Friday, May 5, 2017

Spiritual India Tour (Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018)

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                                                        Beatles' Ashram in Rishikesh
Encouraged by the overwhelming response to my last 14 Spiritual India Trips, I have decided to organize one more India Trip this year (Dec. 22, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018).  I invite you to join this trip of a lifetime to explore the beauty of India's 5000 years old rich culture, heritage, beautiful palaces and delicious cuisines.

While travelling to most popular tourist destinations of North India (Rishikesh / Haridwar, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur), we will not only delve into India's history of massive forts, the opulence and splendor of Rajasthan's palaces, but also have the opportunity to visit some of the most serene and spiritually enriched places in the majestic Himalayas. We will enjoy a lot of fun activities, including visits to colorful bazaars etc.

As you know, India is a mystical land that has a living ancient culture in its many holy places and Ashram's.  At one of these Ashram's, we will attend a spiritual retreat under the guidance of  famous Yoga Masters.

Following is just a brief itinerary of this trip, including visit to Taj Mahal in Agra, Akshar Dham etc. in Delhi, Amber Palace in Jaipur, Ashram-s and places of faith in Rishikesh.  This itinerary is subject to changes.

Friday, December 22:  Arrive any time after 12:00 pm in Delhi.  Rest and relax.

Saturday, December 23: Sightseeing in Delhi, including visit to Akshar Dham Temple, one of the wonders of 21st century.

                                      Akshar Dham Temple in Delhi

Sunday, December 24:  Departure for Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga, by a luxury train.

                                                Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World

December 25 to 31: A donation-based spiritual retreat, including visit to Vashisht Cave, up in Himalayas and attending the Aarati (worshipping with lamps) at the banks of holy Ganges river etc.

                                     Rishkesh is full of holy places

Monday, January 1: Departure for Jaipur, the pink city.

                                    Jaipur is famous for palaces, kings and queens 

Tuesday, January 2: Vising Palace of Winds, colorful bazaars and dinner / dance with a local folk dance group.

Wednesday, January 3: Turban wrapping and visit to Amber Palace and departure for Delhi by a luxury train.

Thursday, January 4: One day visit to Agra to see Taj Mahal, a 16th century love story.

                                  Taj Mahal, a 16th century love story

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                                 Visit to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a Sikh Temple in Delhi

Friday, January 5: Shopping and leave for US.

For registration details or questions, please contact me at

Om Shanti,

PS:  Following are some more  pictures and video clips (of dancing and singing) from the last 14 Spiritual India Trips.

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                              A picture, taken from one of our rooms in Rishikesh

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                                 Enjoying visit to Vashishta Cave up in Himalayas

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                                    Beatles' Cafe at Ganges River

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                                                  Young boys at Rishikesh

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                                At Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a Sikh Temple in Delhi

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                                                                    Government Offices in Delhi

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                  Sunita welcoming Jess Totten in a traditional way at her home in Delhi

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                                                   Tiger Reserve  at Rishikesh

                                                     Alex, Alison and Becky in Jaipur

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My group dancing with folk dancers in 2012.