Timeless India - A Journey into the Heart & Soul of Yoga
Begin your days with yoga & meditation then visit Hindu temples and the palaces of Maharajas; see camels and tigers at home in their natural surroundings; stay in hertiage hotels & resorts, and explore UN hertage sites like the Elephanta caves island. Prepare to be astonished, dazzled & blown away by a country & culture unparalleled.
Type of Event
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Daily AM yoga and meditation, as well as exursions; also travel within India to variety of sites (see itinerary for details).
Arrive by late on March 9th; rest at hotel on the 10th; activities begin on the 11th
Last activities are Tuesday, March 28th. Depart by Wednesday the 29th.
Early bird by Oct. 31, 2016: 2513 double occupancy OR $3790 single occupancy (savings of $150 or more)
Some expenses are not included in cost. See 2apReHM for full details.
To travel to India, the land of yoga’s origins, is to enter a country that is in constant transformation, yet somehow timeless. It is a land with a temple or shrine around every corner, where the sacred is revered in every river and mountain, where the search for enlightenment is in the air. For many yoga students in the West, a trip to India goes beyond sightseeing. It can be a sacred journey and a deepening of one’s yoga practice, as well as pure adventure.
India defies every attempt at definition. You'd run out of ink, or paint or videotape before you'd even begun to find her, let alone capture her. Take the landscape : there are jungles straight out of Rudyard Kipling's books, deserts to make Lawrence of Arabia weep with envy, the highest mountains in the world, tropical beaches, fading colonial hill stations, crowded cities. Indians are as varied as their landscapes. More than one billion people. Thousands of languages. Almost every religion known to man. And somehow all of it mixed into one vast, raucous and unruly democracy.
We will visit familiar sites like the Taj Mahal, the palaces and forts of Rajasthan, and the River Ganges. We will also peer into an India that few visitors see - a land of villages and inner cities, a country in which reside the hopes and dreams of 1/6th of the earth's population. Our tour will take us to India's bustling cities of Bombay & New Delhi . We will also visit quiet and tranquil landscapes in Rajasthan. We'll explore the majesty of legendary cities like Varanasi, Agra, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur & Pushkar. And visit the site of the Buddha's first sermon at Sarnath.
Begin your days with yoga & meditation then visit Hindu temples and the palaces of Maharajas; see camels and tigers at home in their natural surroundings; stay in hertiage hotels & resorts, safari into Ranthambore National Park and explore UN hertage sites like the Elephanta caves island. Learn about the caste system, the railway system, Gandhi, Bollywood, and the religions, history, art & architecture of India. Spend evenings on a boat/elephant/tonga ride , getting henna on your hands or palm reading not to mention shopping the colorful bazars unique to India.
India is a challenge to the senses, to the mind and to everything we in the West take for granted. If you come to terms with her nearly infinite diversity, her stunning vitality and her in-your-face energy, you will learn a great deal about yourself. In the process, you will learn a great deal about the rest of humanity. Once you have glimpsed the kaleidoscope of color, the encyclopedia of experience that is India, you'll probably agree that you have discovered the most colorful and fascinating country on earth.