Stephanie’s Spiritual trip to India

Route

Delhi, India

Delhi, India

Delhi is the capital of India, a city rich in history and culture. Delhi is not only an interesting place to visit but is also ideally located to travel to a lot of other worthwhile places to see in northern India. Delhi is known for it's excellent metro service so it's very easy to get from one sight to another.

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India

Famous as the exile of the Dalai Lama and his Buddhist followers from Tibet, Dharamsala and the little suburb McLeod Ganjare unique and atypical places in India. Enjoy the silence and peace at Buddhist temples, eat the best momos you can find within India and learn more about the difficult past of the Tibetans. Furthermore, Dharamsala is a great base for one or multiday hikes into the surroundings mountains which lead up to more than 3000m.

Amritsar, Punjab, India

Amritsar, Punjab, India

Amritsar is known for the famous Golden Temple which the most important temple of the Sikh religion. The followers of this rather young religion (15thcentury) believe in peace and generosity. Therefore, they offer food to every visitor without distinction of faith, religion or background, for free. The Golden Temple is one of the most famous monuments of India and allegedly gets even more visitors than the Taj Mahal.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world is the perfect place to go if you are searching for a spiritual and calming experience. With a couple of Ashrams, Hippie Cafes and the perfect view over the Himalayas this city offers enough activities for multiple days. The source of the Ganges is not far from here so you will find the clearest version of the holy river up here in the mountains.

Delhi, India

Delhi, India

Delhi, India

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Stephanie traveled India to experience its spirituality. So she chose to go on spiritual trip that covered some of India’s most religious places . It encompassed Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism all rolled into one trip. In her two weeks across India she visited four cities. From the fields of Punjab, to the Himalayas, the chaos of Delhi and Varanasi.

She started her trip at Delhi and then visited Dharamshala. Apart from being home to the Dalai Lama Mcleoadganj is also popular for being a peaceful town to relax in. You can go on a lot of interesting short treks (eg: trek to triund) from here and hang out in the quaint village of dharampur.

Taking a chauffeur driven car or local bus to Amritsar Stephanie got to enjoy some of the best food in India and visit the beautiful and calming ambiance of the Golden Temple; the most important site in Sikhism. Amritsar is also known for its border ceremony with Pakistan

Next she travelled to Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of the world. With adventure activities like Rafting and bungy jumping, or chilled  and lastly Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in civilization and probably the best example of co-existence in the country.

This route is ideal for travelers wanting to spend time in North India. It has Rishikesh and Dharamshala if you’re looking for serenity. If it’s architectural wonders you seek, the Golden Temple will fulfill you. And if you’re looking for an intense cultural experience, then Varanasi will be your favorite.

In terms of travel Stephanie used a combination of internal flights, train rides, a few local buses and a chauffeur driven car as well.

Ideal for

  • Architecture
  • Spirituality
  • Nature

Best Time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Approximate Price

Backpacker USD 385 | EUR 360 Per Person
Budget USD 550 | EUR 500 Per Person
Comfort USD 920 | EUR 850 Per Person
Luxury USD 1800 | EUR 1650 Per Person

The above are approximate rates and would depend on the number of travelers. In addition a * 4.5% Government Service Tax is applicable on your trip billing.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 3
    Delhi

    Delhi is the capital of India, a city rich in history and culture. Delhi is not only an interesting place to visit but is also ideally located to travel to a lot of other worthwhile places to see in northern India. Delhi is known for it's excellent metro service so it's very easy to get from one sight to another.

    Tree of Life, Delhi
    Day 3 - 6
    Dharamshala (Mcleodganj)

    Famous as the exile of the Dalai Lama and his Buddhist followers from Tibet, Dharamsala and the little suburb McLeod Ganjare unique and atypical places in India. Enjoy the silence and peace at Buddhist temples, eat the best momos you can find within India and learn more about the difficult past of the Tibetans. Furthermore, Dharamsala is a great base for one or multiday hikes into the surroundings mountains which lead up to more than 3000m.

    The Pink House, Dharamshala
    Day 6 - 8
    Amritsar

    Amritsar is known for the famous Golden Temple which the most important temple of the Sikh religion. The followers of this rather young religion (15thcentury) believe in peace and generosity. Therefore, they offer food to every visitor without distinction of faith, religion or background, for free. The Golden Temple is one of the most famous monuments of India and allegedly gets even more visitors than the Taj Mahal.

    City Park, Amritsar
    Day 8 - 11
    Rishikesh

    Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world is the perfect place to go if you are searching for a spiritual and calming experience. With a couple of Ashrams, Hippie Cafes and the perfect view over the Himalayas this city offers enough activities for multiple days. From Bungy Jumping to river rafting and even visiting the beatles ashram rishikesh is a perfect small town.

    Divine Ganga
    Day 11 - 12
    Delhi

    New Delhi, laid out by the British, presents great sightseeing opportunities like the India Gate, Rajpath Boulevard or Humayun's Tomb, inspiration of the Taj Mahal. Explore Chandni Chowk, a maze of narrow lanes and shops, in a cycle rickshaw. In the evening go to Lodhi Gardens where locals meet after work to exercise or hang with friends.

    Tree of Life, Delhi
    Day 12 - 15
    Varanasi

    Varanasi is nothing for the faint hearted. With the chaos, masses of people and polluted water of the sacred river Ganges you either love or hate it. But it will definitely blow your mind! Often referred to as the spiritual capital of India or city of death, it is the most important pilgrimage site of Hindus who come here to bathe in the holy river or perform funeral rites.

    Aashray Homestay, Varanasi