The Raj Retreat – India
Sept 19 – Oct 3, 2014
Your two week adventure will blend sightseeing, inner work, and relaxation to create a genuine experience to meet all of your needs .
The Raj Retreat is $2000 which includes, accommodation, travel while in India and on Retreat, food/drink(non alcoholic) , daily yoga & meditation classes, admission to any sites, ect. Everything except your flight to and from India and your spending money. My advice don’t bring much because the shopping in Pushkar and in Raj is outstanding and many of my students end up shipping stuff home and wishing they never brought anything at all:)
It’s $250 to hold your spot (non-refundable after Aug 1, 2014)
$1750 due by Aug 1, 2014 (non-refundable after Aug 8, 2014)
You can pay, cc’d, cash, or check up to you!
Everyone will arrive on the 19th of Sept. I will be at the airport to pick everyone up. We will spend some time in Delhi seeing the sites and some fun night life.
Then we will make our way to Pushkar, this will be our home base and we will spend some time here. You will stay in a nice, clean accommodation (double rooms unless you want a single, then no problem) and eat tasty Ayurvedic food. Pushkar is full of amazing temples, great landscapes, hiking, shopping, yoga, mediation, camel safari, Ayurvedic cooking classes, Welcome Chakra dance party and much, much more!
Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world. Other temples of Brahma include Bithoor in Uttar Pradesh, India; Khedbrahma in Gujarat, India; village Asotra near Balotra city of Barmer district in Rajasthan; Uttamar Kovil (one of the Divya Desams) near Srirangam, Tamil Nadu; Mother Temple of Besakih in Bali, Indonesia; and Prambanan in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Pushkar lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters.
Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November.
Pushkar in Sanskrit means blue lotus flower. Hindus believe that the gods released a swan with a lotus in its beak and let it fall on earth where Brahma would perform a grand yagna. The place where the lotus fell was called Pushkar. Pushkar word may be derived from word ‘Pushkarni’means- lake. It may be derived from word Pushpa means flower and Kar means hand.
We will then venture to Udaipur, we will do some site seeing and yoga, shopping, eating interesting food, same at all places,…. there are some great big lakes and palaces to visit and it is breath taking.
Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the “Venice of the East“, and is also nicknamed the “Lake City”. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.
Then we will travel to the King city of Bundi.,In ancient times, the area around Bundi was apparently inhabited by various local tribes. Bundi and the eponymous princely state are said to derive their names from a former Meena tribe man called Bunda Meena. Bundi was previously called “Bunda-Ka-Nal”, Nal meaning “narrow ways”. Later the region was governed by Rao Deva Hada, who took over Bundi from Jaita Meena in 1342, and established a princely state Bundi, renaming the surrounding area called Hadoti, the land of great Hada Rajputs.
We will visit The Taragarh Fort, or ‘Star Fort’ is the most impressive of the city’s structures. It was constructed in AD 1354 upon the top of steep hillside overlooking the city. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the Bhim Burj, on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or ‘Thunder from the Womb’. The fort is a popular tourist viewpoint of the city below. The fort contains three tanks which never dry up. The technique with which they were built has been long since lost but the tanks survive as a testament to the advanced methods of construction and engineering in medieval India.The Bundi Palace is situated on
We will then make our way back to Pushkar for a farewell couple of nights and more, yoga and shopping….isn’t life wonderful.
Back to Delhi or as I have seen over and over again, change your ticket and stay a while. Your always Welcome in India and I will help you make arrangements if you decide to stay for a while.
Rajasthan is a special place and it’s filled with God, Love, culture, great cuisine and the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen, sometimes I sit out side and think….. I am the most luckiest women alive. I hope you will join me, I promise you will never forget India!
Let me know if you have any ????
Total Price $2000.00 (inclusive upon arrival in Delhi)
* Space is limited to ten participants
*Shared rooms, Single rooms are available at an extra cost.
*You will need an Indian Tourist Visa
To reserve your spot, discuss payment options or for more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to bring:
*comfy shoes for walking
*enough clothes for 4 days (you can wash or buy clothing in the market)
*back pack for traveling