February 24 – March 11.2019
Travel through various regions of India: the far south of Kerala, Delhi and Jaipur, and the far North, the Himalayas around Dharmsala. Have fun traveling with a group, learning how the threads of spirituality, culture and history are woven together in the experience of India. Visit temples, historical sites, beaches, Ayurvedic clinics for massage, projects that are working with those in need in India, spend an afternoon on a houseboat in the Kerala backwaters, visit sites in Delhi, the Dalai Lama’s temple in Dharamsala and hear about the struggle of the Tibetan people today. Spend an afternoon visiting an ashram to see and hear what life is like there, have time to explore and shop on your own, and see many interesting sites and visits! Meet Indian guides and friends, sharing their lives, joys and challenges. Build a community with fellow pilgrims, expand your worldview, open your heart. Travel making a difference for yourself and the communities you visit.
Itinerary from our last tour: Feb 24 depart from Canada/USA to Cochin, Kerala. Feb. 26, 27, 28, Mar 1 Programme in Kerala based on a small island on the backwaters just outside of Cochin. March 2, 3 Stay at Varkala Beach, enjoy the ocean and ayurvedic treatments. Mar. 4 Fly from Trivandrum to Jaipur. Mar. 4, 5, 6 Jaipur, Rajastan, explore the ancient city and Rajastani culture Mar. 7, 8 Delhi Mar. 9 Fly from Delhi to Dharamsala. Mar. 9, 10, 11, 12 Dharamsala, exploring mountains and the culture of the Tibetan people in exile Mar. 13 Trip over Flights Home, from Delhi
Updates, price, and final itinerary will be available Summer 2017. This includes accommodation, meals, guides, all in country transportation including two flights within India, tips, and donations to all the organizations we will visit. Not included in the fee: spending money, ayurvedic treatments, passports and visa costs, immunizations, alcohol during the trip. The flight costs to India are also your own responsibility; however, we will let you know which flight we recommend or you can use our suggested travel agent. This trip is designed for those aged 18 and up. Ask us about the price for single accommodation.
To give you an idea on what you may experience here are some helpful website about places we’ll visit and stay:
Ben’s Homestay: www.benshomestay.com
Akhil Beach Resort Varkala: www.akhilbeachresort.com
Amma’s Ashram: www.amritapuri.org
Hotel in Jaipur: www.nahargarhhaveli.com
Dharmsala: Dalai Lama: www.dalailama.com
Hotel in Dharmsala: www.8aushimview.com
Tibetian Children’s Village: www.tcv.org.in
For application forms, tour information and to assess whether this trip is for you please contact:
Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org 604.341.2724
This is World Pilgrims third journey to India!
World Pilgrim has been building up networks of friends in countries like India, Thailand, Europe, Guatemala and Cuba where they work to create meaningful travel that makes a difference to the communities visited and for the travelers themselves. Come join us!