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The Cotour

India - October 2022 - with Rachel Hunter - Special guest: October 16-30:2022

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Join Rachel Hunter and Amy of The Cotour - for a magical tour to India in October 2022. 

The tour will visit Kerala, Varanasi and Jaipur - and will be based in Varanasi during the Diwali festival.

Each day Rachel will lead the group in meditation and yoga. There will be many chances to experience the quintessential essence of each of these destinations - three distinctly different Indian locations.

In Kerala, Southern India, we will be based at the Neeleshwar Hermitage - a beautiful Ayurvedic focused retreat. Set in a lush expanse on the Malabar coast, and with beach access to the Arabian sea. Neeleshwar is truly magical and we are so excited to be returning there to retreat.

We will be heading to the one of the world's oldest and most continually inhabited cities and widely regarded as the spiritual capital of India, which the Ganges flows through. Here we will stay at the amazing Amritara Suryauday Haveli. Situated on the Shivala Ghats - this haveli is a haven in one of the most beautiful regions of India -  Uttar Pradesh.

The Hotel Narain Niwas Palace is located in Jaipur, the Pink City of India, located in the state of Rajasthan. This heritage hotel is truly a place where one can enjoy traditional Rajput hospitality. Markets, temples, forts and palaces - Jaipur has so much to offer and so many choices of excursions and experiences.

Our itinerary:

October 16 - October 20: Kerala - The Neleeshwar Hermitage

October  20 - October 25: Varanasi - Amritara Suryauday Haveli

October 25 - October 30: Jaipur - Hotel Narain Niwas Palace

Inclusions:

Neeleshwar: Kerala:

- 4 nights accommodation - Garden View, Sea View or Plunge Pool Cottage - single and limited twin share options available

- Daily Meals: including breakfast, lunch and dinner - we will have a group meal on the night of arrival and the final night - all other meals will be at leisure

- 20 minute meditation each morning - led by Rachel Hunter

- 60 minute Yoga class each morning - led by Rachel Hunter

- 60 minute Yin Yoga / Meditation and movement practice each evening - led by Rachel Hunter

- Lotus Boat cruise - please note on this evening there will be no practice

- Either Thyannum at local village or Puja - at the resort - to be advised

- Ayurvedic consultation and 2 Ayurvedic treatments

- Return travel to and from Mangalore or Kannur airport

Amritara Suryauday Haveli: Varanasi

- 5 nights accommodation - City View or River View rooms - single and limited twin share options available

- Daily breakfast

- Two lunches at the hotel - at leisure - not group

- Two dinners - at the hotel- group dinners

- Transport from airport to the Haveli and return

- Private Puja Ceremony

- Heritage Tour

- Aarti taken by boat

- Temples Tour

- 1 hour meditative and/or movement practice each day - led by Rachel Hunter - timing to be determined in Varanasi to work around our schedule

Hotel Narain Niwas Palace: Jaipur

- 5 nights accommodation - Deluxe Room - single and limited twin share options available

- Daily breakfast

- Two group dinners at the hotel - timing to be advised

- Two lunches at the hotel - at leisure - not group lunches

- Transport from the airport and return - on arrival and departure

- 1 hour meditative and/or movement practice each day - led by Rachel Hunter - timing to be determined in Jaipur to work around our schedule

- Half Day city tour to * Hawa Mahal * City Palace & Jantar Mantar – in Innova/Crysta vehicle

- Amber Fort excursion: transport in Innova/Crysta vehicle, Jeep ride to ascend up to the fort

- Tuk tuk ride in Jaipur 

 - 1 hour meditative and/or movement practice each day - led by Rachel Hunter - timing to be determined in Jaipur to work around our schedule

Exclusions:

* Domestic India flights will be invoiced separately 

* International flights 

* Travel Insurance

* Pre-tour tests (including PCR, lateral flow or Rapid Antigen tests)

* Visa costs - you will require a Visa for entry into India

* Lunches in Jaipur and Varanasi

* All evening meals in Varanasi and Jaipur - except for group meals 

* Alcoholic beverages

* Morning Tea or Afternoon Tea

* Drinks during the day (except bottled water provided on excursions)

* Laundry

* Extra Excursions

* Other incidentals 


*ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: Twin share or single accommodation. If you are wanting Twin Share - you must have someone to share with. Very limited spaces remain.

 

Points to note:

- This tour is for women only

- if there is demand - Amy look to meet travelers in Mumbai - a day or two before the intended date of of the Retreat start date. She will then travel on to Neleeshwar with those who are wanting to do so. Accommodation and incidentals around such a stay will be charged separately.

- there will also be an optional add-on of an Agra and Delhi mini-tour - at the end of the schedule. Once again this will be charged separately.

- All terms and conditions must be signed off on with regards to the tour - including deposit and payment plan options.