Mystical India

A Spiritual Tour

 

with Sai Ganesh Nagpal

International Kirtan Artist & Educator

 

 

Varanasi, Khajuraho, Mathura, New Delhi

A 10-day immersive journey through sacred temple towns, exploring India’s Vedic past and joining with her sacred rhythms through ritual, meditations and Satsang

Step in to another world, where thousands of years of tradition and ritual continue to resound within the spaces where Yogis, Yoginis, Teachers and Avatars have lived and taught through the ages of time. 

This spiritual, curated wandering through ancient Northern India, guided by Sai Ganesh Nagpal,  takes you to the world’s most ancient living city – Varanasi. Also explore the temple town of Khajuraho, known for its intricate, splendid temple complexes where you will have the opportunity to worship in a centuries old temple. Visit Mathura – the birthplace of Lord Krishna, whose timeless wisdom and teachings comprise the revered Bhagavad Gita text. Embark on a pilgrimage to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermons.

A journey of this nature can be a life-transforming experience, bringing you the opportunity to interact with an ancient world, while guided by Sai Ganesh Nagpal – a renowned Teacher who will help you, most gently, become acquainted with the intricacies of a nation and culture that is known for its history, contrasts and vibrancy. 

Our journey will bring us to the following places in Northern and Central India:

 

Varanasi

World’s Oldest Living City and home of the world famous Ganga Arati. The abode of Lord Shiva, where pilgrims seek Moksha, liberation, and the highest truths.

Khajuraho

Historical temple town with stunning temple architecture; a UNESCO world heritage site. The temples have intricate carvings, spaces to meditate and soak in their sacred history.

Sarnath

The places where Lord Buddha gave his first teachings. Walk through the sites where he first established the sanghas, and began teaching. Listen for the whispers of eternity here.

Mathura

Birthplace of Lord Krishna, a town that is coloured in  the hues of Bhakti – the path of devotion.

New Delhi

Capital city of India, with a rich and diverse culture, blending the colourful and historical with modern city life. The tour begins and ends in Delhi.

A unique opportunity to travel, learn and rejuvenate your own spiritual
sadhana (practice).

The tour has been specially curated with deeply uplifting experiences, including:

 

Guided Meditations with Sai

Immersive meditative experiences on the River Ganga in Varanasi, and at the 1100-year old temples of Khajuraho. Worship Surya – the Sun – giver of prana and vitality, at the exact same places where legendary Sun worship has been a way of life since time immemorial.

Profound Pilgrimage

In India, the historical blends seamlessly with the modern, bringing alive spaces that hold a whispered memory of the timeless. A journey through India can be as much a memorable adventure as a profound experience of
self-discovery. There is a vision to be had of the eternal, through the earthiness of a colourful, diverse and vibrant land. We will journey through some of the most ancient pilgrim towns of Northern India, as we celebrate our deep connection with the Sacred through  profound pilgrimage.

Vedic Astrology Readings with Sai

Receive a gentle and profound interpretation of your Vedic Astrology (jyotisha) chart by Sai Ganesh at the places where the planetary deities have been invoked since the Vedic times.

Each participant on the trip receives one complimentary reading as part of the trip cost, either during the trip or right before you embark on your journey to India, as an online reading to set your intention before you travel. You can choose which you would like it to be – in-person reading in India or online before arrival in India. 

Fire-Ceremony/ Mantra Chanting 

Participate in rituals and practices that join the individual heart with the Cosmic Heart. We will perform a Puja (worship) and Havan (fire-ceremony) at a beautiful, heritage temple. There will also be opportunities to chant together for peace, well-being and auspiciousness.

Bhagavad Gita Insights

Study the teachings of the Gita with Sai in interactive sessions during the tour. We bring the knowledge of Bhakti (devotion), Karma (enlightened action) and Jnana (wisdom) in to our perception and awareness, as taught by Sri Krishna. Let the teachings be our anchor on this journey, even as we turn to them on the metaphoric journey of our life paths too!

Panna National Park 

Take some time off the trail to explore  the Panna national park – a protected Tiger Reserve in Chattarpur, Madhya Pradhesh. The terrain of the reserve is characterized by extensive plateaus and gorges. Have the opportunity to silently witness wildlife in their natural home, connecting deeply with the Shakti that these beings hold. ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha’ ~ may all beings live happily. We bring this intention to our journey.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1  – Group Orientation in New Delhi
(Dinner on the 9th included in the package)

Day 2  – Visit Akshardham Temple in New Delhi +
An Evening of Blissful Kirtan & Chanting for peace and healing

Day 3  – Day Trip from New Delhi:
Pilgrimage to Mathura (Sri Krishna’s Birthplace) + Agra Taj Mahal Visit

Day 4  – Morning Flight to Khajuraho (1 hour flight) + Evening Ancient Temple tour in Khajuraho

Day 5  – Morning National Park visit + Evening Temple Puja & Havan (fire ceremony)

Day 6  – Morning Flight to Varanasi (1 hour flight) + Evening Ganga Arati (traditional worship of the River Goddess)

Day 7  – Sunrise boat ride in Varanasi + Walking Tour of Varanasi

Day 8  – Day Pilgrimage (20-minute drive) to Sarnath Buddhist temples

Day 9 – Return Flight to New Delhi (1 hour flight) + Farewell Dinner in Delhi

Day 10 – Shopping Opportunities,
Tour Ends in New Delhi

Luxury Stays with
all breakfasts and dinners included

The trip provides elegant,  4 and 5-star accommodation in renowned hotels that are known for their excellent service, comfort, hygiene and international cuisine.

Retreat to the comfort and serenity of the hotel spaces after a day of exploration and immersion in a land of great contrasts.

Safety, hygeine and comfort are assured here, and you will appreciate the warmth and gentleness of Indian hospitality at all of the hotels.

 

Tour Investment

 

Package Amount Includes:

  • Twin-sharing or single rooms as per selection
  • All breakfasts (4 or 5-star buffet breakfasts) and dinners (vegetarian meals at 4 or 5-star hotels )
  • Guided Temple tours and visits
  • All airport transfers
  • Domestic Air & Train tickets
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Puja (worship) at a heritage temple
  • Chanting & knowledge sessions
  • One Vedic Astrology Reading with Sai 
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • Air Travel in and out of India
  • Visa costs
  • Lunch meals during the trip
  • Any meal/beverage costs other than those provided
  • Personal sightseeing (if any)
  • Personal offerings at temples
  • Travel/Medical and Cancellation Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities

Interest to Register

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“Sai Ganesh is a gifted musician, an excellent educator, a compassionate counselor, and a remarkable human being. The true value of his offerings goes far beyond his gifts and skills – it is his generous presence, which is priceless.” 

Reena Parrish, USA

Sai Ganesh Nagpal

An award-winning Sacred Music Artist, versatile Educator and certified Ayurvedic Astrology Counselor, Sai has been recognized internationally for his soulful contributions to the world of Spiritual Music and expressions of wisdom from Vedic philosophy.

His musical performances of Bhajans, Kirtans and Vedic recitations have been generously appreciated by audiences around the world. Sai is also the Music Producer for two award-winning artistic films on the beauty and cultural heritage of India.

Born and raised in Dubai and educated in the United States, Sai Ganesh has been visiting pilgrimage sites in India since the age of five. He is dedicated fully to the practice and teaching of the devotional and sacred arts. He founded ‘The Serene Swan Mystical Arts’ – a diverse offering of Sacred Music, Vedic Studies, Sanskrit education, and Astrology.

All of Sai’s offerings have a common theme – the flowering of wisdom, healing and peace within the individual and society.

Sai Ganesh Nagpal is the Music Producer for this award-winning art film on the River Ganga that is directed and envisioned by Soul Artist & Film-maker Swapna Maini.

Take a few moments to observe the deep inner passion and refinement that has characterised Sai’s relationship with the mystical. Having lived in different countries of the world, and yet immersed in the knowledge of the Vedic teachings of India, Sai provides a bridge between worlds, helping people to simplify the philosophy and draw it in to meaningful practices for everyday enrichment. The time you spend in India on this tour will be an opportunity to receive a daily sharing of wisdom and rich experience from him.

OFFICIAL CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

The Serene Swan Arts’ cancellation and refund policy is in place to guarantee the hotel booking rates and travel arrangements for the entire group.  Registration payments are non-refundable. This applies even in the case of medical or family emergencies. 

Registration forms and payments must be completed in the given time period to guarantee your reservation on the tour.

We strongly recommend that you purchase the appropriate travel, medical and cancellation insurance from your home country prior to departure.

This travel experience is managed by The Serene Swan Mystical Arts, a subsidiary of Riverbright Studio LLP.