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Join our Info Call on 4/14
Join Julia and Roxanna for a Zoom call on Wednesday, April 14, at 5pm PST. This will be a recorded call that gives you a flavor for the founders and guides of Enlightened Tours as well as many details about Enlightened India 2019. This is also a chance to ask as many questions as you would like – we love talking about India! If you would like to be on the call, or have a recording emailed to you, please contact us so that we may send you the link.
Is perfection in a 2-week trip to India achievable? Well, I’d say that my recent trip to India with Enlightened Tours may have approached that goal. Roxanna and Julia have put together an exceptional team in the US and India that made a first trip to India stress free, always engaging, flexible and very smoothly executed. Through great planning and constant vigilance, they 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. Their expertise and compassion created a vessel that held an experience of India which was life changing. Was it India? Or, was it Enlightened Tours? The obvious answer is “Both!” . – Joe Romson MD, PhD
How to describe Enlightened India 2019?
The Beatles Ashram
One of the places we explore in Rishikesh is the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation (TM), and the place where the Beatles came to meditate in the late 60’s.
The place is a magical, mystical experience! You can feel the energy and spirit of the once bustling ashram and its devotees. There are meditation huts dotting the land, including the famous hut #9, that can be traced back to John Lennon’s voice on the White Album repeating the phrase: “number 9, number 9”.
As you walk along the paths, filled with hundreds of butterflies of all shapes and colors, you can imagine hearing mantra being chanted in the now defunct meditation hall, or hear some bird sound that George Harrison may have heard.
With an incredible view of the Ganges river, the ashram sits atop a bluff, steeped in an atmosphere of peace and stillness. It’s a wonderful place to explore and lose yourself in the past as well as find yourself in the present.
Truly a favorite outing of our group!