Return to the Sacred: India Tour 2024
2 nights Delhi
3 nights Jaipur
4 nights Vrindavan
3 nights Benares
On this trip, hosted by me, Adam Bauer, we will explore four magical regions in North India, and I’ll take you to some of my very favorite temples, street markets, and sacred places in both town and country. We will combine the best of luxury and location, experiencing Heritage Haveli accommodations wherever possible–and always clean, safe and comfortable places when luxury is not available because we will be in the heart of rural devotional India.
I’ve been going on pilgrimage in North India for 25 years–and I’ve personally crafted this trip to share some of my most beloved places here. We’ll be a very small group–max 12 participants–sharing an intimately curated journey, with ample time for rootsy cultural explorations. Daily chanting and devotional practice. Temple darshans, pujas, and meetings with remarkable souls. We will walk together in the timeless footsteps of saints and sages
Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.
DAY BY DAY
Trip Price Includes
- All vegetarian meals & bottled water
- Benares coach flight, airport transfers, all ground travel, rickshaws etc.)
- All hotel accommodations (Luxury or Heritage hotels wherever possible)
- All temple entry fees and donations
- Local guides and ground support
- Daily group kirtan, satsang, meditation practice
- Evening kirtan programs, Dhrupad Classical Music Festival entry, boat rides, satsangs with special guests
All daily agenda items and timings are approximate and may shift to accommodate Reality and the emergent possibilities of the actual moment.
Trip Price Does NOT Include
- Airfare to/from India
- Extra luggage weight cost on India flight
- Tips to our guides and helpers
- Laundry service
- Any special pujas
- Any special access to temple inner sanctums
- Video or fancy camera fees in certain locales (phone cameras usually fine)
- Price pp/double occupancy: $6950.
- Price pp/single occupancy: $7550.
- Above prices when paid by check or wire transfer–to pay by credit card, Paypal or Venmo please add 3% to cover processing fees.
Pay in full by Nov. 8, 2023 for a $650 early-bird discount. All payments must be received in full by Dec. 25, 2023.
Full payment, receipt of all waivers, and acceptance of your application must be received by December 10, 2023 to guarantee your spot.
Please Note: If paid on or prior to December 10 2023, you have 7 days from receipt of your funds to cancel your reservation by written notice and receive a full refund of monies paid minus a non-refundable deposit of $1500.
All payments are nonrefundable after Dec 20 2023. If you cancel anytime on or after December 21 2023, no refunds can be offered (due to non-refundable expenses pre-paid in India).
NOTE: We highly recommend travel/trip insurance to protect yourself in an emergency or in case of any need to cancel your trip!