SRF Yogis India Tour (20 Days and 19 Nights)

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Smriti Temple, YSS Ranchi
Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata
YSS Ranchi
Anandaloka, Serampore
Immortal Ghats of Varanasi
Smriti Temple, Serampore
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You will be welcomed at New Delhi International Airport by our tour leader. Drive to the ashram of Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) in Noida for stay. Built in the year 2010, Noida ashram of YSS is the newest among the four ashrams of YSS in India. There will not be any excursion during the day.
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There will not be any excursions during the day. Peaceful stay at the ashram.

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After breakfast, visit to the magnificent Akshardham Temple. The Akshardham Temple is a modern-day architectural masterpiece. Through well conceived exhibitions, the temple management enlightens the visitors about the ancient cultural & spiritual heritage of India. Return to the ashram for overnight stay.
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Drive to New Delhi Airport for a flight to Ranchi. In Ranchi, you will stay at the ashram of YSS.

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Peaceful stay at the ashram.
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Peaceful stay at the ashram.
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Drive to Ranchi Airport for a flight to the City of Joy, Kolkata. On arrival, drive to Dakshineshwar, where you will stay at the ashram of YSS. The YSS Ashram in Kolkata is the headquarters of the Yogoda Satsanga Society and its schools, centres, and ashrams in various parts of India.
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Peaceful stay at the ashram.
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After breakfast, visit to the famous temple of Shri Dakshineshwar Kali. Shri Dakshineshwar Kali Temple was founded in the year 1855 by a rich businesswoman of Kolkata – Shri Rani Rashmoni. She was a pious lady, who was known for her philanthropic work. The living quarters of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa is located within the temple premises. He was the head priest of the temple for many years. At this very place, Shri Ramakrishna would often remain immersed in ecstatic communion with Goddess Kali.

Drive to Serampore (15 km, 45 minutes), where Swami Shri Yukteswar had an ashram. Visit to the Smriti Temple erected on his ashram grounds. Situated near the ashram, the Anandaloka was the residence of Shri Yogananda’s uncle. During his college days, Shri Yogananda used to stay in this house, which has been converted into a meditation center of YSS. Visit to the Roy Ghat where Babaji had appeared to meet Shri Yukteswar. Post lunch, return to the ashram in Dakshineshwar.
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Late in the afternoon, visit to the Mothers House which is the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity in India. Saint Teresa, who is popularly known as Mother Teresa, had lived here for most of her life, and was eventually put to rest here. The visitors can pay homage to Saint Teresa at her tomb and see the articles used by her.

Visit to the house of Bhaduri Mahashaya – the Levitating Saint. It will be followed by a visit to the 4 Garpar Road Childhood Residence of Shri Yogananda. To step inside the house of Shri Yogananda is an experience of a lifetime for every devotee of YSS/SRF. Return to the ashram in Dakshineshwar for dinner and overnight stay.
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Drive to Kolkata Airport for a flight to Varanasi in the afternoon. Check-in at the hotel. No excursions during the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
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Much awaited visit to the Satyaloka – the ancestral house of the Lahiri Family. The Satyaloka enshrines the ashes of Shri Lahiri Mahasaya. The way to Satyaloka goes past the house of Lahiri Mahasaya, where he had lived for most of his life. The house remains closed for visitors, so one has to pay homage from outside. You will then proceed to Sarnath. After attaining enlightenment in Bodhgaya, Lord Buddha reached Sarnath and started preaching.


The ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery, a Buddhist temple and the archeological museum are the places you will explore in Sarnath. Early evening you will proceed to the ghats for a memorable boat-ride on the Ganges. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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Post breakfast, you will fly to New Delhi. Check-in at a hotel for overnight stay.

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Early morning train to Kathgodam (5.5 hours). Once in Kathgodam, drive to Ranikhet (75 km, 2.5 hours).
Check-in at a hotel in Ranikhet. Perched at an elevation of 1800 meters, Ranikhet is a quaint town maintained by a regiment of the Indian Army. Arriving from a densely populated New Delhi, the ambience of Ranikhet would be a treat. The fresh, cool air carrying smell of Pine raisins, silence of the mountains intermittently stirred by the chirping of the Himalayan birds, the thick green cover of Pine and Oak trees and the majestic views of the snowclad Himalayan ranges – these offerings of Ranikhet rejuvenates mind and body.

Lahiri Mahasaya, who used to serve as an accountant in the Military Engineering Department, was transferred to Ranikhet in 1861. His office in Ranikhet was a temporary shelter as the British Army was in the process of setting up a post here. It was from Ranikhet, he walked all the way up to Kukuchhina through the mountain trails. In Kukucchina, he met his immortal Guru Shri Babaji and was initiated by him into the ancient system of Kriya Yoga. The initiation took place inside a cave which is now known as Babaji cave.

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Peaceful stay in Ranikhet. No excursions during the day.

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Drive to Kukuchhina (55 km, 2 hours) where Babaji cave is situated. From the base of the mountain, the trek to the cave would take around 45 minutes. The spot where Babaji had materialized a golden palace, a small temple (Smriti Temple) of Babaji stands erected. The temple has been constructed by YSS. After visit to the cave and the Smriti Temple, you will head back to hotel in Ranikhet.

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Drive to Kathgodam Railways Station (75 km, 2.5 hours) for a train to New Delhi. Check-in at a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

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Visit to the Qutub Minar – one of the tallest minarets in the world. It is believed that Qutub-ud-din Aibak, who was the first Muslim conqueror of Delhi, laid the foundation of Qutub Minar in 1192 AD. The height of the Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters and there are 379 steps to reach its top. You will then explore the Dilli Haat - a unique shopping complex which boasts of craft stalls selling native, utilitarian and ethnic products from all over the country. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

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After breakfast, drive to Agra (250 km, 4 hours) where you will check-in at a hotel. Post lunch, visit to the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum of white marble, built by the orders of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 16 years to complete the work on the main structure. The artisans from whole of India, Central Asia and Iran were involved in the construction of the masterpiece. The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Taj Mahal. The original fort was a brick structure made by a Hindu king. It was the Mughal emperor Akbar and his son Shah Jahan, who gave the fort its present shape. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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After breakfast, drive to New Delhi where you will be dropped at international airport. You would then proceed for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

Smriti Temple, Near Babaji Cave
YSS Ashram Ranchi
YSS Ashram Dakshineswar
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