Join one of our group tours, and explore India’s wealth of religious and spiritual traditions with like-minded people

Join one of our group tours, and explore India’s wealth of religious and spiritual traditions with like-minded people

Recent past tours to India

Soul of India has been operating group religious interest group tours and spiritual journeys to India since 1997. Here are a few of our most recent past tours.

ENCOUNTERS WITH THE BUDDHA: A PILGRIM’S FOOTSTEPS THROUGH INDIA AND NEPAL, WITH LISA ERNST. 3rd to 17th NOVEMBER 2018

This year’s tour with Lisa Ernst will be covering some new ground, traveling through the Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal. We will be spending some time with the exiled Tibetan community in Dharamsala, visiting the Buddha’s birthplace at Lumbini, having a short retreat in a mountain monastery, and exploring the ancient shrines of Kathmandu.

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SEVEN AND A HALF CHURCHES: THE LEGACY OF ST THOMAS' TRAVELS IN SOUTH INDIA. LED BY REV. MARK WOODROW SEPTEMBER 2018

Join Revd. Mark Woodrow on this 18-day tour through South India to explore the “seven and a half” churches founded by St. Thomas in Kerala, also stopping at the Dohnavur Fellowship of the late Anglican missionary and spiritual writer Amy Carmichael, and the temple city of Madurai, on our journey coast to coast in the footsteps of Thomas the Apostle in India.

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MOUNTAINS, MONASTERIES AND MUDHOUSES: TRAVELS WITH MINDFULNESS AND YOGA IN THE LAP OF THE SNOWS. Led by Hugh Poulton & Sarah Haden. 29 SEPTEMBER TO 14 OCTOBER 2018

Led by yoga teachers Hugh Poulton and Sarah Haden, this is a very different type of yoga tour in India – shunning the usual hotels in favour of traditional old houses and Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan foothills.

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BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE TO INDIA, with WILL JAMES. 13 - 28 OCTOBER 2018

This Buddhist pilgrimage to India is open to all, and is a chance to visit the sacred sites pertaining to the remarkable life of the Buddha, as well as an opportunity to explore his teachings and practices and how they apply to our own lives.

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A Journey to North East India: Calcutta, Brahmaputra River Cruise & Darjeeling. Led by Rev. Mark Woodrow, 6th to 20th April 2018

This time we are going to an altogether different part of India – the tea countries of Assam and Darjeeling – for a lazy stroll up a big old river and a cuppa in the hills.

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Church tours to India

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND CO-EXISTENCE: A MULTI-FAITH JOURNEY TO INDIA WITH RABBI FRANK DABBA SMITH - 2nd to 16th March 2018

Traveling with Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith, this two week multi-faith journey will explore the diversity of the many faiths in northern India, with time for engaging conversations, food experiences, pilgrimage walks, photography and a lot more besides.

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The Spirit of Yoga: Yoga holiday and tour of Tamil Nadu, with Alex Reed - 10th to 24th February 2018

A yoga holiday and tour in one – an opportunity to experience yoga in its homeland, see some of the best temples in Southern India and learn from yoga masters of different traditions.

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METHODIST CHURCH PILGRIMAGE TO INDIA: CHRISTIAN WITNESS AS A MINORITY WITNESS. LED BY REV. DR. INDERJIT BHOGAL. 17 - 30 November 2017

In partnership with the Methodist Church, and led by former president Revd. Dr. Inderjit Bhogal, this is a pilgrimage to India to explore as Christian witness in Punjab. Participants will engage in conversation with members of the Church of North India both in Delhi and in the Diocese of Amritsar.

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Ancient Roots, Living Branches: Discovering Buddhist India. 05 - 19 November, 2017

Combining a meditation retreat with a Buddhist pilgrimage, this tour is an exploration of both ancient Buddhist history and living Buddhist traditions. First we explore the ancient holy sites where the Buddha practiced and taught, before moving on to the mountains to experience Buddhist village life in the Himalayas.

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MOUNTAINS, MONASTERIES AND MUDHOUSES: TRAVELS WITH MINDFULNESS AND YOGA IN THE LAP OF THE SNOWS. 3 - 18 November, 2017

A journey through Himachal Pradesh with integrated yoga and mindfulness teachers Hugh Poulton and Sarah Haden, staying in beautiful off-beat locations, living alongside Tibetan monks, and experiencing the peace of the Himalayas.

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WCCM (World Community for Christian Meditation) Pilgrimage to Kashmir and Ladakh, 8 - 25 July 2017

This WCCM pilgrimage follows in the tradition of meditative visits of engagement to the sub-continent begun in 1998 with the first Way of Peace event, this time in the Himalayan regions of Kashmir and Ladakh. We will explore these Islamic and Buddhist threads, in quietness and openness, meditate in thin air, and undertake one of India’s most spectacular pilgrimages to the holy cave at Amarnath.

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Yogi Pilgrimage to the Source of the Ganges - 6 - 21 May, 2017

The pilgrimage starts with a short retreat in an ashram in the Himalayan foothills, and ends with a stunning trek along an ancient pilgrimage route to the source of the Ganges in the high Himalayas. Led by Spanish yoga teacher Sandra Arribas Lopez, we will be meeting yogis and gurus, visiting temples, and trekking the mountains of sacred India.

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Journey to the Heart and Soul of Yoga - 18 February to 4 March, 2017

This yoga holiday in India is a blend of travel and yoga practice, exploring yoga in four different stunning locations– the former Portuguese seaside colony of Goa, the peaceful ancient ruins and rocky hills of Hampi, the historic town of Mysore, and the tropical backwaters of Kerala.

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Faiths, Hope and Love - 13 February to 2 March, 2017

FULLY BOOKED: Led by Revd Mark Woodrow, this is an 18 day tour of the holy places of the many faiths, together with other iconic world heritage sites, of Northern India.

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In the Footsteps of Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi - 24 January to 8 February, 2017

Led by experienced tour leader and educationalist Pamela Draycott, this engaging and varied tour allows you to experience a different side of India through the lens of two of its most remarkable figureheads.

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An Inner and Outer Journey through Sacred India - 15 to 30 October, 2016

Guided by renowned dharma and meditation teacher Martin Aylward, this 15 day tour takes you through the most significant places from the Buddha’s life and the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in India at Dharamshala. Martin brings a strong focus on meditation, reflection and exploring your inner life through the pilgrimage.

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In the Footsteps of St. Thomas - 22 September to 6 October, 2016

Led by Canon Tony Fensome, this tour follows in the footsteps of St. Thomas in India – through tea plantations, mountains and the backwaters of Kerala, and the historic heartland of Christianity in South India.

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In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: A Pilgrimage to South India with Holy Trinity Eltham. 7th to 22nd February 2019

Join Father Brett Ward and Father Robert Pyne of Holy Trinity Eltham on this pilgrimage through south India. The traditions associated with St Thomas the Apostle In Kerala and Tamil Nadu offer us the opportunity to experience an ancient strand of Christianity.

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SEARCHING FOR THE GODDESS & THE ELIXIR. LED BY DR. SRAVANA BORKATAKY-VARMA. 10 TO 23 FEBRUARY 2019

Travel with Dr. Sravana Borkataky-Varma in an exploration of the esoteric traditions of Eastern India, visiting important temples of the goddess in West Bengal, and travelling to the Himalayas for the unique Buddhist sacred water festival of Bhumchu. We will finish off with tea and relaxation in Darjeeling.

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Ancient Path, Present Moment: Discovering the Roots of Buddhism & Cultivating the Heart-Mind. With Malcolm Huxter. 16th February to 1st March 2019

You are invited to join us on a 14-day pilgrimage to northern India to discover important sites in the life and teachings of the Buddha. We will visit the sites of his awakening, the first discourse, the place of his passing and more.

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To enquire or make a booking, please call: 020 8901 7630 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

TESTIMONIALS:
“I cannot recommend this company enough. Safe to say India has got under our skin and into our hearts, and when we visit again we will definitely be booking with this company - if you are thinking of going I urge you to do the same.”- Gillian and Ashley Iredale
``The whole experience was great, the most relaxing day of the holiday was the cruise up the backwaters when the whole group experienced it together``- Margaret Fortune
``A whole variety of experiences- worship, culture, scenery, friendliness of the people & their hospitality``- Daphne Brindle
``Being in India and witnessing the faith that the people of India have, Hindus, Muslim or Christians, seeing with my own eyes the devotion the people have`` - Steve Breward