Join us for a 12-day trip in northern india (Delhi, agra, Jaipur), combining a tour of the best of india’s well-known “golden triangle” (unesco world heritage sites and more), with a retreat in the spiritual mecca of rishikesh, gateway to the himalayas, along the beloved and powerful ganges river. while there you will have daily yoga and meditation classes and experience a two-day immersion in sanskrit.
•6 nights accommodation in boutique or heritage hotels (double occupancy) (single room upgrade available), breakfast included.
•6 nights accommodation at Divine Resort (or comparable site) in Rishikesh with all rooms overlooking the Ganges (breakfast and dinner included).
•Morning all-level yoga and meditation sessions with Jenny Tumas in Jaipur and Rishikesh, a minimum of 8 classes. With teaching experience of 18 years, Jenny will provide yoga expertise and support throughout your journey.
•American Sanskrit Institute level 1 Intro to Sanskrit Immersion in Rishikesh with Jenny Tumas (12 hours across 2-3 days). (Recommended but optional.)
•Domestic flights from Jaipur to Dehradun (via Delhi) and Dehradun to Delhi.
•Transfer, tours and excursion by air-conditioned mini-coach.
•Jeep ride to Amber Fort in Jaipur.
•Local English-speaking tour guides and experts at sites.
•Assistance, expertise and support throughout by Jen Fanucci, owner/founder of Big Picture Travel.
•Current applicable taxes.
•Yoga Alliance CE for Sanskrit and Yoga.
•Limited to 8 guests, this will be an intimate travel and retreat experience.
•$800 non-refundable deposit. Pay by July 1 to ensure your spot.
•Balance due August 1, 2019.
•We recommend purchasing travel insurance.
•Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pay balance.
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Day 1: Tuesday, October 1: Arrive Delhi
Day 2: Explore Delhi, India’s capital, rich with culture and history.
Day 3: Explore Agra. Feel the magic of The Taj Mahal.
Day 4: Travel to Jaipur : a magical city bursting with life, history and awe-inspiring architecture.
Day 5: Yoga, meditation; explore Jaipur.
Day 6: Yoga, meditation; flights to Delhi, Dehradun; drive to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world.
Day 7: Rishikesh: Yoga, meditation, ashrams, watch evening prayer ceremony by the Ganga
Day 8: Rishikesh: Yoga, meditation, Sanskrit Immersion, Dussehra festival
Day 9: Rishikesh: Yoga, meditation, Sanskrit Immersion; free time (optional Ganga evening prayer ceremony)
Day 10: Rishikesh: Yoga, meditation, optional trek/hike to Kunjapuri temple
Day 11: Rishikesh: Yoga, meditation; excursion to Haridwar (temples, ashrams, philosophy, mythology, religion); evening prayer ceremony by the Ganga
Day 12: Yoga, meditation; fly to Delhi; check in to hotel. Free time
Day 13: Depart Delhi (Sunday, October 13). Transfer to airport for flight home
Your hosts in India:
Jenny Tumas has been teaching yoga since 2001. Originally from California, she lives in far northern Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Superior. Her style of yoga teaching is based on the individual student, and blends elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga traditions. She owned a studio, Marigold Yoga, for nearly ten years, where she taught classes and led several yoga teacher training programs. She teaches group and private yoga classes locally, and travels to teach Sanskrit weekend immersions. She began studying Sanskrit in 2011, and in 2016 she completed the American Sanskrit Institute’s teaching apprentice program. She loves bringing the profound vibrational quality of Sanskrit into her meditation practice, chanting it, and studying it. She enjoys sharing it with others, and helping them learn through an empowering and freeing method developed by ASI founder Vyaas Houston, based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Contact Jenny at email@example.com
Jennifer Fanucci is the founder of Big Picture Travel & Events. Jen has traveled solo through much of India for the past five years, has lived and worked in India and currently calls Delhi her home. Prior to that, Jen visited India several times over 10 years. She has led numerous groups in various parts of India, creates personalized, custom itineraries, works closely with a number of boutique hotels and retreat centers and is truly passionate about helping people discover all that India has to offer. Jen is not one to travel on only the typical tourist route and so a trip with Jen will help you discover the true India. As an American living and traveling in India and helping others do so, Jen has learned how to approach travel in India with an open mind and an open heart. She guarantees that the wonders you will see while journeying through India will deeply enrich you and forever be a part of you. Contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your inquiry below, or call Jenny at 920.858.1078.