Tailor made pilgrimage and religious interest group travel to India – for individuals, interfaith groups, educational institutions and more.
TAILOR MADE TOURS TO INDIA
TAILOR MADE TOUR EXAMPLES
This is a very special journey of discovery – a spiritual holiday which takes you around some of the major religious sites of India, to interact with the faithful, gain an insight into the essence of Indian religions, and experience pilgrimage in its Indian context. This tour brings you close to some of the most important religious sites and communities in India – Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist.
This Buddhist tour of India retraces the footsteps of the Buddha and explores many other places central to his life and teachings, and is perfect either a fascinating holiday for anyone interested in Buddhism, or as an academic religious studies tour in India.
The source of the river Ganges is one of India’s most sacred spots and is rarely visited by travelers from outside India. This is Soul of India’s most adventurous tour, involving several days trekking in high mountains, side by side with Hindu pilgrims and holy men, from the temple to the foot of the glacier, and further above it to a stunning high altitude plateau.
South India has echoed the cries of devotees visiting the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu since time immemorial: their temple towers, soaring skyward, are a riot of colour and a vibrant visual salutation to the pantheon of Hindu gods and goddesses. Explore this eclectic state with its surprising Christian legacy before traveling through mountains and tea plantations into Kerala.
This fascinating yoga tour of India takes you to two of the seven holy cities of India, the nerve centre of Indian yoga at Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges, the spiritual ghats at Varanasi, and the deer park where the Buddha gave his first teachings after attaining enlightenment.
This tour follows in Gandhi’s footsteps from his birthplace in Porbandar, spending time in his ashram near Nagpur and on to the place of his assassination in Delhi. This makes a great academic study tour in India, or as a fascinating holiday for anyone interested in Indian history and this remarkable man.
This is one of our more off-beat religious studies tours in India, and is a great option for academic study tours as well as a fascinating holiday for anyone with an interest in Jainism and Indian religious history. The traditions of Jainism have left an incredible architectural and cultural legacy across India, with many of the most interesting and beautiful temples and shrines situated in the western Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
This tour takes you around to see some of the most fascinating temple architecture of south India, and finishes off with a week of healing and Ayurvedic treatments. The Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, with their towers soaring skywards are the focal point of everyday life: the heart and soul of the vast state of Tamil Nadu. Crossing over the Western Ghats to Kerala the focus of the tour changes to the 5000 year old science of Ayurveda: both a spiritual and practical approach to life.
This tour takes you around some of the most important sites of the Sikh faith – from its most important pilgrimage centre at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and off the beaten track to smaller gurudwaras and shrines and other places of interest. This tour is a great option for academic religious studies tours in India, and makes a fascinating and engaging holiday for anyone with an interest in Sikhism and discovering India’s rich religious traditions.
This tour combines the classic Golden Triangle tour – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – with a stay in an ashram near Mathura, the birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna. It’s the perfect combination of a cultural tour and yoga holiday to India, and perfect if you want something different from the usual tourist experience. You will also see some of the best sites that north India has to offer – historic Delhi, the iconic Taj Mahal and the magical city of Jaipur – whilst spending your holiday gaining deeper insights into Indian yoga, meditation and the spiritual life in an ashram.
The east of India is an area often neglected by travelers from abroad, yet it contains some real gems to explore and is a fascinating destination for religious studies tours in India. The 13th century Sun Temple at Konark is built like a chariot with huge stone wheels, representing the movement of the sun god Surya across the skies. Nearby is Puri, home to the great Jagganath Temple, where the famous chariot festival takes place, and Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is a pulsating mix of the old Raj, ancient and modern India. This tour takes you off the tourist trail and around some of the best sights this fascinating region has to offer.
Our Buddhism tours are a great option for more academic religious studies tours in India, as well as fascinating holidays for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and pilgrimage in India. In his last moments, it is said that the Buddha invited his followers to make pilgrimages to four sacred places – the locations of his birth at Lumbini, his enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, his first sermon at Sarnath, and his death at Kushinagar. This Buddhist tour of India retraces the footsteps of the Buddha, and also explores many other places central to his life and teachings.
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