Hosted Tours | Essence of India

Swami Kalikamurti Saraswati Suich has been hosting journeys for the mind, body and spirit, to India and Sri Lanka since 2012. Your comfort, enjoyment and care are our priority. Our groups are small, we stay at three and four star accommodation, enjoy regional culture and cuisine, learn from our local guides and each other and have fun as we journey through and experience an essence of India or Sri Lanka.

Essence of India Tour 2018

24 October – 19 November 2018

Hari Om. We are delighted to offer you another journey for the mind, body and spirit to India.

India is a complex and astonishing place. It has great richness in culture, with ancient spiritual beliefs informing modern life, a cornucopia of food, arts and crafts that are kept alive by dedicated families. There is great shopping, the hustle and bustle of city life and vast rural and food growing expanses. The climate, the weather, the geography and the landscapes are as varied as Australia.

India is also hugely confronting, the millions of people, pollution and a completely different way of looking at life at all levels. It is also an amazingly friendly and helpful place. In India a common reply upon making a request is, “Anything is possible in India.”

Our tour is specially designed to highlight opportunities. This year, we will be highlighting culture, the arts and textiles along with gourmet food and world renowned sites to visit. Travel includes a combination of our own tour bus, guides and driver, overnight train travel, and may include an internal plan ride.

The cost of the trip includes accommodation, all breakfasts and some other meals, entrance to any exhibits on the tour, internal travel within India and a portion of the tips.

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Hosting Tours since 2012

Essence of India 2016 
2014 Essence of India tour group at the Taj Mahal in AgraWe travelled through the north of India including New Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal, McLeod Ganj, the home of the Dalai Lama, Rishikesh, the foothills of the Himalayas, and the deserts of Rajhastan.

Essence of India 2014
This 21-day tour featured the Sat Chandi Yagna at Rikhiapeeth Ashram, Ayurvedic treatments, food and learning in Madurai, and a personalised cruise on houseboats in Kerala

Essence of India 2013
In 2013 we attended the World Yoga Convention in Bihar and visited Rishikesh and the Indian home of the Dalai Lama.

Essence of Sri Lanka
In 2012 and 2013, each of our Sri Lankan tours included visits to World Heritage sites and an Ayurvedic resort.

Feedback from Tour guests:
Students from the surrounding villages who come to school at Rikhiapeeth Ashram in Bihar.“I think it was a very well organised trip with a diverse itinerary. It was the quality of the itinerary that drew my attention to the trip in the first place. I also think the quality of the trip notes was a professional touch. The update that was provided prior to departure was also nice for those of us who like to be aware of the details. The level of organisation that was done before the trip showed with everything flowing as smoothly as can be expected in a country like India. Even when our flights were cancelled plans were changed so that everything fell into place. Our guides along the way did a great job of showing us their piece of India. Especially Sunil and Dr Danny, who couldn’t do enough for us. The accommodation and food were wonderful and I think the trip provided value for money. Thank you for inviting me on what was a trip of a lifetime with a group of friends who soon all became family!” Elise

“I would give 10/10 on all the items. It was a fantastic trip. What might have been a daunting trip to India to plan on my own, your organisation made accessible and thoroughly enjoyable. You were very accommodating with my special requests. The tour guides in Delhi and Agra were spectacular. You and Mukti have found a great network of local people to trust with the group, and even when things appeared to get a little chaotic everything always worked out wonderfully! Overall I wouldn’t change anything about the itinerary.” Erin