Delhi - Rishikesh - Agra - Delhi
Have you ever dreamt of going on a tour which combines the pleasures of sightseeing and exploration with the benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga at a spa resort? If you have, then the Rishikesh Yoga & Ayurveda Tour is for you. This well-crafted itinerary, consisting of 11 nights and 12 days, lets you experience the incredible benefits of yoga, spa and Ayurveda sessions with a stay at the Ananda in the Himalayas Spa in Rishikesh. In addition, you will also be given an opportunity of exploring the various monuments in Delhi and Agra, including the Red Fort and Taj Mahal. If the colonial legacy and Mughal architectural magnificence will amaze you thoroughly, the various health therapies and treatments will take you on a higher spiritual, physical and mental stage of well-being. This is one of the best tours you will ever come across.
Arrival in Delhi
Arrive at the Delhi airport, meet our tour representative who helps in an assisted transfer to a luxury hotel of Delhi. Complete the check-in formalities and settle in your rooms. The rest of the day is free for leisure, you can indulge in the activities of your interest. You can visit the popular markets of Delhi for collecting memorabilia and binge on Delhi's street food. The capital city of India boasts of being the melting out of the country's politics and potpourri of different cultures. The landscape of this city is dotted with several man-made wonders that were built by its ruling dynasties.
On the second day 2 of the tour, explore the main tourist attractions of Delhi including Laxmi Narayan Temple- this Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Laxminarayan (Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Parvati), was constructed in the year 1933 and is also known as Birla Temple; the India Gate- Initially known as All India War Memorial, it consist of the name of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Afgan war that took place in 1919; the Parliament House- this circular colonnaded building is an important one in the city, comprising of various committee rooms, ministerial offices and a huge well-stocked library and Jama Masjid- India's largest mosque, it is also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā. The other attractions are UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delhi- the Qutab Minar Complex- consisting of several monuments including the very important Qutub Minar and other attractions like ruins of Lal Kot and Quila-Rai-Pithora-the city of Prithviraj Chauhan, the Red Fort- the seat of Mughal Emperor of India till the year 1857, it comprises of a number of structures such as Mumtaz Mahalm Rang Mahal, Khas Mala, Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas, Moti Masjid etc and the Humayun's Tomb- erected in the year 1570, this Mughal architecture is the tomb of the second Mughal Emperor of India-Humayun.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Delhi – Rishikesh
On day 3, post breakfast, begin driving towards your next destination, Rishikesh. Arrive in Rishikesh in afternoon. Continue to the Ananda Spa Resort in the Himalayas and complete the check-in formalities here. This spa resort is known as around the world to offer excellent spa, beauty and therapy services along with impeccable accommodation, dining and hospitality services. The former residence of the Maharaja of Tehri- Garhwal, it is placed amidst the picturesque Himalayan Mountains. It has now been turned into a world-class spa resort, visited by a decent number of guests every year. After the check-in, the rest of the day is free. Explore the surroundings, enjoy the facilities offered here.
Day 4 to Day 9 of the tour are for a memorable stay at the Ananda Spa Resort to completely rejuvenate your jaded mind, body and soul. During these 6 days, you are offered different Ayurveda and spa programs at Ananda Spa comprising of a vast variety of therapies and treatments such as fitness sessions, Yoga and Meditation sessions, Spa sessions, beauty therapies and service, healthy meals, adventure activities and so on. Avail the services of experts here.
Your holiday at the resort, away from the stress and hustle-bustle of city life, is going to take all your stress. This lovely spa resort is placed in Narendar Nagar, amidst serene verdant Sal forest and snow-covered mountain peaks. Famed as the World's Number One Spa, Ananda has over 20 treatment rooms where you can enjoy Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health therapies and treatments.
The luxury accommodation here consists of Rooms, Suites and Villas offering mesmerizing views of the valleys, mountains, Palace and the Garden. All the guest rooms consist of contemporary facilities. The dining venues at the Ananda Spa Resort in the Himalayas serve healthy and sumptuous delicacies and beverages.
For adventure enthusiasts, there are opportunities for recreation activities like bird watching, trekking, rafting, nature walk etc. you can also enjoy facilities like Gymnasium, swimming pool, golf, cooking classes and more.
Rishikesh - Delhi
On the 10th day of the tour, return back to Delhi by road. On reaching Delhi, check-in at a hotel. Post check-in formalities, you are free for leisure activities. You can visit the remaining tourist attractions of Delhi, gorge on lip-smacking food, indulge in shopping at the popular markets and so on. If you want you can simply relax in your room and enjoy the facilities offers being provided in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Delhi.
Delhi - Agra
Post breakfast on day 11, get transferred to Agra by road. En route, halt at the Mughal architectural masterpiece called Sikandra: the Tomb of Emperor Akbar the Great. Taking inspiration from the Tartary tradition, he himself commissioned the construction of the tomb during his lifetime. The construction of the tomb started around 1600 and after Akbar's death, the construction was completed between 1606-1613, by Jahangir, his son. On reaching Agra, check-in your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure and you can partake in the activities of your interest. The Mughal city of Agra lies on the banks of River Yamuna. The city is dotted with several man-made wonders and these architectural gems allure tourists from all around the globe.
Agra - Departure from Delhi
The first-half of the day is for visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra. Commissioned in the 16th century, this colossal structure was started by Emperor Akbar and was completed by Shah Jahan with certain additions from Auranjeb too. While the red sandstone portions of the fort are from Akbar, the white marble additions are from Shah Jahan. The fort complex consists of several structures such as Diwam-i-am, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Jahangir Palace, palaces of the wives of Akbar including Jodha Bai, Palace of Prince Salim, Treasury rooms, a few mosques including Moti Masjid and Nagina Masjid, Khas Mahal and so on.
The next visit is the world-renowned Taj Mahal, a World Wonder, constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of this white marble mausoleum was started in the year 1632 and took 22 years to get completed. The walls of this architectural gem are encrusted with precious and semi-precious stones. Thereafter, get transferred to the Delhi International Airport to board the flight for your onward journey.