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Taj Mahal

India 2021

September 18-September 30, 2021

$2995

Registration Information

We have confirmed the dates of the journey from September 18th-September 30th, 2021.

These dates reflect the start of our trip to India in the USA, to the departing day from India.

Registration Fee: $595

Trip Cost: $2995 (early bird price: $2800)

See payment details below, final payments will be due 30 days prior to the start of the Uttara Yoga India Pilgrimage.

Early registration cut off: April 3, 2021.

When registering before April 3 you qualify for the early bird special saving you a total of $195 and will receive a complimentary gift.

Retreat registration requires the non-refundable deposit. We ask you to pay the deposit to commit to the journey and hold your space. This is also a retainer to cover bookings & domestic travel in case you need to cancel the journey. Registration payments will be paid to Uttara Yoga. You can pay directly via Check or arrange payment to Uttara Yoga via Jill Loftis or Gabrielle Kidd.

Remaining Retreat Payment

Your remaining trip balance, will be paid to our India hostess Uschi & her company LuckyLalita www.luckylalita.com. This larger trip installment will be set up to suit your payment plan, and can be made via cashiers check, credit card, PayPal, or bank wire transfer. Uschi will connect with you to arrange for payment in a way that works best for you. Processing fees may apply for electronic transactions based on your location, just connect with Uschi for the details.

Retreat Pricing Inclusions

  • 1 night ALL Double occupancy rooms in Delhi overnight
  • 11 nights single occupancy rooms at lodgings in Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orrcha, Agra, Jaipur
  • India air transportation 1 Flight: Delhi > Varanasi
  • Indian Train Rides: Varanasi-Khajuraho, Khajuraho-Orrcha, Orrcha-Agra
  • All boat, rickshaw rides, car & jeep trips
  • All restaurant meals listed in the itinerary & daily water (except food & beverages in airports & snacks you’ll purchase for yourself along the way)
  • Taxi to Delhi airport from Jaipur (5 1/2 hr drive)
  • All trip preparation info and guidance
  • Help booking your flight & advice on Indian Visa process
  • Daily guidance, support & love in India

Retreat Exclusions

  • International airfare to India (Uschi will help you find the best flight)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Indian Visa Fee
  • Baggage fees at airport in lieu of excess weight on domestic flights (15kg allowance)
  • Jaipur > Delhi domestic flight if you choose to transition this way
  • Tips along the way to porters, drivers, etc. (Rakesh will help manage this to simplify)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Discretionary spending money (~$500 US)

Registration

Contact Jill Loftis for information on registering.

To complete your registration, send Uschi an email with your personal information. She needs your full name as it appears on your passport, date of birth, home address and mobile phone number. Following registration, we suggest you budget for your flight purchase (paid directly to the airline, not included in the trip cost) in order to ensure your travel with the rest of the group at the best rate. Uschi will be sharing a trip calendar so you can map out your budget accordingly.

As our India hostess, Uschi will share all the information you need to prepare for the journey. Hosting groups since 2012 with her partner Rakesh, and their son Varun since 2015, this family moves through India stewarding incredible interactions, sharing stories, translating culture, history and language, and protecting the group from challenges. Please friend Uschi on Facebook, where you can see photos from recent journeys she has led, her work in India, and get a sense of what you’ll experience traveling together, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1341805438.

You can also view Uschi’s websites, www.luckylalita.com / www.luckyuschi.com

Flight Booking

As you email your personal information to Uschi, please let her know your departing airport. She will send you the best flight recommendation based upon your location.

Please Note

  • Guests will fly out of departing airport to arrive in Delhi after 12 noon on September 18th, up until 3:30am September 19th.
  • Guests should schedule their departure for the evening of September 30th, or after midnight meaning October 1st.

Itinerary


Sept 18/19th - Arrive Delhi

Arrive India in evening or after midnight.

Rest in nearby hotel overnight before the transition to Varanasi

Sept 19th-Arrive Varanasi

Breakfast buffet, check out of hotel, transfer back to the airport for flight to Varanasi.

Arrive Varanasi, taxi to the hotel, settle in for a few minutes and dinner. Walk to the Ganges for arrival puja and welcome ceremony.

Sept 20th-Varanasi-Women & Magic
Cultural program in Sarai Mohana. Details TBD
Sept 21st-Varanasi-private concert, relaxed morning, afternoon overnight train to Khajuraho
Morning yoga. Varanasi slow program, afternoon train to Khajuraho.
Sept 22nd-Arrive Khajuraho-Temples, Yoga
Arrive Khajuraho, Temples-Afternoon Yoga-Optional Spa treatments nearby
Sept 23rd-Khajuraho
Yoga day, private Puja
Sept 24th-Khajuraho-Village Program, Yoga
Morning Yoga. Breakfast. Khajuraho village program. Afternoon Yoga Nidra/Restorative? Dinner, goodnight.
Sept 25th-Transition to Orrcha (5 hrs big seat train)
Morning Yoga. Breakfast. 2nd AC Train transition to Orrcha (5hrs), arriving about 2pm. See the Cenotaphs on the bank of the Betwa river, incredible photos, afternoon chai overlooking the river front, dinner in our Fab hotel. The cenotaphs are an incredible place to lead a meditation & do some yoga photos…
Sept 26th-Orrcha-Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Rama temple, amazing photos, Yoga
Morning Yoga. Breakfast buffet. Jahangir Mahal, palace blending style of the religions of India, incredible natural pigment paintings of the avatars of Vishnu & spectacular vistas over the landscape. ChaturBhuj Rama Temple, lots of incredible photos & culture. Evening relaxing in beautiful hotel.
Sept 27th-Transition to Agra (3/4 hours by big seat train)
Optional Taj visit for those who want to go
Sept 28th-Transition to Jaipur
Breakfast, check out, transition to Jaipur by car (5 hour drive w/break in between), stopping halfway for a stretch & to see the beautiful sun temple Chand Baori
Sept 29th-Jaipur sightseeing
Morning Yoga. Amber Fort, Patrika Gate, Hawal Mahal, City Palace, fabulous shopping!
Sept 30th-Transition Jaipur to Delhi
Guests can opt to book 1hr flight, or we will transition by car (5hr drive). Uschi will help guests book the Jaipur>Delhi flight if they choose to transition this way. Otherwise the transition via car in included.