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Learning Yoga in Rishikesh

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.

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TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, bike, bus or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Guest house, Ashram.
ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Meditation, Hiking, sightseeing, Bird watching, bike rides;
DURATION: 4 days or more
MEALS: Breakfast, dinner.

COST: From  US $ 500 onwards

Tour Itinerary
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.

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Mcleodganj Dharmshala Custom Designed Tours

Mcleodganj Dharmshala Custom Travel Packages

Travel Package Includes:

  • TRANSPORT : By bus, private or shared car with driver, air.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
  • ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
  • ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities, Sightseeing.
  • DURATION: Custom
  • MEALS: By choice
  • COST: Variable

Every year, a lrge number of people visit the beautiful Mcleodganj and Dharmsala for different reasons. Some visit here to get lost in to the wilderness, do some bird spotting, and enjoy sight seeing. For some others places like Bhagsu Naag and ST. John’s Church in the wilderness show some attraction for their natural beauty. Mcleodganj serves as an origin point for entry for a number of treks in this region. For the spiritual souls, Mcleod ganj has much to offer in terms of learning yoga and meditation, working as a volunteer or simply gathering knowledge about Buddhism.  . You will fall in love with its untouched beauty and simplicity.

As we know that each tourist has his own set of specifications, and though we have an array of pre-planned holidays, to which we do keep adding, this may not be for you. If you are looking for something out of the box, we make customized holiday packages of Mcleodganj and Dharmsala, to suit the needs of travelers. Please contact us through the form or through email info @ soulmountain.in

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Uttarakhand Custom Travel Packages

Custom Travel Packages for Uttarakhand

  • TRANSPORT : In private or shared car or SUV with driver, bus, train or by air.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
  • ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
  • ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Motorcycle rides, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Rafting, Kayaking, Volunteer activities
  • DURATION: Variable
  • MEALS: By choice

Loved by one and all, Uttarakhand offers a range of activities, ranging from adventure sports, to spirituality to tranquility. Tourists from different parts of the world come here for different purposes. The spiritual aspirants can discover the yoga practice and the ashrams in the serene surroundings of this place. The adventure seekers can try out rappelling, rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, mountain climbing and other such adventure activities. If you are in for just some relaxation, you can rejuvenate yourself here by camping at lovely locations and undergoing treks.

If you are looking forward to spending some time in the Himalayan state, please contact us and we can build a holiday just for you, with this or any other trip on the site.


Price of such a travel packages in Uttrakhand starts from Rs 2000 per day depending upon the type of services and activities. . Contact us with your own requirements for a detailed cost quote.
Typically starting at Rs. 2000 per day , it also depends on the facilities, activities and services you wish to go for. For a quote on your requirement, please do contact us by contact form or email at info @ soulmountain.in

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Lahaul Spiti Search For Spirituality

Spiritual Journey in Lahaul Spiti

Come to one of the most sought after spiritual destinations available- Lahaul- Spiti in the Himachal Pradesh. Famous for its journeys of meditation and self discovery, this region is full of monks and sages coming here since thousands of years ago, from all over, especially from Tibet. Known for its scenic beauty, here are lots of monasteries and age-old sites and caves for meditation.
Travel Services

  • TRANSPORT: In private or shared car or SUV with driver, trek on foot.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Home stays, hotels, guest houses, Campsites.
  • ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
  • ACTIVITIES: Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities (Optional)
  • DURATION: Variable
  • MEALS: By choice
  • COST: Variable

Along with the solitude this place offers and the magnificent views, it is also very easy to travel here and the living conditions are favourable. Housing the oldest monasteries in the world, with ancient manuscripts, artifacts, and monks, with generations behind them, Lahaul-Spiti is a must visit for any spiritual traveler’s typical spiritual trip can include visit to the monasteries, classes on Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation and Yoga in these serene surroundings. An unbeatable experience is meditation in one of the age old caves.

Here, for the spiritual traveler, we have a wide array of choices and we can adjust the duration of your trip accordingly. You may want to learn about Tibetan Buddhism from the monks, or have Yoga or meditation classes or live in the home of a local. We can also arrange visit to the monasteries and visits to holy places.

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A tour of Rishikesh on bike

Rishikesh Bike Tours

If you are biker and love bike rides, this trip is most suited to you. This tour incorporates all the four different parts of Rishikesh and you also have the choice of having adventure sports such as bungee jumping or rafting. If you are not into adventure sports you may also spend time quietly relaxing on the bed of the holy river Ganga. We can accommodate cars instead of bikes if you prefer.

Tour Package Includes

TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, bike or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Not applicable.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to medium.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Bird watching, Meditation, Hiking, sightseeing, bike rides;
DURATION: Few hours to full  Day
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch,
COST: From USD 60

Travel Schedule:
We begin by going to the Kunjapuri temple at an altitude of 1600 m after sun rise and then have a good breakfast in one of the fine restaurants at Ram Jhula.
We then ride our bikes to Vashishta cave, a quaint little cave on the Ganges, very serene and beautiful. We sink in the sights as we relax here. Our next ride is to Neer Gadu or Gadu Chatti waterfall as we bask in the glory of the wondrous surroundings.We now have two choices :
1) Visit to the Neelkanth Mahadev temple and return to Rishikesh
2) Enjoy some adventure sports like bungee jumping, zip lining, or giant swing. If time permits, we can also go for kayaking or river rafting.

Price of the tour will vary according to the option chosen.

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A Holiday covering Shimla Spiti & Manali

Shimla Spiti Manali Holiday Tour Package

A vacation through Shimla, Spiti and Manali is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul tired by noise and pollution of the cities. This tour package eases you in to lap of nature through picturesque town of Shimla in to wilderness of Spiti and back to city life through relaxing ambiance of Manali. This tour will help you enjoy the rugged natural beauty of Spiti as well as the old world charms of Shimla and Manali in the easiest possible way.

Travel Package Services :

TRANSPORT: In private or shared car or SUV with driver.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Motorcycle rides, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities (Optional)
MEALS: By choice

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 Shimla Sightseeing
Day 1 will invlove sightseeing in Shimla as we explore the erstwhile winter capital of India. We’ll visit attractions such as Jakhoo Hill, Mall Road, Lakkad Bazar, Chadwick waterfalls and a few others depending upon time of day and weather.

DAY 2 Shimla – Sarhan drive

After having breakfast, we commence our journey from Shimla to Sarhan. We cross the Wangtu Bridge, as we progress and reach Sarhan by evening. An early arrival may give us the opportunity to view the Sarhan Bird Sanctuary and Bhim Kali temple.
DAY 3 and 4 Sarhan – Sangla drive
Two days in Sangla to sink in the grandeur of nature, as we view apple orchards, nature trails and enjoy the simple way villagers live. A number of small river streams and the picturesque riverside will mesmerize you in this patch of land. We also need this stay for acclimatizing ourselves for Spiti valley and its high altitudes.
DAY 5 Sangla – Kalpa drive
Known for its scenic meadows and apple orchards, we reach Kalpa village. And then Reckong Peo, a modest town serving as the district headquarters for the district of Kinnaur, from where we commence most journeys to Spiti Valley. Spend some romantic time here at our lovely hotel, located amidst apple and cherry orchards.
DAY 6 Kalpa – Tabo visit
The next morning, we arrive at Tabo. The Tabo monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries, having a history of over 1000 years. The Thanka paintings and wonderful artifacts are a feast for the eyes. Here you witness the pillar of a thousand Buddhas, which is very famous and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The entrance with earthen walls and frescoes is extremely beautiful. And do not miss the Tibetan style paintings of the life of Buddha and Jataka tales. Then comes a visit to the caves in the mountains, which are said to be used by monks for their meditation, followed by a visit to the Nako Lake and Giu, with a mummy of a Buddhist monk.
DAY 7 Tabo – Dhankar – Pin Valley trip
We begin the day with a drive to Dhankar, the ancient capital to Spiti, during the time of kings. There we witness the remains of the ancient castle and a 16th century monastery. Atop a high mountain, is the actual town, which overlooks the entire valley, a sight to behold. We then walk for about 90 minutes to Dhankar Lake and reach the beautiful Pin Valley, with its little streams and exotic animals and birds

DAY 8 Pin – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Kaza trip
We take a drive towards Kaza, the capital of Spiti, passing Langza, Hikkim and Koumic on the way. In Koumik we find fossils in the Langthis Natural fossil center. From there, we go to the Komic monastery, the highest the world over and visit a monastery destroyed by an earthquake in 1975 near Hikkim village.
DAY 9 Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Chandratal visit
We visit Ki monastery on Kibber road, which is located at an altitude of 4120 meters and which belongs to the Gelupga Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Trekking in the area, we discover a varied collection on rare ancient manuscripts and paintings. We then drive to Kibber village, the largest among the Lahaul Spiti region. If you love wildlife, you will love this place. In the evening, we bask in the glory of the sunset, near the lake. Enjoy the night while we camp.

DAY 10 Chandratal – Manali drive
From Chandratal, according to traffic conditions, it takes about 7-9 hours to reach Manali. The drive shows us landmarks such as Batal, Chotta Darrah , Grumphu and Rohtang Pass, which is one of the highest motor able passes in India and very beautiful. We arrive at Manali in the evening, rest and spend some time walking in the forested area and sinking in the sights of the town.
DAY 11 Manali visit
This will our last day in Manali. It’ll be spent taking relaxed walks and sightseeing. Walk around the bazaars and visit landmarks like ancient Manu temple and Hidimba Temple. In Indian mythology, Manu is considered as the first human to walk the earth. In afternoon visit Vashistha Kund and relax your tired legs in warm springs. The water there is considered to have therapeutic properties. Relaxing in those therapeutic baths will be an apt way to end this journey.
Our final day in Manali will be spend taking lazy strolls into the heart of the city and its market and Visits to the temples like the Hidimba temple and Manu temple. But the main attractions are the warm springs of Vashishta Kund which will help your aching feet relax.