Yoga trips to Mcleodganj and Dharmsala

Yoga trips to Mcleodganj and Dharmsala

Known for their serene beauty and wonderful peaceful surroundings, Mcleodganj and Dharmsala are the ideal places to rejuvenate oneself through yoga, meditation, and introspection. This is the reason so many travelers come here to learn about Tibetan Buddhism, meditation and Yoga. There are many techniques of Yoga. You can select the one you prefer, be it the sahaj (simple) yoga or the Hath (complex) yoga. Sight seeing is kept to a minimum, as you can spend more time alone in the company of mother nature and get to know yourself better. Below, we give you a sample itinerary, but it can be modified to suit your needs.

DAY 1: Arrive at Mcleodganj

From Delhi or Chadigarh we come to Mcleodganj, where we check in our hotels or yoga ashrams , shower and relax. Spend the day exploring the beauty of this untouched town.

DAY 2:  Yoga- Getting started

We begin the day early in the morning with your first yoga session. Be prepared to understand the underlying principles, key features and benefits of this great Indian science. The small training session will help you learn the basics and certain simple Yoga postures also known as asanas. This will be followed by lunch. After some rest we can go sight seeing to the Tsuglagkhang monastery, which has the three cornered Buddha idols of Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara, and Padmasambhava.These idols are made in gilded bronze.   There is a lot to explore in Mcleodganj and Dharmsala. People from around the world come here to meditate and pray. You may also get a chance to see the monks of varied backgrounds engaged in debate or meditation. A visit then to Norbulingka Institute (Jewel Garden) where you [...]

By |June 3rd, 2014||Comments Off on Yoga trips to Mcleodganj and Dharmsala|

Rishikesh Yoga Travel Packages

Rishikesh Yoga Travel Packages

Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga and is one of the preferred destinations for travelers visiting India as you get to experience lots of different activities at one place. The activities range from adrenalin pumping hiking, rafting, camping, kayaking or simple sight seeing to meditation and yoga. The Ganga enters the Indian plains from its northern terrain into Rishikesh. This makes Rishikesh an ideal tourist destination. If you are up for adventure holidays we can arrange such trips for you. We can also organize spiritual tours for tourists. Please see the sample schedule given below. We can organize one to suit your needs and preferences.

DAY 1: Arrival – Rishikesh

From Delhi we go to Rishikesh via car or bus. This drive takes around 6 hours. We check-in in our guest house or hotels and have lunch or dinner depending on the time. The rest of the day is kept free for you to explore the sights of the city or rest if that is what you prefer.

DAY 2: Introduce yourself to Yoga and Meditation

The early morning yoga session of the first day introduces the beginner yogi to different types of yoga postures known as asanas and also teaches the tourists the basic principles underlying the ancient science of yoga and meditation. This training session is not a very long one. Today tourist will be introduced some basic yoga postures. The instructors are thoroughly trained in the field. After a little rest you can par take a light lunch and spend the rest of the day sight seeing in Rishikesh. The Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula are ideal sight seeing spots. These are suspension bridges and are [...]

By |June 3rd, 2014||Comments Off on Rishikesh Yoga Travel Packages|

Pilgrimage Trekking Uttarakhand

Pilgrimage Trekking Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand , you will find some of the most holy and religious travel destinations such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Joshimath and so many others situated in the heart of the Himalayan mountain range. Here , you are away from your worries and tensions of everyday life and can enjoy the splendor of nature at its best. Some of these sites are accessible only during some months. Here we come across the glaciers of the Ganga and Yamuna, known as the Gangotri and Yamunotri, respectively. The water of these glaciers is believed to be holy and is used by Hindus for various religious rites.

Due to the weather conditions some places are visited by only a few pilgrims, but some others have a large crowd of pilgrims, about tens of thousands every month, during peak season.  Some come here not only to explore the religious aspect but also to experience nature at its best.
Treks are arranged by us in several of these sites in Uttarakhand for travelers and pilgrims all over the world. We cater to your demands, whether you wan to visit them during the rush of pilgrims or during quietude. Each such tour or trek is organized keeping in mind the time, natural conditions and the preference of the tourists.
Feel free to contact us via contact form or email- info@indiafoodtour.com for more information.

Travel Package Services:

TRANSPORT: Trek on foot and car for long distance, Bus, Train or Air.
ACCOMMODATION: Campsites, small guesthouses, hotels.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Low to Medium.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping,  Mountain climbing,  Bird watching,  Meditation, Hiking, Yoga, Pilgrimage
DURATION: Variable
MEALS: Variable
COST: Variable

By |June 3rd, 2014||Comments Off on Pilgrimage Trekking Uttarakhand|

Kayaking and Rafting in Rishikesh

Kayaking and Rafting in Rishikesh

What a better way to spend your time in Rishikesh than experiencing the fast growing sport of Kayaking and Rafting. Experience the free flowing Ganga waters as they enter the plains of India from the higher altitudes of the Himalayas. This makes it comfortable to raft for newbie’s and pros alike. We have various gradations ranging from the sedate Grade I to the more gratifying Grade II and III+. You have multiple options here to choose between a 2-3 hour expedition and one that lasts for multiple days.

Supervised at all times, the kayaking expedition is done with a trained instructor. The guests first go to the starting point by car and then they are instructed briefly to make them aware, before entering the waters. Please listen and follow the instructions well as they are mandatory for your safety. A meal is provided if it is in the package. Then each guest receives paddles, safety gear, helmets and life jackets and we start the trip. All the guests have to pass a small test before they begin kayaking. At all times you will be accompanied by a trained guide.

Short Duration Rafting at Rishikesh

Small but fun rafting trips are divided by the time and distance. Te smallest possible trip is 3 hours and the longest may take 5 hours or 36 km. alternatively a 16 km trip is also undertaken. AS we go to the start point by driving, we take a small training session and after a meal (if included) start the rafting. As we always have experts to supervise, anyone can attempt these rafting sessions. The cost varies with regards to the duration of the trip and the size [...]

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Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun Trek

Situated below the Fateh Parvat, the Har ki Dun (valley of Gods) trek is a relatively easy one and one of the most beautiful ones in the Himalayas of Gharwal. Trekkers prefer to go via the Govind National Park. The beautiful birds, insects, and animals seen are a real sight to behold. You may be lucky to see the musk deer, wild goats and many more in addition to various glaciers, streams, and meadows and forests. Due to the trek being an easy one, it can be undertaken by anyone who is relatively fit.

DAY 1: Arrival at Sankri

We usually reach Sankri by evening. Depending upon whether we start from Rishikesh or Dehradun, the time may wary a bit. Sankri is located at an altitude of 2000m.After reaching; we rest and do some local sightseeing. About a 5 hours drive from Rishikesh, and about a 7 hour drive from Dehradun, Sankri is full of the snowy peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. Staying in the camp at night, under the canopy of stars if the icing on the cake.

DAY 2: Sankri to Seema via Taluka

Early in the morning, we start our day with a hearty breakfast and some chai. After which , the trek to Taluka commences. Taluka is a small settlement around 4 hours (12 km) away. Lunch will be in Taluka. Some rest and we re-start our journey to reach Seema at 14 km and an altitude of 2700m. As you walk through the mountains, you will be amazed at the site of a number of wild flowers; rose, deodar and chestnut to mane a few. We can also divide this trek into two days as 26 km may be [...]

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Dharmsala Mcleodganj with Triund Travel Package in 7 days

Dharmsala Mcleodganj with Triund Travel Package in 7 days

Immerse yourself completely in the beauty of natural surroundings as you take this travel package consisting of Dharmsala, Mcleodganj and Kangra in complete detail. There is also an opportunity to view some man-made attractions in the heart of nature, spend quality time with folk fore or remain in seclusion.

DAY 1: Arrive at Dharmsala 

We pick you up from Chandigarh or alternatively from Delhi or Amritsar and we arrive in Mcleodganj, Dharmasala. After refreshing yourself in the hotel, we take a stroll around the local shops to buy some cheap jewelry or souvenirs or may be just feast the eyes and interact with the locals.

DAY 2: To Kangra

We spend the day knowing about the simple culture of Kangra and do some sight seeing. After which we progress to see the kangra fort which has an important place in the history of this place. We also spend some time dwelling in historical facts. Later, we visit the Kangra museum and War memorial. A drive leads us to the Machiral temple and the hot springs of Tatwani. As the water is therapeutic, we enjoy some time relaxing. After watching the Machiral fall, which is the biggest in the region, we head back to the hotel.

DAY3:   To Mcleodganj, Dharmsala

We spend this day in Mcleaodganj itself, the capital of the government of Tibet. This place is also the residence an exile place of the Dalai Lama. We begin this day by visiting the Tsuglakhang monastery, which proudly has three major idols, that of Sakyamuni Buddha, A Valokitesvara and Padmasambhava in gilded bronze, a true beauty. Spiritually important, this place houses people from all over the world, who come here to offer [...]

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Single Day Rishikesh Tour on A Bike

Single Day Rishikesh Tour on A Bike

Love biking? (Motorcycle rides). Here is an opportunity for you to ride into all the four corners of Rishikesh in this bike trip. You can spend some quiet time near the Ganga river and observe its natural serenity, or undertake some fun adventure sports like bungee jumping or rafting. If you are not a biker, we can also make this trip in a car if so desired..

Tour Itinerary

Post sunrise, a visit to the Kunjapuri temple on an altitude of 1600 m and then to Ram Jhula for breakfast in the lap of nature, in one of the exotic restaurants. 
We then go to the small Vashishta cave near the peaceful and pretty Ganga river bed. Here, you may relax a while or meditate.
Then, we ride to the Neer Gaddu or Gaddu Chatti waterfalls which boast of a wonderful landscape.
After visiting the waterfall, we are faced with two choices:
1) Undertaking Adventure activities like bungee jumping, zip lining, or giant swing. We may be able to do rafting or kayaking but it depends on how much time we have.

2) A visit to the Neelkanth temple and return to Rishikesh from there

Travel Services:

TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, bike or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Not applicable.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to medium.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking,  Bird watching,  Meditation, Hiking,  sightseeing, bike rides;
DURATION: 1 Day
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch,
COST: From INR 2500 onwards ( US $ 41)

By |May 27th, 2014||Comments Off on Single Day Rishikesh Tour on A Bike|

Short day tours in Rishikesh

Short day tours in Rishikesh

Here you will find some treks in the vicinity of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand for a day or less than that. These are meant for tourists who want a short exploring trip at the base of the Himalayas.

Travel Package Details:

TRANSPORT : In private or shared car with driver, bike or foot. 
ACCOMMODATION: Not applicable.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone
ACTIVITIES: Trekking,  Bird watching,  Meditation, Hiking,  sightseeing,
DURATION: 4-5 Hours
MEALS: Breakfast
COST: From INR 700 onwards ( US $ 11)

Kunjapuri Sunrise trek

We need to rise early around 4 in the morning if we want to reach in time to enjoy the sunset. You can select between a bike ride or a car drive to reach Kunjapuri which is 26 km.

The magnificent sunrise will recharge all your senses.

After you bask in the glory of the rising sun, we can trek or walk to the Kunjapuri temple located at an altitude of 1600m and enjoy breakfast there.

We now walk to Laxman Jhula , a 13 km distance from Kunjapuri, as we encounter wonderful natural scenic sights and views such as the Neer Gadu waterfall and spot beautiful birds.

At the end we reach Laxman Jhula to finish the day nad have dinner.

 

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Rafting and Kayaking in Rishikesh

Rafting and Kayaking in Rishikesh

Kayaking and rafting are becoming popular day by day, in Rishikesh and India. Rishikesh is the place where the Ganges enters the Indian plains after flowing from the Himalayan altitudes. This is the reason it is easier to raft, even for beginners and those taking it up as a hobby.It is also equally gratifying for professionals. As the river in this region offers various grades from Grade I to more challenging Grade II and III+.You have a variety of thrilling options here and you can get to chose between rafting for a short time of 2-3 hours or few days exploring the camping on beaches of the river Ganga and the forests nearby.

Every ride here including the Kayaking is supervised by expert trained instructors. Starting the expedition, initially the guests drive by car to the beginning point and given a short talk and some training before entering the waters. It is important to perfectly understand the training to ensure safety. A packed meal may also be provided, depending on your package. Safety gears include paddles , helmet and life jackets which are provided to each participant. Before the actual kayaking begins , a test is undertaken. A guide accompanies all participants for their assistance and guidance.
Services Provided

TRANSPORT : Rafts, Kayaks, In private or shared car with driver, bike or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Beach or jungle camps.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone
ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, river rafting, swimming,  Bird watching, Wildlife spotting, Hiking,  sightseeing,
DURATION: 3 Hours to 4 days
MEALS: According to choice
COST: From INR 450 onwards ( US $ 7.5) At [...]

By |May 23rd, 2014||Comments Off on Rafting and Kayaking in Rishikesh|

Dharmsala Mcleodganj with Triund Travel Package

Dharmsala Mcleodganj with Triund  Travel Package in 7 days

Travel Package Includes

TRANSPORT : In bus, private or shared car with driver.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching,  Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga,  Volunteer activities
DURATION: 7 Days
MEALS: By choice
COST: From INR 25000 ( US $ 416) onwards ( 1 US $ = INR 60) 

 This extensive travel trip covering Dharmsala, Mcleodganj and Kangra in full detail brings you very close to the beauties and wonders of nature and helps you unwind from you daily stress and worries. The wondrous mountains, natural and man made attractions of this lovely journey will surely make a long lasting memory. Spent alone or interacting with the local folk, this trip will leave you stupefied.

DAY 1: Reach Dharmsala

After picking you up from the destination of your choice such as Chandigarh, Delhi or Amritsar, we reach Mcleodganj, Dharmsala. We relax into our guest houses for a while and spend the evening strolling around the streets exploring the local wares and buying something for folk back home.

DAY 2: Kangra

 We devote this day to sight seeing and getting acquainted with the culture of Kangra. First we take a drive to the Kangra fort, which is famous both historically and for its being quite ancient. We later proceed to watch the Kangra museum and the War memorial. A drive to MAchiral temple and the hot springs at Tatwani will really help you unwind as you put your feet in warm therapeutic waters [...]

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