Rishikesh Yoga Tour
Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, Rishiskesh is one of the chosen destinations for tourists all over the world. Here you get to do a variety of activities like high energy river fating and kayaking, to adventurous hiking , trekking or camping or to go for the deeper meditation and yoga. The river Ganga marks its entry into Rishikesh from the northern terrain of India, The following travel schedule is meant for spiritual aspirants, but is only a sample and can be modified to suit your needs.
Travel package services:
TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, bike, bus or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Guest house, Ashram.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone.
ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Meditation, Hiking, sightseeing, Bird watching, bike rides;
DURATION: 4 days or more
MEALS: Breakfast, dinner.
COST: From US $ 500 onwards
DAY 1: Your first day in Rishikesh
Leaving Delhi by car or bus, we enter Rishikesh via a 5 to 6 hour journey. We have a lunch or dinner, as suited into our hotels, and spend the day in sightseeing.
DAY 2: Basics of Yoga
We begin today with an early morning yoga session that explains to you the basic underlying principles, benefits and the requirements of the science of yoga. This small training session will also help you to learn a few basic yoga postures meant for beginners. The yoga instructor will help you to learn them. We rest a little, take a light lunch and spend the rest of the day sight seeing in the city of Rishikesh. We can also opt to visit the Ram Jhula and the Laxman Jhula, two suspension bridges, an hour’s drive from Rishikesh. Alternatively, you may opt to do some sight seeing or rest at the hotel.
DAY3: Yoga and breathing
Today is dedicated to learning the various types of yoga postures. Along with these yoga postures, the instructor will also help you understand some basic breathing techniques that are the foundation of any yoga school. They are vital to help your mind rest and relax and get rid of the worries and tensions of daily life. An early lunch and now it is time to go to the Neer Gadu and Gadu Chatti waterfalls and explore the scenic beauty of nature at its best.
Day 4: Learning Yoga Asanas
In the yoga class of day 4, the instructor will be teaching you some more yogasanas and will focus on your way of breathing in such a way that the entire focus may bring maximum benefit to your health and well being. Many yogasanas are meant for simply stretching the body, some others have various underlying benefits like weight loss, healing and providing body harmony. Some of these asanas need to be done only under watchful eyes of the instructor. For beginners, this day may be a little exhausting and so some relaxation will be arranged in the form of an ayurvedic massage to ease away your aches and pains.
Day 5: See the Sunrise
What a better way to start the day then watching the sun rise over the scenic landscape of Rishikesh. We get up early in the morning, preferably before dawn, and start our journey to the Kunjapuri temple. Her we observe the sun rising over the clouds in its majesty. After breakfast, we ride back to Rishikesh in the car or trek back to Rishikesh if you love hiking. We will spend the evening revising all the yoga asanas and practicing them with the instructor for guidance.
Day 6: River Rafting in Ganga
Another morning session going into the details of the asanas that we have learnt and learning some more of them. Today is also the time to go through the meditation techniques. The yoga instructor may choose to teach you some more yoga postures depending upon your capacity. Reward yourself with the river rafting session on the river Ganga. It is a thrilling experience for most people. The duration of the rafting can be adjusted from anything between 2 to 5 hours. For people who love adventure sports, we have arrangements for multi-day rafting and kayaking adventures.
Day 7: Life with Yoga
Take whatever you have learnt back with you and incorporate it into your daily lives to ease out your tensions and your worries. As you become more proficient in making use of the breathing techniques and following the yoga practices regularly, it will make a big difference in your life. In the afternoon, we go to visit the Vashishtha cave. This is located a few kilometers form Rishikesh on the bank of the river Ganga. This is a good site for sight seeing and also for meditation.
Day 8: End of the trip
This day marks the end of this spiritual trip as we head back to Delhi or any other destination.