Sacred Sands:

A Yogic Expedition Through Rajasthan

With Malay Desai

15-Day Package

Registrations close December 1st. Don't miss the deadline!

  • The Spiritual Lifestyle Immersion at the Kripalu Samadhi Mandir, Malav (Feb 2 - Feb 8)
  • Sacred Lineage Tour: Kayavarohan Temple, Krishna Cow Sanctuary where Gurudev first met Bapuji & Gurudev's childhood village of Pratappura (Select Days Feb 2 - Feb 8)
  • Tour through Rajasthan (Feb 8 -16)

 *Program begins Feb 2nd in Malav, Gujarat and ends in New Delhi Feb 16th at 11am.

Sacred Sands:

A Yogic Expedition through Rajasthan

Join Us on an Exquisite Tour through Malav, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Beyond!

We are thrilled to extend an exclusive invitation to you for an unforgettable journey through the majestic landscapes and vibrant cultures of Rajasthan. From the tranquil lakes of Udaipur to the iconic monuments of Jaipur and the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, this tour promises to be an enriching experience filled with history, adventure, and unparalleled beauty.

Interspersed with site-seeing will include yoga classes when space allows, shopping, and down time to rest, reflect and assimilate.

Udaipur

Days 1 & 2

Udaipur, often referred to as the “City of Lakes,” is a picturesque destination nestled in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan, India. Renowned for its romantic ambiance and architectural splendor, Udaipur boasts a stunning array of palaces, temples, and serene lakes, making it a haven for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Visitors can explore the majestic City Palace, stroll through the colorful markets of the old town, and embark on serene boat rides across the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola, soaking in the city’s timeless charm.

With its captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, Udaipur offers an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting impression on every traveler who ventures into its enchanting embrace.

  • Day 1, February 8th: Travel bus to Udaipur, Rajasthan from Malav, Gujarat. Check-in and dinner at hotel.

  • Day 2, February 9th: Breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of Udaipur including: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. Dinner at the hotel.

Pushkar

Days 3 & 4

Pushkar, nestled in the heart of Rajasthan, is a sacred town renowned for its ancient temples, serene lake, and vibrant spirituality. The tranquil Pushkar Lake, surrounded by ghats and believed to be created by Lord Brahma, draws pilgrims and travelers seeking purification and spiritual solace. Beyond its spiritual significance, Pushkar hosts one of the world’s largest camel fairs, where traders and visitors from around the globe converge for a colorful celebration of culture and commerce. With its mystical aura, bustling bazaars, and breathtaking desert landscapes, Pushkar offers a unique blend of spirituality, tradition, and vibrant energy that captivates the hearts of all who visit.

  • Day 3, February 10th: Breakfast at the hotel & check-out. Travel bus to Pushkar, Rajasthan – Check-in and dinner at the hotel. 

  • Day 4, February 11th: Breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of Pushkar including Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. Evening camel safari through the desert followed by Kalbelia dancers and dinner. 

Your sacred sands tour guides

Seasoned guides with extensive experience leading tours across India.

MALAY DESAI

Mahacharya, Executive Director

Chandrakant John Hiester

Nirali Lauren McCrea

Senior Training Faculty, Yogacharya

Kamini Desai PhD

Hasu Marney Coulter

Program Director, Senior Faculty & Acharya

Jaipur

Days 5 & 6

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is a kaleidoscope of colors, history, and architectural marvels, earning it the nickname “The Pink City.”Renowned for its magnificent forts, opulent palaces, and bustling markets, Jaipur offers a glimpse into the royal heritage and cultural richness of Rajasthan.

Visitors can explore the majestic Amber Fort, marvel at the intricate designs of the City Palace, witness the astronomical wonders of Jantar Mantar, and admire the iconic facade of Hawa Mahal. From its bustling streets filled with vibrant textiles and traditional handicrafts to its regal monuments that stand as a testament to its glorious past, Jaipur beckons travelers to immerse themselves in its grandeur and charm.

  • Day 5, February 12th: Breakfast at the hotel & Check out. Travel bus to Jaipur. Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

 

  • Day 6, February 13th: Breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of Jaipur including Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. Dinner at the hotel.

Agra

Days 7 & 8

Agra, situated on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, is synonymous with the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beyond the Taj Mahal’s mesmerizing beauty, Agra boasts a rich historical legacy, with architectural gems such. Visitors to Agra can immerse themselves in the city’s cultural tapestry by exploring and witnessing the timeless craftsmanship of marble inlay work, a hallmark of Agra’s artistic heritage.

With its enchanting blend of history, architecture, and cultural vibrancy, Agra offers an unforgettable journey through the pages of India’s storied past and enduring craftsmanship.

  • Day 7, February 14th: Breakfast at the hotel & check out. Travel bus to Agra. Visit Fatehpur Sikri while enroute. Check-in and dinner at the hotel in Agra.

 

  • Day 8, February 15th: Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Guided tour of Agra including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Travel bus to Delhi. Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Delhi

Days 9

Our final destination is Delhi, an urban district which serves as the capital of India. Delhi is of great historical significance as an important commercial, transport, and cultural hub, as well as the political center of India.

Completing our tour in Delhi marks the culmination of our enriching journey, where cherished memories, newfound friendships, and treasures from vibrant shopping escapades become our souvenirs.

Day 9, February 16th: Breakfast at the hotel & check-out. Transfer to New Delhi airport for departure.

As we bid adieu, we carry not only the echoes of Mother India’s bustling streets and the flavors of its cuisine, but also the bonds of new friendships forged along the way and the delights of our shopping adventures, encapsulating the essence of our unforgettable voyage through India’s diverse tapestry.

Malay Desai

As a heart-forward visionary and yogi, Malay has dedicated his life to collecting and preserving the teachings, historical footage and traditions of the Lakulish-Kripalu-Amrit lineage. Malay not only lived with Bapuji for four years in America, he also lived in India for four years during his childhood. These chapters ignited his passion for the vibrance and arts of Indian culture and to begin regularly leading tours through India more than 20 years ago.

Traveling with Malay, you’ll not only have the opportunity to visit popular and lesser known sites, shops and villages, you’ll experience a rare glimpse of true India.

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