to visit nearby villages. Evening drive
to Haridwar to see the magnificant Aarti at Har Ki Pauri the most sacred
place for the Hindus. ( Aarti is the prayer offered at the end of the day
with lit oil lamp accompanied by hypnotic music from the temple orchestra.
These lamps are then released in the river as an offering presenting a sight
as if stars from heaven had descended on to the River. Overnight at camp.
Day 04 : Dehra Dun
Lessons in Yoga continue along with river rafting. After the lessons we
take a drive to Dehra Dun a nearby small township Overnight at camp.
Day 05 : Rishikesh
Another lesson in yoga today we try our hand at river rafting we take on
the rapids from 12 km above the camp down to Rishikesh. Lunch at the end of
the trail drive back to camp. Evening at camp with a gala dinner.
Day 06 : Corbett National Park
Today we drive to Corbet National Park we check into the camp or guest
house or hotel/resort in side the park.
Day 07 : Corbett National Park
We take a drive through the national park . We come across Wild Elephant
herds, spotted deer and other deer family, crocodiles and possibly tiger or
panther. Evening at hotel.
Day 08 : Agra
We take the road to Agra arriving in Agra in the evening.
Day 09 : Agra
The tour of Agra starts from the famous Sikandra the mouselum built for the
greatest Emperor of the Mughal dynasty Akbar the Great. Followed by Agra
Fort a massive complex with exquisite work on pillars and ceiling. Emperor
Shajahan the builder of Taj was held captive here by his son Emperor
Aurangzeb who usurped the throne. It was from here that Emperor Shahjahn
would view the Taj. From the fort we proceed to the Taj a monument of Love.
In the evening we take to the streets of Agra. Overnight at Agra.
Day 10 : Jaipur
We leave for Jaipur the pink city of the Kachawa dynasty enroute stopping
at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri built as the capital in 1571 and
abandoned 15 years later when the wells went dry. Evening check in to the
Day 11 : Jaipur
A tour of the city palace, the palace of winds and then proceed to Amber
fort the ancient capital of Jaipur built in the 16th century by Raja Man
Singh in red sandstone and marble. It has some very intersting apartments
like the Sheesh Mahal the glass canopy apartments and Jai Mandir, Sukh Niwas
Baodi etc. The highlight of this trip is the elephant ride up the ramparts
of the fort just like the maharajas did. After this we visit the Jaigarh
fort the armoury of the erstwhile state which houses the biggest cannon on
wheels in the world. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Samode
Half day sight seeing of the city and its street. . We leave for Samode
after lunch traveling down the national highway towards Delhi and turning of
to Samode to reach Samode in late evening. Rest of the evening at Leisure to
explore the village.
Day 13 & 14 : Mandawa
Today we leave for our camp in the desert at Mandawa the centre of
Shekhawati culture. The Shekhawati region's famous for its wall frescos the
world over. Afternoon at Leisure to explore Mandawa and its Havelies (
Mansions of mercchants ). In the evening we leave for the castle for a
traditional Dinner served in the manner which was done for the visiting
Maharajas of past. Overnight at the camp. After breakfast we take a camel
safari into the desert lunch on the sand dunes in the evening return to the
camp. Dinner at the camp, overnight at the camp.
Day 15 : Delhi
We leave for Delhi to catch the flight back home.