About Us

Since 1997, Soul of India has been the leading provider of tailor made pilgrimage and religious interest group travel to India. With a strong focus on interfaith dialogue, we work with people of all religions or none – and our aim is to allow our customers to explore the traditions of India in a spirit of exploration, interaction and adventure.

Soul of India has a strong network of educationalists, church ministers, yoga and meditation teachers, and interfaith leaders – allowing us to create thoughtfully designed itineraries and expertly guided tours.

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Pamela Draycott

Pamela is an educationalist with a background in Religious Education, and an experienced tour and pilgrimage leader. As well as leading some of our tours, Pamela is also deeply involved in developing academic and educational tours for Soul of India, and in strengthening our partnerships with schools and universities.

Revd Mark Woodrow

Revd Mark Woodrow is a Parish Priest in rural Suffolk and a self-confessed Indophile.  Having visited India multiple times both as a tour leader with Soul of India and with his previous work in insurance, he fell in love with the people, the country, the culture, the colour, and the vibrancy of India’ religious diversity.

Alex Reed

Alex is Soul of India’s Yoga Consultant and tour leader for our yoga holidays in India. She holds a Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga from the British Wheel of Yoga, and is passionate and experienced full-time yoga teacher, teaching group and private classes of Hatha Yoga to all levels of ability.

Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith

Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith has served since 1997 at the Mosaic Liberal Synagogue in Harrow. His PhD (UCL) is concerned with the behaviour of the German camera manufacturer Ernst Leitz of Wetzlar during the Holocaust. He is very committed to multi-faith work in London and is a member of the International Advisory Committee of EcoPeace-Middle East.

Canon Tony Fensome

Canon Tony Fensome a retired Anglican Priest, has led many pilgrimages and tours including India, the Holy land, Turkey, Egypt and East Africa. He believes that the more we know of other cultures and belief systems, the more we come to value and affirm others’ devotion and spirituality, which, in turn, enables our own faith to grow and develop. He believes that travel does broaden the mind and sharing travel, adventure and experiences with others enhances our lives and those with whom we meet.

Martin Aylward

Martin Aylward has spent many years living and practicing in India, and has taught meditation and led retreats worldwide since 1999. He is founder and guiding teacher at the Moulin de Chaves retreat centre in Southern France, and co-director of US-based The Mindfulness Institute. Learn more about him at www.martinaylward.com