A 25-Day Pilgrimage through India's most sacred cities.
Join us as we embark on a 25-day pilgrimage into sacred North India. Uncover great wisdom and tradition from the motherland of Yoga, and experience a rich culture and unwavering warmth amongst a nation of chaos, diversity and growth. The vastness of India sets the stage for a once in a lifetime journey of spirituality, devotion and purpose.
For those interested in exploring the roots of Yoga as a way of life, there is truly no alternative to exploring this sacred practice than traveling to India.
Prepare for a wild ride when you enter the bustling city of New Delhi! India's capital city offers an amazing combination of the new and old world, from exotic markets and age-old temples to opulent high rise towers and magnificent malls. This city will surely leave you wide-eyed and excited for the journey ahead.
After spending our first night in Delhi, we will travel to Agra to see India's most famous monument, The Taj Mahal. Taking in this magnificent palace makes for the perfect end to an amazing journey. Also known as 'The Ode To Love', the Taj Mahal was built over a 19 year period by a 17th century emperor in memory of his late wife.
We will then head to dessert in Rajasthan; the jewel of India's crown, the land of vibrant color and traditional textile. We will stay in Pushkar and it has a magnetism all of its own – it’s quite unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan. It’s a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town that curls around a holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower.
Varanasi, one of world's oldest living cities, is rightly called the religious capital of India. Also known as Banaras or Benaras, this holy city is located in the southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It rests on the left bank of the holy river Ganga (Ganges), and is one of the seven sacred spots for Hindus. Every devout Hindu hopes to visit the city at least once in a lifetime, take a holy dip at the famous 'Ghats' of the Ganga, walk the pious Panchakosi road that bounds the city, and, if God wills, die here in old age.
One of our favorite places in the world, Dharamsala is truly unique. Home of the Tibetan government in exile and H.H The 14th Dalai Lama, this little group of villages is an amazing blend of both Indian and Tibetan shrines, education, hospitality and food. Here you can connect with a Tibetan monk over some chai, learn about their amazing history and their fight to preserve it. Or visit the home of the Dalai Lama and experience the beautiful museum and see hundreds of young monks in training. If you are feeling adventurous here you can go paragliding above the serene rolling landscape or check out the many beautiful waterfalls around town.
After spending the week exploring town and experiencing the many beauties of Dharamsala we top it off with an epic hike to the top of Triund Hill. The walk takes about 3-4 hours, and we take it at a leisurely pace stopping for chai and snacks at the cafes that dot the path to the top. Along the way we get a beautiful bird's eye view of Dharamsala, and meet many goats and other small animals
After travelling back to Delhi from Varanasi, we will spend our last night together where it all started. Getting in those last minute shopping excursions and dinner together before traveling back home!
The practice of Yoga has been a part of the very fabric of Indian society for as many as 10 000 years. Explore this rich history alongside the practice of SATTVA Yoga, steeped in tradition and brought forth for the modern practitioner.
$3190 CAD *includes all taxes,transport within India, accommodations for your 20-day adventure, group travel within India, Taj Mahal tour, welcome package and dinner, daily yoga, meditation, breath work with Andrew, a knowledgeable Breathe in Life group leader, hiking Mount Triund (weather permitting).
$4640 CAD *includes everything listed above, plus your round trip flight (price varies depending on departure city)