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Day 01: Depart for India
Nanda Journeys can recommend flights – contact us for more details.

Day 02: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your in-country guide and transferred to your hotel. Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of Old and New India; the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. It has seen the rise and fall of many emperors which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.
Overnight:The Palms (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Delhi – Cultural Visits
This morning after breakfast, you will visit Old Delhi. Gain a deeper understanding of India’s history and culture, as you walk the streets of Old Delhi with a private guide. Learn about the impressive design of the city’s ‘Havelis’ (private mansions), discover the significance of historical sites like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and admire handmade crafts while exploring the local market of Chandni Chowk, you’ll be genuinely immersed in the Old Delhi lifestyle. Now compare and contrast Old vs New as your explore New Delhi. New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's. It's a city of wide boulevards, impressive Government buildings, as well as green parks and gardens.You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.

Overnight: Radisson Blu (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner











Day 04: Delhi – Agra (Taj Mahal)
An early start this morning takes us to Agra by road. Late this afternoon we visit Taj Mahal – the Monument of love. It may be a visual cliché, but it is also the one of the few architectural icons that surpasses expectation. Our architectural guide will give us a specialized tour of the living monument. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor as the final resting place for his favorite Queen, Mumtaz. This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years (1630-1652 A.D) of hard labor and 20,000 workers, masons and jewellers to build. It was designed by the Persian architect, Ustad Isa. The verses of Holy Quran are inscribed on it and at the top of the gate's 22 small domes, signifying the number of years the monument took to build. The elegant dome of the Taj has a diameter of 60 feet, and directly under the dome is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. Fantastic inlay work, using semi-precious stones, decorates the exterior and interior.
Overnight:Radisson Blu (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: Agra (Yoga) – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
This morning; participate in a Yoga and Meditation Session at your hotel. Later we're off by road to the ‘Pink City’ because of its many pink sandstone monuments, Jaipur’s vibrant culture is on dazzling display in all the streets and bazaars. It is one of the great cities of the Rajput, with historic forts, palaces, and gardens. Jaipur is named after its founder, the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II who planned his new capital to reflect the increasing wealth of the kingdom. We'll stop en route at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri, briefly capital of the Mughal Empire, with one of the largest mosques in India within a marvelous complex of monuments and temples. Continue to Jaipur. Enjoy the rural countryside and colorful markets along the way. On arrival check-in at your hotel.
Overnight: Lebua Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 06: Jaipur (Yoga + Cultural Visits)
This morning; participate in a Yga and Meditation Session at your hotel. Later explore the monuments of Jaipur's golden age. The Amber Fort is a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples and is magnificently preserved. Another highlight is Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five remarkable observatories built by Jaipur's founder. Its complex instruments, with scientifically designed settings and shapes, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. You will also see the City Palace, a former royal residence built in the center of the old city in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Evening; enjoy a cultural dance performance followed by dinner.
Overnight: Lebua Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner











Day 07: Jaipur (Yoga + Service)
Morning; participate in aYoga and Meditation Session. Later spend the day with school children at a local school. Immerse yourself in an exclusively designed service program where you will work with local students and build lasting relationships through educational and cultural exchange. Assist in a variety of roles from Teaching English to helping with computer education. Evening meet with a local family and join them for dinner.
Overnight:Lebua Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 08: Jaipur (Yoga) – Khairwa
Morning; participate in a Yoga and Meditation Session. Later drive to the village of Khairwa, a lovely village - for a taste of Indian village lifestyle. You’ll be staying at Dera Khairwa, a 15th century Fort - Palace at Village Khairwa, District Pali, Rajasthan. It is located in the center of Rajasthan, which offer an enlivening experience of royal legacy with simplicity and style and gives it a unique culture of its own. The rugged historic structure amalgamates with the stunning red sandstone monument, it is a mesmerizing example of the Mughal- Rajput period architecture.
Overnight: Dera Khairwa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Khairwa (Yoga Retreat at Dera Khairwa)
Today we begin our Yoga retreat at the Khairwa Palace. Yoga is perhaps the world's first system that recognizes the interconnection and interaction between body and mind. References to yoga can be seen in many ancient scriptures like Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, the Vedas, etc. The main purpose of yoga is to isolate the mind of all thoughts, worries and fears, and to increase the strength and flexibility of the body. The regular practice of yoga can help keep stress and tension at bay and facilitate the mind to a state of well-being and peace. Our retreat includes yoga and meditation sessions, Lectures on Yoga and traditional Rajasthani upper body massages. This evening join dancers at  the hotel.
Overnight: Dera Khairwa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner











Day 10: Khairwa (Yoga Retreat / School Visit / Village Exploration)
Morning; Yoga and Meditation Sessions. Later explore a local school and meet with school children. Evening enjoy a tour of the village of Khairwa. We’ll explore the village to see the lifestyle, culture, professions and the attire in Khairwa speaks.
OvernightDera Khairwa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Khairwa (Yoga Retreat)
Morning; Yoga and Meditation Sessions. Evening take a jeep safari through the
country side.
OvernightDera Khairwa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Khairwa – Jodhpur – Fly to Delhi – Departure
Morning; Yoga and Meditation Sessions. Later, check-out from your hotel, fly to
Delhi to connect to your evening flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.


Detailed Itinerary

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Dates:   

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Cost:      From $3,295 

Days: ​    12 


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AT A GLANCE

India: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khairwa | 12 days 

Our Journey of Purpose & Well-Being will take us to Rajasthan, India  for a 12 day yoga, health & wellness retreat! An exploration for the mind, body and spirit; you will explore the iconic Taj Mahal & Amber Fort. Participate in 7 days of yoga instruction of Asanas, Pranayama, Meditations and Massages, led by founder of non-profit Inrda Yoga Sansthan Dr Ambika Chandani.  Live like a local in Khairwa Village, staying at a Fort Palace. Give back to their community as you participate in meaningful acts of service.  Explore the dessert by jeep safari. Enjoy a home cooked dinner as you get to know your global hosts. Learn about and practice Indian traditions such as henna, turban tying and dance!  A Journey beyond compare - join us for a life changing experience.


Journey of Purpose & Well-Being