9 Nights/10 Days
Places visited: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Narendra Nagar – Ananda – Delhi
ANANDA: The Finest Ayurvedic Resort & Spa in South Asia
Do you now want to experience South Asia’s finest, most exclusive Ayurvedic spa? Do you want to see the awesome Himalayan foothills and the holy men and women who live in Himalayan caves? Because on our amazing Himalayan Foothills Retreat, we will have that rare opportunity.
On our luxury tour, we will relax, heal, and rejuvenate at the luxurious ANANDA Ayurvedic spa in the Himalayan foothills near Rishikesh. We will practice the ancient spiritual practice of Yoga and receive Ayurvedic treatments (ancient Indian holistic preventive medicine). We will have the opportunity to visit holy men and women and experience profound healing on our tour.
In Delhi we will visit the holy temples and see the sights of India’s capital. In Rishikesh and Haridwar, on the banks of the Ganges river, we will have ample opportunity to visit the ashrams, temples, and holy saints of the Himalayas.
Day 1 – Welcome to India
Fly overnight to India, arriving in the late evening. Your tour leader will accompany you to your hotel in the heart of Delhi, followed by the Traditional Indian Welcome at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – Explore Delhi
After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Delhi including Yogmaya Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chattarpur Temple, & Lotus Temple. Enjoy a walking tour of Old Delhi, featuring Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Visit Vedic astrologer for personal readings. Time for shopping and other individual activities.
Day 3 – Explore Delhi
After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Delhi. A cycle rickshaw carries us through the crowded Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. In the afternoon, drive through New Delhi to visit the India Gate and the old residences of British Viceroys. Visit to Dilli Haat, a local bazaar/ market of handicrafts.
Old Delhi: The 350 year old walled city was built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
New Delhi: The new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. An interesting drive in the one passing through the impressive Rajpath from the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace. Visit Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD, Safdarjung’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, 72 metres high and the most curious antique, the un-corroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.
Day 4 – Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh
After breakfast, leave for Rishikesh en route explore Evening Aarti at Har Ki Pauri on Holy River Ganges at Haridwar. Afterwards, continue to Rishikesh. Transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 5 – Explore Haridwar
After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Haridwar. In the evening, return back to Rishikesh and attend evening aarti at Kedar Ashram (Shankaracharya Ashram). Transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Haridwar: This sacred town, 52km from Dehra Dun, marks the emergence of the Ganga into the plains, piercing through the Shiwalik Range. The devout believe that this is one of the four places in India upon which the nectar or Immortality, amrit, fell. It has been churned out of the formless ocean and was being carried in a Kumbha – pot – when it split. On the zodiacal anniversary of this event, a huge religious fair, the Kumbha Mela, is held here every 12 years when hundreds of thousands of devotees bathe in the Ganga. Every six years the Ardh (half) Kumbh is held.
Day 6 – Explore Rishikesh
After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Rishikesh exploring various ashrams, temples, and personal meetings with holy saints. Enjoy evening Aarti of Ganges River at Triveni Ghat. The highlight of the evening will be meeting with living holy legend Sri Godavari Giri Ji Maharaj. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Rishikesh is situated on the right bank of Holy River Ganges and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges are known from medieval time as a celestial abode. It is a great pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrims. It has since been the abode of saints and sages from where they sojourn before undertaking the arduous pilgrimage that lay ahead on the distant Himalayan Peaks. This is the gateway to the kingdom of gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Day 7 – Rishikesh-Narendra Nagar
After breakfast, half day at leisure. After lunch, drive to Narendra Nagar. Reach Narendra Nagar and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Hotel: Ananda – South Asia’s Finest Ayurvedic Resort & Spa India is the home of one of the oldest healing systems-the Ayurveda. It traces its roots from one of the ancient Indian scripture – the Vedas, where it is defined as the science of life or the study of body mechanism.
Ram World Travels invites you to visit India and take the maximum benefit of this comprehensive system of natural healthcare. Ayurveda believes that there are three primary life forces-vatha (mobility), pitha (energy) and kapha (stamina) and the imbalance between them is the very cause of all ailments. Unlike modern diagnosis, Ayurveda diagnoses your body constituents to better understand your ailment. It will then cure you accordingly to bring back the natural balance of the biological humours.
This ancient science also discusses other basic concepts like saptha dhatus (the body tissues), srotas (channels), ama (toxins) and trinity of life, that is, the body, mind and spiritual awareness.
We will take you to the best ayurvedic center in India where the treatment is divided into two groups-tonification and reduction. The expert practitioners there will treat you using their vast experience and knowledge and rest assured the ayurvedic medicines wouldn’t cause any adverse side effects as they are prepared using natural plants, metals, minerals and even mud & sand.
It might sound incredible but the description of the incurable diseases like AIDS, Cancer and many others can be found in the Vedas. Ayurveda offers remedies even for these fatal diseases, which is still a formidable task for the modern medicine.
Surely, your visit to India is incomplete if you are not touched by the magic of Ayurveda. Once thought of as unattainable enlightenment is now within your grasp with Ram World Travels. In your quest to discover the hidden treasure of Ayurveda we would feel proud to be your guiding partner.
Day 8 – ANANDA
All day at Ananda. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
ANANDA – The Finest Ayurvedic Resort & Spa in South Asia
Rediscover tranquillity, in the mystical embrace of Himalayan mountains and the Holy River Ganges. Journey into Royal antiquity. It is South Asia’s finest Resort & Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas translated from ancient Sanskrit to mean “bliss, happiness, and self contentment”. Within a verdant haven of well being, at the elevating scent of the Himalayas, soothe your senses with serene silences. Attain sanctuary of the mind and body and discover the luxury of true wellness. Once the abode of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, “Ananda” is now the chosen destination of the leisure, lifestyle and business traveller. It is the spiritual birthplace of Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda.
The bedrock of the Ananda Spa philosophy is Ayurveda, a traditional Indian science of holistic medicine, developed over centuries by sages and holy men who were gifted with universal insight and experience. Qualified Ayurvedic parishioners perform the therapies, which rejuvenate the system, tone the body and relax the mind, supporting our commitment to health and wellness.
Day 9 – ANANDA
After breakfast, full day at Ananda. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 10 – Narendra Nagar – Delhi
After breakfast, drive to Delhi by surface. Transfer to Hotel, Gala farewell Dinner and Transfer to IGI Airport and tour terminates.