Shiva statue on the riverbank of Ganga in Rishikesh, India

Spiritual Journey to India

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

India

Places Visited

Delhi,  Varanasi,  Dharamsala,  Amritsar...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

A spiritual journey can begin anywhere. This custom tailored tour will take you deep into the traditions that make up India’s culture. From the brilliantly colored saris to gregarious evening ceremonies that take place on the banks of the River Ganges, you will experience the majesty of ancient cities and the elegance of rolling mountains, the opulence of a Golden Temple, and the ancient art of yoga. Whether found along ghats or at an ashram, you will discover the finer details that create the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the energy of Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in India
  • Visit Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles
  • Witness the gilded treasure of the Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Discover the unadulterated joy of the changing of the guards at Wagah Border
  • Explore the famous ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who was once the spiritual advisor to the Beatles
  • Indulge in the exceptional collection of religions in Delhi, where you can find the largest mosque in India and a Baha’i Temple that’s looks like a lotus

Detailed Description

The essence of spirituality is in the endless feeling of wonder. On this 13-day India tour, you will turn India into a soulful expedition meant for anyone who has always found joy in the finer details, yearned for the ineffable feeling of majesty, or a person who is just interested in seeing the beauty of exotic cultures. You will witness the divine when you wind through ancient cities and legendary rivers. Experience energetic ceremonies and meet devoted followers. Whether on mountain ranges or at border crossings you will find diversity in the people and the cultures of India.

Your unique spiritual exploration begins before you step onto the plane. The desire to travel urges you onward to Delhi. You arrive in the capital of India ready to venture through the active streets. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the city with a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Lotus Temple is a dedicated Baha’I House of worship that is designed to look exactly like a large-scale lotus. Travel to Varanasi, the holiest city in India.

The River Ganges brushes against the city’s famous ghats. Visit the renowned Dhamek Stupas during the day and spend the evening alongside the river. The following morning you will watch the sunrise over the water before returning to Delhi in the late afternoon. Transfer to Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan exiles. Spend three days exploring the surrounding mountains that are filled with monasteries. On day nine you will travel from Dharamsala to Amritsar. The city’s name translates to “A Pool of Nectar” and continues to be a great metaphor for the kindness of the local people. In the evening you will take part in the Nightly Ceremony at the Golden Temple.

The following day you will visit the Immortal Throne and imperial garden before witnessing the exciting Wagah Border changing of the guard. Take the bullet train to Haridwar where you will come to Rishikesh. The mountain city is a popular spot for trekking and yoga. Your twelfth day will take you to the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, known as the spiritual advisor to The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Enjoy a morning yoga session near the River Ganges before returning to Delhi and continuing your journey home.

Starting Price

$2,335 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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