Trip to India, 28 December 24-6 January 25 - Ameriga Giannone Mind Body Alchemy
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YOGA & DISCOVERY IN NORTHEN INDIA

28 DECEMBER 2024-6 JANUARY 2025

Join a group of yoga lovers on a trip that will take you to discover India, its culture, spirituality and amazing food with the guidance of Ameriga and a local guide.

Where?

The North of India is one of the most beautiful, sacred and colorful parts of India. This tour will take us to the holiest city in India, Varanasi, to explore the ancient towns of Orchha and Khajuraho, get lost in Delhi, and have an Ashram experience in Rishikesh.

This land is a colourful melange of sacred temples, massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm people, set amidst a landscape as diverse as cities on the river, the hills of the Himalayas and the traffic in Delhi. 

The itinerary starts off in Delhi, and then takes us to Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Rishikesh, and finally in Delhi. 

Who is this for: 

• You always wanted to visit India, but you don’t want to travel alone.

• You are interested in learning more about Indian culture and spirituality.

• You’d like to practice yoga during your trip to India

• You want to discover more of the culture of India, and have a real ashram stay.

INCLUDES:

  • Buffet Breakfast & Dinner in all the hotels.
  • Yoga Meditation Class in the YOG Niketan Ashram ( as per their schedule )
  • All meals in Yog Niketan Ashram as per their daily fooding plan and timings.
  • All transportation by Private Coach as per above tour program,
  • Transportation cost includes, all arrival /departure as per program only, commercial number vehicle with fully insured, well-mannered driver with complete knowledge of driving route, all State / toll taxes, parking, fuel, driver allowance only.
  • Basic things in car ( Wet Wipes / Hand Sanitizer / Toilet paper / Facial Tissues )
  • 01 Train Tickets from Delhi – Orchha ( AC CHAIR CLASS )
  • 02 Internal flight Tickets ( Khajuraho – Varanasi & Varanasi – Rishikesh )
  • English / Italian speaking guide for monument Sightseeing only as per tour program, (Orchha, Khajuraho & Varanasi )
  • 01 Morning boat ride at the Ganges, Varanasi
  • Unlimited Water bottles in the Bus ,
  • Assistance on Delhi Airport Arrival.
  • All applicable Government service tax.
  • Service charges.

PROGRAM:

Day 1 – 28.12

Arrive Delhi
upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, meet & Greet with Swadeshi’s Journeys representative and after a warm welcome transfer to your hotel. Day free for leisure / if time permit we will visit the Half day old Delhi Sightseeing tour. And evening free for leisure & overnight in Hotel.

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Day 2 – 29.12

Delhi – Orchha ( By Train )
Morning after breakfast catch a train to Orchha, on arrival transfer to your hotel and later visit the sightseeing tour of Orchha visit Orchha Fort and other temples, evening Yoga class & overnight in Hotel.  

Day 3 – 30.12

Orchha – Khajuraho 

Morning after breakfast drive towards Khajuraho , on arrival check in and after lunch visit the Eastern & Western Group of Temple’s.  return back to a hotel for Yoga class and dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 4 – 31.12

Khajuraho – Varanasi ( by Fly ) ETD 1430hrs & ETA 1525hrs.
Morning Day free for Yoga and after breakfast catch the flight to Varanasi, on arrival transfer at your Varanasi hotel, check in & later evening enjoy the AARTI ceremony at the Ganges, ( one of the most spiritual aarti that every single Hindus want to experience once during their lifespan ) Evening back to Hotel, Dinner & Overnight in Hotel. 

Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. The holy city Varanasi believed to be founded by Lord Shiva about 5000 years ago, is placed picturesquely on the west bank of the Holy Ganges River and is one of the most revered religious destinations in India. The place is also renowned as a place for performing last rites for the believers and the mortal remains are immersed in the

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Day 5 – 01.01

Varanasi 
Early morning wake up at 06am for Sunrise boat ride at the Ganges, 

Early in the morning, we will go again to the Ganges River to observe (from the boat) the Hindu believers starting their day bathing in the river. For each Hindu, it is an essential activity symbolizing the greeting of the sun as it rises above the holy river of the Gods. Enjoy a boat ride this morning to see the contrasts of life on the river. Along the banks, you’ll see pilgrims and locals washing, socializing, and praying. You will most likely also see riverside cremations taking place. 

After exploring the sunrise boat ride transfer to hotel for breakfast & leisure later visit the Bharat Mata Temple, and Golden Temple , and also visit the narrow streets of Varanasi by walking and

Later excursion to Sarnath (9 km) an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon

Day 6 – 02.01

Varanasi 
Early morning wake up at 06am for Sunrise boat ride at the Ganges, 

Early in the morning, we will go again to the Ganges River to observe (from the boat) the Hindu believers starting their day bathing in the river. For each Hindu, it is an essential activity symbolizing the greeting of the sun as it rises above the holy river of the Gods. Enjoy a boat ride this morning to see the contrasts of life on the river. Along the banks, you’ll see pilgrims and locals washing, socializing, and praying. You will most likely also see riverside cremations taking place. 

After exploring the sunrise boat ride transfer to hotel for breakfast & leisure later visit the Bharat Mata Temple, and Golden Temple , and also visit the narrow streets of Varanasi by walking and

Later excursion to Sarnath (9 km) an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon

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Day 7 – 03.01

Rishikesh – Ashram Stay ( Yoga )