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October 10 - 24, 2019
Experience India 2019: Culture and Yoga
The birthplace of yoga is magical. Immerse yourself in the culture and witness the brilliance that radiates from this amazing land. Visit treasured sights of India including the Taj Mahal, ancient forts in Jaipur, the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, walk around an 8th Century step-well (3,500 stairs and 13th stories deep) in Rajasthan and the place Buddha taught his first lectures after enlightenment. We'll spend some time in one of the oldest cities on earth - Varanasi - where we'll ride boats on the holy Ganges, visit, feed and walk with elephants in Agra, explore magical tantric temples in Khajuraho and then we'll retreat for five days in the unbelievable peacefulness at the Himalayan Institute campus and meditation shrine. It's sure to be an adventure you won't forget!
Dates: October 10, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Early: $3,895 paid in full by May 1, 2019
Regular: $4,095 paid in full by July 1, 2019
Late: $4,295 paid in full by September 1, 2019
“Luke couldn’t have put together a better trip. He loves India and India loves him. From walking in Gandhi’s final steps to drinking chai on a boat on the river Ganges while watching the evening Aarti in Varanasi. He knows how to showcase the best of India. Be prepared to be pushed beyond your senses, open your heart, and come home a changed person for it.” ~ Maureen Oct, 2018
“For me this was a true “trip of a lifetime”. Luke took care of every single detail and I felt like I was able to really experience India, through the capable hands of someone who truly knows and loves this magical place. Luke has really put so much effort into making connections and having fantastic guides through each leg of the trip. From seeing the most popular destinations to being able to experience authentic Indian culture, it was an absolutely magical experience. I highly recommend anyone who would like to see India, put your faith in Luke Ketterhagen, he is a true gem and you will receive the trip of a lifetime!!” ~ Kelly Oct, 2018
"This trip surpassed any expectations I had about exploring India. We stayed at some fantastic hotels and ate some incredible food. We even had the pleasure of learning how to prepare some delicious authentic Indian dishes at Rahul and Rajesh’s family house. The entire trip was filled with such diverse experiences it blows my mind that we were able to do it all in only two weeks. Luke did such a stellar job of ensuring that we all had a safe, unique and enriching time, I would follow him to the moon if he was doing a tour there. Our group got to see so many historic temples, palaces and forts that I honestly feel like my knowledge of India's history and culture grew exponentially. We literally travelled all over India by planes, trains, boats (Varanasi) and automobiles. What an adventure!! We even had some luxurious down time in Khajuraho at the Himalayan Institute. Nearby was a local Ayurvedic spa that pampered us with so much love, I highly recommend treating yourself to some Shirodhara. Truly my soul was nourished and enlivened by this trip. Without any hesitation I would go again and again and again. Thank you Luke, Rajesh and Rahul for all the hard work and thought that you put into this trip. Your efforts changed my life for the better." ~ Aiyisha Jan, 2017
“Travelling in India with Luke and Experience India was truly a "unique unforgettable lifetime experience". Luke and his tour guides were well organized and knowledgeable, making the trip through India easy, safe and rewarding… and doing yoga at sunrise on a rooftop terrace at the Himalayan Institute was incredible and something I'll never forget.” ~ Cameron
“It was an unforgettable, wonderful experience. Our group made it all the more special. One thing’s for sure, I’m wearing more color now. “ ~ Catherine
“A truly amazing experience. This was the trip of a lifetime for me - and I’ve visited almost 30 countries. The tour offered a variety of sites and experiences. I felt safe and supported throughout the trip, thanks to Luke and the great guides he hired.” ~ Ellen
“A wonderful experience. I’ve travelled extensively – both independently and in groups – and I would highly recommend this as a way to get a taste of India and a better understanding of yoga and spirituality.” ~ Kevin
“Traveling North India with Luke Ketterhagen made the experience effortless. Luke did an amazing job of organizing the days, chock filled with safe, fun, exciting sites and memorable places to visit and to learn about the history of India. I would highly recommend that if you would like to visit India, go with Luke as your host. His demeanor is comforting and one can feel totally fulfilled with the extreme experience of seeing India with him!” ~ Sandy