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SACRED INDIA TOUR   ITINERARY
 
A typical day begins with Meditation and Yoga Asanas from 6 – 8 AM, followed by a buffet breakfast at our hotel and then ... many adventures! 
 
January 27, Monday 
(an unofficial day-everything optional!)  Sleep is Sacred!

Rest and Massages-lunch on your own: the hotel's three restaurants are all good!
Meet in hotel lobby at 3:30 to attend:
4 PM Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarin, discussion with Mrs: Geetha Shankar
5:30 PM Dinner at Chamiers (don't miss this)
Overnight in Chennai




















January 28, Tuesday 
7 AM Meditation and Hatha Yoga in the hall next to the pool
Noon: meet for lunch in Vrindavan restaurant (behind reception area)
1 PM Meeting with tea and desserts, welcoming, intros and orientation in the Yoga Hall.

Interfaith afternoon: 
Tomb of St. Thomas
  
Sridhi Sai Baba Temple                

Overnight in Chennai


January 29, Wednesday


6 AM Meditation and Hatha Yoga 
9 AM board bus
(:30 AM Ramakrishna Math and Satsang with Swami Mahamedhanandaji
Visit t Kapaleeswaran Temple
Lunch at Mahamudra Restaurant -back to hotel
3:30 PM board bus for 4 PM concert

Overnight in Chennai





                     
January 30, Thursday

6 AM Meditation and Hatha Yoga
8 AM Bags to Bus and turn in room keys-eat fast or just Fast!
8:30 AM Depart for Pondicherry (3 hours travel)
Noon Check into Athithi Hotel
Rest, swimming and massages or optional walks at 2 PM and 4 PM
5:30 PM Hatha Yoga session
Overnight in Pondicherry



January 31, Friday

6 AM Meditation and Hatha Yoga
Depart for visit to Aurobindo Ashram
Meditation at Tombs of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
Museum and discussion with Dr. Seidlich
Lunch at Ashram Dining Hall
8-9 PM Deep Relaxation and Meditation


Overnight in Pondicherry

February 1, Saturday  REST DAY AT BEACH RESORT OR AT HOME
               
6 AM Meditation at Aurobindo Ashram
7 AM Hatha Yoga in Yoga Hall
those who wish can go to Beach Resort for a day visit:  Beach Walks, Shopping, Rest, 6-8 PM Second Hatha Session and Meditation
               
Overnight in Ponducherry


February 2, Sunday
                
6 AM Meditation and Hatha Yoga
9 AM Bags to bus and turn in room keys
9:30 AM depart for Auroville
Film and walk to Matru Mandhir
Discussion with Auroville resident
Noon Lunch at Auroville
1 PM depart for Tiruvannamalai
Stop for tour of Rajagiri fort en route
 check into Ramana Towers hotel
5 PM  Vedaparayana at Ramana Ashram
8-9 PM Deep Relaxation and Meditation in Yoga Hall at Hotel
 

Overnight in Thiruvannamalai


  




February 3, Monday

5:30 AM Meditation at Ramanashram ( meetin hotel lobby)
6:30 AM Agni HOtra and Hatha Yoga in Yoga Hall with Sethupathy
9 AM Depart for meditation in Virupaksha Guha ( a 20-30 Minute steep climb)
11:15 AM Lunch at Ramanashram (meet near Meditation Hall-Don't be Late)
4 PM Visit Ashram of Yogi Ram Surat Kumar Temple
8-9 PM Deep Relaxation and Meditation in Yoga Hall

Overnight in Thiruvannamalai

 

             
February 4, Tuesday

5:30 AM  Meditation at Ramanashram
6:30 AM Agni Hotra and Hatha Yoga in Yoga Hall
9:30 AM Depart for visit to Arunachala Village School
Noon Lunch at Athena Hotel
FREE AFTERNOON HAVE FUN!
7 PM Depart for tour of Arunachaleeswaram Temple
8-9 PM Meditation at Ramanashram
          
Overnight in Thiruvannamalai










February 5, Wednesday

4:30 AM "Giravellam" traditional walk around the Holy Mountain while chanting Gayatri Mantra
1, 2 or 3 hours your choice
8 AM Bags to bus, turn in room key -then breakfast
8:45 AM Departure for Coimbatore
(6-7 hrs travel time-sorry!)
Lunch in Salem en route
5-6:30 PM Hatha Yoga at IYI Coimbatore
7 PM Check into Ananya's Nest Hotel

Overnight in Coimbatore



February 6 Thursday 


5:45 AM Meet in Lobby
6 AM Meditation, Agni Hotra and Hatha at Yoga Thapovanam
9:30 AM Depart for Satchidananda Alayam, Birthplace of Sri Swami Satchidananda

Meditation at Indian LOTUS Shrine
Lunch at Anna Maya Restaurant


Darshan at Dhyana Lingam in Isha Yoga Ashram
Darshan and Meditation at Perur Temple

Overnight in Coimbatore




February 7, Friday 
     
5:45 AM meet in Hotel lobby   
6 AM Meditation, Agni Hotra and Hatha Yoga at Yoga Thapovanam                  
9:30 AM Depart for Satchidananda Jyothi Nikethan, school founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Lunch at school
5 PM Buffet dinner in restaurant with Sri Gurudev's relations plus!
Satsang with Swami Maruthachalam


Overnight in Coimbatore
  
February 8, Travel day, Saturday

5:45 AM meet in Hotel lobby
6 am Meditation and Hatha at Yoga  Thapovanam    
8:30 AM Bags to bus and turn in room key
Breakfast at Hotel
9 AM Depart for airport
11:30-2:30 Spice Jet Flight to New Delhi
3 PM Depart for Vrindavan

6 PM Check into Ananda Krishna Van
7 PM Harathi at Iskcon
8 PM Dinner at Iskcon Restaurant
Overnight in Vrindavan





February 9, Sunday

4-6 AM Optional Meditation with devotees at Iskcon 
6 AM Hatha Yoga at Yoga Hall in hotel
8 AM Breakfast at Iskcon Restaurant
9 AM Darshan at Bihar Bhandar, optional
9:30 AM Bags to bus and turn in room key
10 AM depart for Agra (2 hour trip)
Check into Taj Resorts
Lunch and Rest
3 PM Visit Agra Fort with guide Mr. Amir
FREE EVENING

Overnight in Agra

  
February 10,Travel day, Monday

Sadhana, each on their own
Breakfast served in basement starting at 7 AM
8 AM Divine experience of the Taj Mahal with Mr. Amir
11 AM Bags to Bus, turn in room keys
Depart for Delhi
Akshardam Temple en route if time allows
2 PM Lunch in airport, check in for flight
4:45-5:40 PM Indigo flight to Dehradun
Travel to Rishikesh
7 PM Check into Vasundhara Palace
Dine and walk along Ghats at Ma Ganga

Overnight in Rishikesh




February 11, Tuesday


5:30 AM Meet in lobby for Meditation on the Ghats
6:30 AM Hatha Yoga in Yoga Hall (1 hour session)
8:30 AM Depart for excursion to Haridwar, to include:
 
Hanuman Mandhir
Jain Temple
Tomb of Anandamayi Ma
Lunch at Invitation restaurant
5 PM Retrun to Rishikesh for some quiet time
8:15 PM-9 PM Journaling, Deep Relaxaion and Meditation in Yoga Hall


Overnight in Rishikesh




February 12, Wednesday

5:30 AM meet in Lobby for Meditation on the ghats 
6:30 AM Hatha Yoga in Yoga Hall
9 AM Depart for Meditation in Vashishta Guha
Ritual bathing in the Holy Ganges (optional-it's cold!)
Lunch at Ramana Garden
3 PM Medittion at Tapasya Kutir
4 PM Satsang with Swami Muktanandaji
8-9 PM Journaling, Deep Relaxation and Meditation in Yoga Hall

Overnight in Rishikesh



February 13, Thursday 

5 AM Puja at Vishwanath Mandhir
Offerings at tomb of
Master Sivananda
7 AM Hatha Yoga at Yoga Hall
10 AM Depart for Meditation at Tapasya Kutir
1 PM Bags to bus and turn in room key
Farewell Luncheon and sharings
World Peace prayers at Ganges  
4:30 PM Depart for Airport in Dehradun
6:10 PM Flight to Delhi       


Good bye!  Bon Voyage! OM Shanti!


        
              


















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