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An example Itinerary which changes from year to year. Now we include the Dali Lama and Varanasi amongst other experiences.
A retreat of a lifetime!
Welcome 2017 with the adventure of a lifetime in India.
And as a native, I will guide you every step of the way.
March 7th-14th 2017
You will get to celebrate Holi, The Festival of Colors in true Indian style! Imagine being doused with colors under the Indian sky with music, incredible food and temples, shrines and shopping! A week long immersion into the tastes, sights, smells, textures and life of colorful, vibrant India. We will combine the ancient with the modern day- from shrines and temples to open air markets with artisanal handicrafts, to the splendor of the Taj Mahal and the best food spots and since I am a native and speak the language, we will get a full understanding of many local traditions and practices!
New Delhi, the nation's capital, we will explore the ancient monuments and forts, goddess temples and see where Gandhi spent much of his time.
We will see live traditional qawwali music at the Sufi shrine of Nizamuddin Auliya a saint to many traditions
The Lotus Temple
Krishna Temple, Kali temple
The historic Red Fort and its gorgeous Mughal architecture in marble and stone
We will drive to Agra in a private car to the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous landmark and see the cities of Fatehpur Sikri
Onwards to Jaipur in the deserts of Rajasthan, we will stay for two nights and visit the royal forts and ancient structures of the Maharajas
Elephant rides up to the forts
Each day the food will be incredible local cuisine
Tons of shopping and henna tattoos from skilled artists
I will also be having a very special Circle of Light channeling evening in a private home in Delhi with messages for everyone!
It is my joy to share my motherland with you and guide you every step of the way for a thrilling and heart opening journey.
The cost includes hotels and private car service transportation in India and entrance to all sites and monuments and temples/shrines excluding airfare. Visas are required for India and I will walk you through that process very easily as well as the best flight to purchase.
I will make this very easy for us all so the trip is perfect!
Text me at 310-924-5198 to talk about more details and answer any questions you may have.
Example Itinerary of one of the India Retreats.
Day 1-Tuesday March 7th
Departing for India
Day 3-Thursday March 9th
Arriving Delhi Thursday morning
Check into Hotel Shangri La mid morning and have amazing breakfast buffet.
Afternoon shopping for Indian clothes, etc.
Evening traditional scrumptious Indian Dinner
~ shopping & chai ~
7pm visit Shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin for Sufi music and blessings
Day 2-Fri March 10th
Red Fort, Old Delhi
Visit to Old Delhi, Red Fort and Mughal gardens and ancient Grand Mosque
Afternoon visit to Lotus Temple and Hindu temples
India's capital city can be split into two distinct areas - New Delhi and Old Delhi, and while they continue to grow side by side, each retains its own charms. Old Delhi is the most historic part of the metropolis, with its origins dating back to the time of the Moghuls. In contrast, New Delhi was designed by the British during colonial times, with much of the architectural work being down to Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s and 30s.
The Red Fort is likely to be on the list of attractions the majority of people want to see when visiting Delhi, as the monument is the most famous in the city. Its beautiful stone walls and domes were built in 1638 to protect the Moghul emperors from invaders, but both Sikh and British forces managed to breach the defenses on separate occasions. Despite this, it has managed to remain intact to the present day, with the walls stretching for no less than 1.2 miles.
Day 3-Sat March 11th
Day trip to Vrindavan birthplace and temple of Lord Krishna, temple of Mirabai (female poet saint)
and Iskon temple
Dinner in New Delhi
Day 4-Sunday March 12th Holi Celebration!
Day 5-Monday March 13th
Cities of Agra and Jaipur
Early breakfast and travel by private car to Jaipur, Rajasthan home of the Maharajas and
en route Agra home of the Taj Mahal
Arrive in early afternoon Agra
See Taj Mahal and have lunch
Continue onto Jaipur
Arrive late afternoon and check into Chok Dhani Hotel
Day 6-Tuesday March 14th
Full day to explore Amber Palace and ancient sites of the royals elephant ride to forts and artisan village visit.
Day 7-Wednesday March 15th
Travel back to Delhi
Free afternoon to relax shop or get massages
Day 8-Thu March 15th
Thursday March 16th
Thursday early morning return to LA!
Cost $2550 does not include airfare