March 16 - 23, 2019
FROM €1794 / PERSON - BOUTIQUE TRAVEL+YOGA EXPERIENCE
€400 deposit to book remaining balance by Feb 1st 2019. Single supplement applies. Group size 12-15 people.
We will visit 2 iconic cities of the picture perfect Rajasthan, Udaipur and Jodhpur. On our journey we will explore off the beaten track to gather a glimpse of the Maharaja way of living.
1. START IN UDAIPUR > 2. NARLAI > 3. JODHPUR > 4. NAGAUR > 5. END IN JODHPUR
The Venice of India, a fairy-tale like city with romantic old-world charm, shimmering lakes, and splendid architecture dating back to 1557.
2 NIGHTS - 16TH MARCH & 17TH MARCH
Stay at Heritage Hotel - Chunda Palace
Spend the first 2 nights in a traditional Rajasthani Palace meticulously renovated to keep its authentic charm & history.
Fine Dining In Udaipur
Our guide will take us on a culinary journey of Udaipur's finest delicacies. Expect your taste buds to be enchanted.
Visit & Experience
Guided visit to the City Palace, walking tour of the old city, boat trips on the lake, market shopping & more.
Practice on the rooftop.
Daily yoga sessions on the hotel's rooftop overlooking the city. Access to renowned wellness centres for extra pampering.
We continue to the heart of Rajasthan’s Aravali mountains for a short stopover in the sleepy village of Narlai, stopping en-route in Ranakpur to visit one of India’s most exquisitely carved temples, renowned Jain temple Chaturmukha.
1 NIGHT - 18TH MARCH
Stay at - Rawla Narlai
Spend 1 magical night at the original royal hunting lodge Rawla Narlai, still owned by members of the Jodhpur Royal family today.
Dine in a 1100yr old stepwell
Feast on a 4 course dinner accompanied by thousands of oil lamps & soulful folk songs with local musicians.
Visit & Experience
Visit the Ranakpur Jain temple, one of the major Jain pilgrimage site in India.
Sunrise Meditation on Elephant Hill.
Outdoor yoga sessions with wonderful views overlooking granite rocky mountains & forested hills. Early morning walk & sunrise meditation.
The Blue City, founded back in 1459. We'll have plenty of time to explore the labyrinthine lanes of the old city, the Mehrangarh Fort, vibrant markets & pamper every sense at the spa. Arrive for the celebration of Holi, the festival of colour in one of the most colourful cities in India.
3 NIGHTS 19 - 22 MARCH
Stay at heritage hotel - Ranbaka Palace
Built at the turn of the last century for the ruling Maharaja of the time, this magnificent palace is home for 3 nights of our tour.
experience the TaJ
Dining al fresco in Jodhpur, with wonderful views of the city and a lifetime experience at the world famous Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Visit & celebrate
We will be here for the festivities of Holi, an incredible celebration to witness in the most colourful city in the world.
Daily outdoor yoga sessions by the pool and in the hotel's peaceful gardens.
Our last night brings us to the charming village of Nagaur, a real hidden gem, still very much undiscovered. Fitting to the theme of our tour, the magnificent Ahhichatracharh Fort dating back to the 4th century, will also be our home for the night, Ranvas Hotel known as "Abode of Queens."
1 NIGHT - 22 MARCH
Stay at - Ranvas
The "Above for Queens" once the pleasure palace of the Maharajas of Jodhpur, making it an excellent place to experience royal living.
Candle lit dinner
Our last evening dining al fresco in private garden of the hotel and surrounded by candle lights.
Private tour of the Ahhichatragarh Fort, we'll also have time for unwinding & relaxing by the pool and in the spa.
Outdoor yoga sessions in the grounds of the hotel.
Yoga & Wellbeing
The tour is designed to maintain balance between sightseeing, culture, activities & experiences with the only constant amongst all these variables being our daily yoga practice. Classes are suitable for beginners or intermediates. 90 min Morning Practice from 7.30AM & 60 min Evening Practice from 6PM.
In every location we will have an opportunity to enjoy relaxation by the pool, sunbathing & a range of treatments from Ayurvedic massages, scrubs, wraps and facials.
At every hotel we have an option to choose between a twin sharing room or a private room. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and luxury amenities that you would expect from a high quality boutique hotel. All hotels have pools, extensive lush gardens & spa facilities should you wish to book treatments during your stay.
For the duration of the 7 nights, breakfast buffet is included at every hotel we will stay at, with vegan/vegetarian options. For all dinners we will dine at a different location experiencing a range of traditional local cuisine as well as some of the finest Rajasthani dining experiences. Lunch & alcoholic drinks are not provided but available at every location.
From Udaipur airport to Chunda Palace on Day 1 of arrival.
Between all our locations we will travel by private 4x4 transport with A/C
From Ranvas Nagaur to Jodhpur city centre on day of departure.
Boutique Rajasthan Experience
Rates all inclusive 7 nights Tour & Yoga Escape
€1,794.00 – TWIN ROOM RATE FOR 1 PERSON SHARING WITH 1 OTHER RETREAT GUEST.
€2,490.00 – PRIVATE DOUBLE ROOM FOR 1 PERSON
€3,490.00 – PRIVATE DOUBLE ROOM FOR 2 PEOPLE ( FOR COUPLES SHARING 1 PRIVATE ROOM).
Included on your tour:
Small group & 4 facilitators to guide you through the culture, experience & history of Rajasthan as well as 2 yoga teachers instructing 2 daily classes & meditations.
Pick up from Udaipur airport on arrival day 16 Mar, Drop off in Jodhpur city on departure day 23 Mar, and private transport between our locations by 4x4 A/C vehicles.
7 nights luxury boutique accommodation in carefully selected Heritage Hotels.
Buffet breakfast & set menu dinners at some of the most iconic Rajasthani restaurants.
Transport to, entrance fees & guided tour of Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur Old town, Ranakpur Temple, Guided Village walk in Narlai, Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur Stepwell Square, Guided walking tour of Jodhpur, Nagaur guided tour of Ahhichatragarh Fort.
Daily guided Yoga classes, breathing & meditations with handouts to enable you to continue your practice.
Visit Agra - Taj Mahal before / after the tour from €155 / person
Experience Rajput lifestyle by staying in a luxury tented camp, 1 night with transport from €200/person.
Lunch is not provided for the duration of the trip however a range of options will be available.
City transport such as tuk tuk/taxi's unless specified.
Drinks with dinner are optional and available at the restaurant.
Flights to India or to Udaipur/ from Jodhpur.
Spa treatments although available at each location.
Getting there & away
BEFORE ( TOUR STARTS ON 16 MAR)
Frequent Flights to Delhi or Mumbai from most European destinations. Optional Visit to the Taj Mahal at Agra the night before (40min by express train).
TOUR START - ARRIVAL ON 16 MAR AT UDAIPUR
Frequent daily flights with multiple operators from Delhi & Mumbai to Udaipur Airport. Transfer from airport to hotel included.
TOUR END - DEPARTURE 23 MAR FROM JODHPUR
We drop off everyone in central Jodhpur at midday. If you are flying onwards please arrange flights in the afternoon/evening. Frequent daily flights from Jodhpur to Delhi or Mumbai.
AFTER (23 MAR ONWARDS)
Experience Chhatra Sagar Rajput lifestyle, stay extra nights in Jodhpur or adventure further with a visit to Jaisalmer, Jaipur or Pushkar. Visit the Taj Mahal at Agra when you're in Delhi or adventure further into India, short trips to Goa or Kerala are recommended.
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“Exactly what I needed,
"Had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Akasha earlier this year. It really is a special and beautiful place. Going in Autumn all the leaves were turning and the hills were bathed in a warm golden light. After couple of days of yoga, relaxation, good sleep, country walks and delicious food I felt both peaceful and full of beans like never before. It was wonderful meeting Daniela and hearing all about the vision behind Akasha and how her dream has become a reality. Everyone was so accommodating and really went out of their way to make it a super special stay for all of us. I will definitely be back soon.” Jo, Oct 2018
“An unexpected surprise... lush, luxurious and lazy day living,
The oasis that is Akasha is a gem... among the rolling hills of Romania is a beautiful surprise of a retreat center that offers hot tubs on cool nights, sunrise yoga and mid-day hikes. It’s a dream!!!” Saniyka, Nov 2018