Agra (The Taj Mahal)
Places to Visit in Agra : Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
The Yamuna river flows by Agra and this ancient city sets the right mood to embark on a journey on the Heritage Arc.
The Taj Mahal is a shining monument in marble, a tribute to the imagination of a great emperor who gave to the world a symbol of eternal love.
The Taj Mahal gives untold opportunities to the visitor to explore the architecture, stone work, inlay work, marble embroidery, woodwork and other examples of man's artistic ingenuity that has gone into its making.
Haridwar : Haridwar is city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar is an ancient city and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Haridwar is one of the most popular pilgrimage cities in India and best place to know about Hindu culture. Millions of people visit this city every year. Haridwar has so many temple and Ashrams. Haridwar is also one of the four cities where Kumbh Mela is organized. Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri is world famous. Wildlife Jungle Safari can be also enjoyed in Rajaji National Park which is just 18 kms far from Haridwar.
Places to Visit in Haridwar : Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Shanti Kunj Ashram, Daksh Temple Jain Temple, Patanjali Yog Peeth, and Rajaji National Park.
Rishikesh is a small city to be found in the northern state of Uttarkhand in India and enjoys global fame as the worldwide capital of yoga and meditation. Positioned on the banks of River Ganges, Rishikesh is also the gateway to the Himalayas and offers massive natural beauty and majesty. This really spiritual town does boats a large number of temples that are placed against the beautiful backdrop of the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. There is a well-liked legend linked with the name of the town that states that when Rishi Raibhya did penance, God appeared before him in the name of Rishikesh and hence it got its name. While on one hand Rishikesh is a perfect destination for those looking to delve into their spiritual side amid the peaceful surroundings. Rishikesh is famous for Yoga and Meditation as well as Rafting, camping and Bungee Jumping. Rishikesh is just 245 kms far from Delhi. Rishikesh is beautiful city and widely popular in foreign visitors.
Places to Visit In Rishikesh : Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Nilkantha Mahadev, Parmarth Niketan, Gita Bhawan, Vashistha Cave.
Uttarkashi : Uttarkashi, meaning Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.
Places to Visit In Uttarkashi
Vishwanath Temple : Vishwanath temple in Uttarkashi is one of the prime pilgrimage attractions in Uttarkashi around 300 mts from the local bus stand. An ancient temple, it is said that it was first built by Parasuram. Later, it was renovated by Maharani Khaneti, wife of Sudarshan Shah in 1857. The temple has a Shivling, 60 cms high and 90 cms in circumference. No one misses this holy shrine on their trip to Uttarkashi.
Shakti Temple : This temple is just opposite Vishwanath temple. A big Trishul in this temple is the centre of attraction. The trishul is 6 metres in height and 90 cms at the bottom. Different people hold different views about the trishul, it is widely believed that the trishul is made of iron in the upper part and copper in the lower part. The epics say that this trishul was thrown at devils by goddess Durga.
Maneri : Maneri has very recently developed as a popular tourist attraction because of the dam on the Bhagirathi River. Water is received via an 8 km long tunnel to the turbines at Tiloth. As a result, a lake has been formed at Maneri which attracts people.
Nachiketa Tal : Nachiketa Tal is a beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by oak, pine, and rhododendron, which further enhance the beauty of the place. It is believed that the lake was created by Nachiketa, son of sage Uddalak.Tourists can reach the Nachiketa Tal from Chaurangi Khal, which is located 29 km away from Uttarkashi.
Gangnani : Gangnani is an ideal destination for the spiritually inclined and those seeking peace of mind. Being a perfect spot for meditation, Gangnani acts as an ideal retreat for the nature lovers who are exploring the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. Gangnani affords stunning mountain views surrounded near Gangotri. Famous for its thermal water springs, Gangnani is a perfect place for rejuvenation. The thermal water spring at Gangnani is called Rishikund. Most of the devotees take holy dip in this natural hot water spring before heading towards Gangotri. Gangnani also leads the way stretched at a distance of 12 kms to another place worth visiting, called Bhatwari. A temple dedicated to sage Parasara, father of Veda Vyas lies in Gangnani.
Harsil : Harsil is approximately 73 kms far from Uttarkashi; the place itself is situated in the bank of Bhagirathi River at an approximate elevation of 2620 meter above the sea level. More than other areas in Uttarkashi, the temperature maintain good and comfortable in almost all seasons. The place Harsil is located on the way to Gangotri. Apples that are cultivated from Harsil are more famous due to its authentic delicious taste. The enchanting spot on the way to Gangotri is noted for its natural beauty and delicious apples.
Gangotri : The temple of Gangotri is located at a height of 3200 m above sea level. It is 100 km from Uttarkashi and was established in the 18th century by General Amar Singh Thapa, on the banks of the Bhagirathi. It is very popular among pilgrims. Quite a number of ashrams have come up on various sites which offer decent accommodation. Some of the nearby places that can be visited are Kedarkund, Gaurikund and Patangna.
Gaumukh - Gaumukh is one best important tourist spot of pilgrims, Snow falls (glacier) is the water source of Bhagirathi River (Holy Ganga). Gaumukh is 18 km far from Gangotri. Gangotri is the major tourist favorite spot in Gaumukh.
Dayara Bugyal - The place is exactly 28 Km far from Uttarkashi, approximately located 3048 km above the sea level. You can see the best sight scenery of Himalayas over here. Also a small lake over there, Highlight of Bugyal is the trekking route and a beautiful small lake namely barnala tal. Usually in winter season, you can experience the best snow falls over here.
What to bring (it's not compulsory )
Alarm clock Laptop or tablet (If you like to use internet Wi-Fi) Modest, casual, warm clothes (for himalaya),comfortable clothes, suitable for yoga Notebook & pen One personal yoga mat One hand towel Small thermos/tea mug (optional) Sun glasses Toiletries Torch Walking shoes Water bottle
Inclusions : Yoga Retreat
Yoga classes (Mon ~ Sat).
Private room with attached bath.
Three meals per day.
1 session of ayurveda massage per week.
Information, guidance and escort services for local sight seeing.
Mini Trekking in the Himalayas.
Yoga kirtan bhajan, Yajna and prayer.
Visit in temples Rishikesh, Haridwar and Gangotri, Uttarkashi.
Water Spring – Hot water spring and cold water spring.
Ganga Arti- releasing light devas into source the river Ganges, Himalayas
Couples can avail 10% discount by sharing a room.
Please note : Participation
Cost : 1000 € (Couples can avail 10% discount by sharing a room)