Yoga is primarily a spiritual discipline based on an incredibly delicate science that focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is both an art and a science of healthy living. The term 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj,' which means 'to join,' 'to yoke,' or 'to combine.'
Rishikesh is frequently referred to as the world's yoga and meditation capital, and for good reason. Saints used to practise yoga and meditation on the river banks and hills near town. A never-ending chain of ashrams, gorgeous nature, and an incredible atmosphere crown this jewel. If you want to learn yoga, the town is a great place to go. Two very major attractions follow Rishikesh and they are Ram Jhoola and Lakshman Jhoola. Both are suspension bridges halted over the flowing pious Ganga, in 1980, PWD collaborated with Shivananda Ashram to construct Ram Jhoola. It was previously a hanging jute ropeway bridge with no pillars. With the Lakshman Jhoola, legend has it, Lord Lakshman traversed the river with merely two ropes. To commemorate Lord Lakshman's gallant feat, a 284-foot-long hanging rope bridge known as the 'Lakshman Jhoola' was constructed. This bridge served as a river crossing until 1889.
Our Place of Yoga Tour Package of 5 Days is a serene experience to intake the calm energy of Yoga and the beautiful scenery of both attractions. This is definitely as tour to bring your family in and feel the tranquil environs for yourself.
Arrive at Delhi Airport, upon arrival meet & greet by Company Escort/driver. Later transfer & direct depart to Rishikesh, “The Yoga capital of the world”. An ancient town and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Upon arrival here, check-in to Resort and Relax. Overnight stay.
Following breakfast and later proceed to explore Rishikesh. Visit famous attractions of Rishikesh like Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Ram Jhoola and Lakshman Jhoola. Return to the resort and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Following breakfast and later get transferred by road to Rishikesh. Check-in your Ashram. The rest of the day is free to indulge in leisure activities. You can visit the popular temples and other tourist attractions, spend time at the Ganga ghats, and explore the surroundings on foot. Stay overnight.
You are for staying at the Ashram where you follow a Yogic routine. This includes yoga and meditation sessions, Yogic meals and lecture sessions with Yoga experts, tea break, Antar Mauna -practicing silence through Meditation. The experience is going to be great and a refreshing one. Your tired mind, body and soul completely get rejuvenated, after being away from the tiring lifestyle of the city.
Today you will depart back towards Delhi Airport or Railway Stn for your onward journey.
Tour concludes with the sweet memories & by the blessings of God.........
1- Parmarth Niketan: Parmarth Niketan, on the banks of the holy Ganges River in Rishikesh, is one of the top yoga centers in India and the biggest ashram in the area. It has 1,000 rooms on its sprawling eight acre campus, with various rates depending on the standard of accommodations and view. Initial stays of up to 15 days are permitted. Two yoga classes and three meals daily are included in the price. The ashram also runs an extensive program of yoga, Vedic heritage and spirituality, and teacher training courses. Outsider visitors are welcome to attend daily classes by giving a donation. The ashram's evening Ganga aarti is popular.
2- Sivananda Ashram: Another of India's top yoga centers, Sivananda Ashram was founded by Swami Sivananda and is run by the Divine Life Society. Teachings are based around the five points of yoga -- postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and diet. Free yoga and meditation classes are offered daily. However, accommodations (which are also provided free of charge, along with food) are only available to serious spiritual seekers who need to apply at least a month in advance. The ashram is located near Ram Jhula, adjoining the main road.
3- Omkarananda Ganga Sadan: Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, the guesthouse of the Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, is home to the Patanjala Yoga Kendra yoga center. Iyengar yoga classes are the specialty there. The center is located at the Muni-ki-Reti area of Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges River. It has its own ghat, and a daily aarti is performed. Daily (except Sundays) yoga classes are open to everyone but reservations need to be made months in advance for the intensive yoga courses. Lectures on the Bhagavad Gita are also offered. Accommodations are reasonably priced and clean, and many rooms have river views.
4-Yoga Niketan: Yoga Niketan was founded in 1964 by Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahansa, a renowned master of Raja Yoga who spent most of his life in the Himalayas. The teachings of this traditional ashram, which is located in the Muni-Ki-Reti area of Rishikesh, are based solely on the Eight Fold Path as per the Patanjali Yoga Shastra. Students must follow the strict daily schedule of yoga, meditation, and lectures. The ashram has 100 comfortable rooms available for students, all with private bathrooms and hot water.
5-Sadhana Mandir: Sadhna Mandir was founded in 1966 by Swami Rama, author of Living with the Himalayan Masters, and many other renowned spiritual books. Meditation, in the 5,000 year old Himalayan Tradition, is the focus of the teachings at this ashram. It has a quiet garden setting on the banks of the Ganges River, but away from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh. Various retreats are offered, including weekend retreats and longer 10-day retreats.
6-Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram was founded by Swami Veda Bharati, a disciple of Swami Rama. This "village of spiritual seekers" offers meditation instruction in the Himalayan Tradition, and is also a highly regarded center for scientific research into yogic meditation. Accommodations, limited to 100 guests at a time, are provided in very comfortable self-contained cottages. There's a daily schedule of activities including meditation, breathing, and Hatha yoga.
7-Swami Dayananda Ashram: This ashram was established during the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, an internationally recognized teacher of Vedanta and scholar of Sanskrit. It's located in picturesque surroundings, around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula area. Regular residential courses are conduced, with focus on Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. Vedic chanting is also taught during the courses. In addition, visiting teachers conduct Iyengar and Hatha yoga retreats (suitable for beginners and intermediate students) at the ashram. More than 150 rooms with attached bathrooms are available for students.
8-Phool Chatti: Meaning "Land of Flowers", Phool Chatti ashram was founded in the late 1800s (yes, it's old!) and is located in a peaceful natural setting upriver from Laxman Jhula. The ashram is renowned for its frequent seven-day yoga and meditation program. The teachings focus on the full spectrum of the yogic path and ashram life, not just asanas (postures). Students will get to experience meditation, breathing (pranayama), cleansing, chanting, mauna (silence), puja (worship), kirtan (sacred singing), and other important aspects of the yogic path. There are opportunities for meditative walks among nature as well.
9-Anand Prakash Ashram: Anand Prakash Ashram was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Chetana Panwar (a Canadian woman) and Yogirishi Vishvketu (who's studied Hatha and Raja yoga, and the Vedic healing arts, in northern India since childhood). They offer their own style of yoga called Akhanda Yoga, which has non-sectarian teachings from multiple sources and lineages. It incorporates balanced sequencing of asanas, pranayama, relaxation, mantra and meditation, as well as discussions and readings on the yogic lifestyle and yoga philosophy. Students can stay at the ashram, stay elsewhere and attend all activities, or just attend drop-in classes. The ashram also runs 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, and Ayurvedic cooking classes. It's located in the Tapovan area.
10-Rishikesh Yogpeeth: One of the main draws at Rishikesh Yogpeeth is its special setting, which provides the opportunity to experience yoga with nature. This non-profit organization was established in 2005 by a group of locals who wanted to promote yoga. Its main campus, called Abhayaranya (meaning fearless self-expression), is situated on a hill just outside Rishikesh near a village called Patna. The only way to reach it is by a short but hard trek from Neelkanth Mahadev Road, just before Phool Chatti. Extended 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses (four weeks duration), 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses are conducted there. Seven-day yoga retreats are offered as well. Accommodations consist of 18 well-appointed cottages for either single or twin occupancy. Standard 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses (three weeks) take place at the riverside Ganga campus at Phool Chatti. This campus has 10 cottages.