Colorful India

Our trip begins in Mumbai, the Gateway to India, a melting pot of different people and societal contradictions. It is the city of wealth and poverty, green gardens and chaotic traffic, modern technology and Victorian buildings. To begin acclimatising, we will stay at the 5 star Novotel at Juhu beach which is an ideal place to relax after your journey. It is a great starting point to explore the city, to fully experience the contradictions that Mumbai has to offer and of course to enjoy some fabulous yoga with fantastic sea views.

After 2 nights in Mumbai, we leave by overnight train to Udaipur, a charming medium-sized, fairy-tale city in Rajasthan. Then, we stay 9 nights at Aashiya Haveli, a fantastic hotel, run by a traditional Indian family, right in the old town. From the roof terrace there, you can relish the magnificent view over the Lake Pichola.

Udaipur is our base for exploring. There are beautiful temples, forts and palaces. A visit to the famous City Palace with its beautifully tiled halls should really not be missed. The pure white Lake Palace Hotel is the former summer residence of Maharana Jagat Singh, and beautiful to see. We have compiled several day trips for you to experience the real India. In addition, you can enjoy 1 or 2 yoga classes a day tailored to your needs.

Are you going to discover with us?

12 days as from € 1195,-

Highlights

  • 1 or 2 yoga classes a day and a workshop to further deepen your yoga practice
  • Experience the busiest city in India: Mumbai
  • Admire the beautiful palaces, forts and temples of ‘1001 nights’ Rajasthan
  • Stay in the charming medium sized city of sunrise: Udaipur
  • Enjoy the real India, for example: train travel, cooking workshop, Indian food, Bollywood film
  • Group size up to 16
  • Do you have a lot of yoga experience or never done yoga before? There is a challenge for everyone
  • Extend your trip in India as you wish, we can help with the preparation of your onward journey

All activities are optional, there is always an alternative based on your preference

Daytrips

Daytrip 1: Elephant Island and Colaba in Mumbai

In the nice Colaba district you will find the triumphal arch, the monument “Gateway of India” which was built in 1911 as the memory of colonization, British India and the symbol of power. At just over an hours sailing from this, is Elephant Island, a small green and hilly island where the inhabitants are mainly concerned with rice plantations, fisheries and repairing boats. On this island there are caves with chopped stone images, dated between the 5th and 8th centuries. The main cave was a Hindu house of worship that was seriously damaged during the Portuguese rule in 1534. In 1970 the cave was renovated and has since been designated a UNESCO heritage.

Daytrip 2: Mumbai Taxi Tour

Discover Mumbai from a traditional British taxi. We go to the Haji Ali Dargah Tomb and Mosque, the impressive outdoor laundry Dhobi Ghat and past the home of famous Indian Bollywood film star Shahruhk Khan, and then take the train to Udaipur in the fun, lively and trendy district of Bandra.

Daytrip 3: City Palace Tour

City Palace is beautifully situated on Lake Pichola. The palace itself has beautifully tiled rooms that are worth admiring. From the boat, you can relax and enjoy the surroundings of the pure white Lake Palace.

Daytrip 4: Kumbhalgargh & Ranakpur

We start this daytrip with a visit to Kumbhalgargh Fort, which is claimed to be the 2nd longest continuous wall in the world – it is 38km long. Then we continue our journey to Ranakpur which is a village in western India, known for its beautiful Jain temple grand from the slope of a hill paddy. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple.

Daytrip 5: Chittorgarh

The largest fort of Rajasthan stretches majestically over a hill. Sacked three times and abandoned in 1567 by Maharana Udai Singh 2, who founded Udaipur. These monumental ruins have a rich history of medieval chivalry; death was considered a better option than the dishonour of surrender to foreign armies. Many have given their lives.

Daytrip 6: Tiger Lake i.e. Bari Lake

A few kilometers north-west of Udaipur is the famous water reservoir Bari Lake. Here you can experience silence with spectacular views. A sublime place to unwind.

Daytrip 7: Eklingji with Shiva Temple

A Hindu temple complex, 22 km north of Udaipur. This beautifully sculpted complex includes 108 temples within high walls. The main Jain temple, which dates from the 15th century, was rebuilt on the ruins of an earlier temple which was destroyed. There is a lot to see and moreover Eklingji is a place where faithful pilgrims visit the temple on Monday to get a special blessing of Lord Shiva.

Practical

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Arrival & Departure

Arrival Mumbai is at day 0, departure to Udaipur on day 2
Arrival Udaipur on day 3, leaving Udaipur on day 12

Accommodation

2 nights in 5 star Novotel in Mumbai
1 night in the train to Udaipur
9 nights in hotel Aashiya Haveli

Nurture

Western (yogi) breakfast (bread, yogurt, fresh fruit)
Indian Vegetarian dinner
Specific dietary requirements? Let us know when you make your booking

Prices

€ 1195, – for 11 nights in a twin room
€ 1345, – for a single room in Udaipur (9 nights) and a twin room in Mumbai (2 nights)
€ 1495, – for a single room in Mumbai and Udaipur (11 nights)

Included in package

All yoga classes and a restorative workshop
7 day trips including transport
Daily (yogi) breakfast
10 evening meals including drinkable water
Train ride back to Mumbai

Excluded from package

Return flight to Mumbai (ticket price normally varies between 500-750 euro)
Transport from the airport to the hotel (prepaid taxi about 5 euros)
Vaccinations (check with your travel doctor)
Visa (tourist visa is about 50 Euro)
Travel and cancellation insurance (compulsory!)
Lunch
(Alcoholic) drinks
Other personal expenses

Do you have any other questions? Please feel free to contact us.

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