Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT DELHI
Welcome To India. The company representative shall meet you in the arrival visitor's hall with a paging board. Transfer to your hotel. Formalities of Check-in shall be completed by the representative. Overnight at the hotel
Day 2 : DELHI
Full day Guided tour of Delhi - a fascinating blend of past and the present. Delhi , the capital of the country , and one of the India's fastest growing cities. Post breakfast , the day shall begin with the sightseeing of Old Delhi.
Old Delhi owes it's origins to moghul emperor Shah Jahan. It offers monuments , narrow rowded streets within it's granite walls and bustling bazaars.. The main structure is the Red fort built of red sandstone; it houses the famous Diwan-e-khas, the beautiful audience chamber where the moghul emperor Shah Jahan held court seated on the peacock throne.
On Board the Rickshaw Ride, for a unique experience through the Chandni Chowk or the silver street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this busy avenue heading west from the Red fort.. Opposite the fort is the largest mosque in India - the Jama Masjid and as you walk down its steps, you walk into the teeming market place famous for brocades, braids, silver, manuscripts etc.
Continuing the tour of Old delhi, visit Raj Ghat (Where the Father of Nation, Mahatma Ghandi was cremated) .
Post lunch , commenced the City tour of New Delhi . Drive past the state Government buildings designed by Lutyens, visiting Rajpath leading up from the war memorial arch India gate, up to the imposing presidential palace - the Rashtrapati bhawan - built on Raisina hill and flanked by the secretariat buildings.
Landscaped parks and formal gardens surround old monuments all over the city- mausoleum of Humayun.
End the tour at the tower Minaret of Qutab Minar . The earliest Muslim city of India is 15 kms from Rashtrapati bhawan which is dominated by the Qutab Minar, which is an amazing 2000 yrs old pure iron pillar erected in 4 AD which has never rusted.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 3 :DELHI-NARENDRA NAGAR -The ANANDA in the Himalayas
Depart for Narendra Nagar (250 kms) by road or by train( Shatabdi train till Haridwar, beyond that is 2 hours drive to Narendra nagar) . Upon arrival check into your Hotel Ananda in the Himalyas
In the Himalayan foothills, 260 Kms. north of Delhi in the state of Uttaranchal. Located close to the holy town of Rishikesh, Ananda is situated in the precincts of the Palace Estate of the Maharajah of Tehri-Garhwal in the small town of Narendra Nagar.
A legendary fount of religion and spirituality, Narendera Nagar, was chosen by the Maharaja, Narendera Shah to house the palace of Tehri Garhwal. In time, the regal corridors of the palace echoed with the footsteps of distinguished guests. Now, home to "Ananda", this royal precinct and palace of the past is bestowed with the renewed tranquillity. As South Asia's finest destination resort and SPA. Ananda brings alive a spiritual vision, uplifting wisdom of the ages and the pure bliss of being.
Afternoon is at leisure for SPA activities.
The holistic wellness sanctuary for rejuvenation and revitalization, Ananda Spa offers a unique blend of therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurvedic, Yoga and meditation along with the latest European and Thai treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses. The Spa is based on the principle of creating harmony, from wellness, fitness and relaxation therapies. The wellness centre, invites you to a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Dedicated to you wellness is a vast universe of 21,000 sq.ft. embodying the promise of health and vitality, youthfulness and beauty.
"The cheap and best weekend getaway that carries you to Meditation and Ayurveda programmes in the Himalayan beauties like Ananda. A combo of spa, rafting and long drive, it was awesome trip for me."
» Isabella Adams, UK
With unique focuses on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programs is designed to meet individual needs and health goals - de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.
At Ananda-In the Himalayas, the calming integration of lush greenery, fresh mountain air, Himalayan spring water, the luxurious therapy rooms overlooking the holy River Ganges and the mystifying Himalayas, provides the ideal environment for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul
Feel your body being renewed with warm and silken herbal oil massages. Wrap your body in comforting cape of firming clay, while inhaling the elevating aromas of herbs and spices. Stimulate vital pulse points and sculpt your body with multi-flow water jets. Invigorate your sense, immersed in a bath perfumed with fresh blossoms.
Optional - At 1700 hrs, drive to Rishikesh. Arrive at Rishikesh at 1730 hrs. walk down to Triveni Ghat by a Ganges River to witness evening "Arti" which starts at 1800 hrs. Hundreds of people congregate here each evening to witness traditional Hindu prayer. After Arti, return to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 4 : NARENDRA NAGAR-RAFTING-DELHI
Drive from hotel to Marine drive (28 kms from Rishikesh), the put-in point for rafting. Life jackets, helmets and paddles are provided at Marine drive. The rafters are given a complete briefing on rafting. Commands and safety (6-8 pax in each boat). We raft down from Marine drive to Beach Tented Camp negotiating some of the best rapids on the river like, "Three Blind Mice" (grade III, moderately difficult), "Crossfire" and "Body surfing" for more adventurous ones". Conclude rafting at Beach Tented Camp.
Welcome drink at the take-out. Tent, hot water shower, bio-friendly toiletries and towels will be provided. Lunch at camp. After lunch, drive back to Ananda . Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel such as ayurvedic massage, swimming, tennis etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : NARENDRA NAGAR
Day is at leisure / SPA activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : NARENDRA NAGAR - DELHI - ONWARD DESTINATION
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Delhi (250 kms). Upon arrival in Delhi - check into hotel Rest of the day at leisure. After dinner transfer to the international airport to connect flight back home