If your last year was as tough as your Facebook wall says, and you have been through the roller coaster ride of emotions as your WhatsApp status implies, then now is the time to break the ice.
Recharge yourself in Rishikesh with iTraveLov in association with Travel with Ash . Rishikesh is a small, serene town that is in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. It’s known as a World Capital of Yoga as well as Gateway of Himalayas.
When I first went to Rishikesh couple of years ago I had everything in life but at the same time I was empty within. That space was felt but not visible. It started with Morning Yoga at the Ganges that made me realize that it’s not a physical activity, it’s a stretching of my hope and faith. “MOOJI’s” practical approach towards the war of heart and mind gave me the weapons I needed to win this battle. When I dipped my feet into the cold water of “Ganga”, it took all my agony and anxiety away. When my raft came out through the toughest rapids that was the point I realized the internal strength of my soul and when I sat down at the “Vashisht Cave” I realized what peace sounds like.
This March I am ready to take you down to the same journey that will change the way you look at life and the way life looks back at you with iTraveLov in association with Travel with Ash.
Batch 1 Starts 01.03.2017 – End 06.03.2017
Batch 2 Starts 07.03.2017 – End 12.03.2017
For Pick Up –
Please reach at Jolly Grant Airport or at Rishikesh Bus Stop by 4 PM for both batches on respective dates.
(For Batch 1 : 01.03.2017 & For Batch 2 : 07.03.2017 )
Day 1 :-
Welcome to Rishikesh.
Arrival at Dehradun Airport/ Rishikesh bus station.
Journey to Rishikesh “The Abode of the God’s”.
We insist you to land in Dehradun for the sundowner so you can capture the mesmerizing sunset on your way to Rishikesh followed by the soul soothing Ganga Aarti.
5.00 p.m – Welcome Aarti / Pooja at Hotel Reception.
6.00 p.m – Evening Ganga Aarti / Pooja at banks of Ganga.
Every evening, as dusk descends, it’s time for the Ganga Aarti to be performed at the three holy cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi in India. It’s a very powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual. In this they offer fire as an element to praise to (Maa) Ganga.
8.00 p.m – Dinner with unplug live sufi music.
Day 2 :-
6.00 a.m – Morning Yoga at the hotel terrace or By the Ganges.
The yoga session we are offering is an experience of calming down your senses of Mind, Body and soul . It’s referred as mind-body-soul yoga this physically and mentally challenging practice looks very different from your typical yoga class. You’ll perform kriyas —repetitive physical exercises coupled with intense breath work — while also chanting, singing and meditating. The goal? To break through your internal barriers, releasing the untapped energy residing within you and bringing you a higher level of self-awareness.
Best for: People looking for a spiritual practice. Those who are seeking something more than a workout may enjoy this due to its emphasis on the internal aspects of yoga, including breath work, meditation and spiritual energy.
8.00 a.m – Breakfast
10.00 a.m –
Mooji’s SatsangRespected Mooji is a Jamaican man, who is based in Portuguese and used to visits India once every year in this season to spread the word of wisdom. Having the crew of millions of followers, throughout the world, couple of thousands, come to see him in Rishikesh every year. According to me he is not a preacher, in fact, he is a teacher who helps an individual to understand the connect of mind and soul and he does it with such an ease that you feel that ‘Everything is possible. Even Nirvana!”
1.00 p.m – lunch
Visit Beatles Ashram
Dinner with divine speakers and disciples every night
Day 3 :-
6.00 a.m. – Morning yoga by the Ganges. (meditation)
8.00 a.m. – Breakfast .
10.00 a.m. – Mooji’s Satsang
1.00 a.m. – lunch
2.30 p.m. – National park safari, we will proceed towards one of the most awaited experience of jungle safari at Rajaji National Park
Wildlife Safari opens a vista of enchanting wildlife in pristine and unadulterated form, The National Park remain open between 15th November and 15th June every year. There is 34 K.M. Nature Safari Trail and drive passing through undulating forest track, hilly terrain, lush green valleys, river beds, dense forests, sprawling grasslands and many never before seen greenery and vegetation.
During this drive Visitors can see large number of peafowls feeding on seeds, fruits, tender grass and sometimes peacocks dancing with their tail feathers are also encountered. Spotted deer or cheetah groups are commonly visible during Safari, leaves and fruits dropped by monkeys one may see quite frequently. In the woodland, Sambhar, the largest deer in south-east Asia can be seen browsing. The largest land mammal, the Elephant is also commonly sighted during the Nature Safari. This 2-3 hour drive is definitely a visitor’s delight.
8 p.m. Upon return Dinner with live band
Day 4 :-
6.00 a.m. – Morning yoga by the Ganges.(soul)
8.00 a.m. – Breakfast
10.00 a.m. – Mooji’s Satsang
1.00 a.m.- Lunch
2.30 a.m. – River Rafting
Experience the Ultimate …….….While in Rishikesh
Only few rivers in the world have the mystique of the Ganges, the living mother Goddess of the India. Rafting on its water of wisdom is certainly an unusual experience. Enjoy and explore the life time experience on a date with mother Ganges. Your first encounter will be the beginning of the addiction.
The gurgling and the revving Ganges and its tributaries in Rishikesh makes river rafting in Rishikesh a must try adventurous sports for the adventure junkies.
Because of its rugged and uneven settings, the flow of Ganges and the tributaries get the chance to offer some of the most herculean rapids, making a perfect location to try river rafting in Rishikesh.
If you are also in search of some adventure quest and is yearning for an engrossing encounter with the high-speed waves of Ganges, the river rafting in Rishikesh is just made for you. But before you start your adventurous journey to the splashing waves of Ganges and get yourself soaked with the adrenaline rush, here is a range to Rishikesh rafting.
Level of difficulty: Basic levels to Challenging- Grade lies between I and IV rapids
8.00 p.m. – Dinner with unplugged live music
Day 5 :-
7.00 a.m. – Leave for Vashisht Cave. Experience a holly Aarti of Mahadev.
8.00 a.m. – (Packed Breakfast at the caves)
10.00 a.m – we proceed to our most awaited trek of waterfall.
1.00 p.m – lunch time and post that mesmerizing journey of the nearest village campsite at the banks of Ganga.
It will be inclusive of the following night’s organic dinner
Following mornings organic breakfast and tea
And unlimited memories.
the tents will be on twin sharing basis.
This experience of jamming while star gazing foot trolling will make a lifetime mark on your life memories.
There is no better way than this to end this holy journey
Day 6 :-
8.00 a.m – Breakfast
Check out and proceed towards your return journey
When you will start this return journey the roads will still be the same but there will be new you riding through them. You who is happier, bolder, calmer, stronger, more relaxed and fresher than ever before.
And that will be your shopping bag of this trip.
There are various adventure and peace activities available like Osho ashram, dev prayag concierge (The concierge of alakhnanda and Bhagirathi that makes Ganga together)
Adventure Sports Activities such as
Giant Swing .
Ayurvedic Healing massages
Which you can avail in your free day on your cost. All the details and information will be provided by the iTraveLov team.
Rs. 9999/- per person.