Feel miraculous and bring back not only an unforgettable experience , but also the gift of inner peace and a healthier lifestyle skills in this special 2 weeks Yoga tour.
The first part of trip - a spiritual practice. For six days you will stay in beautiful beach of the Bay of Bengal , where you will be surrounded by natural environment and the holistic Indian spirit - peace of mind and a great sense of well being. Your stay is on the lap of the mother nature: eco - environment hotel & service, where food is prepared from locally grown vegetables and spices right in front of you. Eco lodges are right on secluded bay of the beach.
The second part of trip – visit to spiritual places of India - Varanasi , Bhubaneswar, Udajagiri and Khandagiri caves, temples of Delhi and other secret spots. Be part of both ordinary people and rishis, sadhus and likeminded friends.
Delhi > Bhubaneshwar > Konark - Raguhjrajpur > Dhauli > Pipli > Konark > Bhubaneshwar > Varanasi > Delhi
Delhi - Bhubaneswar - Konarak
Arrive at the international airport and transfer to your hotel to relax. Later visit two Delhi landmarks - Lotus temple and Qutab Minar before taking a flight to Bhubaneswar. After arrival drive to Konarak on the way stopping at Konarak Sun temple to see one of the biggest music and dance festival in Orissa. Immerse yourselves in festive colors, enjoy a unique Indian cultural heritage - live music and classical dance performances. Reach to eco lodge on the beach, and from 23 :00 - rest and silence.
Spiritual yoga practice
Spiritual practice time. You will gain new knowledge, skills and practice from experienced yoga, meditation and Ayurveda teacher Egle Lakshmi. Regardless of whether you have are on the path of yoga already, or just a beginner program is adjusted to suit you, and designed as per your level. Evening staying in beautiful Lotus resort and enjoy peaceful sunset on the beach.
Konarak - Raguradjpur - Dhaula - Pipli - Konarak
Today after breakfast we will go to a unique Unesco protected object - Konarak Sun temple, we will have the opportunity to inspect the temple which was built in XIII century and considered one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of art and sculpture. Temple looks impressive - as a huge horse- pulled carriage of Sun god, with a dozen huge wheel , which symbolizes 12 months. This temple has a lot of erotic sculptures - love scenes, beautiful female body sculptures and sun god Surya. Later, travel through the cute and colorful villages in Orissa : Pipli , which seems like every farmhouse doors and walls is decorated by dazzling brightness embroidery; Raguradjpur known for its drawing masters of special local technique. Here it seems everything is possible painted in all possible colors; Dhaula, reminiscent of the great imperial edicts ( IV- III c. BC) times, this is one of the historic centers of Buddhism .
In the evening we are coming back to the eco-friendly hotel
Konarak - Bhubaneswar
In the morning, leave of Konarak , will travel to Bhubaneswar , known for its 55 temples. It is a real treasure trove of history, architecture and beauty lovers. On a guided tour you will visit the most famous temples : the seventh century Parasurameshvar temple , famous not only for its size, but also luxurious decorations, an abundance of stunning carvings tenth century; Muktesvara temple, better known for its architectural and not for religious significance; more than a thousand years witnessed Lingaradjos - God Shiva - the temple; stunning for it's sculptures Radzharani temple and embodying architecture of Orissa - Brahmeshvar temple.
Get mesmerize by spiritual caves - I - II century BC reminding Udajagiri and Khandagiri caves. There Jain monks spend hours in meditation. Jainism has a special "do no harm for living creature" - ( ahimsa ) and the peacefulness of the philosophy and practice. Jains are not only vegans (ie do not eat any animal food ) , but do not use anything that grows under the ground : onions , potatoes and so on. Despite such limitations, their cuisine is varied across India ( counted over 2,000 meals ) . Moderation and environmentally sound principles is reflected not only in the food contains , but also the amount of : Jains eat only as much as a handful can fit , without the use of plates and spoons . Jains do not wear sewn garments, and usually just wrap themselves in white cloth. These hermits even now you can see in the street , sometimes even completely naked . They go to the people in the house to eat and also blesses them .
Bhubaneswar - Varanasi
After breakfast at the hotel - a flight to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi - transfer to hotel and a short rest. In the evening, take a walking tour in the heritage zone of city, enjoy a rickshaw ride and witness Aarti, the Hindu religious ritual where fire is offered to the gods, on the banks of the magical Ganges River. Overnight at Hotel.
Varanasi - Delhi
Early morning boat excursion on the holy River Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. After the boat ride, return to the hotel for breakfast. Full day city tour of Varanasi temples - Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple, the Bharat Mata temple and the most secret spot in the city- Vishwanath temple (or Visheshwar "Lord of the Universe"). Discover India the "Gandhi" way - board overnight train from Varanasi. This is the way, Father of India- Mahatma Ghandi has discovered India, so whether in luxury or rubbing shoulders with "majority", the journey on the Indian train is truly breathing the Indian life. Try conversation with fellow passengers to discover other charm of Incredible India, its people. Overnight in Train.
Early in the morning we arrive in Delhi. Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, including Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Market, India Gate, President’s House. Live a moment of the Bollywood blockbuster “Washing place”, see one of the endangered profession of India - "washerman" splashing water, scrubbing piles of clothes, hanging and drying them on the lines. In a Vegetable Market tour learn about Indian cuisine essentials. Evening take part of unique ritual - The Dark Feminine Force, mysterious Goddess Kali worship. Discover how this powerful Goddess encompasses all opposites: life & death, motherliness & destruction, beauty & ugliness, and how she helps to overcome the darkness of ignorance by illuminating believers lives with Divine Light and true wisdom. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning transfer to Delhi International Airport.
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