A MUSICAL JOURNEY INTO INDIA
DAY 1 – ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive New Delhi. Capital of the Indian Subcontinent. Delhi is a ever changing city with its plethora of History & modernization.
Our representative would be awaiting at the arrival lounge to welcome the guests. Garlanding on arrival. This is a ceremony as per the Indian tradition the guests are treated as gods & goddesses. The garlands of marigold flowers are the most auspicious ones.
As you would drive from the airport to the hotel located at the city center which is about 30 minute’s drive you would witness the modern India coming up. While on the way you would also see the Historical India as passing through the President’s palace. You would come across a sculptor of 11 martyrs of Indian Freedom March. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 2 – IN DELHI
Breakfast at hotel. After a leisurely morning meet your Tour director with a short briefing on the tour program. Later proceed for sightseeing visiting the Old Delhi, The silver market – Chandani Chowk, Drive past Red Fort, paying homage to Father of Nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive towards the Luytens Delhi walk around India Gate – paying homage to Indian Heroes, also walk around the North & South block, Drive past Parliament, the biggest parliament with 245 members on the Upper House & 545 on the lower House.
Later return to hotel for wash n change. In the evening guests would be taken for the Cultural Dinner.Enjoy the Dinner with Cultural dance. Return back to hotel for overnight Stay.
DAY 3 – DELHI – HARIDWAR – ANANDA – IN – THE – HIMALAYAS
Early morning transfer to train station to board train Shatabdi Express for Haridwar. Light breakfast on board train. Assistance on arrival and transfer to Ananda located on the foot hills of Himalayas.On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 4 – ANANDA – IN – THE – HIMALAYAS
Breakfast at the Hotel. Proceed for Rishikesh. It is the place where Beatles stayed during their visit in 1968. Visit the Parmarth Niketan Ashram and meet the people who were present at the time Beatles stayed at the Ashram. Ashram has got some lovely pictures of Beatles.
After a short Tea & Coffee break proceed for sightseeing tour of Rishikesh. While on the sightseeing tour also meet a yoga instructor who would appraise this ancient practice of healthy living.
At sunset witness one the most important Hindu cultural event i.e. the “Aarti” ceremony held at the banks of River Ganges. The ringing of bells with the chanting of Mantras is the last ceremony of the day. You would witness people thronging to banks of river to pay their homage to goddess Ganges.
Later drive back to hotel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 5 - ANANDA – IN – THE – HIMALAYAS
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Rishikesh. On arrival visit an instrumental musical college where children are learning various types of musical instruments. The teaching methodology is of ancient India where the students “Shishya” are left by the parents with teacher “Guru”. They follow the bonding of mentor disciple. Once the education is complete students leave the “ashram” place of stay and take on their own responsibilities and motivate other students to join the ashram.The visit of Ashram followed by show by the students. Drive back to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 6 - ANANDA – IN – THE – HIMALAYAS
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Rishikesh and visit your Yoga instructor who would show you some of the important techniques which makes your life healthy.
Later in afternoon visit Ashram, visit the ashram and also enjoy a concert at ashram (except Sunday). Drive back to the hotel & overnight at hotel
DAY 7 - ANANDA – IN – THE – HIMALAYAS
Breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel
DAY 8 – ANANDA – IN – THE – HIMALAYS – HARIDWAR/DELHI
Breakfast at hotel. Morning take a short trip to the hills nearby & have a panoramic look of the Himalayan Ranges. At an appropriate time transfer to railway station to board train Shatabdi Express for Delhi. Assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 9 – IN DELHI & DEPART FOR HOME TOWN
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing visiting Qutab Minar & Humayun’s Tomb. Later return to hotel where rooms would be held for day use. In time transfer to airport to connect flight back home.
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