On the first 2 days of the Yoga and Spiritual tour, you will station yourself in Delhi, the national capital. Will it not be a great idea to first understand the cultural heritage of the place before embarking on a spiritual tour across it? So, with this in mind we have lined up for you the various tourist attractions housed in the city that you could visit. These attractions will give you an insight into the ancient and medieval faces of India. Sites like Red Fort, Jama Masjid and India Gate will introduce you to this fact.
On the 3rd day of the tour, get ready to move out of Delhi and travel in to Agra. With an impressive history of Mughal heritage behind it, Agra tops the list of heritage destinations in the country. Visit the majestic Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort (to name a few) in the city before you arrive in the spiritual destinations of the country.
It takes almost about 5 hours by car to reach from Delhi to Hardwar. The literal meaning of Hardwar signify the 'gates leading to God' and no wonder this is one of the most sacred places for the Hindus. Located on the banks of the river Ganga, Haridwar is dotted with numerous temples. Devotees visit this place to offer prayers to the God as well as to pay the last tributes to ones' ancestors. Could there have been a better way to begin your spiritual tour of the country other than this place? Besides visiting the ancient temples of the city, make it a point to be present on the Ganga shores especially during the evenings when the elaborate 'Aarti' (worship) takes place. There are several yoga centers housed in and around the city from where you could learn the practice of this ancient Indian art. Not only does yoga help to prolong your life, it also helps you to control and eliminate a number of diseases through the postures (asanas) and self discipline (niyama).
Located at about 1 hours drive from Hardwar is Rishikesh, one of the most important yoga tours destination in India and gateway to the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Owing to its spectacular location, Rishikesh offers to its visitors a serene retreat where people can come and spend some moments amidst nature and with God. Home to some of the best yoga and Ayurvedic centers in the country, Rishikesh is visited by guests from all over the world.
The temples and ashrams housed within Rishikesh make it a world famous pilgrimage destination. Other than offering prayers, tourists come here to especially meditate in the quiet environs of the place. The soothing effect that this place has on the minds of the visitors is something one has to experience, first hand. The yoga and spiritual tour will be rendered incomplete unless one visits the attractions housed here, which includes 'muni ki reti', the Ram Jhula, the Laxman Jhula, and the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Rishikesh is also the starting point of 'Char Dham Yatra'; a pilgrimage tour that takes devotees across the 4 most-significant pilgrimage destinations in the country.
The ancient name of Varanasi is Kashi and is the holiest destination in the country for Hindus, Buddhists as well as the Jains. Varanasi is also referred to as the 'city of lights' and was a great seat of learning in ancient India. Today also the city has managed to retain its ancient charisma and the temples and shrines housed here attract millions of devotees every year. A few of the most significant destinations in this city that you could visit as a part of yoga and spiritual tours are Kashi Vishwanath temple, the Durga temple, and the Sankat Mochan temple.