Saturday, December 13, 2014

14-Day Spiritual India Trip (October 12 to 25): A Trip of a Lifetime

Encouraged by the overwhelming response to my last 12 Spiritual India Trips, now I am organizing my next Spiritual India Trip from from October 12 to 25, 2018.  I invite you to join this trip of a lifetime to explore the beauty of India's 5000 years old rich culture, heritage, beautiful palaces and delicious cuisines. 

While travelling to most popular tourist destinations of North India (Delhi, Agra, Haridwar/Rishikesh and Jaipur), we will not only delve into India's fascinating history of massive forts, the opulence and splendor of Rajasthan's palaces, but also have the opportunity to visit some of the most serene and spiritually enriched places in the majestic Himalayas. We will enjoy a lot of fun activities, including visits to colorful bazaars etc. One very important thing about this trip is that we will be in India at the time of Dussehra festival that symbolizes victory of light over darkness.  

As you know, India is a mystical land that has a living ancient culture in its many holy places and Ashram's.  We will attend a retreat at one of these Ashram-s and experience Ashram living.

Travelling with friends is always fun.
Following is just a  brief  itinerary of this  trip, including visit to Taj Mahal in Agra, Akshar Dham etc. in Delhi,  Amber Palace in Jaipur, Ashram-s  and places of faith in Rishikesh.  This itinerary is subject to  changes.

Friday, October 12: Arrival Delhi: Any time after 12:00 p.m.:  Rest, relax and enjoy Yoga/meditation in the Ashram.

                                                      Our Ashram in Delhi

Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14:  Spiritual Retreat (Yoga, meditation and talks on topics like "purpose of life") with a Master at the Ashram in Delhi. 

Monday, October 15: Leave for Agra to visit Taj Mahal, a 16th century love story.

Tuesday, October 16: Leave for Jaipur, the pink city, by train.

Palace of Winds  in Jaipur
Wednesday and Thursday,  October 17 and 18: Sightseeing in Jaipur, including visit to Amber Palace and Palace of Winds.

                                                         Amber Palace in Jaipur
Fun time with Rajasthani turbans
Thursday,  October 18:   Yoga, time for shopping and leave for Haridwar/Rishikesh by  train.

Friday, October 19: Arrival by train  in Haridwar/ Rishikesh,  world capital of Yoga. Visit  an   Ashram and attend Aarati (worshiping of holy river Ganges with lamps and chants) in the evening. 

                                           Laxman Jhula (bridge) in Rishikesh

Saturday,  October 20: Morning  walk along Ganges river, attend Aarati at an Ashram, visit Vashisht Gufa (caves) up in Himalayas in the afternoon and Yoga in the evening.

                                                Aarati at Ganges River

Sunday, October 21:  Visit Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh and Vashishta Cave up in Himalayas

                                                Beatles' Ashram in Rishikesh

Monday, October 22: Yoga, free time for Ayurvedic massage and leave for Delhi in the afternoon by a luxury train.

Tuesday, October 23: Sightseeing in Delhi, including visit to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in Delhi

Wednesday, October 24: Sightseeing in Delhi, including visit to Akshar Dham.

Thursday, October 25: Shopping and leave for US

Akshar Dham is one of the 7 wonders of 21st century.

For registration details or questions, please contact me at 
Hope you can join us.


PS:  Here are some more pictures from the last many Spiritual  India Trips.  These pictures give a better idea of the itinerary and  activities during our Spiritual India Trip.

Yoga on the banks of Ganges river

Palace of Winds in Jaipur

Qutub Minar in Delhi

Our friends at Taj Mahal
Celebrating friendship while enjoying lunch
Folk Dance at Indiana Restaurant
Enjoying Folk Dance while having dinner

Dancing with folk dancer.

Our people dancing with folk dancers at Indiana restaurant
Participants being welcomed  at Chokhi Dhani
Folk Music at Indiana Restaurant
Himanyn Tomb in Delhi
South Indian Food
Bahai Lotus Temple in Delhi
Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga
Celebrating Diwali (Festival of Lights) at Sunita's home in Delhi

Amber Palace

Fun time!
Mahatama Gandhi's Samadhi (Cremation Memorial)  in Delhi
Up in Himalayas near Rishikesh
Palace of Winds, Jaipur

Taj Mahal, a 16th century love story
Enjoying togetherness at Taj Mahal
Amber Palace in Jaipur
Amber Palace in Jaipur
Pre-Diwali shopping  in Jaipur
Fun time!

Having dinner in Rajasthani style
Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is God)
Our friends enjoying the company of local  school girls
Time for coffee after doing shopping in Rishikesh
A suspension bridge in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is full of Ashram-s

A temple at Ganges river
Fun time!
Amber Palace in Jaipur
Relaxation break!
Welcome to Chokhi Dhani 
Chokhi Dhani village entrance in Jaipur
North Indian Thali
Chokhi Dhani village in Jaipur
Chokhi Dhani
Do you like Henna Tattoos in my left hand?
This gentleman can help you to learn about your future.
Water Place in Jaipur

Heritage Restaurant in Jaipur
Heritage Restaurant
Heritage welcomes you!
Shopping before leaving for US
Shopping and Entertainment
Dilli Haat (Bazar) in Delhi
Dilli Haat is famous for handicrafts
Dilli Haat

Henna time!
                                                                          Fun time

                                                        Sun set at Akshar Dham

Don't miss this opportunity to experience and explore Spiritual India.

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