If you want to find out more about India and the different tours on offer come this Wednesday 14 October 2015, at 7pm, to Community Services Tablelands Room at the rear of 38 Mabel Street, Atherton. You’ll hear a few stories and see some amazing images of what is India today. All are welcome!
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There are two options now: You can get a 30 day Indian tourist visa on arrival. This visa is available now for most foreign Nationals. It is single entry only, and can only be obtained arriving at an international airport in India. It cannot be extended beyond the 30 days. Cost is the INR (Indian Rupee) equivalent of US$60. For more information or to apply go to: www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.
The second option is obtaining a 180 day Indian tourist visa in advance, which saves a lot of time clearing immigration at the airport. However it means filling in forms and sending away your passport. This visa can be single or multiple entry, and costs a little over A$100. (US$70) For more information or to apply go to: www.vfsglobal.com/india/australia.
26 January to 14 February 2020
A$ 2,840 twin share, A$ 900 single supplement
This fully escorted tour focuses on the rich cultural heritage of Southern India. Marvel at the scenic beauty and wildlife of the Nilgiri Mountains of the Western Ghats. Tour highlights include:
- Palaces and world heritage temples
- Get close to the majestic elephants
- Kerala backwater cruise
- Breathtakingly beautiful hill stations with spice, ayurveda and tea plantations
- Indian classical music and dance
- Delicious South Indian cuisine
- Tibetan monastery
- Wildlife sanctuary
17 February – 25 March 2020 (tentative dates, yet to be confirmed)
From A$ 1,700 twin share, with single supplement available
- Meet Mooji, a living spiritual master
- Learn yoga and meditation
- Experience the annual International Yoga Festival
- Consult a vedic astrologer
- Rejuvenate your body with a range of ayurvedic treatments
- Listen to satsangs and lectures
- Take a dip in the holy Ganges river
- Watch sunset ceremonies on the banks of the holy river Ganges
This is the best time of year to visit Rishikesh, the yoga and spiritual capital of the world. Sri Mooji will be giving daily satsangs, to get a taste of his teachings go to www.mooji.org. There are many personal growth courses happening, and an abundance of yoga schools offer classes as well as teacher training. There are many ashrams where one can stay and some offer daily programs of satsang and teachings as well as yoga classes. The international Yoga Festival takes place in early March. There are also many natural health practitioners in Rishikesh, ayurveda being the main modality.
Why meet Mooji in person in Rishikesh? There are many reasons, being in the presence of a master our being is affected more than just by viewing a teacher on utube. We are all vibrational beings and affect each other. Rishikesh has been a spiritual abode for many Rishis (seers) throughout the ages, and many have gained enlightenment there and ended up establishing ashrams, teaching others what they had found. This is why Sri Mooji chooses Rishikesh for his yearly satsang season.
Contact us for expressions of interest and more information on the accommodation options available for this experience.