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Yoga and Colours of Holi 2020

  • Yoga And Colours Of Holi 2020
  • Colorful Bangles
  • Taj Mahal
  • Holi - Festival Of Colours
  • Yoga Retreat
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DAY 01
 
06 MAR 
(FRI) ARRIVAL DELHI  IN EVENING                                                                                                                
Transfer from  Airport to Delhi Hotel. 
 
(Check in time would be 1400hrs) 
 
Briefing of the tour by the executive
 
Delhi – discover that India’s capital is sprinkled with glittering gems: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
 
DAY 02
 
07 MAR 
(SAT) DELHI                                                                                                                                                     (B)
Morning introductory yoga session. 
 
Breakfast in the hotel 
 
Depart for tour of  Old & New Delhi visiting 
 
DELHI
The capital of India, Delhi is home to 16 million people, making it the third largest city in India.  The strategic location of the city made it an attractive location for invading armies, and it served as the capital for many great empires that ruled India.  Many of these Empires built significant monuments, and whilst the Mughal and the British are the most visible, while driving through the city you will see ruins from previous capitals, the earliest dating back to the 12th century.
 
Drive past at Red Fort (Monday closed) (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) 
RED FORT is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political Centre of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
 
After the tour visit the Jama Masjid - the Great Mughal Mosque
Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. Located in Old Delhi, it was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees and was inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were occupied in the construction of the mosque. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons.There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers.
 
For your next escapade, special mode of transportation has been arranged – brightly colored cycle rickshaws, the best way to navigate the narrow, bustling alleyways. Your ride takes you through the fabled Chandni Chowk, literally translated as ‘Silver Square’, which was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jehan's favorite daughter. It was commercial hub of the Mughal era and at that time inhabited by the well-to-do families of the city. 
 
Then visit Raj Ghat (The memorial of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi). Later you  would  drive through the Lutyens Delhi and a photo stop at India Gate (The war memorial) as well drive past President's Palace & Parliament House (You can also have a photo stop here).
 
Humayun’s Tomb - One of the earliest examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb, this mausoleum was designed by a Persian architect, and provided the prototype for future tombs, including the Taj Mahal.  Recently taken over by the Agha Khan Trust, the gardens have been restored to their former glory, and the tomb and surrounding monuments restored.
 
Qutab Minar (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)
Qutub Minar is a 73-metre tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metres base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres at the peak. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.  The walls consist of intricately carved quotations from Koran. The tower is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world.
 
The tour would also include a drive through the Lutyens Delhi and a photo stop at India Gate (The war memorial) as well drive past President's Palace & Parliament House. 
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
DAY 03
 
08 MAR
(SUN) DELHI – AGRA BY ROAD (215KMS/4HRS)                                                                                   (B)
Breakfast in the hotel 
 
Depart for Agra and check in at hotel 
 
AGRA 
This was the seat of the mighty Mughal Empire before it shifted its capital to Delhi, and it is home to some of their most inspired architectural creations including the Taj Mahal. In the 16th and 17th century, the Mughal Courts were at their most powerful, and were great patron of the arts, and Agra attracted artisans, poets and musicians from across India as well as Persia and Central Asia, transforming Agra into a cultural and architectural paradise.
 
Afternoon depart for tour of Agra visiting 
 
 AGRA FORT(sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites. A stone tablet at the gate of the Fort states that it had been built before 1000 but was later renovated by Akbar. The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shah Jahan’s time, and reworked extensively with marble &Pietra durainlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e'Ām and Dīwān-e-Khās (halls of public and private audience), Jahagir Palace, KhāsMahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), 
 
Evening Yoga Session in the hotel 
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
DAY 04
 
09 MAR
(MON) AGRA – JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI BY ROAD (270KMS/7HRS)                                       (B)
 
Wake up early for your Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal.
 
Described as a most extravagant monument ever build for love, this sublime Mughal mausoleum is India’s most ogled icon. The Taj was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. The death of Mumtaz left the emperor so heartbroken that his hair is said to have turned grey virtually overnight. Construction of the Taj began in the same year and was not completed until 1653.  Not long after it was finished, Shah Jahan was overthrown by his son Aurangzeb and imprisoned in Agra Fort where, for the rest of his days, he could only gaze out at his creation through a window. Following his death in 1666, Shah Jahan was buried here alongside Mumtaz.
 
After breakfast at hotel, depart for Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
 
The Mughal Emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri about 35 km from Agra, and moved his capital there. Later abandoned, the site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance. A World Heritage Site, it is visited by most tourists. The name of the place came about after the Mughal Emperor Barbar defeated Rana Sanga in a battle at a place called Sikri . Then the Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters, so he built a majestic fort; due to shortage of water, however, he had to ultimately move his headquarters to Agra Fort.
 
Continue your drive to Jaipur and check in at hotel 
 
Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is the first well planned city of India, located in the desert lands of India, Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
 
In the evening enjoy the Enjoy the Holi festival. There are certain rituals that are associated with the festival of Holi. A day before Holi, a bright bonfire is lit. It is referred to as Holika or Chhoti Holi. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. T here is a very interesting story associated with this. The demon king Hiranyakashyap had conspired with his sister Holika to kill his son Prahlad. Prahlad's only fault was that he was a very big follower of Lord Narayana. However he was not successful in his mission. His son was saved by the grace of God whereas his sister was consumed by the fire.
 
 
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
DAY 05 
 
10 MAR
(TUE)
 
JAIPUR                                                                                                                                                 (B)
Morning yoga class at the hotel 
 
Breakfast in the hotel 
 
Today morning enjoy the Holi  – festival of colors 
 
The festivities of Holi bring thousands of people out onto the streets in a dazzling display of colour and good cheer. Celebrated every year in February or March, the ancient Hindu festival of Holi originated as a celebration of the end of winter and beginning of spring in honour of Prahlada, who was protected from the flames by Vishnu when he was tricked to his near death by his father King Hiranyakashipu. 
 
Today Holi is a time when Indians across the nation gather together with family, friends and neighbours to throw powder bombs, fire water pistols and splash coloured water as they run through the streets. Shops and businesses close down for the day, and on the eve of the celebrations a bonfire is held to remember the story of Prahlada and Vishnu.
 
While this is the most believed story, the myths and legends that surround Holi differ around the country, but the basic principle remains the same. Holi is meant to symbolise the triumph of good over evil, the importance of love and of happiness, and supports the formation of new friendships.
 
Rest of the day is free to relax 
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
 
DAY 06
 
11 MAR
(WED) JAIPUR                                                                                                                                                   (B)
Morning yoga class at the hotel 
 
Breakfast in the hotel
 
Depart for Amber fort(Situated atop the Aravali hills, it is the ancient capital of Jaipur and a magnificent example of Rajput architecture). We ascend to the fort  using  Jeep come down in jeep. 
 
Later sightseeing of Jaipur city visiting Hawa Mahal- Palace of Winds(This five storied building which looks out over the main street of the old city is one of Jaipur's major landmarks. This is a stunning example of the Rajput artistry with it's pink, semi-octagonal and delicately honey combed and stone windows. Originally HawaMahal was built to enable the ladies of the royal families to watch the daily life and processions of the city), 
 
Jantar Mantar(The Observatory, built by Raja Jai Singh in1728. It is an excellent example of the marvelous precision where in each construction has a specific purpose to measure the position of stars, altitudes and azimuths or calculating eclipses. The most  striking instruments the Sun Dial which is 90 feet high) and 
 
City Palace Museum(City Palace is delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. A part of the palace is still the house of the former Maharaja of Jaipur). Visit the various galleries displaying the armory, clothes and paintings of the Rajput clan. 
 
The tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping as Jaipur is known as a shopper’s paradise famous for jewellery, handicraft, carpet, blue pottery and textiles
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
DAY 07
 
12 MAR 
(THU) JAIPUR – DEHRADUN BY FLIGHT                                                                                                     (B)
DEHRADUN  - RISHIKESH BY ROAD (45KMS/2HRS)                                                                     (-)
 
Breakfast in the hotel 
 
Transfer to Jaipur airport in time to connect flight to Dehradun via Delhi 
 
Meet/Assist on arrival at Dehradun airport and drive to Rishikesh 
 
Check in at hotel 
 
The root for the word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Yog’ which means the Union. It means the Union of the Mind, Body and Spirit, also the Union of Oneself with the Universal Self. The holistic experience of Yoga emphasizes that this Union is necessary for a person seeking good health and wellbeing. Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Rishikesh (a.k.a. Yoga Capital of the World) is an ideal place to perform yoga & meditation.
 
With its numerous temples, ashrams, and yoga institutes, the sacred destination lures various tourists seeking knowledge and peace. It is believed that mediation at Rishikesh can lead to salvation.
 
Rest of the day is free to relax 
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
  
DAY 08- DAY 11 
- Yoga & Leisure activities in Rishikesh
 
 
 
13  MAR 
(FRI)
 
TO 
 
16 MAR 
(MON) RISHIKESH                                                                                                                                             (B)
Morning and evening yoga class at the hotel
 
Basic schedule at Rishikesh Hotel. 
 
07:00 – 08:15 a.m. - Pranayama, Surya Namaskara, Meditation etc.
 09.00 – 09.45 a.m. - Breakfast
 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. - Vedic Chanting / Mantra Yoga
 10:40 – 17:00 p.m. - Free for relaxation
 17:00 – 17:45 p.m. - Yoga Asana Class
 17:50 - 18:30 p.m. - Ganga Puja & Aarti
 18:30 p.m. onward - Free for leisure
 
 
You can choose the following Ayurvedic massage 
 
Sarwangadhara
In this treatment, medicated oil /medicated milk is poured onto the body in continuous streams while being gently massaged by the therapist. The anointment is very slow and rhythmic with light pressure.
 
Abhyanga
A traditional synchronized full body massage using Sesame oil. Abhyanga improves physical consistency, helps to liquefy toxins and induces relaxation, whilst normalizing blood pressure and eliminating impurities.
 
Udwarthana
A deep, dry massage using herbal powders which stimulate the hair follicles assisting to break down the body’s excess subcutaneous fat.
 
Shirodhara
Luke warm herbal oil is poured in an even stream on to the forehead to pacify and revitalize the mind and the body. Shirodhara improves memory, normalizes sleep patterns and addresses other neurological disorders.
 
 
Manya Vasti
Manya Vasti is an excellent treatment for people suffering neck pain, cervical spondylitis or neck rigidity. The herb infused oil used in the treatment moves away the stagnant stress energy that has become lodged in neck.
 
Mukhalepam
Mukhalepam means application of medicated paste over the face. The facial massage with medicated oils/fruits/herbal creams/navara- improves the circulation, tones the muscles & tightens the skin.
 
Aroma Massage
A holistic experience based on the application of carefully blended nourishing essential oils. The soothing effect of Aroma provides physical, psychological & spiritual well-being.
 
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
 
 
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL 
 
DAY 12
 
17 MAR 
(TUE) 
 
RISHIKESH – DELHI VIA HARIDWAR BY ROAD (225KMS/5HRS)                                                (B)
DEPART – DELHI BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT                                                                               (-)
 
Morning yoga session at the hotel 
 
Breakfast in the hotel 
 
Drive to Delhi en route visiting Haridwar 
 
Continue your drive to Delhi International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination 
 
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12 Days - 11 Nights Escorted Yoga Tour showcasing Taj Mahal and celebrating Holi festival in Jaipur.
Destinations Covered : Delhi , Agra , Jaipur and Rishikesh.

Date

Day

Itinerary

Hotel

06-Mar

Fri

Arrive – Delhi by International flight

Suryaa

07-Mar

Sat

Delhi

Suryaa

08-Mar

Sun

Delhi – Agra by road (225kms/4hrs)

Crystal Sarovar

09-Mar

Mon

Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri by road (260kms/7hrs)

Four Point by Sheraton

10-Mar

Tue

Jaipur

Four Point by Sheraton

11-Mar

Wed

Jaipur

Four Point by Sheraton

12-Mar

Thu

Jaipur – Dehradun by flight

Dehradun – Rishikesh by road

Elbee Ganga View

13-Mar

Fri

Rishikesh

Elbee Ganga View

14-Mar

Sat

Rishikesh

Elbee Ganga View

15-Mar

Sun

Rishikesh

Elbee Ganga View

16-Mar

Mon

Rishikesh

Elbee Ganga View

17-Mar

Tue

Rishikesh – Delhi by road (225kms/5hrs )

Depart – Delhi by International flight

 

 

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Domestic airfare India portion.
Cost Includes- Accommodation of Twin/Double room with breakfast & taxes at the following hotels
 
City             Hotels                             Nights
Delhi          The Suryaa/Crown Plaza  2
Agra          Crystal Sarovar                 1
Jaipur       Four Point by Sheraton      3
Rishikesh  Elbee Ganga View             5
 
(Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking)
 
• All transfers by one Air Conditioned Mini Coach in Delhi/Agra/Jaipur and Tempo/Innova in Rishikesh 
• Services of English speaking local guide in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Rishikesh during sightseeing tour;
• Morning and Evening Yoga Session in Rishikesh;
• Morning Yoga session in Delhi Hotel;
• Holi Celebration in Jaipur followed by Lunch;
• Rickshaw ride in Delhi
• Jeep in Jaipur for Amber Fort;
• Meet/Assist services at the airport/hotels;
• One Ayurvedic massage during stay in Rishikesh 
• Present applicable taxes as on 31st May, 2019   
 

Cost Excludes: - 

  • Any meals other than mentioned above;
  • Entrance tickets to the monuments (approx. INR 6000 per person)
  • Stopover Holiday / Personal Tours
  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, drinks, phone calls, camera fee, tips etc. 
  • Insurance charges, visa charges etc..; 
  • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
  • Recommended gratuities/tipping: 300 rupees (approx. $6 AUD) per person/day
  • Optional activities/tours
  • Personal expenses
  • International Flights available "Subject to Terms & Conditions"

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21. Not Included in the Tour Cost: Visa and passport cost, vaccination and medical expense, any type of insurance, excess baggage, extra meals, mini bar, room service, additional excursions, laundry, beverages, souvenirs, tipping, postage, phone calls, internet, none collectable taxes, items of a personal nature and anything not mentioned in includes column of your quote.


22. Behaviour - It is the Clients’ responsibility to ensure that he and the members of his Party do not behave in a way which causes offence or danger to others or which risks damage to property belonging to others. In such circumstances all suppliers (e.g. hotel managers, airline pilots) and the Company have the right to terminate arrangements made on the Clients’ behalf, in which case the Company’s responsibility to the Client ceases immediately. Therefore, the Company will not be liable for any refunds, payment of compensation or reimbursement of any cost or expenses incurred as a result. Further, the Client will be liable to reimburse the Company for any expenses whatsoever that it incurs as a result of such behaviour.


23. Age & Fitness: All Clients must satisfy themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen tour as described in the Company’s brochures. Clients aged 65 or above are required to complete our Tour Suitability Form, and where considered necessary, due to participation requirements, we will be happy to provide the tour on a private basis (supplements apply) or offer tailor-made holiday arrangements. Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders, and agents whilst on tour with the Company. If in the opinion of such person, the health or conduct of a Client before or after the departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of the tour, the Client may be excluded from all or part of the tour, in which case all monies paid will be forfeited and the Company will not be liable to pay any compensation whatsoever to such Client.

 

Liability Responsibility Disclaimer: Welcome Travels and / or its associated companies or Agents give notice that they act as booking agent only for the persons or companies providing or offering the means of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation, entertainment, sporting event or other services and all receipts, dockets, vouchers, coupons or exchange orders are issued under the terms and conditions under which transportation and other services are provided. Welcome Travels or their Agents/Consultants shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity that may be caused or arising during any tour under its management, sponsorship, procurement, or otherwise notwithstanding that the Company's principal may be a foreign company, corporation or person. So far as the company shall not be acting as such booking agent it shall be deemed to be acting as Agent for the person making the reservation. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure he or she is in possession of the other travel documents and that they are in compliance with the current government and transportation company's regulations. The transportation companies or firms shall be exempt from liability in respect of any detention, delay, loss, damage, sickness or injury however and by Whomsoever caused and of whatever kind occurring of or to passengers at any time when the passenger is not on board a carrier or conveyance used or operated by the transport companies or firms. Welcome Travels PTY LTD trading as Welcome Travels.

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