A Pilgrimage to the India of Yogananda
In the Footsteps of the Autobiography of a Yogi

Not scheduled at this time.

with Nayaswami Krishnadas, Nayaswami Mantradevi and Keshava

Pilgrimage to the India of Yogananda Costs and Guidelines

All hotels, restaurants, and menus have been personally inspected by Ananda. 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 include a variety of Indian, Western, and Asian dishes.

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


February and March are the perfect time to be in India. It should be warm and dry without being overly hot.


The following show what we expect the pricing to be. Because the Indian Hotels have not provided their costs, we must leave some leeway at this point. These prices are guaranteed to not increase more than 6%.

Length of stay 21 nights
Double occupancy $5500 per person  
Single occupancy: Add $1200

Special note: If you book a shared room and you or your roommate decides 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 a down payment of $1000 with your reservation form.

Earlybird discounts: We need to receive your full payment by Nov 1, 2020, in order to get the Earlybird discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel by November 1, 2020, your payment will be refunded, less a $300 cancellation fee. If you cancel after November 1, 2020, any refunds will be subject to the terms and conditions of any travel/hotel fees, our tour company and other providers in India, 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 meals per day for 11 days, usually breakfast and dinner and 3 meals for 7 days
  • 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; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; most lunches; items of a personal nature - laundry, snacks, beverages other than those included with meals, room service, any transportation outside of group activities, hotel telephone or internet, donations at shrines and to Yogananda's family, 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 travel.state.gov. You will find instructions there.


The easiest way to obtain a visa is to go to a near by Indian Embassy, or go to the web-site: www.cgisf.org

Please check with Krishnadas before filling out your visa application for the special information you will need to include on your application:

Name:   Email:  

Krishnadas 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. We will arrange your pick-up from the airport to the hotel. Again, check with Krishna Das before booking your flight. He will help you find the cheapest rate possible and will help you coordinate travel with other pilgrims, if you would like to fly with others.

Krishnadas LoCicero

I am available to Skype, Google Video or Zoom Video with you to answer your questions and share more about this amazing Pilgrimage to the India of Yogananda Costs and Guidelines, fill out the form below and I’ll get in touch

Name:   Email:  


Online Programs
Ananda Virtual Community

Subscribe to our Enotes

Sign up for free YouTube facebook

The Expanding Light Retreat

YouTube facebook

The Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation