A Luxurious Spiritual Retreat to India
This Divine Journey within will connect you to the Essence of your Being
This country is rich with culture, history and tradition. Join us on this retreat for amazing experiences which will connect you to a deeper spirituality. Burge will be guiding the group through several spiritual awakenings throughout the retreat.
This retreat will introduce India with class and elegance. Traveling to India is a spiritual experience which connects you to your soul.
You will get a chance to see the true beauty behind India. Alka Vaswani and I are excited to share all that India has to offer from the rich history and architecture, to the connection and love. We will be exploring the deeply spiritual roots of this beautiful country through meditations at a Reiki center, exploration of the Kama Sutra, and other unique experiences designed to awaken your spirituality. India also offers warm hospitality which is rooted in tradition. Every guest is treated like a God/Goddess. This retreat is not only a tour, it is a life-changing experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to this special place!
What a retreat day consists of...
One of the world’s top ten centers of commerce, Mumbai is the financial and entertainment capital of India. Lying on the gorgeous Konkan coast of India, Mumbai is a melting pot of many cultures and offers great diversity. Mumbai is the home of “Bollywood”.
You will enjoy the city tour which will consist of the Gandhi Memorial, Prince of Whales Museum, Gateway of India, Marine Drive and a “Bollywood” tour.
We will visit an orphanage and a school for under privileged children to distribute school supplies and donate books, a loving gesture of humanity. Click here to make a donation for the school supplies and food we will be donating and distributing while we are there for our Humanitarian project. We will be giving the children your donated goods to them personally while we are there.
Your stay in the city has been arranged at the Taj Mahal Tower. This Hotel is the icon of Mumbai. It overlooks the majestic gateway of India. The Taj Mahal palace and Tower was opened in 1903, giving the birth to the country's first harbor landmark. The Taj offers a rich history with modern facilities.
Jaipur is called the Pink City; it is a capital of Rajasthan. It is acclaimed for its rich culture and tradition. Beautiful palaces, forts and colorful bazaars speak of the Pink City Jaipur’s glorious and regal past. Modernity walks hand-in-hand with history in Jaipur. This largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, is famous for its magnanimous hospitality.
The shopping and sightseeing experience is amazing in the magnificent Pink City. You will visit the Amber city, the old capital of the Jaipur rulers, where you will enjoy an elephant ride from the foot of the hill up to the fortress of the palace. You will visit the Palace of Wind, City Palace, Birla Temple and Jai Singh’s Astronomical Observatory.
Your stay in the city has been arranged at The Leela Palace. Drawing inspiration from Rajasthan’s royal heritage, The Leela Palace Jaipur is an elegant reflection of modern palatial grandeur and an epitome of true Indian luxury. Located amidst tranquil gardens near the Amber fort on Delhi-Jaipur highway, the hotel is set on over 8 acres of landscaped gardens, against the majestic backdrop of the Aravalli range.
Welcome to the Mughal city Agra, a former capital of India. Agra is situated on the banks of the Yamuna River. Agra is blessed with one of the Seven Wonders of the World the “Taj Mahal “. The city with its rich spiritual culture, history and architectural work stands out as one of the most desired tourist destinations in India.
Your stay in the city has been arranged at ITC Mughal Agra Hotel. Sprawled over luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the “Taj Mahal”. This luxury hotel is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. Comprised of 233 opulent rooms and suites, it recreates a paradise for the contemporary Mughal - full of all the splendor and perfection which was the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.
Delhi is the capital of India and the largest city in the terms of area, 573 square miles.
Delhi is a city built and re-built seven times over several centuries. The capital city today marries the quaint and unique elements of different historical eras with the pace of the bustling, growing economy. At every turn of the road, the past and the present coexist.
Here you will enjoy sightseeing tours of Old and New Delhi, including visiting Raj Ghat - the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
A tour of the following sites and experiences to be enjoyed in Delhi are:
- Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India
- The Red Fort - once the most Opulent Fort and Palace of the Moghul
- The Humayun’s Tomb
- Qutub Minar
- A drive along the ceremonial Avenue
- Rajpatt - the imposing India Gate
- Parliament House and the President House
We will also visit the Reiki Healing Foundation for spiritual experience and share in a beautiful and unique Meditation experience.
You stay in Delhi has be arranged at the Taj Palace Hotel. The luxurious Taj Palace is spread out over six acres of lush gardens in the heart of India’s capital city. It is an oasis of calm while still being right in the middle of the city’s action.
Khajuraho, once the capital of the Chandela Rajputs, is the site of the largest group of medieval temples in India. Built in a burst of creative genius from 950 to 1050 AD, the size and sheer beauty of their carvings are as intriguing as the question of why and how they were built. Forgotten and unvisited until the Mid-1960s, the Khajuraho temples are now one of the most popular places to visit in India.
In the evening enjoy a sound and light show at the Western Group of temples. The light show paints a picture for visitors of the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and tells the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. It is a fascinating and beautiful 50-minute show.
Your stay in the city has been arranged at The Lalit Hotel Khajuraho. Khajuraho is a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to 950 AD and is famed for its sculptures. The Lalit Temple Hotel Khajuraho is located close to the airport and overlooks the western group of temples.
Varanasi, formerly Banaras, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India. It is known as the spiritual capital of India. The Ganges River, where it flows through the ‘eternal city’, is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals. Mark Twain once said: “Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”.
For the Hindu, the city has always been a special place, and it is considered a particularly auspicious place to die, ensuring an instant route to Heaven.
In the evening we will go down to the banks of the River Ganges to witness the “Aarti”, a Prayer to the mother river, conducted every evening by five priest on the banks of the river. It is truly a spiritual experience to witness.
We will be doing some service work here by giving back and feeding poor families a hot meal. This is a beautiful and connecting experience, it is wonderful to see the smiles on their faces.
Your stay in the city has been arranged by Taj Ganges Varanasi Hotel.
We will travel back to Delhi and stay for 1 night to relax and to get ready for the flight back to your home destination.
There is an additional 3 day/4 night trip to a special spa in Kerala at the end of the tour as an option, which we will fly out for the next day. This is an opportunity to close out this deeply connected retreat in a peaceful and beautiful environment, allowing you to reflect on the impact of your experiences while relaxing in a tranquil spa.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL DESTINATION
Kerala is a state on India’s tropical Malabar coast. It’s known for its palm lined beaches and backwaters. Kerala is known as God’s own country because of the abundant beauty and nature.
When we arrive in Trivandrum we will be escorted to the Leela Palace Resort in Kovlam, an amazing property on the beach. The Leela also offers Ayurveda Massages, which leverage an ancient science of wellness and is a natural way of healing body, mind and soul.
Time to relax and feel pampered with the Ayurveda Wellness Spa, and reflect on the incredible journey you have been on.
Fly to Mumbai for your International flight back to your home destination
Dates & Prices of the Retreat
Arrival date: TBA
With an optional additional destination
Registration Price TBA
Discounted price available if paid with check or cash
Optional trip to Kerala an additional amount TBA
- Transport for Arrival and Departures from Airport
- Welcome Dinner in Mumbai
- Humanitarian Projects in Mumbai and Varanasi
- Accommodation 5 Star Luxury Hotels - Double occupancy, inclusive
of daily full buffet breakfast at all hotels
- Domestic Airfare in India
- English speaking guide as per the itinerary
- Elephant Ride in Jaipur
- Cycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and Varanasi
- Exclusive boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi
- All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned luxury large bus
- Soft beverages, snacks & domestic bottled water on board the vehicle during tour and long drive
- Entrance for all Monuments & Camera fee at all monuments as applicable
- All Government Taxes applicable
- Broadway Show of Story of Taj Mahal in Agra
- Bollywood Tour
- Meeting and Assistance
- International Airfare
- Gratuities for local guide, drivers, and assistance during the tour
- Laundry, Spa and telephone calls
- India Visa Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Lunches and dinners
TERMS AND DISCLAIMERS
- Though great care will be taken to provide the best service possible, we will not be responsible for any mishaps, delays due to traffic and airlines, or increase in cost due to any of these reasons:
- Currency fluctuation
- Change in Government policy
- Any other reason beyond responsible control
- $2000 deposit to reserve your spot
- Final payment is due before trip
- Payment plans are available
Why this Spiritual Experience will be beneficial to you
There are two main elements that effect experiences at a spiritual event. The first is the place itself, and the locations we will be visiting are infused with a rich spiritual history and special energies that even the least spiritual people will be able to experience. The second is the teacher, and how much spiritually they can bring through. Burge is exceptionally experienced and has taught thousands of people globally in addition to having worked with many spiritual greats such as R. Buckminster Fuller.
We will create a safe, scared space for you to gain clarity about your Higher-Self and explore your connection to Source.
Come and participate in this life-changing experience to the fullest. This is your opportunity to work together with Burge and other Like-minded Souls to gain further clarity about who you are, what your special gifts are and your purpose here on this planet.