International Yoga Festival Rishikesh

09 NIGHTS – 10 DAYS

Delhi – Rishikesh – Delhi

International Yoga Festival Rishikesh Tour MapThe Yoga Tour takes you to Haridwar and Rishikesh, in the lap of Himalayas to participate in International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. Yoga is a way of life and it is a perfect medium to achieve harmony of body, mind and soul. It helps you in attaining perfect blend of spiritual intelligence and physical fitness in your life. The philosophy of Yoga is complex and it has its own school of thought about The Universe, Humanity and civilization. The main objective of Yoga is self-realization through inner knowledge and meditation. It is not only breathing techniques, various yoga asana or different body postures, but it is more deeply spiritually oriented. To realize our inner Self, we should put our body consciousness in the background, rise above the mind and experience the Divine reality directly within us. In today’s complex world, it has become more important and relevant for people to find balance, attain inner peace, well-being and calm in their life. Yoga is the best tool to improve our emotion as well as physical and spiritual ability. Yoga helps you with better mental control and make you calmer, tolerant and eventually making your quality of life better. To practice yoga, you have to cultivate a yogic mind and heart. International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh offers a rare opportunity to introduce Yoga in your life. The week-long yoga festival cleanses and purifies your body, mind and soul. You get a unique opportunity to be trained and guided by prominent spiritual leaders and yoga teachers who participate in the Festival in Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World. There cannot be a better venue for this occasion than the shores of River Ganges amid a spiritual ambience, created by the holy Ganga. Besides learning few of the ancient techniques and participate in sessions of yoga andmeditation, it also provides you an opportunity to understand aspects of Indian culture and spirituality.

During the Festival, there are more than 70 hours of Yoga classes by world-class Yoga Gurus practicing various styles of Yoga which include Iyengar Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Power Vinyasa Yoga. Besides these yoga asana, you will also be blessed by Satsangas divine wisdom of esteemed saints and spiritual leaders through their teaching adds to the holistic learning.

 

The schedule of the International Yoga Festival week may change from day-to-day. But, it normally follows below schedule:

 

  • Classes start at 4 am.
  • At 6.30 am, one-hour Yoga class, followed by a simple breakfast.
  • At 8.30 am you can join one of several two-hour Yoga sessions.
  • At 11:00 am, divine and inspiring lectures from revered saints and yogacharyas on a variety of Uplifting and inspiring subjects.
  • Traditional Indian lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.
  • After lunch, instructional classes, followed by three Yoga Sana classes from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm.
  • From 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, special light ceremony, Aarti, on the banks of the river Ganga.
  • Dinner at 7.00 pm followed by a special evening programs of sat sang with spiritual leaders, bhajans and cultural events, finishing by 9.30 pm.
Tour starts : 27 February 2019 In Delhi
Tour ends : 08 March 2019 In Delhi
Festival location : Rishikesh
Festival Dates : 01 March – 07 March 2019

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Double sharing room in listed or similar hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • All meals for two days in luxury camp accommodation in Anantpur Sahib
  • Air-Conditioned car/van/coach with driver for all transfers, city tour and excursion as per program, inclusive off fuel, parking and all interstate taxes
  • Services of local English speaking guide for sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • AC Chair car train fare for Delhi to Amritsar
  • Entrance fee to the monuments
  • Our assistance
  • All taxes

Tour Cost Excludes :

  • Air fare, travel insurance
  • Drinks during meals
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Anything which is not covered above under “Tour cost includes”

Hotels Envisaged:

Place Hotels Hotel Category
Delhi Hotel Jaypee Siddharth 5 Star
Amritsar Hotel Ramada 4 Star
Anandpur Sahib Deluxe Tents   ( Swiss Tentes )
Chandigarh Hotel  Park Plaza 4 Star
Rishikesh Aloha On Ganges 4 Star

1

Day : Delhi : 27 February 2019

Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. Later start your exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi that includes visit to Jama Masjid, built in 1650 A.D. and amazing Red Fort which was the seat of Mughal Empire for more than 250 years. Also enjoy rickshaw ride along the alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Then drive past India Gate, Parliament Buildingsand President House. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

 

2

Day : Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh (240 Km / 6 Hours) : 28 February 2019


Morning drive to Haridwar. Afternoon visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God), one of the most sacred ghats for Hindus. Then drive to Rishikesh – also known as the ‘place of sages’, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga rivers. It is the starting point for the Char dham pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. Check-in and overnight stay in hotel.

 

3

Day : Rishikesh : 1 March – 7 March 2019

Full day for International Yoga Festival.

 

10

Day : Rishikesh -Delhi (240 Km / 6 Hours) : 8 March 2019

After breakfast, departure for Delhi.

Note:

– There is also an option of either taking a flight from Delhi to Dehradun and transfer by car from Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh or take a train from Delhi to Haridwar and from Haridwar by car to Rishikesh. This may result in change of tour cost for which you may contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this trip possible for single traveller or for private small group?

Yes, it is possible. But, the cost may be high in case of a single traveller. You may send us information in the form and we shall send you our best offer depending on number of persons in your group or for a single person.

May I choose dates according to my choice?

If you go for a private tour, you may decide the dates as per your choice but you must consider that you are on right place and right day for festival. We also need to check the availability which we shall let you know after you send us your request.

Could you provide us international flights to India?

It is better if you could buy international tickets directly through your local agent or on internet. Although we can provide you international flight tickets, but you may a get a better deal locally.

Is visa service included in your cost?

No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.

Is it possible to make extension or modify tours?

Yes, it is very much possible. You can extend your stay on arrival or departure or at any other place. You may also modify the tour. You may let us know your interest and we can send you modified tour itinerary with cost.

What’s included in the cost?

Our cost normally includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, private air-conditioned car with driver which includes fuel, parking and all taxes, entrance fee to monuments, train tickets if any, guided city tours in English or in other foreign languages, viz French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or other foreign languages subject to availability which we can notify at the time of reservation request. We may also include other travel related services and may also exclude guide service and entrance fee to monuments if you so wish.

Are domestic flights and trains are included in tour cost ?

Train tickets are included in our cost. But, we give supplement cost for domestic flight tickets as these days, there are dynamic fares and these are not fixed. We send you indicative fare at the time of sending you quotation which is subject to change until issue of tickets with advance purchase for which we need payment from you to issue flight tickets. You may also purchase domestic flight tickets directly on your own if you prefer.

When do I have to pay?

We usually request 25% advance upon confirmation of our services. We shall send you all payment terms at the time of sending you our offer.

I am interested. What is next step?

Click here to send us information of your trip and we shall send you soonest possible.

Why State Express

Established in 1980, State Express has been providing most reliable services to travelers all over the world for last 35 years. We are renowned for our customer first approach and unobtrusive efficiency which ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We have been awarded several times by State Government for being best Tour Operator. All aspects of our tours have been carefully researched and then designed to give ultimate experience to travelers. Let our travel knowledge help you to create a wonderful experience, whether on one of our tour itineraries or a tailor made tour itinerary made exclusively for you to give you an unforgettable holiday.

 

Our people make the difference

Our success has been possible because of our people who are our biggest asset. We have a team of highly dedicated, sincere, hardworking who work with integrity that has made State Express one of the leading and most reliable tour companies in India. They not only have expertise and experience to meet any requirement, they also speak foreign languages and trained to offer only the best and leave nothing to chance. We know that travel to Indian sub-continent is a dream of many of our guests and our team does everything possible to make their dream true and give them an experience of their lifetime.

Our infrastructure

We have complete infrastructure to provide you best rate and services to you. We are an IATA approved and authorized agents for all domestic airlines and Indian Railways. We have our own cars vans and coaches with experienced drivers. We have multi lingual staff to ensure that our guests do not face any language problem. We also have associate offices in all major tourist centers to provide assistance in shortest possible time.

Our fleet of vehicles & drivers

We undoubtedly have one of the best and most modern fleet of cars, vans, 4X4s and large coaches. Surface travel is a very important aspect in India as you spend lot of your time while travelling on the road and therefore given us an edge over other tour companies who have to rely on other transport companies to provide this service to their clients. We have our own garage and all our vehicles are well maintained to give you hassle free journey.
Besides having the best fleet, it is our drivers who truly make the difference as they play a crucial role in making a tour successful. Even if you stay in best of the hotels and travel in most comfortable and luxurious vehicles, if you do not have a good driver, it may spoil your experience. We have our team of drivers who are part of State Express and have been working with us for years and they are trained, dedicated and motivated to take care of our guests and make them comfortable. That is the reason that more than 90% of our guests thank us and appreciate them after returning to their home.

Our choice of hotels

We take utmost care in selection of hotels that we recommend to our clients and include in our list of suggested hotels. We inspect these hotels regularly to be sure of their quality of product and services. We give lot of emphasis on the location and the people who run those hotels. We want to give you clients an experience of heritage and palace hotels which are unique and not available in other part of the world.

Our tour itineraries

All our tour itineraries are designed by experts to give you an opportunity to see most wonderful sites in number of days at your disposal at the same time giving you time to explore the places in your own way. We have a number of itineraries to choose from which covers all India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We also include mode of travel and approximate time taken between places to ensure that you do not have any surprises during the tour. Our specialists will also work with you to create an itinerary of your choice either by modifying our readymade tour itineraries or prepare an exclusive tailor made tour for you based on your interest and liking keeping in mind local conditions.

24×7 assistance during the tour

We provide you clients real 24×7 assistance during the tour. This is not a marketing gimmick but we have someone in our office always to assist you in case of any emergency anytime. We also provide cell phone numbers of our executive who you may contact even during odd hours when you need them for anything urgent. We have associate offices in all major cities of India to provide you assistance in minimum possible time.

Response time

We know that response time is key to our success and we value it a lot. Even at initial stages before reservation, you will get replies from us in not more than 24 working hours. We shall always be there whenever you need us during the tour.

Personalised Service

Apart from professional service, we believe in emphasising on personalised service. That is to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country and also feel that they have friends here who they can trust for any need. Our customer executives remain in constant touch with our guests during the tour to give them comfort and trust that we are always with them.

Good value for money

We know that there are so many travel companies providing their services and unless we provide good value for money to our clients, they will not be satisfied. Our own fleet of cars, vans and coaches and best special discounted rates with hotels due to our volumes enables us to offer value for money.

Call us at ++91 11 47674000 or email us on info@statexp.in

1. Check availability
Go through the tour details in our website carefully. If you are interested, send us an email to check availability and get the final quotation or for any other information that you may need to decide. We can also design a special private tour just for you based on your requirement.

2. Make your reservation
Once you have received all details and confirmed availability with us, you need to send us advance deposit for guaranteed reservation on the tour besides other details as requested. You can send the same to us through credit card or bank remittance. You will need to send us balance amount as per payment details which you will receive from us at the time of reservation.

3. Book your flights
You can then book your international flight, buy appropriate travel insurance and obtain necessary visa. We can book domestic flight or train if you arrive in any other city in India at extra cost. Our representative will come to receive you at airport or any other location in the city where the tour begins and you will be dropped at airport or other location of your choice in the city where tour ends.

4. Pre & Post tour services
We can also provide you hotel accommodation, airport transfer or any other travel related services if you arrive earlier or leave later than the tour dates. Feel free to contact us by sending us mail at info@statexp.in for the rate for any such services or for any other information.