Yoga And Meditation Retreat By The Beautiful Ganges

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Travel into the lap of Himalayas for an experience that goes beyond nature walks and sight-seeing expeditions. Journey to the land of yoga and immerse in 5-Days of majestic serenity with us, by the bank of holy Ganges. Our aim is to help you create the most heartwarming memories and to lead you towards the reunion of your body with the mind and soul.

Experience Purity And Inner Bliss This Fall

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Indulge in a soulful escapade at the spiritual core of the universe on a Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Retreat in India.

Sink into the purity emanating beauty of the Himalayas.

Intensify your yoga and meditation practices under the guidance of our revered guru.

Form a soul-stirring medley with the resonating presence of the holy Ganges.

Purify and cleanse all those mental, physical and spiritual blockages during this wonderful retreat.

Catch a breathtaking glimpse of the true yogic heritage at India’s most sacred towns.

A priceless opportunity to enhance and further your yoga and meditation practice to an esteemed and venerated level with our Yoga and Meditation Retreat in India. Take in the sacred sight and history of ancient temples, traditional fests, and rituals. Meditate in some of the most ancient caves where several luminaries dwelled for years and attained enlightenment.

Interact and bond with sages, gurus, priests of the science, and get an opportunity to seek wisdom from them. Relish mouth-watering traditional flavors of India; reside in warm, clean and cozy accommodation.

Go for optional river rafting on the thrilling rapids of Ganga. Get introduced to the science and the discipline of yoga and meditation like never before, completely authentic, traditional and one of a kind with us.

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COST

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The entire 5-Day and 4-Night Himalayan Retreat Tour in India is priced at USD 450.

The package cost is inclusive of delicious yogic food, cozy accommodation, and transportation.

SCHEDULE: YEAR 2018

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MARCH

8TH – 12TH 2018

APRIL

4TH – 8TH 2018

MAY

4TH – 8TH 2018

SEPTEMBER

4TH – 8TH 2018

OCTOBER

4TH – 8TH 2018

NOVEMBER

4TH – 8th 2018

What To Expect During This Incredible Himalayan Retreat?

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Rejuvenating excursions, soulful yoga and meditation practices, inspiring satsangs, on the grounds of the holier-than-holy pilgrimages sites in India — Dev Prayag, Dhari Devi Temple, Rudra Prayag, Ukhimath, Kali Math, Devria Tall, Karna Prayag, Gupta Kashi, to name a few.  Here are highlights of the yogic experiences we have planned for you during this sacred retreat in the Himalayas.

Sight-Seeing

The spell-binding scenery accomplished with traditional galore that offers solace to the soul of every visitor who sets foot on the ground of these blessed towns await you. Immerse in the depths of your inner-being just by being here. Lead yourself towards complete deliverance and salvation at these spiritual abodes.

Hiking

Hike your way through the glorious Himalayan trails. Observe and absorb the nature’s most bountiful treasures, lush green pastures, towering pine trees, overwhelming wildlife, and captivating flora. Get transported into a completely distinct world and allow the nature to put a magic spell upon your mind, body, and soul.

Visiting Monasteries

Submit yourself to the presence of the divine at some of the most ancient monasteries and attain the most peaceful, quaint, and soulful meditative moments at these. Catch a glimpse of the pragmatic life of the Buddhist Monks and the inspirational teachings of Lord Buddha, the greatest saint ever lived.

Caves and Temples

During this wonderful yoga and meditation retreat in the Himalayas, you shall also get to visit some of the most historic temples and caves nestled far away, hidden within the Himalayan trails. Explore and decipher the heritage of these caves and temples – unearth the story hidden within their existence.

Yoga

Get introduced to the traditional yoga teachings and experiences from its origin that is the Himalayas. Indulge in asanas practices while unfolding the basic principles of the sacred science in the holy embrace of the Himalayan landscapes and the sacred river Ganges that flows through these.

Meditation

Mediate by the river or on a Himalayan peak, choose your spot as you feel inspired. There is no dearth of highly- meditative spots in the Himalayas offering complete solace and rejuvenation to even the most hindered souls. Explore the deepest layers of your inner-being here. Ignite your way to devotion and self-love.

Satsang

Participate in a spiritual discourse and let go of the hassle and the pain that might have been inhibiting you from living your life in the most meaningful manner, as you were initially destined to be as a human being. During our retreat, we organize Satsang for the ideal fulfillment of this very purpose, to help you lead towards spiritually heightened and mentally liberating experiences.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1

The retreat shall commence from the yoga capital, Rishikesh, approximately 240 km from New Delhi, the national capital of India. Rishikesh is a sacred town located in the foothills of Himalayas with holy river Ganges streamlining it on the side. The town is globally identified as the epicenter of yoga and meditation and has an abundance of Ashrams, Temples, Ayurveda centers, Meditation centers, and some of the best Yoga schools.

The town continues to lure several yogis, spiritual gurus, erudite, wanderers into its holy lap who seek to experience the eternal presence of the divine, who aspire to delve into the layers of their inner being towards self-realization and inner transformation. The complete aura of the town emanates purity, spiritual vibrations, mental calm and inner bliss. Being here devours an entity to the presence of eternal purity, faith, healing, and love.

From Rishikesh, travel towards the famous Vashistha Cave, also one of the most ancient caves where several known seers stepped foot with the aim to attain Samadhi. The cave dates back to 5000 years and is a popular mediation spot in India. After spending an hour at the cave, we shall proceed towards Kodiyala for immersing in the lustrous view of the holy river Ganges. From Kodiyala, we shall drive towards Devprayag, Bhagirathi, and Alaknanda River Meeting Point, a historic juncture where the great water bodies unite. It is approximately an hour long drive.  From here, we shall proceed towards Rudraprayag approximately 2 hours from Devprayag.  Rudraprayag is a holy town assimilating the great confluence of the five sanctified rivers. After witnessing the grand confluence and a delicious yogic lunch, we shall drive towards Ukhimath.

Ukhimath is significant for the winter-puja of Lord Kedarnath and year-long puja of Lord Omkareshwar. After a small snack break at the hotel, we shall proceed towards witnessing the famous prayer offering (traditional evening aarti) at the Omkareshwar Temple. Post dinner comprising of appetizing ‘sattvic’ meal choices, proceed towards self-reflection and a good night’s sleep at the allocated accommodation.

Day 2

After morning tea, we shall move towards Sari Village, approximately 12 km from Ukhimath. Sari Village hosts a quaint, non-commercialized, and vastly beautiful trekking route to Deoria Tal. This is where you shall be able to witness and admire the soothing beauty of mountain setting and the Chandrashila peak without the hustle and bustle of a crowd.

The trek is approximately 3 km and shall last for about 90 minutes. Upon reaching, you shall be served with a platter of hot breakfast choices, post which you can relax. Soak in the beauty of natural environs around with a relaxing yoga session. After lunch, proceed towards an exotic exploration of the forest. After coming back from the forest walk, treat yourself to a cup of hot tea and snacks. Prepare for a traditional Yoga and Pranayama session.

After indulging in breath-work and asana practice, revitalize with a delicious platter of hot yogic food. Retire to a wonderful night’s sleep in the lap of nature or in the allotted tent.

Day 3

The third day shall commence with gentle yoga practice in the embrace of nature. After breakfast, we shall introduce you to the unique Third-Eye Mediation technique, also known as the ‘Lingam’ Meditation. After meditation, our guru shall share an insight into the philosophy of yoga – the principles, ethics, and discipline that govern the aesthetics of yoga.

With a scrumptious luncheon and rest, we shall proceed to a unique session on Pranayama. During the Pranayama session, you shall acquire a glimpse into the art of breathing for the benefit of the mind, body, and spirit. After Pranayama, indulge in admiring the beauty of the Sunset. Post Sunset watch, feel free to retire for dinner and rest.

Day 4

Enjoy the panoramic view of the rising sun over a hot cup of tea before starting to trek down towards Sari Village. After breaking the fast in Sari Village, we shall drive towards Chopta (approximately 2 and half hours from Sari Village), a tinsel town of beautiful meadows and striking forests. After sight-seeing expedition into the beautiful village of Chopta,platters of hot delicious yogic lunch shall await you.

Day 5

Conclude the retreat with a session of yoga and meditation in the morning. After a wholesome breakfast, travel towards Rudraprayag. After a Vedic lunch in Rudraprayag, drive towards Dhari Devi Temple, from where we shall travel to Srinagar, a tiny picturesque town in Uttarakhand, approximately 16 km from Dhari Devi Temple. Enjoy a hot cup of tea in Srinagar before departing back to Rishikesh, India.

Schedule

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Day 1

Timing Activity
06:00 am Start from Rishikesh towards Vashistha Cave
08:00 am Reach Kodiyala
8:40 am Breakfast
09:30 am Drive towards Devprayag, Bhagirathi, and Alaknanda River Meeting Point
11:00 am Move to Rudraprayag
01:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Drive towards Ukhimath
04:00 pm Snack Break at Aan Check-Inn Hotel
06:00 pm Ukhimath
06:30 pm Omkareshwar Temple Aarti
07:00 pm Dinner
07:30 pm Stay at Ukhimath

Day 2

Timing Activity
06:00 am Wake Up
06:15 am Tea Break
06:30 am Departure to Sari Village
07:30 am 3 kms Trekking from Sari Village to Deoria Tal
09:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:00 am Relax
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Yoga
12:30 pm-01:00 pm Relaxation
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Forest Walk
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm Tea and Snacks
05:00 pm – 06:30 pm Yoga and Pranayama
07:00 pm – 08:00 pm Dinner with Camp Fire
08:30 pm Rest in Tent

Day 3

Timing Activity
06:00 am – 06:30 am Tea
07:00 am – 08:30 am Yoga
09:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:00 am Third Eye Meditation
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Philosophy
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Rest
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Pranayama
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm Tea and Snacks
05:00 pm – 06:00 pm Pranayama
06:00 pm – 06:30 pm Sun Set Watch
07:00 pm – 08:00 pm  Dinner with Fire Camp
08:30 pm Rest in Tent

Day 4

Timing Activity
06:00 am Tea with Sun Rise Watching
07:00 am Trekking Down from Deoria Tal to Sari Village
09:00 am Breakfast in Sari Village
10:00 am Drive towards Chopta
10:30 am – 11:30 am Rest
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Chopta Sight-Seeing
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Rest
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Third Eye Meditation
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm Tea and Snacks
04:30 pm – 06:00 pm Yoga and Yoga Nidra
06:30 pm – 07:00 pm Sun Set Meditation
07:00 pm – 08:00 pm Dinner
08:00 pm – 09:00 pm Satsang with Camp Fire
09:00 pm  Rest in Tent

Day 5

Timing Activity
06:00 am Tea
07:00 am – 08:30 am Yoga and Meditation
09:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Travel to Rudraprayag
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm Travel to Dhari Devi Temple
03:00 pm Travel to Srinagar
04:00 pm Tea Break in Srinagar
04:30 pm Travel to Rishikesh
06:00 pm Departure from Rishikesh

Distance In Kilometers

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Location Distance In Km
Rishikesh-Vashistha Cave 25 km
Vashistha Cave-Kaudiyala 15.7 km
Kaudiyal-Devprayag 33.4 km
Devprayag-Rudraprayag 67.3 km
Rudraprayag-Ukhimuth 42.3 km
Ukhimuth-Sari Village 12 km
Sari Village-Deoria Tal 3 km (Trek)
Sari Village-Chopta 20 km
Chopta-Rudraprayag 63 km
Rudraprayag-Dhari Devi 15 km
Dhari Devi- Srinagar 16 km
Srinagar to Rishikesh 110km

Food

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Savor an assortment of traditional delicacies from India, highly delectable and wholesome in nature. We serve authentic vegetarian food to our guests, purely yogic in nature and composition.

The food is prepared from fresh sources in an enriching blend of herbs and spices instilled with the healing power of Ayurveda. Our intent is to ensure each of our guests is well fed and nourished with a balance of nutrients and taste to the ultimate contentment of their body and soul.  We also love to serve vegan meal choices on request.


Accommodation

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Imagine this! Waking up to the rising sun peeking through the spell-binding panorama of the Himalayas, sleeping in fresh, comfortable beds furnished with all amenities, but devoid of the hustle and bustle of a city life, a place where you can not only hear, but also listen to the sound of your beating heart.

For the next 5 days, this is exactly the place where you shall be. We offer each of our guests with clean and hygienic rooms equipped with all modern amenities such as lights, TV, fans, geysers, twin beds, private washroom, etc. for a cozy stay at our venues. Breathe in the clean, fresh air with each breath you intake at your very own second home with us.

Pick Up point

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8th March 6 Am Narayan Kunj Village: Jonk , Swargashram Ramjhula, Rishikesh Uttarakhand – 249304, India

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