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Varanasi: Morning Yoga on the Bank of the Ganga River

1. Varanasi: Morning Yoga on the Bank of the Ganga River

Early in the morning at around 5:30AM, your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel before transporting you to the Tulsi Ghat for your 90-minute yoga class given by renowned yoga instructor Smriti Chakravarti. Miss Smriti is a founder of the Om International Yoga Health Society and has visited and practiced in many countries such as Belgium, Holland and Italy. There has even been a Spanish documentary surrounding her titled "Energy". This Yoga class is taken in the Courtyard of the Shiv Temple situated in Tulsi Ghat, where according to mythology Tulsi Das Ji resides. The Yoga class will begin with the worship of Lord Shiva and chanting the Mahamritiunjay Mantra. After that, you will be instructed to warm up your body by doing basic exercises. Following this, you will start with Surya Namaskar (salute to the sun), a blend of 12 asans which are from the Vedic age and are useful to keep your body vigorous, active and healthy. After the repetition of the Surya Namaskar 7-8 times, you will be instructed to some other asans such as backward bending, spinal twisting, forward bending, inversion, and balancing asana followed by pranayama, bandha, and mudra. Miss Smriti also gives a 10-15 minutes lesson on yoga and its benefits to your health. After this yoga class tour, your chauffeur will drop you back to your hotel between 7:30AM–8:00 AM.

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Varanasi: Morning Tour with Yoga Session and Boat Ride

2. Varanasi: Morning Tour with Yoga Session and Boat Ride

Bask in spirituality and experience the true culture of India with this morning tour of Varanasi. Depending on the time of year, start your tour at either 5:00 AM or 6:00 AM with a pickup from you guide and driver. Head to the famous Assig ghat to witness the sunrise with the Ganga Aarti. Enjoy a traditional ritual and classical dance as you welcome the morning.  Following this, have a yoga session by the banks of the river with locals and learn how this ancient art has become all the rage the world over. Once you’re done stretching your muscles, proceed to the Akhada, a traditional place for training and practicing of Indian martial arts. See how men engage in this wonderful art from the earliest hour of the day. Next up on the list will be your morning boat ride on the Ganges. Immerse yourself with views of the colorful ghats and people performing their different rituals. After the boat ride of approximately 1-hour, you will be taken to the last leg of your tour which includes a walk through the oldest part of Varanasi. Explore the narrow alleys and the innumerable tiny temples, which dates back centuries, like a local.

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Agra: Taj Mahal Tour & 1-hour Yoga Session

3. Agra: Taj Mahal Tour & 1-hour Yoga Session

After pick-up from your hotel, you'll participate in a 1-hour Yoga session within view of the Taj Mahal. Your instructor will teach you Yoga basics including how to perform the different poses, how to breath properly, and how to include meditation in your practice. Choose between an early morning Yoga session or an evening Yoga session when booking. You will also have the opportunity to avoid the long ticket lines and explore the Taj Mahal on a guided tour either before or after your Yoga session. On the tour, you'll learn about the history of this famous landmark. At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel.

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Agra: Mughal Art Tour

4. Agra: Mughal Art Tour

Get off the beaten track and enjoy a unique tour of the best art in Agra in the company of a local guide who will make sure you don't miss a thing. As you stroll through the former Mughal city of Agra, explore a wide range of marble inlay work and Indian handicrafts. You will have the opportunity to speak with a 16th-generation entrepreneur of a family business which has been running since Mughal times. Later, witness the effort and labor that goes into creating a carpet and watch weavers weaving their carpets live. Pay a visit to the Shilpgram craft village where you can check out the works of local artisans and craftsmen. Finally, marvel at the traditional jewelry, suits, sarees, and silk artwork housed in the Agra Art Gallery.

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