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Day 01: Depart for India
International airfare is not included in this journey. 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 

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: The Palms
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner











Day 04: Delhi – Community Service
Every Nanda Journey provides an opportunity for its travelers to give back to local communities and truly be immersed in local culture through service. For two days be welcomed by the staff and pupils of Deepalaya School, a non-profit supporting the education of underprivileged children from impoverished Delhi communities. Immerse yourself in an exclusively designed service program, where you will work with local students and build lasting relationships through education and cultural exchange. Assist in a variety of roles from teaching English to helping with computer education.
Overnight:The Palms
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Delhi - Community Service
Today again you will be teaching and helping the students with activities at Deepalaya.


Enjoy dinner this evening with friends of Nanda Journeys.
Overnight: The Palms
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 06: 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 built. 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 built. 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: Trident
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch











Day 07: Agra (Yoga) – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
Morning; participate 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. Enjoy free time this evening in this and relax in your tranquil setting.

Overnight:Lebua Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Jaipur  - Yoga & Cultural Visits
Morning; participate yoga 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 centre of the old city in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles.
Overnight: Lebua Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 09: Fly Jaipur – Mumbai – Goa – Drive to Gokarna
Today you will fly to Goa and then drive to Swaswara. Here you will learn about and practice how to rejuvenate and balance your life. To relax, release and slowdown in order to be able to hear & listen to your inner song or “Swara”!


Be immersed in a comprehensive wellness program which begins with an introduction to Yogic kriyas, asanas, Yoga nidra. Meditations & Pranayama, relaxing Abhyanga Ayurveda massages & special focus yoga sessions using art & music. The program includes consultations with the Ayurveda & Naturopathy doctors, private Yoga sessions and counseling by the experienced Yoga team at Swaswara.

Overnight: Swaswara
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner











Days 10,11,12,13 Swaswara - SWA WELLNESS PROGRAM INCLUSIONS


  • Two full body Ayurveda Abhyanga massages
  • One SwaSwara “De stress” therapy
  • Daily group Yoga sessions include guided meditations.
  • Accommodation on full board basis inclusive of the three main meals
  • Unlimited Indian teas & herbal teas served with freshly made healthy cookies


YOGA

  • 30 minute Private Yoga sessions
  • Introduction to the cleansing Yogic kriya session using JAL NETI to cleanse the nasal tracts & sinuses.

This cleansing procedure can be supplemented on the third day by a personalized elimination juice diet to cleanse the body of toxins, which will be supervised by the Naturopathy doctor.


AYURVEDA

  • A detailed consultation with the Ayurveda doctor on arrival followed by checkups & interaction prior to each Ayurveda treatment
  • A Dosha / Prakruti analysis with the Ayurveda doctors
  • Two full body Ayurveda abhyanga massages - per person


ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES

  • Daily guided yoga asana sessions parallel classes for Wellness & Progressive levels
  • Daily guided sunrise meditations
  • Daily guided evening meditations or chanting
  • A daily special focus Yoga session which could be on Yoga nidra/ Pranayama /Art yoga / Laughter yoga / Mandala meditation
  • Guided art classes to explore & express your creativity guided by our resident artist
  • Guided nature walks, village visits & bird watching trips accompanied by our staff (Subject to weather during the Monsoons)
  • A guided walking excursion into Gokarna to explore the old town & temples which ends at the colorful, weekly farmer’s market.
  • Daily interactive cooking sessions with the Chef & his team in the kitchen at 11.30hrs
  • Karma Yoga - if you wish you can join the staff for a community based group exercise which could be helping on the farm, gardening or beach cleaning
  • Weekly cultural programs showcasing a traditional dance forms or musical instruments.

Overnight: Swaswara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 14: Khairwa – Jodhpur – Fly to Delhi – Departure
Morning check out from your hotel and drive to Goa and connect your flight to Delhi for your flight back home.  ​
Meals: Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

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Cost:      From $3,945 


Days: ​    14

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AT A GLANCE

India: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Gokarna | 14 days | 

Journey to India, the birth place of the ancient practice of Yoga. On your Nanda Journey you will meet new people; create lifelong friends; experience a new culture and way of life; learn first-hand about the vast and varied traditions and customs of India; meaningfully contribute to society as you support community leaders in the impoverished communities of Delhi; live like a local but, above all, magnify your passion for Yoga by participating in a five day retreat at a Idyllic Swaswara Resort in Gokarna.


Your journey will be unique and like no other, however, it wouldn't be complete without visits to such icons as
the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort. Let you journey begin!


Journey of Purpose & Well-Being