Yoga Tour to Southern India
This once in a lifetime tour of Spiritual India begins at Neeleshwar Hermitage with meditation and teachings from Alistair Shearer, translator of the Sacred texts, such as Patanjali. The tour includes visiting the wonderful cave paintings at Ajanta and the nearby amazing statues hewn out of rocks at Ellora,
Type of Event
Flights leave Heathrow Thursday 9th November to Mumbai returning Friday 24th November
Please see website for full itinerary
Day 01- Thursday
09 November 2017 To Mumbai
Fly from London Heathrow (Terminal 4) on Jet Airways flight to Mumbai.
Depart London Jet Airways 9W117 2105 hrs
Day 02- Friday
10 November 2017 To Neeleshwar
Arrive Mumbai 1125 hrs
Change for your flight to Mangalore.
Depart Mumbai Jet Airways 9W431 1355 hrs
Arrive Mangalore 1520 hrs
Meeting, assistance on arrival and drive to Neeleshwar (approximately 2 ½ hrs
driving time). Check-in at The Neeleshwar Hermitage for 6 nights.
Day 03- Saturday
11 November 2017
15 November 2017 Neeleshwar Hermitage
The stay includes everyday morning or evening one hour Yoga teaching by
Alistair Shearer, one half day visit to the local Temples & Ashrams &
approximately 40 minutes backwater cruise with refreshments.
Day 08- Thursday
16 November 2017 To Wayanad
After breakfast a scenic drive up the lush green hills of the Wayanad district
in Kerala (approximately 6 hrs driving time). Stay at The Vythiri Resort for 3
The Vythiri Resort at Wayanad is completely nature-friendly- untouched,
unexplored and raw and hill station resort in Waynad, Kerala. The cottages
and huts are in the ethnic styles taking you back to an indigenous tribal
village with simple yet well-furnished interiors. Designed in the traditional
Kerala architecture, it is spread over 150 acres. The tribal huts beckon the
adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers built with mud and thatched roof.
Spread across either bank of a sprightly mountain stream that runs through
the 150 acre property, the Vythiri Resort is a delightful jungle hideaway and a
naturalist's treasure trove. Wrapped in the cool embrace of a rainforest, stone
lined pathways, canopied by majestic trees, lead to brick colored cottages
built in the style native to the region. Built of brick with wooden rafters on the
roof, furnished in cane, wood and fabrics of discreet elegance, the cottages are
equipped with all modern amenities. The accommodations are designed so as
to provide residents an immediate experience of the surrounding sights and
Day 09- Friday
17 November 2017 Wayanad
Morning is available for Yoga. Afternoon an excursion to the nearby Edakkal
caves with 5000 years old Neolithic rock etchings.
Day 10- Saturday
18 November 2017 Wayanad
Morning is available for Yoga. Afternoon enjoy a trek to the tropical rainforest
surrounding the resort.
Day 11- Sunday
19 November 2017 To Hassan
After breakfast drive to Hassan (approximately 4-5 hours driving time). Check-in
at The Hoysala Village Resort for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy your
Day 12- Monday
20 November 2017 Full day excursion to Belur & Halebid
The 12th C. Hoysala Temples are masterpieces; the ornate filigree stonework is
unsurpassed. The marvelous star shaped Shiva Temple, in Halebid is
breathtaking – fantastic frieze cover the entire exterior with exquisitely carved
elephants, horses and mythical beasts. The Chennakesava Temple at Belur
built 900 years ago, is yet another prime example of the Hoysala art.
Day 13- Tuesday
21 November 2017 To Aurangabad via Bangalore & Mumbai
After an early breakfast drive to Bangalore (approximately 4 hrs driving time) to
board your flight to Mumbai.
Depart Bangalore Jet Airways 9W7133 1205 hrs
Arrive Mumbai 1340 hrs
Change for your flight to Aurangabad.
Depart Mumbai Jet Airways 9W7148 1625 hrs
Arrive Aurangabad 1730 hrs
Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check-in at Vivanta by Taj
Aurangabad for 3 nights.
Day 14- Wednesday
22 November 2017 Aurangabad
Full day Ajanta excursion where the exquisite 2000 year old Buddhist
paintings will transport you back through the centuries, bringing to life a
bygone age of wonder.
Day 15- Thursday
23 November 2017 Aurangabad
Morning sightseeing of the vibrant, exotic Hindu sculpture and charismatic
Buddhist art work at Ellora - the Jain caves are ascetic with intricate detailing.
The spectacular work will feast the senses particularly the stunning
Kailasanatha Temple. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing of Aurangabad.
Day 16- Friday
24 November 2017 To London via Mumbai
Early morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai.
Depart Aurangabad Jet Airways 9W355 0650 hrs
Arrive Mumbai 0740 hrs
Please collect your baggage and walk to the International terminal to board
your flight to London (Check-in is 3 hours prior).
Depart Mumbai Jet Airways 9W118 1255 hrs
Arrive London 1715 hrs