Meditative Journeys

Atmo's INDIA Tours





12 Days in the Colors of Rajasthan

Delhi Agra Jaipur Pushkar Jodhpur Ranakpur Udaipur Bombay

27.November - 8. December 2010

“India is more than a country, it is a way of life, it has impact on every traveller I met so far...it stirs the soul and soothes the longing for meaning ... with it’s mysteries not to be solved, but to be lived along the journey…

This is a relaxed and fun journey through one of the most colorful traditional parts of India - Rajasthan. We can travel within a fragrance of meditation - inside of us - and in amongst temples, deserts, markets, gardens, palaces ...taken by the mood of the moment with sightseeings of majestic forts and castles of the time of kings and queens. We stay in beautiful country palaces and good 4-star hotels. If you like, we ride camels and jeeps on the edge of the desert, stroll through old markets, wander through ancient forts and tombs of great emperors and holy men, climb sand dunes, visit a holy lake, have tea in king’s palaces and sometimes just sit still and be....

Arranged and guided by Atmo Meyer, tour manager in India for more than 20 years, with great love for the land, its people and their culture and religions.




Itinerary  27.Nov – 8.Dec 2010

In the morning we meet in Delhi for a briefing and begin with a city tour of Old and New Delhi with  Government Buildings, Jamma Mosque and Qutub Minar. Overnight in 4-star hotel.

Sun 28.11.10
From Delhi we drive to Agra, see the Taj Mahal with leisure and explore the Red Fort, seat of power for Mughal Kings and Queens.
Overnight in a 4-star hotel.

Mon 29.11.10
In the morning explore Agra. In the afternoon we drive on to the little kingdom of Bharatpur, visit the deserted Mughal city Fathepur Sikri  and spend the night in a lovingly renovated 18th century country palace.
Overnight in Bharatpur,  Laxmi Narayan Palace.

Tue 30.11.10
Drive on to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, with the impressive Amber Fort and the City Palace in the old pink city. We will stroll the markets, visit Jaipur’s famous art and crafts people and delight ourselves in a little puppet show.
Overnight in 4-star hotel.

Wed 1.12.10
Whole day stroll through this buzzling capital of Rajasthan.
Overnight in 4-star hotel.

Thu 2.12.10
Drive to the colourful Hindu village Pushkar, take in the atmosphere of  ancient temples and meeting places by the side of the sacred Pushkar lake.
Overnight in a good guest house.

Fri 3.12.10
In the morning drive to Jodhpur, visiting the magnificent warrior caste fort, the royal memorial grounds and the medieval market of old Jodhpur.
Overnight in the beautiful little country palace, converted into a  3-star hotel, Rohetgarh.

Sat 4.12.10
Exploring the desert a bit further in a jeep safari, where we can visit the Bishnoi tribal people, the first environmental protectors maybe on this earth, who avoid cutting trees and hunting since the 16th century.
Overnight in the beautiful little country palace, Rohetgarh.

Sun 5.12.10
We drive on to the Ranakpur Jain Temple, have a simple lunch in a former Queen’s garden and  immerse ourselves into the incredible atmosphere of the white marble Jain temple, maybe enjoying a chant with a Jaina priest. Overnight we stay in the Queens Garden Maharani Bagh, in simple, but pretty little cottages.

Mon 6.12.10
On we drive to Udaipur, the Venice of the east, with it’s lakes and amazing palaces and temples of a long lost time.
Overnight in 3 star hotel.

We’ll visit the grand City Palace of the 18th century, stroll through Udaipur’s Bazaar and see it's special art, the minitaure paintings. As a special treat, we'll go for a little boat ride to the exclusive High Tea at the world famous Lake Palace on Pichola Lake.
Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Wed 8.12.10
Early morning we fly to Mumbai, take a city tour through this amazing cosmopolitan city and end the tour with a luxurious late lunch at the Gateway of India.
End of Services

Transfer to Mumbai airport or extension programs in Mumbai, Poona, Goa or South India can be arranged on request.

Tour includes:

- all transport within India from Delhi to Mumbai

- flight Udaipur-Mumbai

- twin share accomodation in country palaces and 4-star hotels (single on request)

- entrance fees to monuments

- shoe watching fees

- tea breaks

- all breakfasts and five lunches

- guide fees

All sightseeing per itinerary.

1200.- Euro

A warmer jumper and a shawl for air conditioned buses and restaurants, extra ‘temple socks’ because we will take shoes off in temples, mosques and houses, long trousers or skirts for visiting mosques, swim wear, hat, sun blocker, mosquito repellent, pens (as gifts for kids)