the Golden Triangle adventure
15-22 MArch 2019 >
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WE ARE invites you to surround yourself with vibrant colors, happy spirits, and the celebration of life and love during the Holi Festival, a traditional celebration of good harvest, the arrival of spring, and the victory of good over evil. This bright and exciting culture only expands as our mouths will fill with exotic spices during each traditional meal we enjoy. Then met with the fast paced city of New Delhi, prepare yourself to be blown away by the grandiose Taj Mahal. From there the unique culture of India will be explored with never before seen wild architecture in Jaipur. From scaling the side of tall pink buildings on step wells to the intricately painted arches from one building to the next, Jaipur will shock you to the core. And right when you think you've done all there is to do, you will be surrounded with creative movement in a workshop teaching Bharata Natyam, a traditional Indian dance. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime.
Day 1 Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and relax from a long journey. We will have a welcome ceremony + practice intention setting. After resting up tap into your creativity with a dual hand-looming and giving back workshop with a factory tour.
Day 2 Delhi/Āgra
Visit historic Old Delhi through this guided walk. Explore Jama Masjid, the "Great Mosque," and enjoy its massive courtyard, which can hold up to 25,000 worshippers. Pick up trinkets and textiles or do some window shopping at Chandni Chowk market. Visit the ancient Sikh temple of Gurdwara SisGanj, which was established in 1783.
Day 3/4 Āgra
Visit this mausoleum that looks like a jewel box, built before the Taj Mahal by Queen Nur Jahan for her father. Enjoy the intricate details of the structure; it was the first Mughal building faced with white marble and where "pietra dura" (precious stones inlaid into marble) was first used.
Enjoy your visit to this impressive Mughal fort made of red sandstone and white marble.
Day 5/6 Āgra/Jaipur
Enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture. After, visit the City Palace and have a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Opt to check out the Jantar Mantar astronomical site or see a Bollywood film at the famous Art Deco theatre of Raj Mandir. Explore the courtyards, gardens, and buildings that make up the City Palace. Located in the heart of the Old City, it is a striking blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Visit the palace's museum to look at ancient carriages and the former maharaja's gold-embroidered wedding outfit.
Day 7/ 8 Jaipur
Enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture. After, visit the City Palace and have a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Opt to check out the Jantar Mantar astronomical site or see a Bollywood film at the famous Art Deco theatre of Raj Mandir.
Day 8 Delhi
Goodbye...until the next adventure!
PICTURE YOUR DAY:
Early Morning Yoga and Meditation
Travel to destination
Lunch + Free Time
Afternoon Activity ( give back - creative workshop - explore)
Free Time + Appetizers and tea
Free Time + night circle
A more detailed itinerary will be sent to confirmed guests closer to date.
Daily yoga and meditation
Hand-looming workshop + factory tour
Give back through looming workshop
Experience traditions and customs
Healthy locally sourced meals
Healthy meals for all 8 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner + snacks)
All taxis + group shuttle to/from airport + cities
Giving back project
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities for guides
GIULIA BACCI - Founder of WE ARE
Born and raised in Florence, Italy Giulia has been on her personal pursuit of what creates and maintains happiness. Giulia's kind heart and creative spirit shine through her work and are showcased in the giving back projects WE ARE does abroad. When she is not trying to find the key to happiness Giulia is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and a lover of any adventure; from snowboarding on the slopes to dancing on water while surfing you will find her with a big smile and open heart.
All of our meals will align with the cuisine of the local culture. In India, some of the most popular dishes are Masala Dosa, Rogan Josh, and Hyderabadi biriyani. By eating local food, we not only help support the Indian economy, but get to fully engage in their way of life and better understand their heritage.
However, If you have dietary restrictions please notify us ahead of time.
FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE
Flights should be booked to Indira Gandhi International Airport DEL
One of the foundational principles of WE ARE’s mission is the desire to give back to the destinations visited; redefining how we answer the call to travel.