This trip is an exclusive tour of India, personally guided by Simran who lived in India for years & GuruPrem who has brought travelers to India over 15 times for one-in a lifetime journeys! We will do yoga daily, visit places that are holy, amazing, challenging, inspiring & beautiful! We select a few people to join us on this spiritual, educational & fun adventure allowing for an intimate group of wonderful people to travel with. Write me to apply.
We will visit:
Amritsar, Punjab - Home to the Golden Temple(the #1 tourist destination in India), the Holiest of Sikh temples, the house of Guru Ram Das, Lord of Miracles, where we can dip into the nectar tank & meditate in the vibration of the sound current that is constantly being sung there.
Visit Miri Piri Academy - A Kundalini Yoga & Sikh school where students from all over the world & of every denomination come together to get an academic education, a spiritual discipline & be trained Kundalini Yoga Teachers, so that they can be the future conscious leaders, healers & teachers in the world, uplifting each other and humanity.
Rishikesh - THE Yoga spot to visit in India! Yogi's, classes,
Kerala - At the very bottom of India a tropical paradise, where we will relax, visit an Elephant preserve, the Shivananda Ashram & do Yoga in one of the most beautiful open yoga rooms anywhere! We will enjoy the hospitality of the Leela property & Amazing food that is prepared.
Maldives - A archapelio of Islands South West of the tip of India in the Indian Ocean,
A Yogic, Spiritual & 5 Star (mostly) Adventure to India with Simran & GuruPrem March 2019
March 19 - April 2nd, 2018
Arrive New Delhi - Arrivals Monday March 19th thru 20th
Stay in New Delhi for a couple of days, acclimating at the luxurious, beautiful museum of a hotel www.theimperialindia.com We will visit a famous Sikh Gurdwara (Temple), go sightseeing, meet people and there will be shopping.
Wednesday March 21st early drive to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and back to New Delhi
we will spend the night in Agra either at https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-agra
or if you want to splurge:
http://www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_amarvilas/index.asp for a once in a lifetime experience, every room has a direct view of the Taj Mahal, great for the sunset & sunrise views (rooms start at around US$1,110-)
March 22nd fly to Dharamshala, the home of the Dalai Lama and Tibetian Budhism. It is a hill station where we can hopefully (weather permitting) see the snowcapped Himalaya, be amongst the Monks, great shopping, lots of walking in the mountain air, beautiful vistas & waterfalls and delicious meals.
March 24th evening drive to Amritsar (city of nectar) - relax in the luxury and peace of Ranjit's Svaasa a boutique hotel that is a converted home, beautiful family feel. www.svaasa.com Spend a couple of days in Amritsar,
Visit Golden Temple (Harimandir Sahib) in the early Morning for a blissful experience. Border show.
Visit Miri Piri Academy, www.miriacademy.org is in Amritsar, our daughter attended and son is at completing his senior year. It is an amazing Boarding School with Cambridge Accredited Academics, Yoga & a Yoga Teacher Training Program, as well as Sikh lifestyle and Selfless service! Simran's is the Chairperson of the board of this school.
March 26th through March 29th Rishikesh
Fly to Risihkesh, do Yoga, see Yogi's and Sadhus galore.
Evening Arti(prayers) at the Parmarth Ashram, they have a great site, physical and web http://www.parmarth.com/
Fun Shopping. Sadhu's, Yogi's, Snake Charmers, etc. We will also visit a beautiful orphanage & school Ramayna's Garden.
Stay in Rishikesh at a hotel right across from the Parmarth & the Ganges, a simple Indian hotel with great food.
Possibly stay and luxuriate for a day at www.anandaspa.com
Those who commit first will have the opportunity to help decide where this trip comes to its conclusion: either Chandigarh, Goa or Kerala
March 29 Fly to Goa or Kerala these are beach vacations both resorts are run by the Leela Hotels
March 29th Friday - Chandigarh a must for any Architecture buffs or artists, we will see the work of Le Corbusier, his buildings, architecture, city structures and furniture.
There is also a fantastic place we will visit called The Rock Garden, but that doesn't do it justice, a man spent his life transforming this area into art everywhere, much of it transformed with rocks, it is really special.
Also we would visit Anandpur Sahib to see a majestic Gurwara and more.
March 29, 30, 31 & April 1st - fly to Kerala where we will have a beautiful beach vacation at the Leela www.theleela.com Here we will be based for operating our day trips, Shivananda Yoga Ashram, elephants, beach, Yoga, and Ayurveda and wonderful meals!
March 29, 30, 31 & April 1st (depart Goa, Mumbai or Delhi) - Fly to Goa where we will have a beautiful beach vacation at the Leela www.theleela.com Here we will be based for operating our day trips, golf, beach, Yoga, and Ayurveda.
Your depart flight can be from Goa, Mumbai or New Delhi, I will be departing on April 2nd from New Delhi or Mumbai very early morning.
If this is a once in a lifetime trip for you and there are places in India you want to visit that are not on the itinerary, let me know and I can arrange your additional travel with guides and support.
We have run tours of India for the last 13 years, we have scouted and stayed at the finest hotels and have built this trip around our favorite spots for spending time and for launching our day trips!
We will make all of your hotel reservations and arrange all in India travel, which will be charged to your credit card, or by check. We pass along all savings we procure with our relationships.
Please look at the hotel websites and let us know if you have a preference for rooms to reserve, otherwise we will just go with the basic rooms with or without breakfast, at your request. We usually recommend with breakfast.
For out time at the resort in Goa/Kerala we usually have two meals prepaid, unless you request otherwise, the food is fantastic and it allows us to come together for two meals, more than enough :)
This trip includes:
- Have the whole trip organized arrival in Delhi to your departure and everything taken care of, a no worry trip!
- Daily Yoga & Meditation with Simran and/or GuruPrem
- All Hotel Reservations w/ or w/o breakfast - room & Tax only (we can make any reservation refundable or not at your request)
- All Domestic travel by flight, train or car. (the in India flights are not as refundable, we will do our best)
- Airport/hotel transfers
- Exclusive services of local English speaking guides on sightseeing tours.
- All Historical & monument entrance fees.
- Porters Fees at Railway stations & airports. Government Service Tax.
Things not included in cost:
- International Airfare.
- Visa handling fees (Visa is required to visit India recommended to apply a.s.a.p!, call or email Simran if you have any questions)
- Any drinks, food(not included in hotel reservations)personal use such as laundry, telephone calls, room service.
- Tips and gratitude to drivers, bellboys, representatives, guides.
- Any massages or services other than the room reservation.
The approximate High end cost for the trip for single occupancy is $8,000(including our fee & One Special night at the Oberoi in Agra & One Special night at the Ananda Spa) Without these special hotels the trip will cost $6500
For double occupancy, approximately $6500 per person (these are approximate costs for the trip & include our fee) This is based toward the high end of travel, 5 star accommodations (where available) and in India transport.
Let us know as soon as you can if this trip will work for you so we can make your reservations.
We look forward to speaking with all you travelers soon.
Blessings, Simran Kaur 310-801-0990
Below is a picture of the Free Food service for 80,000 people/day at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, you get to eat, help serve, clean up or cut veggies.
This is one of the highlights of the trip for many people!