RETURN TO THE SACRED
AN INDIA PILGRIMAGE with ADAM BAUER
JANUARY 4-16, 2025

OVERVIEW

1 night Chennai
4 nights Tiruvannamalai
3 nights Jaipur
4 nights Vrindavan

Join me in January 2025 for a unique 13-day deep dive into the heart of Indian devotional culture, exploring three mystical regions in both South and North India: Tiruvannamalai, Jaipur & Vrindavan. Come with me to some of my very favorite temples, markets, and sacred places on the planet!

We’ll meet in South India, flying into Chennai and shaking off the jetlag at one of the city’s finest hotels. For the next 4 nights we’ll be basing ourselves in Shiva country: the sacred temple town of Tiruvannamalai, near the site of the great non-dual saint Ramana Maharshi’s ashram at the base of the holy mountain, Arunachala.

Then we’ll fly north for 3 nights in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is home to one of my favorite temples, and is one of the great gemstone, jewelry, and crafts cities on the planet. We will sing, pray and go to temple daily, and immerse in Rajasthani culture and heritage while enjoying the hunt for vintage art and textiles, incredible jewelry and other treasures as our hearts may desire.

From Rajasthan we will drive to Vrindavan for 4 nights in the heart of Radha-Krishna country, participating in the devotional richness of this sacred area known around the world for its temples, devotion and spiritual culture.

For 13 days/12 nights we will combine the best of luxury and location: landing in style in the big city, enjoying classic Heritage Haveli accommodations in Rajasthan, and always residing in clean, safe and comfortable places when luxury is not available because we will be in the heart of rural devotional India (in Tiru and Vrindavan).

This trip is all-inclusive (details below), and includes a personal Vedic astrology reading, and a professional photographer traveling with us to help capture the magic, so you can be more present in the unfolding mystery and adventure, while still knowing that you’ll bring home quality photos of some of our trip’s most precious moments.

We’ll be an intimate group, sharing a personally curated journey, with ample time for spontaneous cultural explorations. Daily chanting and devotional practice. Temple darshans, pujas, and meetings with remarkable souls. We will walk together in the timeless footsteps of saints and sages…

 

The application is a no-obligation form intended to gather some basic info pre-travel to India.
Then let’s talk and answer any of your questions!

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

Sri Ramana Maharshi

DAY BY DAY

Trip Price Includes

• Three vegetarian meals daily & bottled water
• All transportation in-country (Chennai>Jaipur coach flight, airport transfers, all ground travel, rickshaws etc.)
• All hotel accommodations (Luxury or Heritage hotels wherever possible)
• Personal Vedic astrology reading
• A professional photographer capturing some of the trip’s timeless experiences, so you can put the phone down and simply be present in the moment (photos edited and delivered after return home)
• All temple darshans, entry fees and donations, and satsangs with special guests
• Local guides and ground support, including all daily tips etc.
• Daily group kirtan and satsang

and more…

All daily agenda items and timings are approximate and may shift to accommodate Reality and the emergent possibilities of the actual moment.

Trip Price Does NOT Include

  • Airfare to/from India
  • Extra luggage weight cost on India flight (limit 15 kg on checked luggage)
  • Tour’s end tips to our pilgrimage guides
  • Laundry service

Trip Costs

  • Price pp/double occupancy: $7850. 
  • Price pp/single occupancy: $8650.

 

Early-Bird Price

$500 DISCOUNT
Pay in full by Sept. 1 2024: $7350 pp/double / $8150 pp/single

All trip payments must be received in full by November 1, 2024

Day 1 Jan 4 | Arrive in Chennai
Day 2 Jan 5 | Drive to Tiruvannamalai
Day 3 Jan 6 | Tiruvannamalai
Day 4 Jan 7 | Tiruvannamalai
Day 5 Jan 8 | Tiruvannamalai
Day 6 Jan 9 l Fly to Jaipur
Day 7 Jan 10 l Jaipur
Day 8 Jan 11 l Jaipur
Day 9 Jan 12 l Drive to Vrindavan
Day 10 Jan 13 l Vrindavan
Day 11 Jan 14 l Vrindavan
Day 12 Jan 15 l Vrindavan
Day 13 Jan 16 l Departure for Delhi airport

TRIP REGISTRATION

The application is a no-obligation form intended to gather some basic info pre-travel to India.
Then let’s talk and answer any of your questions!