Tours of India
to cultivate your mind
Bhavana in the ancient Sanskrit language means to cultivate. I aim to create guided tours in India in which you feel safe and comfortable so that you can relax and absorb the magic of India. To allow you to do so you will be accompanied by an Indian tour guide and myself, every step of the way; from the moment you engage with me online, to the moment you step off the plane in India, I’ll be with you every step of the way. I hope that through experiencing India with Bhavana Experiences, it will broaden your horizons and cultivate your mind.
We also organise bespoke tours. Please get in touch if you'd like us to plan your dream India tour.
Come and celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with us. See the sky lit up with fireworks and the Golden Temple lake illuminated with thousands of Diyas (small candles). Dip your toes in the River Ganges, try yoga in the world capital of yoga, marvel at world-famous landmarks: The Golden Temple and The Taj Mahal, make new friends on the Indian railways, experience Punjabi village life, witness the India-Pakistan border closing ceremony and so much more.
Join us for some winter sun to explore Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Enjoy watching the sun set and rise at the southernmost tip of India and eat with your hands off banana leaves. Relax on white sand beaches, wander through tea plantations and spice gardens, cruise along backwaters, hike mountains, eat masala dosas, visit ancient temples & churches, watch traditional dance and martial arts performances and so much more!
The more time I spend in India, the more I love it. Every day offers a new adventure, experience, or even challenge. Everything that you see on my itineraries is based on my own experiences, things which I discovered through hostels, retreats, courses, conversations over chai, recommendations from friends, couch surfing, volunteering and just by staying in places for an extended period of time and really getting to know a place well. Everything we’ll be doing on these tours are activities that I have already done and loved.
Our tours are not sanitized, air-conditioned tour bus holidays where we will be jumping on and off a bus. We’ll be trying to experience the ‘Real India’ as much as possible. From travelling by train to visiting villages off the beaten track, eating homemade meals in family homes, to participating in Hindu rituals, celebrating festivals and eating langar amongst thousands of pilgrims at the Golden Temple.
Although I want you to experience as much as possible whilst visiting India, I think it’s also really important that you have some time to relax, spend a bit of time away from the group, and go out exploring to create your own adventures. That’s why, when out of the bigger cities, you’ll have plenty of free time and some of the hotels will have swimming pools.
If you want to arrive in India early, or extend your trip at the end, we can help to plan additional activities, make hotel reservations and arrange taxis and guides for you. If you do want to extend the trip, ask me for idea! I'll be more than happy to help you to plan something extra.
For more information about these tours please contact me by email or WhatsApp. When I'm in India, I can't receive calls on this number but you can call me on WhatsApp :)