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Bhakti Tours, Sacred yoga Retreat

A soul journey to the spiritual heart of India

January 26th to February 12th, 2023

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  • Immerse yourself in yogic lifestyle & transformational study
  • Connect with a conscious community & global sangha

  • Nourish your travel spirit by visiting holy temples and ashrams of many well-known teachers and gurus
  • Take home tools and techniques to ignite a lifetime of sustainable and inspired practice
  • Dive into the roots of Bhakti through sacred conversations with spiritual Luminaries about the sacred wisdom traditions of India
  • Learn ancient Vedic chants and the Art of Puja (Fire Ceremony)
  • Experience and attend the famous FLOWER FESTIVAL at Radhanath Swami’s Ashram
  • Share this experience with magical kirtan musicians and yoga teachers, Kirtaniyas, Yogrishi Vishvketu, Allison Eaton, Nancy Montes, and many more!
  • Opportunity to do seva (sacred service) for Food For Life Vrindavan’s school for girls and the Ramana Gardens in Rishikesh
  • Take a holy ritual bath in the famous GANGES River near Rishikesh 
  • Day River Rafting on the Ganges and so much more! 
Bhakti Tours, Sacred yoga Retreat

Sridhar has been visiting and traveling throughout India since 1980 and enjoys personal relationships with some of the most revered teachers from the East and West. His deep, unparalleled association with these saints allows you access that many Western visitors do not have!

A soul journey to the spiritual heart of India. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience India from an insider’s perspective. Our intimate group will be escorted on a sacred adventure around some of the most fantastic locations in India—Mumbai, Ganeshpuri, Govardhan Ecovillage, Vrindavan, Govardhana Hill, Devprayag, Kanjipuri, and Rishikesh. Experiences include a day of river rafting on the Ganges, attending the famous Flower Festival, and indulging in Therapeutic Ayurvedic spas. 

It is a profound honor to be joined on our path by Radhanath Swami, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Sadhu Maharaj, Avdhoot Swami, Indrayumna Swami, and many others. Kirtan musicians and yoga teachers will join us along the way, including the Kirtaniyas, Yogrishi Vishvketu, Sita Devi Dasi, and more. 

This is a LIMITED CAPACITY and 18+ retreat, spots will go quickly so reserve your space now! 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

ARRIVAL: Fly into Mumbai (BOM) on Thursday, January 26th, 2023. We will meet at the Hotel Kemps in Mumbai on the afternoon of January 27th to check in with each other.

DEPARTURE: Our Trip ends in Rishikesh, Check out is at 11 am on Sunday, February 12th, 2023.

If you are considering arriving in Mumbai a day or two early for travel recovery and adjustment. We think that’s a GREAT idea! If you decide to stay at the Kemps Hotels prior to the Yatra, please ensure they are aware you are part of our BHAKTI YATRA group to lessen the possibility that you will have to change rooms once the Yatra begins. Of course, any room costs incurred prior to January 26 will be the traveler’s responsibility. Another hotel recommends is the Mumbai House near the airport.

Here are some booking agencies you can use to book your domestic flight:

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Traveling to India poses a potential risk consider getting a tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in the last 10 years. While there are no vaccination requirements, we believe a tetanus shot is important for this trip to a foreign country, and make sure you have travel clearance from physicians or specialists, as a precaution. We recommend obtaining a traveler’s cancelations insurance and travel medical insurance for the duration of the trip.

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TOURIST VISA  

 You will need to obtain a Tourist Visa to enter the country of India. A 30-day e-tourist visa is a very simple way to get a visa purchase here at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

MEALS

This Yatra is very well organized with top hotels and three vegetarian meals a day with strict adherence to cleanliness and health. However, if you have any healthcare concerns and cannot travel with total mobility, this might not be the Yatra for you.

COST OF TRIP

$ 3600 full price (shared accommodations only)

$3200 (early bird)  (FOR A LIMITED TIME) 

**if you would like private accommodations please email nancy@bhaktifest.com for more info.

All accommodations, excursions, guided tours, taxis, buses, and entry fees into the holy temples and ashrams are all included.

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP:  

  • Any flight to or from India
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, spa services etc
  • VISA fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for driver/ guide
  • Domestic Flight within India

For any additional questions regarding this retreat, please email: nancy@bhaktifest.com

TO REGISTER:

Click here to reserve your space.

Payments are 100% refundable in case of COVID lockdown or COVID-related flight cancellations.

*For the safety of attendees and to maintain Covid-19 protocols, retreat attendees will be staying on the property for the duration of the retreat.

All payments can be made through PayPal(invoice to use credit card available upon request)

Submit your nonrefundable $500 deposit here: PAYPAL    

This deposit is non-refundable to hold your spot. Full payment is non-refundable but transferable 45 days prior to the event and then non-refundable or transferable 3 weeks prior to the event.

VERY IMPORTANT when prompted please choose “send money to family and friends” so we don’t have to pay % fee.

If you have further questions contact: nancy@bhaktifest.com

DAILY SCHEDULE

The schedule will be different each day as we are on a Yatra which will be very full each day, starting with breakfast around 830am and ending around 9-10 pm each day.

The full schedule will be listed soon!