Dare to step out of your comfort zone and join us on an adventure that will change your life. Experience the real India: see the most iconic sights, and immerse yourself into yoga in the homeland of this ancient practice. For two weeks, we will be exploring the rich culture, meeting people and learning about their customs, exploring our inner world through yoga, enjoying the delicious Indian food and ayurvedic massages, the colors, sounds, and the interesting pace of this very diverse and special country… Together with the locals, we will be celebrating the largest and brightest Indian holiday Diwali, the holiday of light, which symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil.
THE ONLY ADVENTURE OF THIS KIND IN SLOVENIA is organized by the yoga teacher Nuša Pevc and the tourist agency Odpelji.se.
Every participant gets a gift: a free yoga mat!
Arrival to New Delhi
Rest or walk around the city
Guided sightseeing of New Delhi.
We will visit the memorial plaque of Mahatma Ghandi Raj Ghat, a magnificent park dedicated to Nehru Shanti Vana, the main town mosque Jama Masjid, Red Fort – the famous Red Fortress with eighteen kilometers of walls. The Qutab Minar Mosque will fascinate us, it was
built in 1199, it has the tallest brick minaret in the world. We will also visit the tomb of
the Mogul ruler Humayun, the India Gate, a mighty monument to 90,000 fallen Indian
soldiers in the Afghan wars and the First World War, the Presidential House, the Parliament, the Lotus Temple and much more. We will then go to the modern part of Delhi, Connaught Place, where we will take the metro from the ultra modern metro station, which will take us to the Chandi Chowk Bazaar, which is in Old Delhi, with typical narrow streets and bazaars. After a walk along the bazaar, we will take you to the Khari Baoli Spice Market, a huge spice shop, with home-made spices. Return to the hotel and rest.
Drive from New Delhi to Agra
During the journey we will visit the abandoned capital of Mogul Fatehpur Sikri. Because of the lack of water, the rulers had to move the capital, but we still can admire the well-preserved architectural creations of that time.
After the arrival to Agra we will take a short rest and then head towards the most famous Indian fortress, the Agra fort, one of the most beautiful Mogul fortresses in India, built on the banks of the Yamuna River by Mogul’s ruler Akbar.
Visit of the Taj Mahal at sunrise
Drive from Agra to Jaipur
Jaipur (guided sightseeing tour – Amber Fort, Observatory, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Pink City, Albert Hall, Laxmi Narayan temple, Glata Ji Monkey temple)
Celebration of Diwali – the festival of lights, one of the most important holidays in India. It represents the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. The light is the symbol of knowledge and conciousness. During the celebrations the temples, homes, shops and offices are brightly illuminated, and the locals will be greeting you in the street with »Happy Diwali!«
Drive from Jaipur to New Delhi
Drive from New Delhi to Haridwar – a walk around Haridwar – short drive to Rishikesh
Day 8 – 14
Yoga retreat at a Yoga School in Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga, which includes all yoga classes and other workshops within the school program (you can attend them based on your interests, nothing is mandatory, the schedule will be announced before departure), three healthy vegetarian meals a day, Ayurveda massages, excursions around Rishikesh. Among other things, we will attend the evening sacred ritual Aarti along the Ganges River and go on a trip to the nearby temple.
If you do not want to attend the yoga school program, there are many opportunities for excursions, hiking, rafting, visiting the national park in and around Rishikesh, or you can also just enjoying shopping, coffe shops and restaurants. The river Ganges is very clean in this part and it is also possible to swim in it. There is also an ashram in which the members of The Beatles were staying and meditating in 1968 – the time they spent here is considered to be their most productive period. The ashram is therefore also named Beatles Ashram.
Drive from Rishikesh to the airport in New Delhi (breakfast, lunch on the way)
- Schedule can be adapted to the group
• In the first part of the trip we will do yoga based on the availability of space (each participant receives a gift: a yoga mat!)
• During our yoga retreat, regular programs for yoga teachers will be held at the school, which you can attend freely. A more detailed program and schedule of lectures and workshops will be known before departure, it will include yoga philosophy, anatomy, mantras, pranayama, alignment in positions, etc. If you wish, you can also visit yoga classes at other schools.
The application is valid upon payment of 30% of the total amount. The full amount must be settled 15 days before departure.
The number of places is limited, as we will take a maximum of 15 participants. Only a few more spots are available!
What does the price include?
• a return flight ticket to New Delhi,
• An English-speaking local guide (there will also be a Slovenian speaking yoga teacher who can help with translation if needed),
• All transportation from arrival in New Delhi to departure from the airport (with all transfers),
• during the first week double rooms in three-star hotels with breakfast,
• double room and three meals per day on the yoga retreat in Rishikesh,
• all yoga classes, lectures and workshops (with the Slovenian yoga teacher Nuša Pevc and renowned local teachers in Rishikesh),
• guided sightseeing in English,
• All trips.
What is not included in the price?
- Visa (You can arrange it online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa)
• Travel insurance (you can arrange it yourself or at the Odpelji.se agency)
• Single room supplement (115eur, payment in the agency)
• Entrance fees for sightseeing (extra charge of cca 81eur, optional, on-site)
• Lunches and dinners in the first part of the program (approximately 50eur)
- Shopping budget
APPLICATIONS – ODPELJI.SE
When registering, fill out the application form and pay a security deposit of 30% of the price of the package, and the rest will be paid no later than 15 days before departure. The security deposit guarantees you a reservation.
In case of any cancellations, we take into account the General Travel Terms and Conditions available to you at our agency. We reserve the right to cancel a trip if a sufficient number of passengers is not registered. You are traveling on your own responsibility, but we can arrange for you to take care of the insurance and the risk of cancellation. General terms and directions for travel are available as a special printed attachment to the program at our office or on our website. We reserve the right to change the price of the arrangement if foreign exchange rates change. The application is subject to the General conditions and directions for travel agencies of the tourist agency ODPELJI.SE, Damjana Račič s.p.
About the yoga teacher Nuša
Nuša Pevc is an internationally certified teacher of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, with experience of teaching yoga, yoga nidra and meditation both in Slovenia and abroad. Nuša also organizes numerous yoga retreats in Slovenia. She has been in India several times and feels at home in Rishikesh. In addition to recommending yoga teachers, she will also advise you on where to eat, how to bargain, how to dress appropriately, and where to shop.
Nuša’s yoga retreats are known for affordable prices, small groups, knowledge sharing and pleasant gatherings, as well as a personal approach and a sense of homeliness. Her retreats are not limited only to members of Nush Yoga, everyone who wants to spend time in good company, do something for themselves and learn something new is welcome. Learn more about Nuša at: https://worldofnush.com/yoga/jogazaduso/.
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All photos and the video from India are copyrighted work and property of Nuša Pevc.