SPIRITUAL 15 DAY TOUR

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India! We arrive in Delhi and will be met and picked up at the Delhi airport by our guide and driver. We will check into a nice comfortable luxury hotel close to the airport and rest after our long flight.


Day 2: Amistrar

Today we will catch a train and travel North to Amistrar, 1st class. We will be met by a local quide and will then check into our hotel and relax.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 3: Amistrar

Our local quide will give us a tour of the city. Founded in 1577 by a Sikh guru who built the city’s spectacular golden temple set on a lovely lake. We will visit the kitchen where they cook for the temple's spiritual pilgrims. At the end of the day we will go to see the ritual border closing.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4: Dharamsala

Drive to Dharmsala, home to the Dalai Llama and Tibetan government in exile. We will visit his house and walk the kora in meditation around it.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 5: Dharamsala

Explore the town visit the temples and Tibetan museum and art collection. There are some lovely walks around the area and we can also visit a Tibetan children’s village on a lake. There are nearby waterfalls and hikes with spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 6: Dharamsala

We will continue to explore and enjoy Dharamsala.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 7: Chandigarh

Visit the famous rock gardens of visionary self taught artist, Ned Chand. Chand worked for over 40 years buidling concrete sculptures with pottery pieces inlaid that cover over 13 acres and set in a forest around a gorge. It is a complex of interlinking courtyards, each filled with hundreds of figures of dancers, musicians and animals. One of the great wonders of India.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 8: Haridwar

Travel to Hardiwar - Located at the point where the Ganges river emerges from the Himalayas, Hardiwar is one of India’s holiest cities. Pilgrims arrive in droves to bathe in the fast flowing Ganges. Dotted around the city are temples, both ancient and modern. We will go down to the river in the evening when it comes alive with the flickering flames of floating offerings. We can take a cable car ride up to see a lovely temple in the hillside. There are two nice ashrams in town we can stop in to visit also.

Meals Inlcuded: Breakfast


Day 9: Rishekesh

Made famous with the Beatles and their visit to the Maharishi Yogi’s ashram in the 60s, Rishekesh has become a magnet for spiritual seekers. North of town is the exquisite setting in the flat flowing Ganges surrounded forested hills is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. In the evening there is a nightly aarti on the river. During the day we can visit different ashrams, take classes in yoga, laughing yoga, or have Ayurvedic massages.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 10: Rishekesh

Continue to relax and explore Rishekesh. There are also some hikes to nearby waterfalls.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 11: Rishekesh

Continue to relax and explore Rishekesh. There are also some hikes to nearby waterfalls.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 12: Agra

Travel day drive south to Agra. (9 hours) Check into our comfortable luxury hotel to rest up for our early morning at the Taj Mahal.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 13: Agra - Varanasi

Rise early to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise and get a guided tour. Return to our hotel and have a wonderful breakfast. This hotel has amazing breakfasts! Visit to the Shree Bundi Sewa Sansthan Ashram then catch the night train to Varanasi. 1st class comfort sleeper.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 14: Varanasi

One of India’s holiest cities pilgrims come to the ghats lining the Ganges to wash away their sins in the sacred waters or cremate their loved ones. We will explore Varanasi's numerous Ghats and visit its temples. In the evening we will take a boat ride on the Ganges and light a lotus flower candle and watch the ritual aarti lamp lighting ceremony.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 15: Varanasi

At dawn we will go back on the Ganges on a boat to watch the sun rise and bathers at the Ghats. During the day we will continue to explore Varanasi. We can visit shops, talk with saints and sages and take in the spiritual energy of the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 16: Delhi

Fly to Delhi in the morning. Check into hotel to relax. That evening say goodbye to India and depart for home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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