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Yoga and Sacred Sites

Yoga in Indian Himalaya

Once in Delhi, for your further journey you will take train to Amritsar to visit the Golden temple, a highly spiritual site for the followers of Sikh religion, Further drive to Kangra valley is the home to ancient Hindu temples , close by at Dharamsala is the Tibetan government in exile where charismatic spiritual leader His holiness “The Dalai Lama” resides in the serene environment. You will love to have glimpse on the lush green tea estates, visiting some of fascinating spiritual sites and ancient commercial town of Mandi.

Reached to Manali, situated in the Kullu valley in the foothills of Himalayas. Paradise in the middle of a luxuriant nature, where you will settle down for few days to follow the yoga sessions, it’s the land where saint and sages has meditated since the time immemorial.
Here you will explore remote villages of traditional mountain architecture, the ancient temples of Hindu deities. You will stroll in fascinating thick forest of cedar, will enjoy the stunning view of Himalaya ornamented by terraced fields expanded from river bed toward hills.

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi,
Day 02: Departure to Amritsar,by train, check in hotel, visit the city, O/N in hotel.
Day 03: Amritsar to Dharamsala, 190 km, 6 hours.
Day 04: Visit Dharamsala, (1830m.)
Day 05: Dharam Sala to Palampur,
Day 06: Palampur to Rewalsar, Mandi, 137 km. O/N in simple guest house.
Day 07: Mandi to Manali, (1900 m.) 100 km.
Day 08: First day Initiation and introduction of Yoga at Shri Hari Ashram Pranaya,
Day 09: Demonstration and Practice of Asanas, Pranayama.
Day 10: Practice of Yoga, Morning practice Pranayam & Asana,
Day 11: Yoga Practice
Day 12: Manali to Delhi: 16 hours, 570 kms.
DAY 13: Arrive Delhi

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi,

Reception in the airport, transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.

Day 02: Departure to Amritsar by train, afternoon check in hotel, visit the city, O/N in hotel.

Amritsar: City has founded in 1577 by Ram Dass, the fourth Guru of the Sikh. It is the centre of the Sikh religion and the major city of Punjab state. The name Amritsar translates as “Pool of nectar” the name of the sacred pool by which the Sikh Golden temple is built.

Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion is in the center of old part of town > The temple itself is surrounded by the lake which gave the town its name, causeway connects the temple in the middle of the pool and loudspeaker broadcasts a continuous reading of the Granth Sahib in Punjabi.The high priest of sikh who reads the holy book sits on the east side of the temple. The original copy of the Granth Sahib is kept in the golden temple and is occasionally taken out on procession. Pilgrims and visitors to the golden temple must remove their shoes and cover their head before entering the temple precincts.

Afternoon leave to Bagha at Indo- Pak Border (Bagha Border) to watch retreat ceremony-30 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well. Return to hotel in the evening, continue to follow up the night visit of illuminated Golden temple and to witness the evening ceremony, night in hotel.

Day 03: Amritsar to Dharamsala, 190 km, 6 hours.

Morning before leaving visit Laxmi-Narayan temple: A large temple in the center of a lake is dedicated to Lakshi-Narayan. Further drive to the former colonial retreat, Mcleodganj rose to prominence after the large scale exodus of Tibetan from their homeland in 1959. It is a residence of ( OCEAN OF TRANQUILITY) His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. The Tibetan government in exile has been based here for over three and half decades.

Afternoon check in hotel evening stroll in the crowd of Indo -Tibetan mixed culture in the street of Mecleodganj.night n hotel.

Day 04: Visit Dharamsala, (1830m.)

With impressive Namgyal monastery, a traditional architecture designs drawn from Tibet surrounded by row of prayer wheels and houses large life images of the Budha, padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Visit monastery at Norbulinga named after the summer palace of His Holiness in Tibet located out of Dharamsala, its Thanka painting school and craft center,

Day 05: Dharam Sala to Palampur, visiting Brijeshwari temple and Kangra fort.

Kangra is an old town where you will visit Brijeshwari temple dedicated to Godess Durga . An alley of colorful boutiques displaying offerings leads to the temple complex, hundreds of devotees colorfully dressed visit here to pay the homage to goddess , it’s a best place to get interacted with local. Visit the fort of Kangara in ruin on a precipitous cliff over hanging the Ban Ganga and Manjhi rivers. The ruins still dominate the the Kangra valley. Once the seat of power Katoch dynasty.

After short drive visit Chamunda Devi, an another important temples complex is dedicated to Godess Shakti ( Goddess of power ). Afternoon reach at Palampur situated on the foot hill of Dhauladhar, with mild climate and tea gardens

Dhauladhar range provide panoramic view of snowy ranges. Stroll in main street of Palampur which is always crowded with a variety of people including Gaddi (Shepherds ) and gaily attired Gaddies women. night in hotel.

Day 06: Palampur to Rewalsar, Mandi, 137 km. via Rewalsar.

Visit Shiva temple at Baijnath, which bear inscription fated A.D. 804, dedicated to Vaidhyanath. The temples are built in the Shikhera style and are remarkable for their proportion and architectural beauty. Rewalsar (POOL OF ANCIENT WISDOM ) is like a Dark jewel on a wooded hillside, the sacred lake is identified as the Sahar of yore. Legend is that, this is a place from where Padmasambhava left for Tibet to spread the word of the Budha in the 8th century A.D. The lake has tinny islands of floating reed in which the spirit of Padaymasambhava is said to be embodied. Visit Budhist monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order and caves where Padmassmbhaba meditated at the time.

Leave to Mandi , An important town is the gateway of the Kullu valley. It is said that sage Mandavaya performed a long penance here from whom the town takes its name. Town is known for its aesthetically carved shikhara style temples of Bhootnath, Triloknath, Panchvakra., night in hotel.

Day 07: Mandi to Manali, (1900 m.) 100 km.

Leave Mandi, en route visit Shiva temple, afternoon reached Manali, An small touristic town of Kullu valley. Kullu Situated in the inner range of Himalaya, valley is more than 16 km as the crow flies from the foot hills that edge the plain of northern India and barely 80 km from the plateau of Tibet. It is famous for apple orchards, pine trees and its cheerful peoples, It is a valley of hundred of temples and deities, so it is called the valley of God. The Aryans gave the name to this valley is Kulantpitha, means ” the end of the habitable world”. Night in hotel.

Day 08: First day Initiation and introduction of Yoga at Shri Hari Ashram Pranaya,
Asana for 2 hours, back to hotel for breakfast. Later local sight seeing. Visit Old Manali village, 3 km from the new Manali up temples on the hill, is said to be founded by sage Manu. Hadimba temple, About one km from the Manali stands the pagoda style temple of Hadimba Devi surrounded by the cedar forest in Dhungri. According to the legend, Bhima one of the Pandava’ s brother fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba, the sister of local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her. Lunch break at 13h.free time, after 3 hours proceed for evening session of Pranayam and Meditation till late evening for 2 hours.

Day 09: Demonstration and Practice of Asanas, Pranayama.

Breakfast, sight seen to vashisht, 3 km after crossing the Beas river ancient temple dedicated to sage Vashisht. The sulphur hot spring of Vashist are endowed with healing power. After lunch join evening session of meditations, Asana, meditation Silence sitting, Yoga therapy and discussion.

Day 10: Practice of Yoga, Morning practice Pranayam & Asana

After breakfast sight seen to Nagar castle an ancient capital of Kullu Raja till A.D. 1660, now converted in to hotel, overlooks the entire Beas valley. Art gallery. Ancient temples of Tripura sundari and Shiva, if time permit the way back at Jagatsukh an ancient Shikhra style shiva temple and Gaitri Devi temple can be visited, By evening join evening session of Yoga, meditation Silence sitting , Yoga therapy and discussion.

Day 11: Yoga Practice

Morning Yoga Practice/demonstration, Breakfast, free day, evening session of answer and question. night in hotel.

Day 12: Manali to Delhi, 16 hours, 570 kms.

Morning Yoga Practice, day free, afternoon transfer to bus station, night comfortable bus to Delhi, dinner stop on the way. Bus is fully air-conditioned hence please take worm jacket or Pullover.

Day 13: Arrive Delhi, evening departure.

Transfer to hotel, half day sight seen, and evening transfer to airport flight to onward destination. Hotel till noon or from noon onward till departure in evening.

Cost per person —995€ based on 4 pax

Cost per person—- 1200€ based on 2 -3pax

Departure guarantee based on 2 persons,
Price guarantee based on 4 persons. (Departure of single person contacts us.)

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary
  • Airport transfer (domestic and international)
  • Volvo Bus Manali -Delhi
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Twin sharing room on medium class neat and clean hotel
  • Hotel in Delhi on BB basis & elsewher on APAI (breakfast, Lunch  & dinner)
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Monument Fees

Cost Exclude

  • Flight domestic and International
  • Visa, airport tax
  • Insurance
  • Food in Delhi
  • Dinner in bus (Manali-Manali)
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical evacuation
  • Tipping.
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