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The Restorative 15 Day Itinerary For Your Spiritual Journey Through India

There are so, so many reasons to travel, but uplifting your own spirits and using travel as a way to connect with yourself can offer a fulfilling journey of spiritual awareness and healing. The travel gurus behind Wanderwell create travel itineraries around the world as a way to reset, rejuvenate and get people to reconnect with the joy within them.

We recently got wind of one of the spiritual journeys they offer to India, which includes wanders through Delhi, Jaipur and the Himalayas. With a focus on mental wellbeing, exploring the local architecture and culture, and a good chunk of time dedicated to personal growth, the itinerary looks like a recipe for a life-changing couple of weeks.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Created in partnership with our friends at Wanderwell.
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Day One: Delhi Arrivallearn more

    Arrive in Delhi’s city center and check into your room at the glamorous Lodhi Hotel. Spend the afternoon adjusting to the time difference and relaxing with a stroll through the gardens and a dip in your own private jade stone plunge pool.

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    Day Two: See the Old City

    Dehli, India
    Shop Delhi’s Old City bazaars and head to the Jama Masjid mosque with a local tour guide by your side. Take a break for lunch at traditional Haveli Dharampura for a spread and a rooftop view that’s unparalleled. 

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    Day Three: All Aboard the Gatimaan Expresslearn more

      It’s first class all the way along the train ride from Delhi to Agra, where you’ll check into the Oberoi Amarvilas and you can take a long, luxurious bubble bath while peering out to the Taj Mahal in the distance or spend some me-time meditating on the balcony. Drop into the spa for an Ayurvedic treatment before heading to a dinner of Mughal curries and 16-hour lamb shank at the hotel’s fabulous fine dining restaurant. 

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      Day Four: Sunrise at Taj Mahallearn more

        Day four begins with an early morning sunrise at the Taj Mahal, a treat your golden soul will thank you for once you’ve had your coffee. Then it’s on to Jaipur, stopping at the grand Chand Baori stepwells along the way. You’ll check into the grand palace-like Oberoi Rajvilas by afternoon and you can start exploring India’s Pink City. 

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        Day Five: Pink City Sightseeing

        Jaipur, India
        Today’s the day to see Jaipur in all its splendor, with stops at the ornate Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, and the bubblegum pink City Palace. You’ll have a guide take you through the local markets, and to feed your creative side, meet a master potter and visit the studio of a local weaver. 

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        Day Six: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

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        Hop in a rickshaw and head to Central Park for a session of laughing yoga followed by a visit to the flower market and the Krishna temple. By afternoon, you’ll be meeting with a local astrologer to have a personalized horoscope reading before heading off to see the red stone and marble Amber Fort. The day ends with a small evening ceremony of gongs, bells and chanting under the glow of butter lamps. 

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        Day Seven: Travel to the Himalayaslearn more

        Today’s a big travel day, as you make your way from Jaipur to the Himalayan Foothills. By evening, you’ll be checking into the opulent Ananda Spa, where you’ll spend the rest of the trip focusing on your health and wellbeing with the assistance of a personalized Ayurvedic rejuvenation program. 

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        Days Eight to Fourteen: Work With an Ayurvedic Doctorlearn more

        Your stay at Ananda includes healthy, organic and Ayurvedic gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Depending what your personal spiritual journey to India is about, you’ll work with an Ayurvedic Doctor to develop a 7-day program that focuses on stress management, weight management, holistic yoga, holistic detox, healthy aging, active and core fitness, or Dhyan self-realization. Hydrotherapy, yoga, meditation, sunrise hikes and more make up the daily schedules, so you’ll be well on your way to rejuvenating and finding your center. 

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        Day Fifteen: Reflect and Return Home

        Dehli, India
        Finishing out an incredible personal journey, today’s the day you’ll return to Delhi for your flight back home. Take some time to reflect and thank yourself and the people around you who’ve made this trip so nurturing. 

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        How to Book Your Trip

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        If this sounds right up your self-development road, you can purchase the full itinerary or contact Wanderwell and jump on board for what’s sure to be an epic journey.

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