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  • Charms of North India Oct 2016
  • Charms of North India Oct 2016
  • Charms of North India Oct 2016
  • Charms of North India Oct 2016
 

Charms of North India Oct 2016

New Delhi - Hardwar - Vashit gufa - Rishikesh - Dehradun – Chandra Swami Ashram – Agra- Bodh Gaya - Varanasi - Delhi

Fri 21st October to Sat 05th November 2016
15 Nights/15 Days

Accompanied by Mireille Saintoul

New Delhi - Hardwar - Vashit gufa - Rishikesh - Dehradun – Chandra Swami Ashram – Agra- Bodh Gaya - Varanasi - Delhi

 

Day 01 Friday, 21 October, 2016 - Arrival in Delhi.

On arrival welcome & transfer to hotel, after wash & change short visit of Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib the Mecca of the Sikh religion. The Raj Ghat is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of cremation of Mahatma Gandhi on January 31, 1948. On the memorial is registered Hē Ram (literally "O Ram", but also translated as "God"), are the last words whispered by Gandhi.

Overnight in New Delhi.

 

Day 02 Saturday, 22 October, 2016 – Delhi - Hardwar by train

6:55 departure by train to Haridwar 11:45 arrival in Haridwar, on arrival in Haridwar rly station transfer to Kankhal.

Note: For tickets on this train we must have names, age and gender of travelers 125 days before departure. If we cannot get the tickets, we will take a bus: 8h drive. Installing the guest house of the Ashram Shiv Shakti Peeth, we are not at the hotel but at the heart of the spiritual life just meters from Daksh Shiva temple and Samadhi My Anandamayee. After lunch visit the ashram of Anandamayi Ma and "arti" in the evening.

Overnight in Kankhal.

 

Day 03 Sunday, 23 October, 2016 - Haridwar

Haridwar is one of the most fascinating holy cities of India. Located on the right bank of the Ganges, in the late afternoon we will attend the Ganga Arti (worship of the goddess Ganga with lamp offerings) at Har-ki-Pauri (Lord Vishnu Foot Footprint), also known as Brahma Kund (Pool of Brahma).

A quiet but dense crowd pressed and settled on both banks, apart only about thirty meters.

Overnight in Kankhal.

 

Day 04 Monday, 24 October, 2016 - Haridwar - Rishikesh 30 km, 1h drive

After breakfast leave for Rishikesh, on arrival visit the ashram of Shivanada & Ram Julla, afternoon free, in the evening attend the Ganga Arti ( Pujja) at Trivani Ghat, dinner at hotel.

This twin city of Haridwar, situated at the confluence of the Chandrabagha and the Ganges, marks the starting point of the holy Char Dham pilgrim route. Muni-Ki-Reti (Literally “Sand of the Sages”), lies upstream from the Trivani Ghat, and is said to be a blessed site since ancient sages meditated at this spot. It has several famous ashrams, including the Shivanand, Purnanand and Shantikunj ashrams, which offer courses in India’s ancient knowledge system.

Overnight in Rishikesh.

 

Day 05 Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 – Rishikesh - Vasishth Gufa 22 km, 1h drive

Morning Yoga with Indian teacher, after breakfast leave for Vasistha Guha Vasistha Guha, on the bus route of Badrinath, from the main road one has to walks down about 100 yards to reach Vasistha Guha. It is located in calm natural surroundings on the bank of the river Ganga. There is a 100 yards long cave, terminating at the riverbed. If we manage to cover about 100ft into the cave, we find a lingam to which daily pooja is performed. Beyond this point, the cave is since sealed, fearing that wild animals may take shelter. Religious chantings and pooja are done with intense devotion. It is a daily feature lasting for nearly 4 hours, where upon there is a community feeding in which the Ashram chief also participates.

Swami Purushottamananda who found the Ashram, since he has attained the samadhi. His disciple Swami Chaitanyananada is taking care of the Ashram, fostering the ideals of his Guru with great devotion.

Overnight in Rishikesh.

 

Day 06 Wednesday, 26 0ctobre, 2016 - Rishikesh - Sadhana Kendra 95km, 3h drives

After breakfast leave for Chandra swami ashram, on the way visit in Dehradun, Ma Anandamayee ashram and Palden Sakya monastery, after lunch droop at Chandra swami ashram.

Overnight in Sadhana Kendra.

Own arrangement.

 

Day 07 Thursday, 27 0ctober, 2016 - Sadhana Kendra ashram

Overnight in Sadhana Kendra.

Own arrangement.

 

Day 08 Friday, 28 0ctober, 2016 - Sadhana Kendra ashram

Overnight in Sadhana Kendra.

Own arrangement.

 

Saturday, 29 October, 2016 - Sadhna Kendra Ashram /Saharanpur by bus 70 km 2h drives- Agra by train ddn Indore exp 14318

After breakfast droop Saharanpur rly station to connect train for Agra depart at 9:55 AM arrived in Agra at 16: 40, on arrival in Agra pickup & transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Agra.

 

Day 10 Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Agra – Gaya by night train

Visit the Taj Mahal & Red fort, evening after dinner transfer to rly station to catch night train for Gaya. All SDAH 12988 depart from Agra Fort at 19:25 & arrive at 07:43 AM in Gaya, on arrival in Gaya drive to Bodhgaya.

 

Day 11 Monday, October 31, 2016 - Gaya - Bodh Gaya 15 km, 1h drive

Thousands of pilgrims from around the world now flock there to meditate in the temple near which the prince Sakyamuni attained enlightenment and became the Buddha. The Diamond Throne, the Golden Promenoir and ficus religiosa emblems are all calling for meditation and contemplation. Various Buddhist communities have built their monasteries recently and provide an intense spiritual life to this site so long forgotten.

Overnight at Bodhgaya.

 

Day 12 Tuesday 01 November, 2016 - Bodhgaya

Discovery and meditation day in different monasteries. In the evening we go to sit under the tree where the Buddha attained enlightenment to meditate.

Overnight at Bodhgaya.

 

Day 13 Wednesday, 02 November, 2016 - Bodhgaya - Varanasi 210 km, 7h drives

We will join the legendary "Great Trunk Road" to reach Varanasi. Installation at the hotel and departure by rickshaw to the main ghat to witness the Ganga Arti at. If the Ganges washes all impurities, Varanasi liberates reincarnation. Is not Shiva himself, the tutelary deity of the city, who whispers to the dying the mantra of deliverance.

Overnight at Varanasi.

 

Day 14 Thursday, 03 November, 2016 - Varanasi

Early morning walk to the banks of the Ganges. We will go to the ashram of Anandamayi, we can listen to girls sing hymns in Sanskrit, follow the rituals and meditate. Boat ride on the Ganges to attend the ablutions of the faithful in the holy river. Back to the hotel for breakfast. We also take time to visit the least visited places like the temple of Jupiter and Saturn's, meet ascetics

Overnight at Varanasi.

 

Day 15 Friday, 04 November, 2016 – Varanasi - Sarnath 20 km, 1h drive - Delhi by flight

After breakfast leave for Sarnath, near the sacred city of the Hindus, an emblematic place of Buddhism Sarnath. At the Deer Park, the Buddha preached for the first time and founded the monastic community. The remains of the main temple built on the site where the Buddha would have lived, stupas and Dhamekh Dharmarajika raised by Ashoka as one of the columns in which the Emperor spread Buddhism. Lunch at Sarnath, after lunch transfer to the airport for the flight to Delhi.

Note: The weight of checked baggage is limited to 15kg on domestic routes in India. The extra charge is payable by the passenger.

Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 16 Saturday, 05 November, 2016 – Delhi - Departure

early morning transfer to International airport.

End of the services.

 

The price includes:

  • Arrival & departure airport.
  • Trains Delhi/ Haridwar, Saharanpur /Agra, Agra fort/ Gaya
  • Air-conditioning bus
  • Monuments entry tickets.
  • Accommodation in the hotels mentioned on the basis of a double room with private bathroom.
  • Vegetarian meal full board.
  • Check inn & Checkout 12.00 noon Indian time.
  • Service of local English or frech guide.
  • Rickshaw rides in Varanasi.
  • 2 times boat rides in Varanasi.
  • The economy flight Varanasi / Delhi.
  • 2 yoga class in Rishikesh.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation including 2 nights in Guest House & 1 night in train
  • one time Ayurvedic massage.
  • Porter at rly station
  • 2 bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • Tipping.
  • One time boat in Rishikesh.

The price does not include

  • The visa fee.
  • International flights.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Insurance disease, health, repatriation, cancellation.
  • Personal expenses laundry, beverages, and communications.
  • The stay at the ashram Chandra Swam three nights.
  • The donations to temples, ashrams.
  • Excess baggage beyond de15kg on the flight Varanasi / New Delhi.

Cancellation Policy

  • Less than 60 days from the beginning of trip- 5% of the total price.
  • Less than 45 days from the beginning of trip- 25% of the total price.
  • Less than 30 days from start of the trip- 40% of the total price.
  • At least 15 days early trip- 50% of the total price.
  • At least 7 days early trip- 100% of the total price.

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