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India Pilgrimage

Tour Rishikesh, Varanasi, Khajuraho and Agra India.

Type of Event

  • Retreat

When

Feb 27 to
Mar 14
2016
19:15 pmto19:15 pm

Join me for a pilgrimage to India. Grow, expand and experience!
For the full itinerary please visit my website

Price

$2,600

This includes all in country transportation, hotels, attractions and food.
Excluded air travel, visa and spending cash.

Full Description

Day 00: Feb 28th-Leaving Calgary, India Bound! Depart your local airport India Bound. The journey begins!

Day 0: Feb 29th-In the Time Warp You lose a day coming to India, you’ll gain it on your way back.

Day 1: March 1st-Arriving Delhi, to Rishikesh Arrive in Delhi after midnight. Hotel Taxi picks you up and takes you to Red Fox Hotel, 5 minutes from the terminal. Rest there till morning. Breakfast buffet in hotel. Rakesh and Uschi pick everyone up mid day and we drive via deluxe jeep to Rishikesh. Arrive about 630-7pm in Rishikesh, check into hotel, dinner. Goodnight!

Day 2: March 2nd-Rishikesh Morning Yoga in lovely studio. Breakfast in hotel. Drive up the mountain to take Darshan at Neelkanth Mahadev Shiva Temple. Visit Sage Vasistha’s cave on the banks of the Ganga. Jeeps drop us off for a lovely walk back along the Ganga through the Yogi forest. Ayurvedic treatments or Rishikesh Ganga Arati. Dinner, Goodnight!

Day 3: March 3rd-Haridwar Morning Yoga. Breakfast in hotel. Car ride down the mountain to Haridwar to see the ghats of the Har-Ki-Pauri, and see pilgrims there. Darshan at local temple. Super duper Lassi, drive back to Rishikesh. Ayurvedic treatment or evening Yoga. Dinner, Goodnight.

Day 4: March 4th-Rishikesh, night train to Varanasi Morning Yoga. Breakfast in hotel. Packing, check out of rooms. Walk up the mountain behind our hotel to do a little nature exploring and see the magnificent views. Come back down to the hotel, pizza dinner. Drive down to Haridwar late for our 11pm overnight train to Varanasi.

Day 5: March 5th-Arrival Varanasi Arrive Varanasi about 1pm following day. Drive to hotel, and settle into rooms. Lunch. Head to Rakesh’s shop for some fun shopping. Puja at a friends temple, Varanasi rituals. Dinner, Goodnight.

Day 6: March 6th-Varanasi Auto ride to Center. Walk through the farmland Uschi’s assistant Seema’s house for a home cooked Indian style breakfast. Off to visit the different units of Uschi’s work and meet her colleagues, see the workshops, and meet the women. Connecting with women, sharing photos, songs, henna party. Walk back through the village too see the local way of life. Boatride back to the city for first view of the glorious ghats. Chai in the silk shop, snacks, resting and maybe some more shopping. Dinner, Goodnight.

Day 7: March 7th-Varanasi-Shivratri Meditation/Yoga-perhaps a longer class, let’s take it Shiva slow today. Uschi will explain the significance. Breakfast. Some sightseeing & Lunch. Afternoon rest, journaling. Perform our own puja to Shiva, partake of a traditional Bhang lassi, evening boatride to see some of the rituals going on. Dinner. Goodnight

Day 8: March 8th-Varanasi Meditation/Yoga. Breakfast. Auto ride to Durga Temple, prayers and blessings there. See the Lolarka Kund and alleyways leading to Tulsi Ghat (named for sage Tulsi Das), Boatride back to main ghat with views of Southern ghats and stories. Cotton shopping some peeps, others optional jyotish astrology readings. Meet up for dinner, Goodnight. **pack your bags, we leave for Khajuraho
tomorrow evening!

Day 9: March 9th-Varanasi, Train to Khajuraho Meditation/Yoga. Breakfast. Wrapping up last minute shopping/readings, etc. Packing. Hotel Check out. Late lunch/early dinner, depart for the train station. 530pm train overnight to Khajuraho.

Day 10: March 10th-Khajuraho Arrive Khajuraho early morning, 15 minute drive to hotel. Check in, settle into rooms, breakfast. Off for sightseeing tour of all of the magnificent temples and grounds. Afternoon rest, Yoga. Relaxing and looking out over the views of the different landscape, tea in the gardens. Dinner, Goodnight.

Day 11: March 11th-Khajuraho Morning Yoga. Breakfast. Depart hotel by car for Panna National Park. Safari tour of park grounds, and catching the sights of some of the animals and other wildlife there. Drive back to hotel, Dinner, Goodnight. *Pack your bags, we leave for Agra in the morning!

Day 12: March 12th-Train Khajuraho to Agra Breakfast, Hotel check out. Drive to train station. Day train Khajuraho to Agra. Arrive about 530pm in Agra, taxi to lovely hotel. Dinner, goodnight.

Day 13: March 13th-Agra Morning meditation/yoga on roof, swimming? Breakfast. Depart by car for Fatepur Sikri, tour of Akbars palace and sufi shrine, magnificent views. Marble and jewel shopping, optional Bollywood movie. Dinner on fabulous roof, Goodnight.

Day 14: March 14th-Agra, Delhi, Airport Morning tour of Taj Mahal. Taking time for photos and views over the Jamuna river. Breakfast in hotel. Hotel check out. Drive to Delhi, arrive late evening. Off to the USA!

Day 15: March 15th-Back to Canada Depart Delhi after midnight, land at home on the same day you leave India. Welcome home!