Tranquil Blend
The journey takes you from busy, bustling Delhi to the foothills of the Himalayas. Experience the rich cultural traditions of India’s national capital, practice yoga and meditate in ashrams, and visit a hill station built in the days of the Raj as well as a national park that honors Jim Corbett, hunter-turned-conservationist.

  • Code: Bespoke
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Destinations: Delhi (2), Rishikesh (1), Haridwar (1), Mussoorie (2), Dehradun (1), Corbett (1) & Delhi (1)
  • Theme: Heritage, Nature, Religion & Adventure
  • Experience Highlights:
    1. In Delhi, take a rickshaw ride through its colorful bazaars and visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.
    2. Enjoy boat ride and Aarti ceremony on the Ganges, pony rides in Mussoorie, nature walks, and safaris in Jim Corbett National Park.
    3. Visit two sacred cities on the banks of the Ganges—Rishikesh and Haridwar—as well as several temples and a mosque.
    4. Enjoy massages by well groomed Gay massage therapists and attend a Gay Party.
    5. Savor the delicacies of Indian cuisine at well know Restaurants and homes.
    6. Get an introduction to yoga and meditation by well-known practitioners.
    7. Visit an orphanage and a school run by an American gentleman.
    8. Mingle with the monks at Sakya Center Buddhist Monastery.
  • Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…
Day 01: Arrive Delhi, India 
Arrive at Delhi International Airport.

Delhi, the administrative and political capital of India, is a major tourist attraction and a perfect start for a holiday in India, because of its rich heritage and cultural past, revealed in its monuments, parks, Government buildings and other places of interest. Delhi’s attractions range from forts and monuments dating back a thousand years to modern shopping malls, nightclubs and golf courses, as well as a wide range of cuisines to suit every taste.

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, a pinkEscapes representative will meet you to extend a warm welcome. Drive through the Diplomatic Enclave to arrive at your hotel. The representative will provide assistance with check in and will present a welcome pack including all necessary documentation as well as the travel plan. Enjoy the rest of the day / night at leisure.

 
 
Day 02: Delhi 
After breakfast, go sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. Begin with Birla Mandir, a modern and colorful Hindu temple. Then visit Shajahanabad, the 17th-century city built by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. Admire the famous and opulent Red Fort, as well as the Jama Masjid, India s largest mosque. Take a short rickshaw ride through the colorful bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Stop at Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, was cremated. Enjoy lunch at one of the oldest restaurants in Delhi, which features interesting interiors and delectable cuisine.

A tour of New Delhi includes a drive down the spectacular Rajpath, a photo stop at the India Gate, and glimpses of Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House. Visit the breathtaking Humayun s Tomb, considered a model for the Taj Mahal. Take a short walk in the Lodi Gardens before returning to the hotel.

Enjoy the services of a pleasant gay massage therapist for a relaxing in-room, hour-long massage at the hotel.

In the evening, a well-groomed gay host takes you for dinner at a Gay Home, to meet like-minded people and witness Indian hospitality at its best. Return to your hotel after a memorable evening.

Meals :: B L D
 
 
Day 03: Delhi - Rishikesh 
Go on a 250 kms / 6hr-long drive to Rishikesh, associated with Transcendental Meditation and yoga, where the Beatles and Oprah Winfrey came for spiritual salvation and direction. Surrounded by hills on three sides, Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the right bank of the holy Ganges. It has long been a pilgrimage centre for Hindus, as the holy river Ganges first descends from the mountains here, and boasts several ashrams filled with Sadhus. Rishikesh is also significant as a trekking base to the Himalayan shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. En route, stop at the Cheetal, an excellent highway restaurant at Khatauli, for refreshments.

Check in to the hotel and relax or explore the city with your guide. Walk along the Ganges and cross the river, using the suspension bridges over the Ganges- Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Visit the Gita Bhawan complex which includes a department of Ayurvedic medicine, and Bharat Mandir, founded in the 12th century by Adiguru Shankaracharya. Evenings are for boat rides across the Ganges, listening to chants from Parmarth Niketan, one of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh. Spend a leisurely night at your hotel.

Meals :: B D
 
 
Day 04: Rishikesh - Haridwar 
Visit an ashram to learn about the concept and practice of Yoga from a spiritual master. Return to the hotel breakfast and go on a 24 kms, less than an hour drive to Haridwar afterwards.

Haridwar, situated on the right bank of the Ganges, is where the river enters the northern plains. Its associations with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, as well as its role as one of the four venues for the magnificent Kumbh Mela, held every twelve years, add to its status as one of the seven sacred cities of India. This religious centre includes a university—Gurukul Kangri—where herbal medicine, Vedic literature and Indian philosophy are taught alongside business management and engineering. It is the gateway to the four pilgrimage centers of Uttarakhand.

Check in to the hotel in Haridwar and explore the city with your local guide. Visit Har-ki-Pauri, a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges; Maya Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple and Mansa Devi Temple, places of worship where devotees’ desires are fulfilled; and Shanti Kunj Ashram, which caters to serious seekers of spiritual achievement. The Ganga Aarti is a ceremony when evening prayers are performed at all temples in Haridwar at the same instant, witnessed by hundreds of pilgrims. It is a moving sight to see the offerings of lamps and flowers made to the holy river.

Meals :: B D
 
 
Day 05: Haridwar - Dehradun - Mussoorie 
After breakfast, drive through the forest and scenic terrain to Mussoorie via Dehradun (90 kms/3 hrs).

Mussoorie is a charming hill station, 3500 ft above sea level, where the British spent their summers. Nowadays, it is better known as the home of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). En route, stop at the orphanage and school run by Dr. David Fiol and his family, who came to India in 1964, to set up a ministry in Dehradun, in the Himalayan foothills. Then visit the Sakya Centre Buddhist Monastery, which propagates one of the four sects of Tibetan Buddhism, where you can meditate with the monks to experience inner peace.

Enjoy lunch at The Orchid, a wayside restaurant, which boasts a pleasant ambience and an excellent menu.

Check in at the hotel on arrival. The drive to Sisters Bazaar, where the nurses serving the British army lived, is beautiful and interesting. In the evening, tour Landour, a cantonment area dotted with English-style cottages, with your local guide. Visit the Solomon family’s summer residence, Landour Villa, on the tour. There are several goat paths near Oakville. Enjoy dinner and rest of the evening at leisure at the hotel.

Meals :: B D
 
 
Day 06: Mussoorie 
Walk around the hotel and absorb the beauty of nature while sipping a cup of tea at the hotel. After breakfast, go to Mall Road with your guide to witness the local life. Visit Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie, which provides spectacular views. Since the Indian Army is stationed there, tourists cannot access the hilltop, but can view the snow-capped mountains and lush forests from the tall tower situated at the edge of the cliff, through a telescope. Try to spot Badrinath, Kedarnath and Banderpunch. Take pleasure in short pony ride on Camels Back Road, given that name from the life-sized rock resembling a camels back.

Stop for lunch at a hotel and then visit the Clock Tower and the Forest Research Institute. Continue to Kempty Falls, at an altitude of 4,500 ft, on the Yamunotri Road, known to be the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley. Take a refreshing bath at the foot of the falls and return to the hotel at sunset.

Meals :: B L D
 
 
Day 07: Mussoorie - Dehradun 
After breakfast, drive to Dehradun (34 kms / 1.5 hrs.), visiting Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, so called because of the river water that dribbles from the ceiling of the cave temple onto the Shiva Linga below. Take a dip in the cool sulfur springs around the temple.

Check in at the hotel on arrival and go for a sight-seeing tour with your private guide after lunch. Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand State, boasts of premier educational institutions, such as the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), and the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA). The colorful local bazaars and Ellora Bakery are worth a visit.

Meals :: B L D
 
 
Day 08: Dehradun - Jim Corbett 
Drive to Jim Corbett National Park after breakfast (195 kms / 3.5 hrs). Check in at your resort on arrival. Corbett National Park situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the newly created state of Uttarakhand, is a heaven for wildlife lovers in India. It is one of Indias most beautiful wildlife areas having a tiger population of around 160, which makes this park the most important bastion of this endangered species in India. The rich biodiversity of the park is a perfect place for bird enthusiasts; the area is considered one of the best bird-watching areas in India, with some 600 species having been sighted in the park.

After lunch and a brief nap, take a Jeep safari in the Park, to get a glimpse of the forest and its topography, accompanied by a private guide who knows the likeliest sites where tigers can be spotted.

Meals :: B L D
 
 
Day 09: Jim Corbett - Delhi 
Take an elephant safari in the early morning, from Dhikal, Khinanauli or Bijrani, to explore those areas of the tiger reserve inaccessible by jeep. Follow elephant trails to the peripheries of the national park, to explore dense forests and deep valleys that thrill adventure seekers. Observe the bird life as you traverse these trails, before returning to your resort for breakfast and check out. Drive to Delhi (200 kms / 4 hrs)

On arrival in Delhi, check in at the hotel and enjoy the services of a pleasant gay massage therapist for a relaxing in-room, hour-long massage. Go on an early evening visit to Qila Rai Pithora, the first city of Delhi, which includes the Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret (72.5 meters) in India, built as part of a 12th century mosque. Proceed for a heritage walk in Hauz Khas Village and its surrounding boulevards.

Join a well-groomed gay host for dinner at an upscale restaurant and then visit a Gay Party to enjoy the company of like-minded friends.

Meals :: B L D
 
 
Day 10: Delhi 
Spend the day at leisure—please get in touch with us to make arrangements to suit your choice and convenience. Choose ‘Exceptional Experiences’ & ‘Pink Experiences’ from our Bespoke Pink Menu, available on request. Later this evening, a well-groomed gay host takes you for a farewell dinner at one of the best and most authentic Indian food joint. After dinner we take you to the airport in time to catch the flight. Reminisce about your ‘Vibrant India Experience’ on the flight back home, longing to return back soon to discover many more wonders of this intriguing land!

Meals :: B D
 
 
Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…
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2DelhiTaj Man SinghThe ParkNath Guest House
3RishikeshGlass HouseGanga Ke KinareGanga Beach Resort
4HaridwarAalia Hotel & ResortsHaveli Hai GangaGanga Lahiri
5MussorieJaypee Residency ManorCountry InnPrakash’s Deodar Homestay
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8CorbettJims Jungle RetreatCorbett Gateway ResortTiger Camp
9DelhiTaj Man SinghThe ParkNath Guest House
10DelhiTaj Man SinghThe ParkNath Guest House
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Duration: 3 Nights

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