India travel program
Departure from Almaty by direct flight 07:50 Air Astana.
Arrival in Delhi at 11:10.
Transfer to a domestic flight to Udaipur at 15:10.
Arrival in Udaipur at 16:10.
We are accommodated in a cozy hotel Kehloor, have dinner, relax.
In the evening an introductory lecture on the culture and history of Rajasthan.
For those arriving by flight from Moscow:
Arrival in Delhi at 04:05
Transfer to a domestic flight to Udaipur at 7:10 am
Arrival in Udaipur at 8:10.
Accommodation in the hotel, breakfast.
Tour of the suburbs of Udaipur before meeting the main group.
Day 2. March 9, 2023. Udaipur
We go to explore beautiful Udaipur, the ancient capital of the Rajput principality of Mewar.
For those arriving today on a flight from Moscow:
Arrival in Delhi at 04:05.
Transfer to a domestic flight to Udaipur at 7:10.
Arrival in Udaipur at 8:10.
Hotel accommodation, breakfast.
The program of participants is the same, with a time shift.
Udaipur – The White City of Rajasthan, the Venice of India, is famous for fine cuisine, incredibly beautiful lakes, ancient palaces, miniature paintings.
The program includes a visit to the City Palace on Lake Pichola. It consists of 11 inner palaces, you can take a long walk there and learn about the history of the rulers of Udaipur.
Boat trip on Lake Pichola. Stop at Jag Mandir Island.
Lunch and a stroll through the many stores in town.
Evening dance folk show: ancient dances of Rajasthan.
Dinner at a waterfront restaurant. An introduction to classic Rajasthani cuisine.
Day 3. March 10, 2023. Udaipur.
Morning walk in the center with a visit to the Jagdish Mandir Temple, the temple of Vishnu, a world pilgrimage site and a unique architectural ensemble. Many travelers go to Udaipur for this temple.
Drive to the Monsoon Palace, located high above the city. It has a beautiful view of the city and lakes of Udaipur.
Drive to Badi lake and Bahubali hill and have lunch in nature.
Back to town and we go to a master class on painting Rajasthani miniatures. Through personal immersion in ancient art, you will be able to enjoy Rajasthani paintings more.
A walk along the evening promenade.
Romantic dinner on the rooftop of the hotel overlooking Udaipur at night.
Day 4. March 11, 2023. Transfer to the suburb of Udaipur to the legendary Marigold Hotel. Day 1 of the workshop.
Transfer to Ravla Khempur Hotel 4*, where a three-day seminar by Aigerim Nurabaeva “Awakening of the Heart. About love.”
Accommodation and introduction to the legendary 1620-built hotel made famous in the movies “Marigold Hotel Best of the Exotic” and “Marigold Hotel Check-in Continues”.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.
Master class on putting on a sari and coloring hands with henna (mendi).
The beginning of the seminar. The game “22 Arcana of Destiny”. It will be useful to anyone who wants to make sense of their life lessons,
who have any unresolved issues in different spheres (relationships, finances, energy), who want to work through their situation on 3 levels: matter, soul, spirit.
Watching the movie “Marigold Hotel” in a cozy living room.
Day 5. March 12, 2023. Horseback riding. Day 2 of the workshop.
Travel to the lake (on horseback or in a horse-drawn wagon) and breakfast in the countryside.
Culinary Master Class. An opportunity to learn how to cook Rajasthani dishes.
Seminar “Awakening the Heart. About love”. Biodynamic breathing: the first session. With this body practice, you can free yourself from stress, tension, and negative emotions.
An evening of traditional Rajasthani music around the campfire.
Day 6. March 13, 2023. Photo and video session. Day 3 of the workshop.
Professional photo shoot and shooting a mini movie for the group in the hotel setting. You will be provided with beautiful Indian outfits and a professional makeup artist. Each band member will receive professional photos and videos.
Seminar “Awakening the Heart. About Love.” Biodynamic breathing: second session.
Exchange of impressions about the seminar around the campfire.
Day 7. March 14, 2023. The holy place of Pushkar.
Transfer to the town of Pushkar, home to the world’s only Brahma temple and a legendary sacred lake.
Pushkar is a city of world pilgrimage.
On the way we stop by Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, erected in the eighth century and has seen the grand rise and fall of empires. The fort is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lunch is on the way.
In Pushkar we are accommodated in a beautiful hotel Vela Resort 3* and have a rest.
Day 8. March 15, 2023. Pushkar Lake – puja and ritual circumambulation of the lake. Savitri Temple
We go to the temple of the god Brahma, it is next to the hotel.
On the shore of the lake we can perform puja (prayer) for all our relatives and friends, pujaris help us in this, they accompany us in a beautiful ritual and tell us what to do.
Walking around the local market. There are stores here where you can buy silver and stones.
A cable car rides high up to the ancient temple of Savitri, wife of the god Brahma.
In the evening we make a traditional circumambulation (parikrama) around the lake.
Day 9. March 16, 2023. Agra. The legendary Taj Mahal at sunset.
We’re leaving for Agra.
In Agra, we check into a hotel, have lunch, and rest after the long drive.
In the evening we go to admire the Taj Mahal at sunset, from the back side of the complex, where they usually shoot all the view panoramas and movies.
Day 10. March 17, 2023. The Taj Mahal at dawn. Akbar’s fort and tomb.
The final event of our trip is a visit to the Taj Mahal complex in the morning. We walk around the huge beautiful grounds, go inside the tomb.
After lunch we visit the fort and tomb of Akbar, the great Mughal ruler who changed the course of India’s history. The fort is both a palace and a fortification structure. No Akbar and Mughal movie is without shooting in this place. The Taj Mahal is visible from the walls of the fort.
Day 11. March 18, 2023. Transfer to Delhi. Aurobindo’s Ashram.
Depart Delhi and check in at the historic Aurobindo Ashram near the airport. Another jewel of our journey through protected India.
Here we will have a rest before going home, meditate in the beautiful meditation hall, buy useful souvenirs in the ashram store: Aurobindo’s scented sticks and oils are known far beyond the borders of India.
At the ashram we both have lunch and dinner.
Transfer to the airport.
Day 12. March 19, 2023
We leave for the airport for the night flight to Almaty 02:30
For those flying out on 03/20/03. to Moscow by Aeroflot flight excursion to Delhi: Akshadram temple complex.