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Yoga Ambassador Tour is a specialised familiarisation trip for established & practising yoga professionals from around the world to have a first-hand experience of Kerala, the southern state of India, the country proud to be known as the birth place of Yoga. This 10 day educational tour of Kerala as part of Yoga Ambassador Tour will not only showcase the varied product range of Kerala but also gives an opportunity to the delegates to engage in various yoga based activities. The tour will be coming to an end on 21st JUN’18 which eventually is the International Yoga Day, and the delegates would also be getting a chance to participate in mass yoga drill. The tentative programme schedule as under.
|Day01 / Jun13||“Namaste”… Atithi Devo Bhava (The guest is equivalent to God)
Meet and Assist you at Trivandrum International Airport on arrival and proceed to
|Day02 /Jun14||7.00: Meditation Session, Subject “Your Mind Power”. “Your mind has powers to unlock the infinite potential hidden within you’’
8.00 : Breakfast
9.00 : Seminar
Philosophical Foundations of Yoga
Chairperson: Prof. V. Purandara Reddy, Dean, Faculty of Darsanas Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
Co-Chairman: Dr. Krishna Sharma, Professor, Department of Yoga, MangaloreUniversity
Science Behind Yoga
Chairperson: Dr. M.V. Bhole, Former Jt. Director (Research)Kaivalyadhama.
Co-Chairman: Yogi Jayadevan, Universal Yoga Consciousness, Ollur, Kerala
1700: Be at the Venue for the Grand Inaugural function for the “Yoga Ambassador
|Day03 /Jun15||0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0900: Proceed to Sivananda Ashram for an excursion tour and interactive session on
1230: Lunch Break
1300: Proceed to Kanyakumari.
1530: Visit Vivekananda Rock by specially arranged Boat, Visit Meditation Hall.
1600: Proceed to Thiruvalluvar Statue (or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet tall
stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar, author of the
Tirukkural, an ancient Tamil work on secular ethics and morality)by boat.
1630: Visit Vivekananda Ashram & Exhibition Centre
1730: Return back to Kovalam after seeing sunset
2030: At Kovalam Hotels on arrival straight to Dinner
|Day04 /Jun16||0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0930: Check out time, this is the time to say Bye to Kovalam
1100: Drive to Next Destination Jatayupara (Jatayu Rock – and gets its name from
the mythical bird in Ramayana-Jatayu. Legend has it that Jatayu tried to save
Sita (wife of Lord Rama) when Ravana, a demon king, was abducting her in his
airborne chariot. He is said to have fought valiantly and fallen on these rocks,
1200: At Jatayu Rock – Yoga Demonstartion
1430: Proceed to Kollam (Kollam is a coastal city on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake
that took the title God's Own Country without much demur. The proportion of
females to males in Kollam city is second highest among the 500 most populous
cities in India. Kollam is the least polluted city in India. Kollam is an ancient trading
town – trading with Romans, Chinese, Arabs and other Orientals – mentioned in
historical citations dating back to Biblical times and the reign of Solomon,
connecting with Red Sea ports of the Arabian Sea)
1530: On arrival Check in to the Pre Booked Hotels
1630: Pookkalam event with school students.
1830: Back to Hotels by Bus
2000: Dinner and Cultural Program
|Day05/ Jun17||0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0930: Check out and proceed to Our Next Destination
1200: At Aranmula, “Aranmula Kannadi” the fine metallurgical art of making metal
mirrors and is considered as an auspicious object kept in households for bringing
prosperity, luck and wealth. Metal mirror is a rare piece of craft that had existed
even during the Vedic period of Indian history. The myth about the origin and secret
of its composition makes it a truly fascinating craft.
1300: Lunch –Valla Sadhya: Captivating taste buds. Kerala has always had its glory
of treating its people with irresistible delicacies. Among the many mouth-watering
foods that it offers, the famous Aaranmula Vallasadhya stands high on top with
pride due to its magnificence and divinity.
1530: Proceed to Kottayam
1730: Arrival Kumarakom for in to the Pre Booked Hotels.
1900: Cultural Programs / Tribal Dance
|Day06/ Jun18||0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0900: Check out and proceed for a short backwater cruise before proceeding to
Our Next Destination Munnar.
1330: Reach Munnar and Check in(Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres
(5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. Munnar is
called "Kashmir of South India" Munnar was the summer capital of the British in
southern India. Munnar was developed to cultivate tea plants by British although it
was first discovered by Scottish planters. Munnar is located at the confluence of
three mountain streams Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.)
1400: Lunch & Rest
1700: Munnar Town Visit and Shopping
2000: Back to Hotel
|Day07/ Jun19||0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0930: Proceed to Visit Muniyara Dolmens (The Muniyara Dolmens are magnificent
prehistoric dolmens, situated in Chinnakanal. Belongs to the Neolithic Age, these
aboveground burial chambers are built with large stone slabs and are called
'megaliths.' The historians keep special interest in these granite slabs as they are
more than thousand years old. A lot of anthropologists and archaeologists from all
over the world visit this fascinating destination to explore the remnants of
Dolmenoid cists belonging to the Megalithic age.
1030: Visiting Muniyara
1200: Back to Munnar
1330: Lunch @ Eastend
1430: Tea trail & Srishti
1730: Proceed to check into respective hotels.
2000: Dinner at respective hotels.
|Day08/ Jun20||0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0930: Check out and proceed to Our Next Destination
1400: Check in to your Pre booked Hotels (Kochi also known as Cochin, Called
the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the
west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network
with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era. Occupied by the Portuguese in 1503,
Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main
seat of Portuguese India until 1530. Cochin is a major port city on the south-west
coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulum in
the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulum.) Followed by lunch
1930: Traditional Kalari Performance by Martial Academy Trichur
(Kalaripayattu (pronounced as Kalarippayatt) is a martial art, which originated as a
style in Kerala, southern India (North Malabar). Existence of Martial arts in India for
over 3000 years can be proved by the mention of martial arts in the Vedas.
According to ancient folklore, Lord Vishnu's disciple Parasurama who was an avatar
of Lord Vishnu is believed to be the founder of martial arts in India.)
1700 : Sunset cruise of the Kochi backwaters.
|Day09/ Jun21||0700: Mass Drill Yoga – Common Yoga Protocol (World Yoga Day)
1030: Back to Hotel and relax
1500: Visit Mattancherry Dutch Palace , Jewish Synagogue and Fort Cochin
1730: Back to hotel by Autos (Tuk Tuk)
1900: Thanks giving party, Chaired by Leaders of ATTOI following by Networking
Dinner with Lots of Fun and Music.
|Day10/ Jun22||0730: Breakfast
0830: Say Time to “Shubhayathra”(Goodbye), Time to Catch your Destination
“Svasti prajabhyam paripalayantham nyayeana margena mahim maheesah
Gobrahmanebhya shubamsthu nityam lokah samastha sukhino bhavanthu.”
(”May all beings everywhere be free,
May the kings rule the earth along the right path;
May all beings be happy and free from suffering.
May all the beings in all the worlds become happy;
Peace, peace, and peace be everywhere!”)