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Soulfit Retreat

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Delhi, India

  • Activities

    Wellness Retreat, Yoga Retreat

  • Price
    $2500 USD per person
  • Duration

    15 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    March 5, 2015; Sept. 5, 2015; Oct. 5, 2015; Jan. 5, 2016; March 5, 2016

  • Price Includes

    Your tour is accompanied by a team of professional, qualified and experienced Tour Leader and Yoga Instructor. Accommodation (twin share) – 10 nights in Four Star Hotels, 2 nights in Heritage Hotels, 1 night in Jungle Hotel. Meals – 14 B, 3 D (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner). 1 domestic flights (Delhi to Varanasi ). 1 Train journey, AC seating car (form Jhansi to Agra). 1 Overnight train 3AC Sleeping car (from Varanasi to khajuraho) 12 morning and 1 evening yoga and meditation sessions with a highly skilled yoga instructor. English speaking professional and highly experienced tour leader. English speaking monument guides where ever applicable. An experienced driver and a helper on private AC coach, minivan etc. Transportation in private AC coach or minivan or boat or tuk-tuk where indicated. Cooking demonstration and vegetarian dinner with local family. Taj Mahal visit. Sun salutation Yoga at Holy River Ganges in Varanasi. Evening flower-candle ceremony in the midst of the Holy River Ganges, on a boat with live music. Evening Aarti ceremony at the main Ghat of Varanasi. Ritual ceremony at Raam Raja temple in Orchha. Domestic government taxes and service charges. All sightseeing activities as listed in the itinerary. Entrance tickets to – Western Group of Khajuraho Temples; Light and Sound show at Khajuraho Temples; multi-cultural folk dance performance in Khajuraho; Orchha Palace, the Taj Mahal under full moon**; a sun rise view of Taj Mahal from Mehtab bagh; Agra Fort,; Mohabbat the Taj Show; Bollywood movie ticket at Raj Mandir cinema; Jaipur and Amber Palace. All applicable taxes for included activities.

  • Notes

    Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 passengers, maximum of 20 passengers, per tour. Not Included : International airfares, departure airport tax for international flights & visa fee. Travel Insurance – Please note that this is a must in order to join the group. We would not be able to accept passengers without travel insurance in any circumstances. Additional meals not mentioned in itinerary, alcohol, water bottles and other drinks. Single room surcharge or pre and post tour accommodation. Hotel incidentals: mini bar, laundry, spa, health club, telephone etc. Tips and gratuities and camera fees at monuments. Airport arrival and departure transfer. Any optional activities, or transport to and from. Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural disasters, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, medical evacuations, riots or strikes etc. Anything which is not mentioned in included list.

Highlights

  • Pray for your ancestors during the Flower Candle Ceremony accompanied with live Sitar and Tablas music on a boat in the midst of the Sacred Ganges.
  • Enjoy the sublime beauty of the Taj Mahal.
  • Visit astounding ancient Indian architecture such as Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Orchha Palace and much more.
  • Lose yourself in the fascinating, colorful bazaars of Jaipur.
  • Experience the cities like locals. We believe in real life experiences.

Trip Info

Rejuvenate your mind body and soul with the blissful 15 Day yoga and wellness retreat to India. Enjoy the perfect balance of yoga and adventure with highly skilled Yoga instructor and experienced Tour Leader.

Review and refine your yoga practice with a daily yoga session with our highly skilled yoga instructor to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Your yoga practice will continue daily throughout the duration of the retreat except when other tour activities will take precedence.

Day 1 – Welcome meeting and Dinner.

Namaste! Welcome to India.
Your soulfit-wellness begins with a welcome meeting at 5:30 pm on Day 1, with welcone dinner.
You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can’t arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you’re able to attend the meeting. We’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you’re going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We’ll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.
Meals – D
Included
Evening Yoga session (after dinner).
Group Meeting.
Not Included
Airport transfers.
Day 2 – Morning yoga, flight to Varanasi and evening Aarti ceremony at Ghat.

We start early to do our morning yoga session and will proceed to airport after breakfast at hotel. Today we will reach to the most powerful place in India; Varanasi. We fly from Delhi to Varanasi (a short one and half hour flight). Varanasi airport is located some 18 Km away from the main city. After reaching airport we will be transferred to our comfortable hotel.
After having lunch and rest we will venture out in the city to feel the real essence of the town . Nothing can be more exciting than zip-zapping through the crowd of Varanasi in Tuk-Tuk. These are the best mode of transport in the crowded city.
We ride inTuk-Tuk to reach the charismatic Ghats of Varanasi, We take boat to reach to the main ghaat to view evening Aarti. (Please note – Don’t forget to bring your camera and mosquito repellent. Riding on boat depends entirely on the current of the River. We will not take boat in heavy monsoon when currents are high. We care for you safety). After Aarti ceremony enjoys dinner (on your own) on the ghaat. Ask your leader for nice recommendation.
Meals – B
Included
Airport Transfers
Flight from Delhi to Varanasi
All Transport (Tuk-Tuk, Boat, Bus etc.)
Not Included
Transport at disposal.
Day 3 – Morning Sun Salutation yoga at Ghaat ; evening flower ceremony on holy river Ganges.

We rise early in the morning to reach Ghat on and the famed Holy River Ganges; whereupon we will practice yoga at sunrise. This yoga session will involve the Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation – a common sequence of asanas, whose origins lie in the Indian worship of the Hindu solar deity, Surya. This sequence of asanas can be practiced at varying levels of yogic awareness, ranging from various types of physical exercise to a complete sadhana which incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation. It is often the beginning of a longer yoga series. Surya Namaskara, like most asanas, is recommended to be performed on an empty stomach therefore it is best to practice it in the morning before breakfast. After your sunrise yoga session, we will have breakfast before enjoying the rest of your day at your own leisure. Please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of.
In the evening we jump on a tuk-tuk to visit Assi Ghat before taking a boat in order to perform a flower ceremony. Our boat will take us to the far end of the river, away from the hustle bustle of the city where you can enjoy the live performance of Sitar artists (Indian traditional musical instrument) whilst our crew lighten flowered earthen candles on the boat for you to set free with your thoughts and prayers across the Holy River Ganges. This is a great opportunity to take videos or pictures of the illuminating boat and the sitar music, in the middle of the sacred river. Please note that we advise you to bring mosquito repellent for this evening activity.
Meals – B
Included
Transport (Tuk-Tuk, Boat etc.)
Morning Sun Salutation Yoga.
Not Included
Transport at disposal.
Day 4 –Morning yoga session; Overnight train to Khajuraho.

We rise early this morning to do extensive yoga and meditation with music today at the hotel. After breakfast, enjoy day at leisure. The Ayurvedic massage helps your muscles relax enabling you to feel pampered and encouraging feelings of blissful happiness that will make you feel divine. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in order to ready and recharged for overnight sleepar train. or consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of. Please note the hotel rooms would not be available after we check out at 11 AM.
Meals – B
Included
Morning Yoga Session
Evening – flower Ceremony
All transport (tuk-tuk, boat etc)
Not Included
Lunch
optional activities.
Day 5–Drive to Panna National Park. Evening yoga.

We reach to Khajuraho railway station, whereupon we will drive a further 24 km to reach our comfortable stay in the middle of jungle at the Panna National Park. In the day, enjoy being with the nature, bonefire can be arranged only in winter, listen to the natural sound of the trees, the wild animals and your own breathing. Or, sit and chat with the group to share or shed your past (good or bad) experiences in order to help lighten your load. We do evening yoga with singing boul. Singing bowls are a wonderful support for the healing process. Remarkable things happen when people play singing bowls or listen to the sound of singing bowl recordings. The effects of the sounds are so special that the experience can be life changing. We feel the strong vibration and it has a relaxing effect. Like sinking into warm water, the gentle sound of a singing bowl has a relaxing and comforting effect.
Meals – B
Included
eveningYoga Session.
Overnight train to Khajuraho from Varanasi
All transport (Airport pick and drop)
Not Included
optional activities.
Drive to Khajuraho after lunch ; in evening light and sound show at Temples.

Rise up early and say hello to a tiger by taking a morning Jungle Safari in the Panna National Park, or sleep late, in the lap of nature and enjoy a hotel breakfast and spend the morning at your leisure. After lunch, we drive approximately 24 km to reach another potent place of power in India – Khajuraho. This small town with strong energy was one of ten places chosen to practice Tantra Yoga between the 9th to 12th centuries, AD, but Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain Tantric Tradition temples, built by the Chandella Rajputs (Monarchs) and famous for their erotic sculptures. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the “seven wonders” of India.In the evening we will enjoy a Light & Sound show at the Western Group of temples.
Meals – B
Included
Drive from Panna to Khajuraho
Evening Light and sound show at Khajuraho Westren Group of temple
Not Included
optional activities.
Day 7–Morning yoga and Khajuaho temple visit; Evening multi-cultural folk dance performance.

Rise early to do an extensive yoga session with meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel we will then visit the Western Group of Khajuraho temples. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150 by Chandella Rajputs (Monarchs), who were a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to 12th centuries AD.Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of. In the evening we will enjoy the multi-cultural folk dance performances of India.
Meals – B
Included
Morning Yoga Session.
Visit to Western Group of Temples a World heritage site.
Evening multi-cultural folk dance performance.
Not Included
optional activities.
Day 8–Morning yoga and drive to Orchha; Evening Cooking demonstration and Dinner with Local family.

Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of nature. After breakfast at the hotel we drive to another beautiful town of central India; Orchha. This historic village on the banks of the boulder-strewn Betwa River showcases some fabulous architecture. The atmosphere in Orchha is laid-back and hassle-free, whilst the medieval architecture of Orchha has frozen the city in time, as its palaces and temples still retain their original grandeur. Orchha had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India. We will have our lunch at a heritage hotel (on your own) on the way to Orchha and will be given the unique opportunity to watch Indian cooking at local family home, where we can mutually enjoy authentic India Thali cuisine.
Meals – B, D
Included
Morning Yoga Session.
Transport from Khajuraho to Orchha
Cooking demonstration and Dinner with Local family
Not Included
Optional activities.
Day 9 – Morning yoga and Palace visit; Evening ritual ceremony at Ram Raja Temple.

Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of nature. After breakfast at the hotel we will visit some splendid Orchha architecture, such as the Orchha Palace. Orchha was founded in the 15th century AD, by the Bundela chief, RudraPratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, (1501-1531 AD) and also built the Orchha Fort. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built, during the reign of Emperor Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha, Ganeshi Bai,, while Raj Mandir was built by Madhukar Shah during his reign in 1554 to 1591.Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of.In evening watch devotees who come from Orchha and its surrounding villages for the evening pooja ceremony performed in the famous Ram Raja Temple.
Meals – B
Included
Morning Yoga Session.
Entrance to Orchha palace
Evening ritual ceremony at Ram Raja Temple.
Not Included
Optional activities.
Day 10– Morning at leisure; Evening train to Agra.

Relax and sleep in before enjoying the morning at your leisure, by taking a plunge into the swimming pool or pampering yourself with an Ayurvedic massage . (Please note that rooms will not be available after we check out at 11AM). In the late afternoon we will be transferred to Jhansi Railway Station to take the train to the city of Taj, Agra, whereupon we will transfer directly to our hotel. Please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of.
Meals – B
Included
Transport from Orchha to Jhansi
Train from Jhansi to Agra.
Entrance to Taj Mahal under full moon (or a day before/after full moon)
Not Included
Optional activities.
Day 11– Sunrise view of Taj , Visit Agra fort; evening Mohabbat the Taj show.

Rise early to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Enjoy soothing beauty and watch the sunrays strike the beautiful Taj whilst listening to the stories of its origin. The TajMahal is the epitome of Mughal art and is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It is a mausoleum that represents the house of the Queen in Paradise, and its setting was based on the palace gardens of the great nobles that lined both sides of the river Yamuna in Agra. Return to the hotel to enjoy breakfast before visiting the Agra Fort. Post lunch, we will view Inlay artwork at an Inlay workshop.Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of. In the evening lose yourself in the world of romance and eternal love personified in the epic love story of the emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz Mahal through the mesmerizing dance drama, Mohabbat the Taj.(1hr 20 mnt).
Meals – B
Included
Sun rise view of TajMahal
All transport for sightseeing for included activities
Entrance tickets to Agra Fort.
Entrance tickets to Mohabbat the Taj show.
Not Included
Optional activities.
Day 12–Morning yoga and drive to Jaipur; evening Bollywood movie in local cinema.

Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to another place of power – Jaipur (6 hours approximately.) Jaipur, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan is known as the Pink City of India. The city was planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra (Vedic Planning for the comfort and prosperity of the citizens). The directions of each street and market are East to West and North to South. We will transfer to our hotel. In the evening visit the Raj Mandir cinema to see a Bollywood movie with the locals. Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India and is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Fourteen million Indians go to the movies on a daily basis to see any of the over 800 films churned out by Bollywood each year.
Meals – B
Included
Morning Yoga session.
Transport from Agra to Jaipur
Bollywood movie ticket at Raj Mandir cinema.
Not Included
Optional activities.
Day 13 – Morning yoga and Amber palace visit; afternoon at your leisure.

Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Amber Palace, approximately 11 km from Jaipur. The Rajput Maharajas and their families lived in the palace, which was built using red and white marble and was built with a mix of Hindu- Muslim style reminiscent of 17th century India.After lunch at your oun please also consider choosing one or more of the optional activities outlined below, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of. In the evening we will enjoy an authentic dinner cooked in the local style, which is a special experience.
Meals – B,D
Included
Morning Yoga session.
Entrance to amber palace
Not Included
Optional activities
Day 14 – Morning yoga and drive to Delhi; evening at your leisure.

Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast we will begin the drive to Delhi (6 hours approximately.), stopping off to have lunch on the way. Enjoy the evening at your leisure or consider enjoying our last dinner as a group at the hotel, in order to have some drinks (not included), share memories and exchange contacts with other group members, should you wish to. We recommend that you stay longer in Delhi in order to explore the city and the people. Please also consider choosing a number of optional activities that Delhi can provide, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of.
Meals – B
Included
Morning Yoga session.
Transport from Jaipur to Delhi
Not Included
Optional activities.
Day 15 – Morning yoga and farewell breakfast.

Rise early to do the final yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music., before enjoying a final breakfast with the group at the hotel before you continue on your forward journey. Have a safe flight to home!
Please note the hotel rooms are available till 11 AM only. We would be happy to book a room for an extra night for you. Please inform your leader well in advance in order to make arrangements for you. If you need any assistance to book for airport transfer, ask your tour leader. Our services end at 11 AM today. We look forward to serving you again for future Soulfit-Wellness trips.
Live a happy and Soul-fit life, Namaste!
Meals – B
Included
Morning Yoga session.
Not Included
Optional activities.

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