Tours to Yogananda’s YSS Ashrams
OCTOBER 5-25, 2013 All passport holders need a valid Indian Visa from country of origin. Passport must be valid for six months from the date of entry.
Day 1 OCTOBER 05, SATURDAY Arrive Delhi by Morning flight. Check in at Vivanta by Taj Ambassador hotel! Morning at leisure and clothes shopping. Afternoon Akshardam Temple amazing OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL. Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
06TH/SUN DELHI TO MATHURA BY SHATABDI EXPRESS TRAIN HOURS. Upon arrival, proceed by car to Mathura and Mathura/Vrindavan/ Birth of Krishna than Vrindavan Temple Hop and visit from the “Autobiography of a Yogi”ashram of Keshavananda! Lunch in Vrindavan. Continue drive to Agra (56 kms/1.5 hours) and upon arrival check-in at: TAJ GATEWAY OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
07TH/MONDAY AGRA-DELHI-KATHGODAM by ACC First class train. Breakfast at the hotel. Morning proceed for a guided tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal
Afternoon drive from Agra to Delhi (203 kms/4.5 hours) railway station. On arrival proceed for a dinner in a local restaurant. After dinner transfer to the Old Delhi Railway station in time to board Kathgodam train for Dwarhat. DayaMa had her special vision of Babaji here. OVERNIGHT ON BOARD THE TRAIN.
October 8th/TUESDAY KATHGODAM-DWARAHAT Ashram 4 Days at this lovely YSS ashram hamlet relaxing with strolls thru the village, experience ancient temples and trips to Babaji’s cave.
October 12th /SATURDAY DWARAHAT-KATHGODAM-DELHI taxi to Kathgodam (105 kms/4 hours) railway station in time to board train for Delhi. leave: Kathgodam at 2040 hours by Ranikhet Express OVERNIGHT ON BOARD THE TRAIN.
October 13th/SUNDAY Arrive: Delhi to Noida YSS Ashram 1 day
October 14th/MONDAY Flight from DELHI (Noida) to KOLKATA (Dakshineswar YSS Ashram)
DAKSHINESWAR ASHRAM 3DAYS- Masters boyhood home at 4 Garpar Rd. Tulsi Bose home, Sri Yuketeswarji Serampore Ashram, 40 Amherst street home of Master Mahasaya, Rai Ghat Lane, Scottish Church College, Belour Math, and Kali Temple. We shall rick shaw around the town of holy Dakshineswar at liesure while staying at the ashram.
OCTOBER 17th/THURSDAY DAKSHINESHWAR-HOWRAH-PURI Leave: Kolkata SHATABDI EXP EXEC CLASS
OCTOBER 18th/FRIDAY PURI 2 Days Hotel Blue Orchid Morning – a sightseeing tour of Puri- Sri Yuketeswar Karar Ashram, Jaganath Temple the 65 meter high Jagannath Temple makes its presence felt. Jesus Christ also stayed in Puri in the unknown years. It is a monument of the 12th Century A.D. with all the richness and plasticity of the Kalinga style of architecture. The main temple is framed within the huge compound and within its precincts are located the smaller temples of Goddess Vimala Laxmi, Vishnu and the Ananda Bazaar the biggest food market of the world. Entry is restricted only to Hindus but all tourists can have a view from a library situated right opposite the Temple, from its top floor. Afternoon visit the famous Sun temple, built by 1200 workmen over a period of 12 years. The temple resembles a chariot with 23 wheels pulled by seven straining horses, with a three tiered pyramidal roof, topped of by a final sphere made out in brilliant chronicle stone. The temple represents the seven days of the week and the 24 hours of the day in its concept.
OCTOBER 19th/SATURDAY PURI- KOLKATA- RANCHI BY CONNECTING FLIGHTS Breakfast at the hotel. Early Morning, transfer to the airport.Late afternoon, arrive Ranchi.
RANCHI 3 Days relax in Masters’ Ranchi-partake of ashram life.
OCTOBER 23rd/WEDNESDAY RANCHI to VARANASI Flight
2 DAYS in VARANASI HOTEL Taj Gateway
OCTOBER 24th/THURSDAY VARANASI Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. The best time to visit the Ghats is dawn when pilgrims take their morning dip. The most famous Ghat is the Dasaswamedh Ghat(Ram Gopal from A of Y Sleepless saint) from where we begin this tour. Enjoy the boat ride while looking out for people on the ghats –Amidst all this you may also come across the burning ghats which are cremation sites for the dead. Satyalok Ashram which is near the river Ganges at Chouwsatti Ghat – This Ashram is run by the grandson of Late Lahiri Mahasya than take time to sit on our param param param Guru’s steps Sri Lahiri Mahasaya. (His home is open only during Guru Purnima July 22 this year), than vist Sri Anandamoy Ma ashram as our Daya Mata did. Such holy days fill our pilgrimage. Will include visits to the numerous temples, which dot the banks of the river. During the tour you will be able to walk through the narrow lanes and stop by at the bazaars to have a look at, among other things, the world famous Banaras silks.
October 25th/FRIDAY VARNASI-DELHI BY AFTERNOON FLIGHT
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to the Airport in time for to Delhi: Upon arrival, stay in transit and connect your international flight to the US
Leave: Delhi by international Flight Itinerary is subject to change from Mother Nature!
When you arrive at the Noida ashram you will meet the wonderful YSS(Yogoda Sat Sanga) Monks. During our stay we will shop for Indian clothes (you will be very at home in them), some options to visit the breathtaking carvings of Akshardam, and the Biba music store where all the SRF Harmoniums are made.
Ancient city of The Lord Krishna. Monkeys will be abound! The temples are so ancient, It is utterly amazing to be in the city where The Lord incarnated as Lord Krishna. Let your soul feel the history of this city. Visit Keshavananda’s ashram from “Autobiography of a Yogi”
View the Taj Mahal in early morning or in the stunning light of a full moon.
After an overnight train ride on the Raniket Express to Kathgodam we Taxi 5-6 hours up the mountain to Dwarahat Ashram. In theses peaceful ashram surroundings we stay.We also stop at the Dronagiri shrine on the way to Lahiri Mahasaya’s and Mahavatar Babaji’s cave.
One of the four Char Dhams extremely sacred place. Brother Achalananda remarked to me one day “You know Babaji is in Badrinath!” Hotel conditions are very basic. Almost camping. The Char Dham Yatra is a very hard pilgrimage that also visits Kedarnath, Yamountri, and Gangotri. Physical endurance required and rewarded.
Keshavananda and Anandamoyma ashram.
Sivananda Ashram, evening aarti at Parmath on the Ganges and great shopping. A wonderful place to spend a few days with free time to explore on your own. Daya Mata visited Rishikesh and the Sivananda ashram. Many monks of that order remember her visit with reverence. We visit with them in Rishikesh, a delight! They have a lovely ghat with Aarti every evening and encourage you to chant with them. See the video!
An early morning boat ride on the Ganges, then sit on the sacred steps of Lahiri Mahasaya’s home and think of the countless sages and Avatars who walked
here. Burning Ghats, Vishnu Temple, Anandamoyma Ashram, Sarnath. There is an exclusive statue factory I found. Evening arti at the Dashawamed Ghat.
Sri Yuketeswar’s seaside ashram,The vibes of this holy Puri will knock you over. Jaganath temple. Konark Sun Temple, Puri is just a wonderful place so ancient, you will feel so lucky to be there. Ashram accommodations are limited but hotels are available.
Paramahansaji’s city. We will spend a few days here to enjoy the charm and
ashram life. Visit Searampore and 4 Garpar Road, Rai Ghat Lane, Uncle Sarada’s
House, and 40 Amherst street of Master Mahasaya. Master said “ I felt it an immeasurable privilege even to tread the same ground that Master Mahasaya’s footsteps sanctified.” Rickshaw to the Kali Temple, ferry ride to Belour Math and the Ramakrishna Temple.