I am immensely grateful for the unforgettable trip I took to India in January with Sridhar and the Bhaktifest team. We received sacred teachings, connected with the locals, explored enchanting temples, and indulged in the extraordinary culinary delights. You learn quickly, in India, that nothing goes according to plan even with meticulous planning. But the warm hospitality of Nancy, Allison, Sri and those we met on the way, made this journey a transformative and cherished adventure that will forever hold a special place in my heart.
This yatra was a lifesaver for me traveling solo to India for the first time! I felt safe with the group and well looked after by Allison and Nancy. Sridhar’s guidance and connections were so helpful it felt like we were traveling with a local. The spiritual connections that I made while on this trip will live with me forever.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience India and its captivating country offering a diverse and enriching travel experience. Join us on this 18-day Pack Light and Go Deep sacred Pilgrimage to India. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the annual beautiful Festival of Flowers at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple. We will visit the holy waters of the Himalayan Ganga river where we will take a ritual dip and also visit the Devprayag heavenly waters, hike the Neer Gaddu Waterfalls, visit the famous Beatles Ashram, Vashistha Cave, and many more sacred sites. In the evenings we will end with Kirtan or the Aarti at the famous Parmarth Niketan ashram.
India has something for every type of traveler. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders of the Taj Mahal, explore the vibrant markets of Agra, and indulge in the spicy flavors of Indian cuisine. Discover the ancient temples of Vrindavan and the sacred site of Govardhan Hill. Indulge in therapeutic Ayurvedic spa treatments at the beautiful sustainable EcoVillage. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality, India promises an unforgettable journey.
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.
Sridhar Silberfein Director of CSS and founder of Bhakti and Shakti Fest, Producer of River of Love 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!
We provide you with three meals per day and hotel accommodations, to rest and restore after the richness of our daily schedule which includes, yoga, Satsang, connection with great teachers and saints, and plenty of opportunity for seva.
SHARED ROOM EARLY $3900 / AFTER $4200
SINGLE ROOM EARLY $4100 / AFTER $4500
ARRIVE IN MUMBAI
Staying at the Shalimar Hotel upon arrival
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
ARRIVAL: Fly into Mumbai (BOM) on Thursday, January 26, 2024 We will meet at the Hotel Shalimar Mumbai on the afternoon of January 26th to check in with each other.
DEPARTURE: Our Trip ends in Vrindavan, Check-out is at 11 am on Sunday, February 12th, 2024
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 Shalimar 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 — will be the traveler’s responsibility.
Here are some booking agencies you can use to book your domestic flight:
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.
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.