rajasthan, northern india

‘RUBIES & ROSES’ Yoga Tour – Rajasthan & Beyond

A beautiful 5-star journey into the foothills of the Himalaya and the splendour of Rajasthan.

When: 09 October – 29 October, 2018
(20 nights, 21 days).

This journey is based on:
• the philosophies and practice of Patanjali’s ‘8 Limbs of Yoga’
• india’s natural medical system for healing, rejuvenation and relaxation

This tour covers great distances through deserts and hills. Experiencing an energetic and exciting foray into Northern India, you will experience its vibrancy, kaleidoscope of hues, regality of palaces, grandeur of forts and deep reverence to gods, customs and rituals.

You will come to understand the rise and fall of many emperors, which has left behind a plethora of monuments and palaces that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. You will see ‘what fairytales were made of”. Very few places in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

Small streets; wide boulevards; twisting lanes; crowded bazaars; rickshaws; the sacred river; Gandi’s markings; palaces and tombs; train travel; elephant travel; camel travel; holy cities; monuments to’ love’; the lush to the desert; bangles and bling; blue, pink, amber; rubies and roses; silks and gold; princes and aesthetics. Did we mention the exquisite cuisine?
The regions are internationally renowned for their architecture, jewels, textiles, art and spirituality.

The weather will vary a little but in October, (winter months October-March) it is pleasant throughout with bright sunny days. In winter the daily maximum temperature in most of the areas is between 22° – 28°C and the minimum is 8° – 14°C.

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Ideal for:
The Hatha yoga classes, deep relaxation sessions and meditation instruction are experiential and simply executed. These methods are ideal for beginners as well as those who wish to ‘deepen’ their already established yoga practice.

People of all ages, body types, walks of life, professions and dispositions are welcome.

There will plenty of time to contemplate, relax, restore and refresh. You do what you will and yoga is not obligatory. Nothing is......except to have fun!

You may be curious as to...

why I called this tour “Rubies & Roses”...

The first thing that will amaze you is the sheer expanse of the cities, palaces and forts. Everything bejewelled and glittering with gold, silver, mirrors and precious gems. You will be spellbound by the intricacy of design and the masterful craftsmanship. The maharajahs from all over India commissioned artisans from this part of India.

And then... the roses. It seems there are roses everywhere. In the spas, in the rooms and adorning entrances. It is said that when the great kings returned from battle, rose petals would be thrown from the ramparts in honour of their homecoming.

Red - indicates passion, heat, spirit, energy and the dynamism of this land.

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'Rubies & Roses' tour itinerary – click here

Your itinerary:
• Visit the city of Delhi and view some of its extraordinary architecture and historical sites
• Experience a first-class train ride into the foothills of the Himalayas
• Visit Rishikesh which catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles entered their 'magical' phase
• Visit the Ganges Ghat where the 'Aarati' will be performed by the Indian people as well as Sadhus
• Stay in one of the most beautiful and renowned wellbeing centres in the world
• Open your heart to the Taj Mahal
• Enjoy the vibrancy of an Indian musical
• Discover the pink city of Jaipur & the blue city of Jodhpur
• Visit The Ranthambore National Park, once the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur.
Tigers are commonly seen throughout the day.
• Spend time in a tented camp and go back in time to the days of the Raj, sipping cocktails around a log fire enjoying the sounds of the wildlife and sleeping in sheer luxury
• Visit an extraordinary Jain temple, a sanctuary for the most holy
• Enjoy the luxury of chilling out in a quiet and secluded fort renowned for its fascinating history and beauty
• Rest and luxuriate in some of India's finest and most stylish 5-star hotels
• Experience yoga, deep relaxation and meditation on most days... and much more

Package Details

'RUBIES & ROSES' tour package details – click here

Your package includes:
• A luxurious one-hour massage treatment at Ananda Spa
• Evening entertainment at Indian Musical performance
• A series of Yoga/Deep relaxation/Meditation sessions
• Full healthy breakfasts daily (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)
• All meals at the tented camp
• 18 nights including a mixture of accommodation in stylish and distinctive 'heritage' 5-star deluxe hotels, forts and palaces.
• Round trip economy class airfares with Singapore Airlines and Silk Air
• One-way domestic flight Udaipur - Delhi
• Round trip airport transfers
• All transfers and tours by deluxe air-conditioned mini-coach/train
• Local English speaking tour escort
• Entrance fees wherever applicable as per the full itinerary
• All current applicable taxes
• Basic Porterage at airport & hotels (not tips).

Tour costs

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Fee (2018): Per person twin share: $10,900

Please note the Indian Government is bringing in a 'new tax' on 01 July 2017.  This may or may not effect the above price.  These costs will be revisited early July.  It is difficult to ascertain if there will be a change.
(Land only available - please contact Cool, Calm & Collected for details).
(Single Supplement: Upon application)

*Travel insurance is compulsory and is available through Travel Associates.
*An Indian visa will be required. Apply online.

Exclusions:
• Indian visa fees or passport fees
• Tips (over and above those included in your itinerary)
• Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
• Any other meals/services not mentioned in the program.
• Any increase in Tax structure levied by the Govt. of India. 

The costs are are based on minimum 10 full paying passengers travelling to India together.
If you would like to extend your stay this may be arranged and will in general not affect the above prices. (A small fee to extend your airline booking may apply).

Assistance and/or advice on inoculations, Indian visa, clothing requirements, yoga attire/mat, dress code and pharmaceutical supplies will be forthcoming.

People/partners who have not practised yoga are warmly welcomed to join us. It is not obligatory to join in the classes.  However, as the yoga method is very gentle, soothing and easy to follow, some may wish to take the opportunity to try yoga and to experience the many benefits that it has to offer.

*This tour is strictly limited to ten people, so please book early.

A preliminary itinerary, booking form, booking conditions, deposit refund details and tour cost information will be forwarded to you upon registration.

NB:  A deposit of AUD1250 will be required upon registration to secure your place.
Final payment will be due early August 2018.

Clients wishing to extend their stay may do so but at the conclusion of the trip if they are to travel as part of the group.  We can assist with all pre and post tour extensions.

Prices are current as of...01 June 2017

This tour is being operated in conjunction with Connelly & Turner Travel Associates, Australia, and Creative Travel, India.

Please note travel agency commission does apply. Please contact Cool, Calm & Collected for details.

Flight Information:

The most direct flights ex Melbourne into and out of Delhi are via Singapore with Singapore Airlines and Silk Air. The in-flight service is excellent on both airlines. The flight to Singapore ex Melbourne is approximately 7½ hours with a layover of approximately 3½ hours and then a connection to Delhi. Flight time to Delhi is approximately 5 hours 45 minutes.

Tour Partner Details

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This tour is being operated in conjunction with Connelly & Turner Travel Associates, Australia, and Creative Travel, India.

Please note travel agency commission does apply. Please contact Cool, Calm & Collected for details.