Itinerary: India Tour: April 23-May 7:2022: with Rachel Hunter Special guest: - Delhi/Agra/Jaipur and Kerala

Day 1: April 23: Arrive Delhi:

  • Arrive Delhi: Transfer to hotel – The Oberoi Delhi (overnight in Delhi)
  • Welcome at Cirrus Rooftop bar
  • Dinner as a group at the hotel

Day 02: April 24: Explore – New Delhi:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • We start to explore New Delhi
  • First stop Birla Temple
  • Next stop Gurdwara – worship place for the Sikh
  • Drive past Government buildings: President’s house & India gate
  • Visit Qutab Minar
  • Lunch will be at Olive Restaurant – group lunch
  • Visit Humayan’s Tomb
  • If we have the opportunity we may also visit Museums – Indira Gandhi Museum, Gandhi Museum and National Museum (time dependant)
  • Dinner at the hotel – not a group dinner – specified restaurant – at leisure

Day 03: 25 April (Monday) Explore Old Delhi:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • We start to explore Old Delhi
  • Tri-Cycle ride to explore Old Dlhi – lanes of Chandni Chowk (spice market)
  • Return to Central Delhi
  • Lunch will be at Char-Bar – group lunch
  • The rest of the day is dedicated to shopping – or you may choose to relax at the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel – not a group meal – at leisure at specific restaurant
  • Optional Meditation and slow movement class – led by Rachel: in the evening

Day 04: 26 April (Tuesday) Delhi - Mathura - Agra:

  • Early breakfast at the hotel
  • We depart from Delhi for Agra
  • Enroute we will stop at the Temple of Lord Krishna in Mathura
  • Lunch will be local – only vegetarian
  • Continue drive to Agra
  • During the afternoon we will explore Agra fort, and Mehtab Bagh – from which we can see the Taj Mahal
  • Overnight in Agra – The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel
  • Dinner is at the hotel at – Esphahan Restaurant – optional as to whether choose to dine with the group or at leisure

Day 05: 27 April (Friday) Agra - Fatehpur - Jaipur:

  • Taj Mahal at Sunrise
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • We depart from Agra to Jaipur
  • Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri
  • Drive to Jaipur to The Oberoi Rajvilas
  • Rest of day at leisure at hotel – can relax at the hotel or venture out with a guide
  • Evening Meal at Oberoi Rajvilas at specified restaurant – not group meal
  • Evening – optional: proceed to witness AARTI ceremony at local temple

Day 06: 28  April (Thursday) Jaipur:

  • Cyling Tour of Jaipur
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • We will proceed to visit the highlights of the city – City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Govind Deo Ji Temple
  • Lunch will be at the Café of City Palace – Baradari Café
  • Later in the afternoon we will take a walking tour of the markets, and time to shop – explore with a guide
  • Dinner at the hotel – not a group meal – at leisure
  • Please note dependant on scheduling Rachel may lead us in a slow flow yoga class on this day

Day 07: 29 April (Friday) Jaipur:

  • Group Yoga session – led by Rachel – in the garden if possible
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Excursion to Amber fort
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Afternoon dedicated to shopping – or you may relax at the hotel
  • Cooking demonstration with dinner at Dera Mandawa

    Day 08: 30 April (Saturday) Depart Jaipur:

    • Early breakfast at the hotel
    • Departure transfer to the airport
    • Flight from Jaipur
    • Arrive Neeleshwar Hermitage, Northern Kerala

    Day 08 – Day 15 (30 April – 7 May)  Neeleshwar Hermitage – Northern Kerala – set on the coastline of the Arabian Sea

    • Each morning we will be led in Meditation 25 minutes and 60 minutes Yoga by Rachel Hunter
    • Each evening we will be led in Yoga practice for 60 minutes by Rachel Hunter (except for the evening of the Lotus boat cruise)
    • Accommodation options: Garden View, Sea View or Plunge Pool Cottages
    • Ayurvedic Talk and explanation of Ayurveda – by resident Ayurvedic doctor
    • Ayurvedic Consultation
    • 4 Ayurvedic Treatments – (time taken for massage can be more or less after consultation with the doctor)
    • All Vegetarian Meals and all Ayurvedic drinks.
    • Morning Signature Tea.
    • Two hours sunset cruise through the magical backwaters on Lotus Houseboat.
    • Visit to see the Theyyam Ritual dances in Local Temple or Village
    • Cooking Class with Chef Aneesh in Annapurna.
    • Guided tour of Local highlights like Anand Ashram
    • 4 group evening meals – other evening meals at leisure

    On Day 15 - May 7 - the group will depart Neeleshwar and head to Mumbai – where it is suggested International connections are made.