A minimum of 15 participants is required at the current price. If numbers are lower than 15 the cost would need to increase slightly. If the trip is cancelled you will receive a full refund of your ground tour package.
|Early Bird (before 30th Sept)||Regular Price (after 1st Oct)|
|Private Room||Additional $700||Additional $700|
On this trip you will be of Active Service and 10% of our trip cost will directly support the schools and orphanage we visit in India.
You are responsible to secure insurance for your trip and your flight cost. Here are some resources to assist you:
Please be advised that you should bring VERY COMFORTABLE walking shoes. Many of the excursions will give us a chance to do plenty of walking together. Being physically prepared to walk semilong distances is important, for instance the slum schools we visit will not have sidewalks.
Rooms are comfortable and clean. In New Delhi we will be staying near the schools we will visit. In the town of Rishikesh we will be staying at an ashram on the banks of the River Ganga. The ashram rooms are simple and yes they DO have western toilets. The ashram grounds are beautiful and the food is served indian style and plentiful. There are many visitors from all over the world who stay in the ashram which will enrich our experience.
Summer casual will be appropriate for the entire tour. Our Farewell Dinner and Bollywood Musical night out is a chance to get a little dressed up if you would like, many people who attend do just that. This evening will be fun so dress
up as you like for a nice dinner and broadway style show!
Important Note: Although you can dress casually please keep in mind that you may need a shawl or something with sleeves to enter the holy places, monasteries and ashrams that we will visit. You will not be allowed to enter if you have a sleeveless tshirt or tank top of any kind. Shoulders and knees may need to be covered in some places like temples. For the majority of the trip we recommend comfortable functional clothing. One warm layer. Hiking shoes or trainers or sandals AND flip flops. Sunglasses, mosquito repellent, small first aid kit, sunscreen.
Eating cooked food and drinking purified bottled water keeps everyone healthy. We even use bottled water for brushing our teeth, you should be fine. Shots and vaccines are NOT required but ask your doctor or wellness practitioner for their recommendations. India does have good doctors and hospitals if needed (to date we have not needed to use the service of either.)
Inoculations are NOT required to visit India. However, you should talk to your doctor or medical travel advisor. Malaria pills are a personal preference. The Parmar family, who have been in India for 5 years now, do not take Malaria pills.
Your final documentation packet will contain detailed information on the Hotels including the phone and fax numbers.
Expected temperatures range from a low of 65 F (night) to a high of 89 F (day). It is advisable to check the internet for uptodate weather conditions before departure.
February is the transition from the colder winter months to warmer sprint climate. However, it can be unpredictable so we always advise layers. Usually a waterproof / rainproof outer layer, a fleece or warm outer layer, a warm hat, and two inner layers is more than adequate.
We recommend bringing CASH. $750 for light shoppers and $1000 for those who like to shop a little more. The approx break down of funds needed:
You must agree to the following to come on the Mantra Retreat:
All members who say YES to the Mantra Tour must sign a release of liability form for any health conditions that arise, accident, and death. By saying YES, you hold harmless Karl Anthony, Beejal Parmar, Yogi Parmar, Shivani Parmar, Khushani Parmar and any member of the Mantra Tour team.
By saying YES to the Mantra Tour you automatically give permission to Karl Anthony, Beejal Parmar, Yogi Parmar and their businesses to use any photos and videos taken for commercial use. Any other member of the tour does NOT automatically get the right to use your photos or videos for commercial reasons without written consent from you.