India is renowned for offering travelers world-class spiritual and wellness itineraries. After all, India is the home of Ayurveda, the celebrated Hindu system of medicine, as well as Yoga, the 5,000-year-old discipline that has drawn millions of adherents in the West because of its physical and spiritual benefits. With traditions of healing, rejuvenation and self-discovery that stretch back thousands of years, this part of the world provides travelers with a way to recharge and reflect.
Join us on one of our wellness trips in India and experience relaxation and restoration in the country’s northern region. First, you’ll visit some of the country’s most popular and spectacular locales, including bustling Delhi, the regal “Pink City” of Jaipur and Agra, home to the inimitable Taj Mahal. Then you’ll experience the curative powers of India at Ananda in the Hills, regularly named one of the top spas in the world. With five full days here, you’ll have the luxury of time to truly unwind and take advantage of everything this top-notch facility has to offer. Let Geringer Global Travel plan one of our finest wellness itineraries for you in North India.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Namaste! Welcome to India!
An amalgamation of cities created from the 11th to 20th centuries, Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors who have left behind striking monuments and riveting tales. You will experience the many facets of this captivating capital—both the modern and the ancient—as you explore both New and Old Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi
Be transported 400 years back in time as you roll through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Discover the architectural marvels, multicolored facades and beautifully decorated shops, and enjoy the sensory extravaganza of this historic market. Later, take a walk through the Nizzamuddin basti (colony), guided by an underprivileged local young adult who has been trained by a non-governmental organization here.
Day 3: Delhi
In the morning take the Salaam Baalak walk, a stroll through the enchanting streets of Paharganj. Next, set off on a tour ofImperial Delhi, including a visit to the Qutub Minar, the five-story stone tower that dates to the 12th century, and Humayun’s tomb, a precursor of—and inspiration for—the Taj Mahal.
Day 4: Delhi – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, the famed “Pink City” of Rajasthan. Your evening is reserved for special cooking demo/dinner with a special person.
Day 5: Jaipur
Set in the Aravali Hills, Jaipur is enchanting and exotic: truly worthy of its status as one of India’s most popular travel destinations. Tour Jaipur today, including the towering Amber Fort, the iconic `Palace of Winds’, the ornate City Palace and Jantar Mantar, an enigmatic stone observatory.
Day 6: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Take a guided heritage walk today, including visits to colorful temples and the opportunity to have tea in the home of a local. Later, drive toFatehpur Sikri—a magnificent, fortified, 16th-century ghost city—en route to Agra, home to one of the world’s most famous monuments: the Taj Mahal.
Day 7: Agra
See the Taj Mahal at dawn, just as the sun graces the white stone. After your tour of the impressive Agra Fort, take a rickshaw or tonga ride to Old Agra to explore hidden alleys and catch a glimpse of everyday life here. You’ll also enjoy high tea with a local family, take a walk through pastoral Kacchpura Village, and have the opportunity to see the Taj Mahal during sunset.
Day 8: Agra – Delhi – Dehradun – Narendra Nagar
Fly to Dehradun, where you’ll be met and driven to Narendra Nagar and Ananda in the Hills. Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills and surrounded by graceful Sal forests, Ananda is not just a retreat. The facility helps visitors to redefine their lifestyles, introducing them to traditional Indian wellness regimes that help bring about the union of mind, body and soul.
Day 9: Narendra Nagar
Each morning here, you’ll attend an invigorating yoga session. An expert will meet with you privately to develop a plan for your stay, and you’ll enjoy spa treatments based on his or her recommendations.
In the afternoon, attend a cooking class with the on-site chef, who enjoys sharing his secrets to good health and great cuisine. Later, drive to Rishikesh and visit Parmarth Niketan Ashram, which educates deprived children. In the evening, attend “Ganga Aarti’ at the ashram.
Day 10: Narendra Nagar
After breakfast and a yoga session, move on a leisurely trek to the famous Kunjapuri Temple. Your surroundings in this place—amidst snow-capped Himalayan mountains — can help facilitate a mental and spiritual awakening.
Day 11: Narendra Nagar
Continue your wellness trip in India today. Ananda offers an extensive menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach.
Day 12: Narendra Nagar
Attend your hour-long yoga session, followed by spa treatments as recommended and desired.
Day 13: Narendra Nagar
Enjoy this extended time in a place devoted to you and your wellness. Attend your hour-long yoga session, followed by spa treatments as recommended and desired.
Day 14: Narendra Nagar – Dehradum – Delhi
After yoga and breakfast, drive to Dehradun airport to board your flight to Delhi. Then, connect to your flight home.
This is a suggested Wellness itinerary—we’d be happy to customize an itinerary to fit your needs. Whether you prefer a shorter or longer journey, would like to include other parts of India or other wellness properties, please contact us at 877-255-7438 or email us at email@example.com to discuss how we can create a personalized India Wellness itinerary for you.