India Pilgrimage
In the Footsteps of the Autobiography of a Yogi

Not scheduled at this time.

with Nayaswami Krishnadas, Nayaswami Mantradevi and Keshava

India Pilgrimage: Costs and Guidelines

Overview of Pilgrimage Hotels and Meals

All hotels, restaurants, and menus have been personally inspected by Ananda Delhi staff, our partners for this pilgrimage. We'll stay in comfortable, 3-4 star hotels. Rooms are clean and Western style, with attached bath. Breakfast and one other meal (sometimes two) are provided. Meals are vegetarian, are usually served buffet-style, and offer a variety of Indian, Western, and Asian dishes.

We'll fly Delhi-Puri, Puri-Kolkata, Kolkata-Varanasi-Delhi, and Delhi-Pantnagar, near Ranikhet.. We will also take air-conditioned trains. Other transportation will be by modern, air-conditioned bus.


January and February are a perfect time to be in India. It should be warm and dry without being overly hot. Cotton clothing is ideal, with a sweater or shawl for morning and evening coolness.


Length of stay 20 nights
Double occupancy $7350 per person  
Single occupancy: Add $1470

Special note: If you book a shared room and you or your roommate decide to change to private accommodations, BOTH of you will need to pay the single occupancy rate (provided another room is available, of course). Also, if you request a shared accommodation but there is no one to share with you, you’ll need to pay the single occupancy rate.


In order to reserve your space, please submit your reservation, which we will then approve and notify you by email to place your $1000 deposit within 3 days of your reservation.

Early bird discounts: We need to receive your full payment by May 31, 2023, in order to qualify for the Early Bird discount.

Final Payments, Cancellation & Refund Policy

Final Payments:

For Early Bird Pricing: Your balance is due in full by May 31, 2023.

For Standard Pricing: After the Early Bird date ends on May 31, 2023 the pricing will be at Standard Pricing, which is in effect after May 31, 2023 to Oct. 26, 2023. If you have not paid for your reservation in full by Oct. 26, 2023, then the balance of any unpaid fees will be charged on Oct. 26, 2023.

Ending Registration Date: We will not accept any reservations after Oct. 26, 2023.

Our Refund Policy:

Early Bird Cancelations: If you cancel by May 31, 2023, any monies you have paid will be refunded, less a $300 cancellation fee.

Standard Cancelations: If you cancel May 31, 2023 through June 26, 2023 any monies you have paid will be refunded, less a $500 cancellation fee;

If you cancel June 27 through Oct. 26, 2023, any monies you have paid will be refunded, less a $1500 cancellation fee.

If you cancel after Oct. 26, 2023, there will be no refund. Please see below for our policy regarding Travel Insurance.

We incur costs for this trip starting a year before we host it. If Ananda Spiritual Travels is forced to cancel this pilgrimage due to situations out of our control you will need to make a claim with your travel insurance company to cover your costs paid. This will include the monies paid for the pilgrimage, your flight costs, pre-and-post accommodations and any other related costs you've incurred. If you are denied full coverage of the pilgrimage fee, we will review the documentation of the rejection of your claim and do our best to work with you.

We ask for your proof of travel insurance by September 15, 2023

We reserve the right to retain additional funds from the above cancelation refunds, subject to the terms and conditions of any additional fees we have incurred as a result of booking travel on your behalf for things such as travel/hotel fees, our tour company, other providers and pre-paid costs in Israel, plus any other charges incurred on your behalf by Ananda Sangha.

Price Includes:

  • All ground and air transportation in India, within the itinerary
  • Accommodations in each destination
  • Two very ample meals per day, usually breakfast and dinner, and sometimes three meals
  • All required tips and taxes
  • Professional local guides, and tour leaders from Ananda

Price does not include:

Flight to and from India; passport and visa fees (if needed); comprehensive travel insurance; excess baggage charges; one other meal per day if desired; items of a personal nature - laundry, snacks, beverages other than those included with meals, room service, any transportation outside of group activities, hotel telephone, donations at shrines and to Yogananda's family, other optional tips; medical insurance and medical care should you need it.


You will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day of your departure from India. Make sure you check the expiration date of your passport very carefully. You must renew it before you request your visa. If you need a new passport, or need to renew one, do so immediately by going to You will find instructions there.


All our travel will be within India. You'll need a visa for India, but no other special permits. The easiest way to obtain a visa is to go to a nearby Indian Embassy, or go to the web-site:, which handles some of the States in the U.S. Please check with Krishnadas before filling out your visa application for the special information you will need to include on your application. He will be available to assist you in getting the right application form (depends where you live) filling it out, and sending it.


Fly into Delhi, the airport designation is DEL. Krishna Das will work with each guest to help arrange your transportation from the airport to the Delhi hotel. Please contact Krishna Das as you make your flight plans as he may be able to suggest better/less expensive flights.

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