Where you’ll go:
Himalayan Foothills and the Holy Ganges
There’s nowhere better to connect with your spirituality than India; a country rich in holy places, traditions and rituals.
Which is why our trips to India are popular with religious study groups wanting to maximise their spiritual experience. Our carefully crafted study trip perfectly combines Delhi, the Taj Mahal, and Rishikesh and offers the perfect itinerary for young people, travelling to India for the first time.
It’s a good alternative to Varanasi, which can be a more challenging experience for school groups.
A chance to experience, connect and reflect
Rishikesh, made famous by the Beatles in the 1960’s is one of the best places to immerse in Indian culture and spirituality. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the holy River Ganges this magnificent city is renowned as a centre for yoga, meditation and rituals. It is a truly enchanting place and a destination high up on many people’s bucket list when entering on to a spiritual journey.
This 10 day religious study trip to India is the perfect introduction to India, guided by our expert `in country` team and your own dedicated UK Tour Leader.
“This trip gives students a broader perspective on life and their own experiences to date. The challenges and skills which a trip like this engenders should certainly help them with their studies back at home.”
The perfect destination for personal development
- DAY *1-2*
Following an overnight flight, our local team will meet you at the airport and welcome you to Delhi. You will travel by private transfer to your accommodation, en-route experiencing the delights of Delhi. That afternoon you will have time to explore the contrasts and culture of this fascinating city, visiting Gandhi’s Memorial, India Gate and Dilli Haat Craft Market
- DAY *3*
Travel to Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal one of the most beautiful monuments, and wonders of the world. After lunch you’ll be guided through the elaborate and fascinating Agra Fort. Return to Delhi by train in the early evening.
- DAY *4*
Relaxed breakfast before a day exploring the palaces, mosques and temples hidden beneath Delhi’s colourful clamour. Take a rickshaw to Jain Trust School, a charity run school providing children with the chance of an education despite their gender, economic status or physical ability. That evening take the overnight train journey to Dehradun.
- DAY *5-8*
Arrive early morning and transfer to Shivpuri, set on the river Ganges. Gain a real insight in Indian culture and traditions. Visit Rishikesh, local villages and schools, participate in yoga, meditation, trekking and rafting. In the evenings, experience the Hindu Ceremony of Aarti held on the Ganges and take part in local crafts, song and dance. Return by overnight train to Delhi.
- DAY *9-10*
Provide help in the community kitchen at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Sikh temple. Then enjoy the afternoon to relax and unwind before you indulge in a farewell meal with local friends.