Take a Buddhist journeyIndia
For an enlightening spiritual retreat join Buddhist scholars, and occasionally the Dalai Lama himself (there are tentative dates for the beginning of 2017), on tours to places of great significance and holiness in mainly India, but also Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan. Trips range from three days to 18, and the group size is kept small to ensure the essence of mindful travel is never lost. These are unique journeys, designed to explore both the cultural and spiritual aspects of the destination, and offer the traveller new insights, personal discover and the chance to meet local people they perhaps wouldn't on a normal tour.
Some of the trips include a sojourn to the painted caves at Ajanta in Maharashtra and an exploration of ancient Buddhist sites and palaces and forts in Andhra Pradesh. Accommodation ranges from five-star hotels to home stays in more remote areas.
- Being immersed in the culture of India
- Getting a taste not only for the local cuisine, but for the rich tradition
- Learning about mindfulness and meditation
- Five-star hotels, boutique accommodation and all your usual amentities
- If you have a short attention span you may not enjoy the lectures and talks
Prices start at US$1350 for the three-day Ajanta Caves tour.
Although you will have all the home comforts and be well taken care of, be prepared to take in all the sights, sounds and a spiritual awakening.