Thursday, April 18, 2013

15-day Spiritual India Trip - IV (October 21 - November 4, 2014)

It was real fun to travel in India with these wonderful friends.
Encouraged by the success of the last two Spiritual India Trips,  I have decided to organize our third Spiritual India Trip  from October 24th to November 6th this year.  Following are just some details of this Trip.

While travelling in the most popular destinations in North India - Delhi, Agra, Rishikesh and Jaipur, we shall enjoy the local culture, architecture, food from different parts of India, sightseeing and fun activities like elephant/camel rides etc.

We shall explore Ashram living, Yoga, Ayurveda and spirituality etc. during our visits to  Rishkesh/Haridwar/Delhi.  Spread along the banks of the Ganges river and located at the foothills of Himalayas, the holy city of Rishikesh lays claim to the title of Yoga Capital of the World.  Thronged with ashrams, temples, shrines, pilgrims and Sadhus (spiritual men), Rishikesh is marked by an atmosphere uniquely of its own.  Rishikesh is also famous as the place where the Beatles wrote most of their White Album during their  India visit.

The best thing about this trip is that we shall be in India at the time of Diwali (the festival of lights - Nov. 3rd), the most important festival in India.

Following is just a  brief  itinerary of this  trip, including visit to Taj Mahal in Agra,  Bahai Lotus Temple, Akshar Dham etc. in Delhi,  Hawa Mahal, a great palace in Jaipur, Ashram-s  and places of faith in Rishikesh.  This plan is subject to minor changes.

October 24: Arrival Delhi: Any time after 12:00 p.m.:  Rest, relax and enjoy  Yoga/meditation
Fun time with Rajasthani turbans
October 25: Visit Bahai Lotus Temple and   Akshar Dham in the afternoon + Yoga/Meditation
Akshar Dham is one of the 7 wonders of 21st century.
October 26 and 27 :Donation-based  full-day Spiritual Retreat  (tentatively 8 am to 5 pm with breaks for meals and rest etc.). Enjoy Yoga, meditation and talks on Healthy Living and Personal Transformation.
(There is no suggested donation.  The best donation will be participating in Karma Yoga (service/help offering).
October 28: Visiting Qutub Minar, Himayun Tomb, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan,  Rajghat (Gandhi Samadhi) and other important  places + Yoga if time permits
Happy to be in India
October 29: Visit Agra to see Taj Mahal by private luxury bus

October 30: Leave for Haridwar/Rishikesh by train
October 31: Visit to Vashistha Gufa (cave) up in the Himalayas
The beauty of Himalayas cannot be explained  in words.

November 1:  Aarati (worshiping of Ganges river with lamps) and other places in Rishikesh

November 2: Free time for Ayurvedic treatments +  Leave for Jaipur by overnight train
(We shall be practicing Yoga most of the days during our stay in Rishikesh)
November 3:  Visit to Palace of Winds and enjoy Diwali (festival of lights)  decorations in Jaipur

November 4:  Visit to Amber Palace and Bapu Bazar
Jaipur, the Pink City is one of the best tourist destinations.

November 5:  Leave for Delhi by train
November 6:  Visit to Dilli Hat (a big handcrafts bazar)  and  leave for airport

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


PS:  Here are some more pictures from the last two India Trips.
Qutub Minar in Delhi
Palace of Winds in Jaipur
A picture taken in Jaipur, the Pink City
Our friends at Taj Mahal
Celebrating friendship while enjoying lunch
Folk Dance at Indiana Restaurant
Enjoying Folk Dance while having dinner
Welcome to India
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
Diwali Decorations
Fun time before Diwali dinner
Amber Palace in Jaipur
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
Happy 2013!
Don't miss this opportunity to experience and explore Spiritual India.

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