India

Cultural & Yoga Tour


October 2nd – October 18th

The culture of India is vast, it is ancient, profound and one of the most colorful countries in the world. It is a wonderful experience to travel with friends, with people you know.

I am offering a beautiful experience of Mother India to my students. It is a two week tour, arriving in Bangalore on Bangalore on Oct. 2, and leaving from Delhi (the capital of India) on Oct 18th.

Bangalore

This tour begins in Bangalore. We arrive in Bangalore on Oct 2nd. Bangalore is the capital of the southern state of Karnataka. One of the most modern cities in India, it is the center of India’s high tech industry. Whatever time you arrive in the airport, a car will pick you up and drive you to our hotel. We will be there for a night, and beginning our drive to Bellur, the birthplace of Sri BKS Iyengar.

Bellur

After a short drive from Bangalore we arrive in Bellur. This village is now visited by thousands of yoga practitioners. We will spend 5 days in Bellur. The grounds are full of nature and the asana studio is beautiful and spacious. The rooms are comfortable and the meals are first class vegetarian. The entire environment of Bellur lends itself to pure yoga practice and meditation. "A true yoga experience for all of us." After yoga practice in Bellur, one day spent shopping in the high tech city of Bangalore!

Puri

After a few days, we fly to Puri. Puri is situated on the Bay of Bengal. We are staying in Puri for 4 days. Many things to appreciate in Puri.

This is the home of the famous JAGANNATH TEMPLE, where millions of pilgrims come to visit the Deities of Lord Krishna, Lord Balaram and Goddess Subhadra. Puri is a joy to visit. One feels refreshed being here by the sea. In the 1930’s Europeans began to visit Puri, as it became famous for healing energies of the air, the water, the ambience. Visits to Raghurajpur, artists villages, weaver’s village, spending a day at the famous KONARK SUN TEMPLE will fill our days in Puri.

Varanasi

After seaside restoration in Puri we fly to Varanasi, the city of Light. Every morning we take a boat ride on the Ganges, where flowers and little candles are floated amongst the chants to this sacred river. “This is a place where hundreds of enlightened beings lived at a time. In every street you had enlightened beings to meet.” Sadhguru. It is the oldest inhabited city in the world. This is the city you see in National Geographic, where life revolves around the sacred Ganges River.

Agra

Last but not least, we fly to Delhi and drive to Agra. The home of the most famous wonder of the world....The Taj Mahal. Two days in Agra, touring the Taj Mahal, Sunrise and Sunset, the surrounding palaces and forts as well. After two days, we fly back to Delhi to return home!

Pricing

The cost of the tour is $4,200. This includes all hotels, breakfasts, all domestic Indian flights, and traveling with our most awesome guide---Samar Pradhan. Samar is one of the owners of Heritage Tours in Puri and has guided us safely and comfortably for each yoga tour that I have done. This price does not include tips for the guide and the various workers such as the drivers, hotel luggage carriers, guide for the Taj Mahal.

Any questions, please write me at shamani108@mac.com or call at 310-621-0447. This tour will be easy, beautiful, and surely a once in a lifetime experience on many levels!