India – November 19 – 29, 2019

Join us for Enlightened India 2019!  

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In India, one can experience the gamut: giddy laughter, loving kindness from strangers, heart connection, unexpected friendships, communion with cows, encounters with monkeys, blaring horns, sublime sunsets.

At Enlightened Tours, we have curated an experience that delivers daily opportunities to connect deeply to your Self and others; giving you plenty of time to nurture and restore with yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Group activities as well as time on the Ganges, swimming in waterfalls, hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas. Satsang with living saints. Stillness.

Julia and Roxanna blended the right amount of cultural sightseeing and Indian experiences, with deeply spiritual opportunities and free time for solo exploration.  They established group cohesion that promoted the opportunity for personal connections which will clearly last a lifetime.”  -Joe R.

If you look up the definition of “enlightened” it means to be awake.  This trip is designed to guide you in waking up to the true divine light that resides within all of us through many different experiences, and to support you to shine more brightly in the world.

I felt the love, support and freedom to be completely vulnerable and to learn what I was here to learn about myself.  I am going home a changed woman and I see the world through new eyes.  I feel so blessed.”  -Deb O.

 

Enlightened India: 11 days in Rishikesh $2,900.00

Many special moments have been planned for our group. Here are just a few that are included in your tour:
    • 10 nights at the Hotel Nirvana Palace (rates based upon double occupancy)
    • Traditional vegetarian Indian cuisine, 2 meals a day
    • An Ayurvedic Spa Treatment of your choice at the hotel Ayurvedic clinic
    • Visit to a sacred meditation cave on the banks of the Ganges
    • Ceremony for our Ancestors on the banks of the Ganges (with opportunity to bring ashes for blessing and releasing)
    • Daily yoga and meditation
    • Dip in the sacred Ganges
    • Dinner with an Indian family in their home, after dinner Q&A about cultural practices
    • Waterfall hike and swim
    • Special evening of palm reading, henna, street food and more
    • Visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (aka the Beatles’ Ashram)
    • Special Yagya fire ceremony and Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram
    • Free time for shopping, relaxing and exploring this gem of a city
    • Farewell Banquet
    • Optional outings are available for an additional charge during free time including:  hiking, cooking lessons, photography and more!
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    Imagine a sea of lights, floating down the Ganges, in Rishikesh, India.  Tiny boats made from leaves, cloth wicks burning ghee and dancing in the current.  This November you can be placing your own prayer boat in the river.  Register HERE.

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    I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in the darkness, The Astonishing Light Of your own Being!  -Hafiz

Exciting Options to add-on to your Tour:

Old Delhi Day Tour

November 18, 2019  $100

Some people may decide to arrive a day early and get a head start on the time change.  Together, with our wonderful Indian guide Jogi, we have curated a delightful day tour of Delhi to give you a flavor for this cosmopolitan city; something you will not experience in the serene, pastoral village of Rishikesh.  A great way to jump into your India experience!

Includes:

  • Pick up at hotel after breakfast
  • Money Exchanger
  • Tour of Old Delhi by bicycle rickshaw,
  • Lunch at famous Haldiram’s restaurant in the heart of Old Delhi
  • Sight seeing/shopping/Spice Market
  • Raj Ghat – memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi
  • Return to hotel for good night’s sleep

Taj Mahal Tour

November 29 & 30, 2019

The Taj Mahal – one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

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Includes:

  • Pick up at the New Delhi Train Station on November 29
  • A/C bus to Agra
  • Overnight stay at 3 star hotel
  • Entrance fees to the Taj Mahal
  • Visit to Agra Fort
  • Lunch
  • Return to Delhi airport on November 30