“Needn’t imagine anymore , Beatles Ashram now open”
BEATLES IN INDIA- MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – A PILGRIM FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS
“Love me do, they sang, but if reports coming out at that time, 1968, about the Fab Four were to be believed, there was very little brotherhood left in the band that the world would go on to recognize as one of the greatest ever. Those were tumultuous times for The Beatles. Yoko Ono has entered John Lennon’s life and Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison had begun protesting her interference in the group’s affairs. Arguments broke out regularly and Starr was thinking of leaving the band- which he did briefly in August that year. They needed an atmosphere of quiet and calm and headed to Rishikesh to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram for a course on Transcendental Meditation. The four of them during that stay for about three months went on to write 40 songs, 18 of which were recorded and went into an album that later was called, “The White Album,” by The Beatles.””” “The White Album, panned by critics for being too apolitical at the time of great churning in America, is today recognized by many as a Masterpiece.” – thetimesgroup.com. December 10th , 2015.
Thirty Five years after Lennon‘s death, on the anniversary of his assassination by Mark David Chapman on December 8th, 1980, the Federal Government of Uttarakhand in India opened what the local’s called “The Beatles Ashram” to the public. The ashram( also known as Chaurasi Kuti), which was run by Mahesh Yogi till 2003 and had been off limits for tourists since then, flung open its doors for fans and pilgrims (that’s what Beatles Fans are) after a nod from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) – an approval that was required as it is situated on the 18.75 acres of land in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.
Network Tours has the immense pleasure in putting together Beatles in India Tour for the Beatles’ Fans from all over the world.
Highlights of The Beatles in India – Magical Mystery Tour (08 night/09 days) are:
Rishikesh/Haridwar: Drive to Haridwar/Rishikesh and spend 04 days, reliving the Beatles in India. Enjoy Yoga, Meditation, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Aarti/chanting on the bank of River Ganges, walking in the spiritual town and an evening of Beatles Music. Delhi: Arrive in Delhi. Visit Mahatma Gandhi’s Home, Red Fort, Cycle Rickshaw ride in Oldest Market, India Gate, Qutub Minar with an evening of Beatles Music. Jaipur: Drive to Jaipur and have an elephant ride to visit Amer Fort. Also visit Citi Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple and vibrant bazaar full of exotic cotton wear and silver jewelry at great prices. Agra: Drive to Agra and visit the Agra Fort and the monument of love – Taj Mahal.