Transform yourself by learning how to incorporate the amazing principles of Ayurveda into your life in simple, effective ways. This ancient health system or ‘science of life’, teaches you the best foods to eat for your body type, the most effective ways to lose weight, how to boost your energy levels & how to prevent and manage disease. Learn the best ways to purify and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. On this wonderful 17-day journey, you will also discover some of North India’s wonderful sights.
Commencing from Delhi on 25th April 2017, visit the incredibly beautiful Taj Mahal, marvel at the spectacular Himalayan peaks and gorgeous river valleys of Himachal Pradesh, take a guided tour of the magnificent Golden Temple, experience the friendly Tibetan culture in the Dalai Lama’s home town of McLeod Ganj, enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through a peaceful bird sanctuary, discover the best of Delhi and so much more. Along the way, there will be plenty of great shopping opportunities and delicious cuisine to enjoy.
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel, before an early evening group meeting. Overnight Delhi
Drive to Agra for a guided tour of the incredibly beautiful Taj Mahal, described as the most extravagant monument ever built in the name of love. This is followed by an afternoon tour of Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent ghost city built in 1571 by the Moguls, then a short drive to Bharatpur for overnight.
Experience an early cycle rickshaw ride in the amazing Keoladeo Ghana National Park, host to approximately 380 bird species from across the globe. We then drive back to Delhi via Vrindavan with a few sights along the way. Overnight Delhi
A morning flight will take you to Amritsar, home of the astonishingly beautiful Golden Temple, where priests keep up a continuous chant from the Sikh holy book and welcome all people into this deeply spiritual place. After settling into the hotel, we have a guided tour of the temple and other amazing sights. In the evening we also visit the temple to witness a wonderful ceremony.
After breakfast, we drive to Mcleod Ganj, home of the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetan people living in exile.
Go on a guided tour of Mcleod Ganj and surrounding areas. This is a unique opportunity to experience the vibrant and friendly Tibetan Culture. Experience the peaceful ambience of Norbulingka Institute, established to teach and preserve Tibetan art and culture. While here, enjoy a delicious Tibetan lunch before visiting the beautiful Tibetan Children’s Village in the afternoon.
Enjoy free time with many different activity options including: Tibetan cooking classes, walks, yoga, meditation, trekking, prayer time at the Dalai Lama’s temple, a Tibetan massage or shopping at the many Tibetan stores. You will also have the opportunity to join an English conversation group with Tibetan monks.
After breakfast we will embark on a picturesque mountain drive to Manali, enjoying a few sights along the way. Here we commence our wonderful Ayurvedic education classes and health program. While here, you will receive a consultation, treatment and education, focusing on nutrition, health and vedic philosophy. Other activities include a guided tour of local Hindu and Buddhist sights, visits to local villages, and a drive to Rohtang Pass, with stunning views of the majestic Himalayan mountain peaks of Pir Panjal Range. You will also venture south to Naggar to visit an art gallery, a Himalayan Folk and Art Museum as well as some wonderful local sights.
Go on a scenic mountain drive to Rewalsar, stopping at Kullu for lunch. A visit to the Bhutti Weavers Cooperative is scheduled en-route.
The sacred lake of Rewalsar is revered by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs. A tour of the Buddhist Gompas, Sikh’s Gurudawara, Rewalsar lake and the mystic caves of Padmasambhava will take place today.
Today we drive to Chandigarh for a short flight back to Delhi.
Go on a guided tour of Delhi and then take part in a final group dinner, before departure to the airport for flights back home.
Your 17-day experience includes air-conditioned travel, all accommodation, train, internal flight, entrance fees, local guides, many meals, all tours, bottled water, guide tips, Ayurvedic classes, consultation and treatment.
Price $3590 per person twin share.
(Single supplement $840)
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on altered circumstances.